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Publisher's Summary

The most important relationship you will ever have is the relationship you have with yourself, teaches Iyanla Vanzant. It's the model for every other relationship you enter into.

In Giving to Yourself First, the best-selling author of In the Meantime reminds us that in order to genuinely love others, we need to love ourselves more. Through a series of eloquent meditations, she teaches listeners how to cultivate self-acceptance and strengthen self-esteem, to allow them to better assist, support, and serve the people they love.

©2007 Iyanla Vanzant (P)2007 Iyanla Vanzant

Critic Reviews

"Vanzant delivers sensible advice in a no-nonsense, this-is-good-for-you style." ( Library Journal)

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I am being thrown a life raft

I have been searching for something to help me over the hump, and this is it. I was cruising thru Audible looking for something that could touch me in a familiar , deeply, soulful way, and this is it. I not able to listen to high pitched. excited, selling type of voices. I was almost about to give up, and then Spirit just thru this in the mix. My grandfather was a preacher, my mother was a choir director, and the way Iyanla has the prayers, songs, and breathing meditation organized, makes all the since in the world to me. I am finding, much peace of mind, and joy from this Blessing, thank you Iyanla for this gift. Thank you heaven for the guidance.

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loved it

the words and music combination was truly heartfelt. I can survive and overcome it all

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resting in God!!

I loved it! My destiny is now fulfilled in God and now i can finally rest in God!!

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Phenomenal read!

I love this book. It is self help, it is medicinal, and it is healing!

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This is a must have for everyone!

I needed this in my life! This is a must for winding down for the day right before bed. I do this faithfully a few times a week. Her voice is soothing and her techniques are helpful. You are more relaxed, focused and renewed after that one-hour session. I recommend it to everyone.

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Relaxing

Very relaxing and meditative. It was short & sweet. Just enough to put you in the right frame of mind.

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Love this!

This book is very easy to listen to and apply, I will definetly be using this often!!

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So relaxing & Helpful

This book has helped me to understand the importance of where my focus is. It has also shown me how to redirect my focus on that which matters first- myself. Thank you Iyanla & thank you a Jesus.

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Excellent ... in every way!

Narrated in her own voice, this powerful spirit-body-mind meditation practice by Iyanla Vanzant is punctuated by an equally powerful song(writer) that also contributes greatly to my awareness, energy balance, and growth. I listen weekly. Many thanks to them both!

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Self First

This book is exactly what I needed to recognize I have been putting myself last for too long. It led to having a bad attitude and not having patience with people. I cannot be there for everyone until you are there for yourself first.