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Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves: Ditch Your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar Paperback – October 11, 2011
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— New Spirit Journal
Ahlers’s book won't bore you with psychological jargon and dry theory. It's fun to read and filled with coaching, affirmations, inspiring quotations, and stories, yet her understanding and insight are deep and can take you by surprise.”
— Spirituality & Health
A crucial message for women to stop being so hard on themselves. The tools and exercises in this book are transformational, and Amy Ahlers’s insight, humor, and enthusiasm are infectious.”
Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Love for No Reason
Stop everything you are doing you have to read this book! This is the book that you pass on to your closest girlfriend or daughter when she needs to be reminded of her greatness.”
Lisa Nichols, author of No Matter What!
This timely book will transform your fear-based illusions into miracles and reconnect you with your loving truth. With Amy as your guide, you are destined to awaken your Inner Superstar!”
Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Add More ~ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie
Ahlers is a cheerleader. What makes this a valuable book is that she backs her cheerleading up with viable, easy-to-implement techniques that can actually change people’s sense of well-being.”
Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer
Packed full of real truth and wisdom. I highly recommend this book for any woman who just wants to be happy.”
Kristine Carlson, author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women
About the Author
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Amy has been a featured expert on lots of TV & radio shows, and for media outlets like ABC, FOX, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post. She loves lighting up the stage at events where she wakes people up to the voice of their Inner Wisdom and helps them cultivate the courage to act on it. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter, inspiring women to find the everyday sacred.
Her first book, Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves: Ditch your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar (New World Library, 2011), shot up to #1 in several categories on Amazon, including Self-Help, Happiness and Self-Esteem. Her next book, Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself, she co-wrote with Christine Arylo and is due out in April of 2015 from Beyond Words.
A 2010 recipient of the Women Who Dare Award from Girls Inc., she holds a BA from the University of California, earned the CPCC designation from The Coaches Training Institute and is a Master Coach Equivalent. Amy is known best for her unconditional love, relentless enthusiasm, and kick ass truth telling. You can often find Amy in the San Francisco Bay Area holding hands with her husband, Rob, as they run after their firecracker daughters, Annabella and Evie Rose.
Visit her online at http://www.WakeUpCallCoach.com & get your FREE Wake Up Your Inner Wisdom Kit.
Top Customer Reviews
I am a skeptic. I always look at new self-help books out of the corner of one eye--so when I say that Amy Ahlers gave me my own truth, you know it's coming from a totally sincere place. I didn't even KNOW I was lying to myself. This book is so simple, really--it just lays out the crap we say to ourselves, mostly without even thinking, and gives us a way to not only reframe it, but take action. This is not your run of the mill "you are doing everything wrong and I'm just the expert to fix you" book. NO WAY. This is about joining a movement of truth-telling superstars who will not take any more self-torture. Period. I learned something from Amy that I cannot un-learn: how to hear through my bull crap and tell the truth. This is going to be my go-to gift for friends and clients this year.
I am not much of a self-help reader. In fact, I am a huge skeptic of most of this sort of thing. (Nor, by the way, am I a friend. I don't know the author personally.) But then, Amy Ahlers is not your average self-help writer. To be honest, no one is more surprised than I am at my own response here. The prose is clear and concise, the suggestions and advice filled with compassion and delivered with a refreshing directness, and the stories are real-world.
In my experience, each of these lies and the way Amy Ahlers presents them provides, if one chooses, an invitation to a much deeper soul-searching meditation. And the simplicity is part of the greatness here. All really good spiritual teachers, coaches and therapists know the value of not bogging someone down in quicksand. They know the value of repetition. And of mirroring one's own wisdom. The author does all that and more, in a way that feels both simple ("Oh, of course, right! That makes sense!") yet is nonetheless deep. We resonate the most with those who strike us as having garnered that wisdom because they have traveled the path.Read more ›
The Big Fat Lies are so true and so pervasive - it's amazing to see them all in one place, and even more important - DEBUNKED so effectively. Amy Ahlers doesn't simply say "hey, these are lies!" - she lovingly challenges the reader to acknowledge them and provides actual coaching tools to address each one.
This is a true handbook that I will be turning to, time and time again, as I face a sneak attack (or full-on assault) by a Big Fat Lie. I feel as if I have the coaching power and authentic, compassionate coaching of Amy Ahlers available whenever I need it - what a great tool.
I can assure you that this book is one that will get USED. It won't spend time collecting dust on a bookshelf - it will be consulted and pages will be dog-eared. I am already listing my dear girlfriends and family members who will be receiving their copy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
They are big and fat, and I'm sure we all tell ourselves them! Good to know and keep in mind.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Easy to read in quick bites for busy women needing RIGHT NOW! encouragement, Amy Ahlers is the world's BEST FRIEND and CHEERLEADER! when life is getting you down.Published 4 months ago by S. Thompson
If you are a woman (sorry Barbie it is not you) you have told yourself one of these lies at a certain moment in your life and by doing so you have self-sabotaged yourself... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ama Su Nilia
Loved the list format of this book - very easy to read. However, giving only 3 stars because I feel the book lacked any real content vs. someone offering advice. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jenn
Great book. Great ideas to apply. Really is informative in an easy to read format.Published 15 months ago by Janet
A Brave book that rewires all the negative effects of the junk from you, friends, family, media, and the mirror. A great esteem boost without preaching.Published 15 months ago by Lesli Hattaway
I'm not so big on Affirmations these days but otherwise, I likely would have given this book the full 5 stars. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer