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:
by Jen Sincero
An entertaining guide to learning how to love yourself, so that you can do great things.
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.
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.
by David Burns
A guide to using cognitive behavioral therapy to overcome anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other depressive disorders.
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.