Giving Thanks to Yourself

This is the season to make lists of the things in our life we count as our blessings – such as our loved ones, the roofs over our heads, the food we have to eat, etc.

It is a great idea to consciously express gratitude for the gifts we have around us, but I think it is also good practice to take some time on the Thanksgiving holiday to appreciate our own internal gifts. Here are some reads available from your library that may help those who are so focused on pleasing others that they may forget to celebrate themselves:

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You Are a Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Live an Awesome Life

by Jen Sincero

An entertaining guide to learning how to love yourself, so that you can do great things.

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Why Can’t I Be Me?: Understanding and Rising Above the "Fake it to Make it" Work Culture

by Jessica Simko

This is a career-oriented read about how to rise above artificial aspects of corporate culture that can make you feel inadequate, insecure, and incompetent.

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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

by Shonda Rhimes

The wildly successful creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal shares how she came to love her truest self by learning to say "yes" to things that scared her.

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Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

by David Burns

A guide to using cognitive behavioral therapy to overcome anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other depressive disorders.

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Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

by Kristen Neff

The author is a Human Development professor at the Univeristy of Texas who has developed an 8-week program that teaches how to replace self-criticism with self-compassion.


Love this... thanks!

I'm so glad you enjoyed my post! Thanks for letting me know you stopped by. :)

Great and very true! Perfect for my mom : )

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