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The Kind Self-Healing Book: Raise Yourself Up with Curiosity and Compassion Paperback – January 25, 2015
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Amy Eden is a writer, speaker, and workshop facilitator based in Petaluma, CA. She began her career in publishing in 1994, working for magazines, some of the earliest websites, and academic and professional publishers. her nonfiction articles have been published in city and national magazines, and she holds a BA in English and an MFA in creative writing. You can find Amy's iGnite talk, "Hacking the Phrase 'They Did the Best They Could'" and her self-help writing on the blog, guesswhatnormalis.com.
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became who you are, and exactly what you are doing (or
failing to do) takes a lot of hard, personal work. How to
go about this work has inspired countless self-help books
and workshops, often specialized for unique situations like
addiction, alcoholism, abuse, or various forms of trauma.
The Kind Self-Healing Book is a self-directed guide through
the process of understanding yourself and those who have
influenced you - the good, the bad, and the ugly - family,
friends, and institutions. It encourages you to answer
deep questions about yourself in order to unlearn self-
destructive behaviors. And the author knows whereof she
writes, as she has revealed in her open and honest blog,
Guess What Normal Is, which includes a profound discussion
of dysfunctional parents who supposedly "did the best they
Even if you don't think you need or want self-help guidance,
read this book anyway; I'm sure you know others who would
benefit greatly from it, and it would make a very thoughtful gift.