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Product Details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: HCI (October 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757307426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757307423
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,604,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Denise (Naked Relationships) follows in the footsteps of Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson in this self-help book with a spiritual and New Age bent. The author omits concrete advice or exercises in favor of letting her personal philosophy, heavily influenced by her strict Christian background, take center-stage. Denise's theme is that all people are innately good, but are kept from that realization by fear and the need to impress others. Painful experiences and addictions can numb shame, but once individuals learn how to drop their masks, they will recognize their essence, which is goodness. Fear is the only impediment; the author writes, I have no fear that is not rooted in the fear of falling short or not being good enough, not measuring up, failure, however you want to word it. While Denise's reminders—to align with love rather than fear, reconcile to our true selves, and find stillness and be present to invoke love in ourselves—are valuable if familiar, the biblical foundation of several of her premises and her copious references to God may not feel comfortable or reassuring for readers who don't share her background. (Dec.)
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Innately Good is one of the most moving books I have ever read. Its message is also one of the most important messages for us all. Stating her thesis that 'you are love,' and documenting it in multiple sources, author Jan Denise locates the anti-thesis, that we are not 'good enough,' in our evolutionary, religious, and psychological history. Vulnerably using her personal history as the narrative thread, and weaving in the experiences of her clients, Denise eloquently describes the appalling negative impact of trying to be 'good enough' on our personal and relational lives and its debilitating impact on society. But she does not leave us with a scholarly analysis only. She closes the book with concrete processes of discovering our innate goodness and experiencing ourselves as 'love.'-- Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., coauthor of Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved with Helen LaKelly Hunt

More About the Author

Jan Denise is the author of "Innately Good: Dispelling the Myth That You're Not" (Health Communications, 2009) and "Naked Relationships: Sharing Your Authentic Self to Find the Partner of Your Dreams." She has penned the newspaper column "Inside Relationships," represented nationally by Creators Syndicate for nearly a decade. And she consults with individuals and couples, speaks, conducts workshops, and serves on the faculty of Omega Institute.

She lives on a farm with her husband in McIntosh, Florida.

For more information, please visit her website at www.nakedrelationships.com.

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I highly recommend this book to anyone who is on the road to wanting to be all they can be, and have a life like they have always imagined!
Jessica C. Bollinger
She exposes all the lies we have come to believe thru society, religions, and even parents and describes our true naked essence for the beautiful being we are.
Sam F
Written with honesty, insight and compassion, "Innately Good" gives us a handbook for reframing our lives in a more loving and positive way.
Shelby Beckett

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Keith Ahrens on November 20, 2009
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Jan has done a great job in helping us relate to something that is often not talked about. And that is, the understanding that we are "Innately Good" and we need to look at ourselves, within ourselves and accept it. She helps us understand that all of the negative reinforcement we receive throughout our lives that helped shape our lives can be changed with some simple understandings and acceptance of who we really are. I felt like I was on a mini-journey from childhood to adulthood with this book. Jan's faith certainly comes through and her passionate approach to living a more loving and accepting life radiate throughout the book. As a society that constantly worries about what others think and how they perceive us, we are taught the lesson in this book that it really doesn't matter. Jan shows us we can love ourselves and accept the good that we are innately predispositioned for and learn to share it with the world. Thanks for a great book Jan. A very inspiring and thought provoking book that ultimately will have you feeling better and understanding yourself better. Thumbs Up! Way Up!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam F on November 26, 2008
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FIrst thing I am going to tell you is this book will help you to SAVE YOUR LIFE! Second thing; its not an easy read, and it will take a lot of work to find the results you want. Third, and foremost, the results are more beautiful than you can imagine! A lot of people cannot buy all the way in to the concept that we are "innately good": its not only been beaten into us that we aren't good enough (sinners), we ourselves, virtually almost all of us, have done things that weren't good/nice. Consider the idea that we do things out of reaction(fear) and we do things out of ignorance(learning what is the right thing).We also do what we are told to by our parents; we do what helps us fit into society, and so forth...all a journey to find out what the right thing to do is. To me there is a cascade to follow: knowledge that we are good enough, understanding that we aren't perfect and make mistakes, forgiveness as we realize how we make mistakes, with responsibility to learn from our mistakes. Unfortunately its one thing to understand this at an intellectual level; it's another to truly live it every day.

Well,there's an old saying that goes something like:"the Truth will set you free". So virtually all of us, whether consciously or unconsciously, are trapped (not FREE) under feelings of inadequacy, insecurity or feelings of worthlessness. THe result of these feelings are all the negative feelings we express in our lives: anger, resentment, jealousy,shyness, feelings of superiority, or inferiority, you name it. Virtually all manifestations of either an inflated Ego, or a depressed Ego. Jan Denise explains not only where those feelings come from, and how they dramatically affect the way we live and relate to other people, but also how to free one's self from them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P.A. Zwirz on February 28, 2009
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Jan gives us all a very simple message in this book: We are good enough! When relationships end, when hearts are broken, or when life hands us some rough times, we have all said to ourselves, "why wasn't I enough?" or "what's wrong with me?" The answer is NOTHING--we are enough. . . .we are love, and when we know that, then we're not afraid anymore. Jan's words are a gift to anyone who reads her book because she has the ability to make you feel in your soul exactly what she is saying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fisher Girl on September 22, 2009
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This book changed my life. If you struggle with knowing you are a good person but have "negative self-talk" within your head...buy this book. And then LIVE this book! I am 40 years old and have just started "LIVING". Thank you Jan Denise (the author) for helping me in a way family, friends and even a counselor couldn't. I am eternally greateful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica C. Bollinger on January 23, 2009
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Jan has done an amazing job at taking a simple tenet, "We are born good enough just who we are", and then crafted a superbly written expose. She outlines what happens to us to make us think that we aren't good enough. She gives examples of the ways we try to prove ourselves "worthy". They all make us dizzy like a dog chasing its tail. I love the part where she explains that when we "own" our goodness, then we can walk into anything that we fear. The "fear" washes away. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is on the road to wanting to be all they can be, and have a life like they have always imagined!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Hench on September 4, 2011
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Here is an author whose message has the power and whose life has the active intention to make a difference in the lives of those they touch. She describes the human experience of fleeing the true self in the name of it not being good enough, then projecting an ego to try to seem good enough, then being haunted by the sacrifice of the one thing that matters most - the true self. Her work is tailored to reconnect such wanderers with the true self they abandoned to avoid its pain, vulnerability, and supposed lack of goodness ... even its supposed evil nature.

If Rumi (and others) message of awakening to the deepest self resonates with you, in Jan you have found a guide and an advocate for the sacred journey. Any system that moralizes or judges in regard to this undertaking is wisdomless; any that gently and constructively encourages and inspires it is not only wise, but loving. Walk with this maven of the process and the light can illuminate a new path.
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