"A helpful guide for readers hoping to move beyond self-blame that's holding them back."
"This book describes one woman's journey from self-criticism to self-compassion with poignant honesty and grace. Each chapter is like a postcard that captures an essential part of the journey. Most importantly, the author's courage to just be herself, scars and all, is a testament to the healing power of self-compassion. Readers will find aspects of themselves in every chapter, making this book a priceless companion on the path."
--Christopher Germer, PhD Faculty, Harvard Medical School, co-developer, Mindful Self-Compassion program, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
". . . brave and honest . . . a good tool for readers to practice self-compassion."
--Readers Favorite "In order to truly transform our lives we must be willing to go within ourselves and release the inner critic, shame, and self-blame. We can do this through more self-compassion, journaling, and learning through others stories. And Marianne's book does just that--this guide can light your path with warmth, joy and love, leading you to the ultimate destination, self-love."
-- Shannon Kaiser, best-selling author of The Self-Love Experiment and Joy Seeker
"Marianne's book is the story of her journey from self-doubt and blame to self-compassion. Many women struggle with similar issues of perfectionism and unworthiness, and this book offers the reader an invitation to travel on her own journey out of the debilitating confines of old beliefs. Breast cancer was one of the issues that initiated the transformation for Marianne as it woke her up to the many changes she wanted to make in her life. She shares her personal struggles and offers questions and writing prompts to guide the reader to confront her own inner self critics and 'comparison gremlins.' The essential directive she gives to herself and others is the affirming message: 'Be fiercely you.' This book will help you get there."
--Patricia Greer, PhD, Jungian analyst, author of Breast Cancer: A Soul Journey and Soul Play: A Workbook
"Out of Love
is a beautiful testament to what it means to deeply understand ourselves and to find wisdom in even our most painful experiences. By sharing her own journey with vulnerable transparency, Marianne shares the power of women touching their inner knowing and using it as a compass for moving through both the heartbreaks and the heart openings. Marianne's discovery that self-compassionate storytelling is at the core of living an empowered life will inspire women who similarly seek to rewrite their stories--quite literally--and step into greater courage, joy, and authenticity."
--Kelly McNelis, Founder of Women For One, author of Your Messy Brilliance
"This is a beautiful, courageous book that peers straight into the dark places that scare us with the eyes of love. Through a series of deeply moving personal stories, and written in a way that invites the reader to tell their own story, this book charts a path of profound healing through self-compassion."
--Dr. Kristin Neff, best-selling author of Self-Compassion
and The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
"This is a much-needed resource for anyone who is plagued by self-criticism. Marianne Ingheim has written an honest, personal--and very relatable--chronicle of her own struggles with self-criticism, self-blame, and insecurity. In each chapter, Ingheim provides a bite-sized lesson or reminder of the powerful healing power of self-compassion and how we can apply it to our everyday lives. Out of Love
is a fantastic addition to my self-help library!"
--Sharon Martin, MSW, LCSW, psychotherapist and author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism