I am nearly finished writing a couple of books myself. “Better Late Than Never”, “Living With Models” and “The Self-Affirmations Workbook.” In addition to a couple of one-act musicals “Retail! the musical” and “Love & Loathing in Nashvegas”: two, fun, musical plays full of encouraging messages and positive reminders. But while I’m also working on my own written media with positive messages, I’ve decided to get back to reading and studying some of the most relevant inspirational non-fiction books related to Self-Affirmations, Emotional Healing, letting go of regret, and finally living a confident and bold life. All the things that I’m passionate about writing on but honestly have struggled with for myself throughout much of my life. All things that will be elaborated on in later posts on my various websites, upcoming books and other media.
But we can’t allow the wounds of our past to haunt us and hold us back any longer. Easier said than done most days, I know. I’m preaching to myself here as well as I’ve been struggling with figuring out how to let go of some deep-rooted emotional baggage myself.
Gotta practice what I preach, right?
So, now it’s time to get proactive. Even if you have to take it one day or even one minute at a time. That’s what I’m trying to do and I hope you are as well. I aim to create and share life affirming products & resources on here at www.affirmationsgiftshop.com & on my author site www.tiffanygrandmedia.com. I pray with my whole heart to encourage other people through this work. But honestly I haven’t always lived or believed it myself wholeheartedly because of my own wrong thinking and wounds of the past. Growing up, I felt like I always had to be my own cheerleader in life and had to proactively find ways to encourage myself through various media such as music, books, plays, films, and magazines in an attempt to pull myself out of my downward spirals of depression, anxiety, discouragement, and deep rooted anger and rejection issues. Now, I would to share some of the best, most life affirming and healing work that I have encountered on my journey or that I plan to dive into soon to reaffirm myself and help facilitate emotional and psychological healing for anyone else who has also struggled.
This is a daily, monthly, annual process for sure. But that’s OK too. As Christian inspirational author Joyce Meyer says, “I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be. I’m OK and I’m on my way!”
And so are you. So without further ado, here is a list of some great books to help you heal, learn of your worth, and reprogram your mental computer through affirmations, positive psychology, and other methodologies. Thanks for reading. You are awesome! You are beautiful, you are lovable, and you are healing even when you don't always feel it. Don’t ever forget that.
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1.) “Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame” by Beverly Engel
This book, my friends, is one I am VERY eager to dive into. Kind of wishing I discovered it sooner. Here's an excerpt from Amazon:
"Overcome your tendency toward self-blame, self-hatred, and self-destructiveness Learn self-nurturing and set effective limits to help you control your tendency to overeat, drink too much, overspend, and/or overwork Become the person you are meant to be by being more accepting of yourself... Learn to love who you see in the mirror with the breakthrough program found in Healing Your Emotional Self.."
I haven't begun this one yet but it is DEFINITELY one I will be going through shortly. Check it out below if you enjoy the workbook style of learning.
"It's not always easy to treat ourselves with love and compassion--but the Self Love Workbook for Women is a simple first step. It's full of thought-provoking reflection and encouragement for women who want to build the confidence and self-esteem they need to take on the world..."
"Isaiah 61 reveals that the Lord came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to heal victims of abuse and emotional wounding. Joyce Meyer is a victim of the physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a nationwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing in her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience God’s healing in their lives. You will learn: * How to Deal with the Emotional Pain of Abuse * How to Understand Your Responsibility to God for Overcoming Abuse * Why Victims of Abuse Often Suffer from Other Addictive Behaviors * How to Grab Hold of God’s Unconditional Love * The Importance of God’s Timing in Working Through Painful Memories."