Give Yourself a Break

Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic Into a Compassionate FriendGive Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic Into a Compassionate Friend by Kim Fredrickson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“It’s time to start treating yourself the way you treat others. As children we’re taught to treat others the way we would like to be treated. But as adults, we often need to turn that old maxim around. We’re good at showing compassion to other people–but many of us have trouble showing that same compassion to ourselves. We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend. And all this negative self-talk can have a devastating effect on our lives and relationships.”

Why is it that we can overflow with love and care and compassion for those around us, even those on the fringes of our lives, yet when it comes to ourselves – well we are our own worst critic? We rarely show ourselves the love and care that we show others.

In “Give Yourself a Break”, author and licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson deals with just that with encouragement and scriptural wisdom to help us to stop beating ourselves up and heal our sometimes self-inflicted wounds with self-compassion. She takes the reader through the steps to show ourselves grace and understanding offering practical tools and techniques to help us to begin the personal healing process and offering the reader a new outlook on life, and love, and care.

About the Author: Kim Fredrickson has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Christian life coach for more than twenty-five years. An adjunct professor, speaker, and author, she loves helping people become equipped spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually with practical skills to live more effective and fulfilling lives. Her website offers visitors helpful articles, encouraging recordings, and additional resources. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for thirty-seven years and they have two grown children. Fredrickson lives in Northern California. Learn more and read her blog at

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the Revell Blogger Review Program, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review

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