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Trusting Yourself
Growing Your Self-Awareness, Self-Confidence, and Self-Reliance
M. J. Ryan
ISBN: 9781573246057
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
176 pages
July 1, 2015


“Cultivating genuine self-trust is at the heart of living and loving fully. In TRUSTING YOURSELF, M. J. Ryan not only shows us how, she gives us the confidence to take the necessary steps.” ─Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

“With clarity and compassion, M. J. Ryan provided priceless guidance for filling in my self-trust blanks and, better yet, convinced me that I had the ability and wisdom to do so.” ─Sue Patton Thoele, author of The Courage To Be Yourself

“M. J. Ryan offers us stories and practical suggestions for reestablishing self-trust even as we face our human foibles and flaws with honesty and humor. A valuable book for living today to the fullest.” ─Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation and The Call

“M. J. Ryan has identified the great Teacher within us all, that gentle presence, whole and certain, that is always here to guide us. But how do we access it? In engaging personal narrative and precise precept, Ryan takes us by the hand and gently leads us back to ourselves.” ─Hugh Prather, author of The Little Book of Letting Go and Notes to Myself

Who Would I Be, What Would I Do, If I Trusted Myself . . .

In her warm and inimitable way M.J. Ryan guides us to look at our lives from a different perspective. To imagine what they would be like if we practiced an attitude of self-trust, if we received the gifts trusting ourselves might give us.

In an age of constant media messages and so-called expert advice telling us to be richer, thinner, smart, and faster, we’re all dogged with worry and self-doubt. Bestselling author M.J. Ryan believes we’ve become so dependent on “experts” to tell us how to live our lives that we listen to everyone except ourselves.

In Trusting Yourself, Ryan identifies the answers to feeling swept away by life: we already have what it takes to cope. We can learn how to tap into the wisdom inside us by cultivating self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-reliance.

Learn how to quiet the critics—inside and out—and trust yourself instead. If you accept that we learn through trial and error, if you believe that we each have unique strengths and that not one of us has to have them all, if you realize that labels only get in the way, then your self-trust will grow, your worries will shrink, and you’ll find happiness and success with a lot less effort.

This is a life coach in a book that readers can turn to again and again when stress or worry takes over to find more peaceful, saner lives every day.

M. J. Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling 'Random Acts of Kindness' series and the author of Attitudes of Gratitude, The Power of Patience, and The Happiness Makeover among other titles. Altogether, there are 1.75 million copies of her titles in print. Her most recent book is Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals.

Currently, M. J. works as an executive coach to senior executives and entrepreneurs around the world to accelerate business success and personal fulfillment. Her clients include Royal Dutch Shell, Microsoft, Time, the U.S. military, and Aon Hewitt. She’s also a partner with the Levo League career network and the lead venture coach at SheEO, an organization offering a new funding and support model for female entrepreneurs. Photo credit: Sunshine Design Studio

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