08 July, 2015

It's time to start treating yourself the way you treat others. {{Book Review}} Give yourself a Break by Kim Fredrickson

As children we're taught to treat others the way we would like to be treated. But as adults, we often need to turn that old maxim around. We're good at showing compassion to other people--but many of us have trouble showing that same compassion to ourselves. We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend. And all this negative self-talk can have a devastating effect on our lives and relationships.

Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson wants you to stop beating yourself up. Grounding her advice in Scripture, she offers practical steps, specific exercises, and compassionate words to say in order to build a loving relationship with yourself. Through inspiring stories of transformation, she'll help you learn to show yourself the kind of grace and understanding you offer to others--and to change your relationships, your outlook on life, and your view of yourself in the process.

*My Review*

It's no secret that we can all be  too hard on ourselves from time to time. Kim Fredrickson's book "Give Yourself A Break" helps us understand self-compassion.
This is a a quick read packed full of great information. I really liked how Fredrickson explains that we should model ourselves the way that God relates to us. We should receive His grace and apply it to our lives.
This is a wonderful read for those of us who struggle with being kind to ourselves.

*About The Author*
Kim Fredrickson has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Christian life coach for more than thirty years. An adjunct professor, speaker, and author, she loves helping people become equipped spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually with practical skills to live more effective and fulfilling lives. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for thirty-seven years and they have two grown children. Learn more and read her blog at www.kimfredrickson.com.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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