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Healthy Selfishness: Getting the Life You Deserve Without the Guilt

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An action plan for a better life, "Healthy Selfishness" helps readers recognize and understand patterns of self-denial; a self-assessment quiz answers the question, "Are you too good for your own good?"Chapters look at the value of healthy selfishness in specific areasafriends, family, work, weight, money, and moreato help readers identify how to take charge of their lives ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 2nd 2006 by Meredith Corporation
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Kimberly
Feb 09, 2009 Kimberly rated it liked it
This is kind of one of those work in progress self help books where I've read most of it, but now I have to apply it to my life. I really liked it though and the take home message that I got is it's okay and essential to take time for yourself. This does not make you a bad person or any less giving or thoughtful. It simply teaches you ways to make more time for you and in doing so you can give more and do more things for others.

It also talks about the difference between only thinking about your
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Deborah
Dec 26, 2008 Deborah rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who feels guilty way too much!
A good starting point for people like myself who feel guilty about everything and need to change! The book offers a variety of scenarios in which people find themselves being taken advantage of (due to their not sticking up for themselves--aka not practicing healthy selfishness) and strategies for changing these scenarios to the readers' benefit.
Nguyen Quang Hai
Jul 10, 2014 Nguyen Quang Hai rated it it was ok
The book shares a good point that we should concern more about our needs before taking care of others'. We will probably have more time, energy and feel better to enjoy our life this way. The book also has some inspiring and cool stories.

However, the book is not written for someone like me. I'm too selfish already for the book. I'm young, never had mates, kids or sex before and won't have any soon. I've never encountered any problems with professionals. Just quit my part time job and going to wo
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Cara
Apr 01, 2009 Cara rated it liked it
Nothing really new here, though I did discover that, at least according to these people, I'm still a level 2 self-denier. Ugh.
Carol
Apr 15, 2012 Carol rated it it was ok
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Though I’ve never heard of the this husband and wife team of writers, I have heard about their 13 book series about “carbohydrate-addicted people, horses, dogs, flowers etc...) Just kidding. I haven’t read these books, but I imagine they contain some valuable nutritional advice.

(I just polished off a bag of chips, so consider myself truly a nutritional guru at this moment!)

This book, “Healthy Selfishness” is another animal altogether. The title, at first, seems like an oxymoron. Isn’t selfishne
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Daniel
Aug 26, 2014 Daniel rated it liked it
There wasn't much different compared to other self-help books about co-dependence and what today are called "frenemies" but the focus on "fear" and "guilt" being the obstacles in the ultimate goal to self-fulfillment is the key to this book.
Fahime
Jul 18, 2016 Fahime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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