Wednesday, July 2, 2008

You're Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self

On the off chance that you haven't already heard me shouting it from the rooftops, I would like to formally announce that my book for girls is out this week!

You're Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self is based on the Girls Inc. "Supergirl Dilemma" study, which shows that girls are feeling increasing pressures to be perfect and please everyone. Perfectionism is a major source of girls' stress (60% of girls in the study reported that they often feel stressed), low self-esteem, and poor body image. That's the bad news. The good news is that with the right tools and support systems, girls can learn to give up the quest to be "super" and start celebrating what makes them amazing. My hope is that this book will help to kick off that celebration.

I would like to say a big, big thanks to you, dear readers! Your support and kind words have meant so much to me. Speaking of amazing...you all fit the bill.

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2 comments:

Ashe Mischief said...

I'm totally impressed with the mission behind Girls Inc, and this book is no exception. I'm actually attending a board recruitment meeting next week, to see if it's aims & my own will match up more.

Congrats on the release of your book!

Holly said...

Wow! Your book sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it, and I wish that something like this was around when I was a child. I would have loved for someone to have told me that I was perfect as I was. Maybe then I wouldn't have so many issues that plague me today (food, body, money, alcohol, etc.)