"You don't have to be deeply scarred from childhood hurts to benefit from The Heart of the Matter. Anyone who needs to let go--of self-criticism, negative attitudes, and despair--will feel as if they are getting a virtual hug through McClung's gentle prose."
"The Heart of the Matter offers a lifelong process for learning and acting from self-love. Insightful and well written, this book contains wisdom for creating habits that lead to happiness and fulfillment."
From the Back Cover
(A Workbook and Guide to Finding Your Way Back toSelf-Love)
Self-love or the lack of self-love not only determines how we see ourselves but also governs how we experience the world around us. It is the prism through which we see and define all things.
We are meant to be whole, and that means healing and integrating those orphaned parts of ourselves. Believe it or not, every wound holds a forgotten gem just waiting to be rediscovered. Wounds are not only filled with unhealed pain but also shroud your ability to dream and create, to feel joy and excitement, to have faith and trust, to live with passion and compassion, and, most importantly, to love and to receive love.
To live the best version of you is not to ignore certain parts of yourself. To live the best version of you is to reclaim and heal those orphaned parts and, in so doing, discover your true beauty and the ultimate power of self-love: the freedom to be you with no masks or safety nets required--just glorious you.