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little bent pages: "The Self-Love Experiment" by Shannon Kaiser

📕Rating: 4.5/5

📗Readability: Very easy!

📘Recommend: Most likely


I actually finished this book almost a year ago, but I haven’t been able to write anything about it because of my own slump! Thanks for your patience and I’m excited to get this page back up & running.

As you can see from the pictures, I enjoyed a good majority of the book! “The Self Love Experiment” is all about what Shannon Kaiser learned on her journey to loving herself, being kinder to herself, and reframing those inner critical thoughts that tell us how unworthy and undeserving we are. She highlights 15 principles that stuck with her on her journey–and I gotta say, I liked them! Well, most of them.

Like I said, I enjoyed a majority of this book. She talked a lot about reframing the inner critic, cultivating self compassion, and meeting & accepting yourself where you are. The minor parts of the book I didn’t enjoy were the not-trauma-informed bits that leaned into the “new age toxic positivity spirituality” way of thinking. For example: “Thinking you don’t have a choice is a choice” and “Things don’t happen to you, they happen for you.”

Again, I can’t stress enough how much I overall liked the book. Even the things I didn’t like about it are pretty minor. I highlighted a lot of it in the beginning and then it began to taper off into a realm that doesn’t align with my values. So that’s why I say I would “most likely” recommend this book.

I would recommend this book to someone who is a little farther along on their healing journey and/or is looking for a trauma-aware perspective when it comes to self love & compassion. I do, however, recommend everyone see their journey as an experiment so that we release the pressure to “get it right” and can better embrace the trials and errors of life. Live and learn and all that ;)

So maybe reading this book will be an experiment for you! Grab your copy here (your purchase will not only help local bookstores but I get a little kickback!)


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