The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past, and Discover Your True Self in God

The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past, and Discover Your True Self in God

by Alison Cook, PhD
The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past, and Discover Your True Self in God

The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past, and Discover Your True Self in God

by Alison Cook, PhD

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Overview

How would your life change if you could show up as your true self?

Do you sometimes feel so stuck in an endless cycle of meeting everyone else’s needs and expectations that you lose sight of your own? You want to give the best of yourself to others. But what happens when people hurt or take advantage of you? What happens when life doesn’t go your way, despite your best efforts?

The Best of You reveals breakthrough strategies to discover your true self, find your voice, set wise limits, and still be a loving person. For over twenty years, Dr. Alison Cook has brought together faith and psychology to help thousands of women reclaim their confidence, find their purpose, and develop the authentic connections they crave. Her unique wisdom will help you answer these tough questions:

  • How do I put a stop to painful patterns that keep recurring in my life?
  • How do I find my voice and speak up for myself?
  • What if other people respond with anger, blame, or a guilt trip?
  • How do I trust myself to make wise decisions even in difficult circumstances?

You don’t have to stay stuck, overwhelmed, or defeated. The Best of You gives you the path to the life and relationships that God designed for you to enjoy.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400234547
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,076,519
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Alison Cook is a therapist and host of the top-ranked The Best of You podcast. She is the author of the ECPA bestselling book The Best of You and coauthor of Boundaries for Your Soul. Widely recognized as an expert at the intersection of faith and psychology, Dr. Alison empowers individuals to heal from past wounds, develop a strong sense of self, forge healthy relationships, and experience a loving God who is for them. She and her husband, Joe, are the parents of two adult children. They call both Boston and Wyoming home. Connect with Dr. Alison at www.dralisoncook.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1 Uncover the Hidden You

Chapter 1 What Do You Want?: A Brave New Direction 3

Chapter 2 How Did I Get Here?: The Cocktail of Codependency 19

Chapter 3 How Do I Find My Way Out?: Observing Painful Patterns 39

Part 2 Discover the Best of You

Chapter 4 What Am I Really Like?: Seeing Yourself as God Does 61

Chapter 5 How Do I Find My Voice?: Learning to Trust Yourself 77

Chapter 6 But Won't They Be Mad?: The Secret to Setting Boundaries 93

Part 3 Express the Best of You

Chapter 7 What If My Parents Drive Me Crazy?: Healing Childhood Wounds 115

Chapter 8 How Do I Find Friends Who Get Me?: Creating Authentic Connection 135

Chapter 9 Can I Get Someone to Change?: Drawing New Boundaries in Old Relationships 155

Chapter 10 Why Doesn't God Just Fix Everything?: Healing Your Relationship with God 173

Part 4 Live the Best of You

Chapter 11 How Will I Know I've Arrived?: Envisioning the Best of You 195

Conclusion 209

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

About the Author 223

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