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Say It Out Loud - by Vasavi Kumar (Paperback)

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  • USE VERBAL PROMPTS AND PRACTICES TO BECOME THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE When wellness star Vasavi Kumar suggests "saying it out loud," she means it literally.
  • About the Author: Vasavi Kumar is a licensed therapist and the outspoken host of the Say It Out Loud with Vasavi podcast.
  • 208 Pages
  • Self Improvement, Personal Growth


About the Book

"Explores an original therapeutic technique that involves speaking thoughts out loud in order to recognize, examine, and disarm maladaptive attitudes. Each chapter contains prompts and exercises to put the book's principles into practice"--

Book Synopsis


When wellness star Vasavi Kumar suggests "saying it out loud," she means it literally. Years of journaling in an attempt to learn about herself and meet her goals hadn't worked, so she decided to talk to herself instead, out loud and with the compassion of a best friend. She used this technique as she journeyed through the challenges of being the daughter of Indian immigrants, a bipolar diagnosis, substance abuse, and recovery. Along the way, Vasavi learned that all the outside expert guidance in the world was no substitute for finding ways of tuning in to her truest inner self, hearing that self's guidance and wisdom, and then living it with resilience and empathy. In Say It Out Loud, she gives simple verbal prompts to help you voice your deepest desires and reframe negative self-talk so you can heal from past experiences, go after your dreams, and become more intentional, focused, and compassionate.

Review Quotes

"This isn't just a book on self-talk. Say It Out Loud is a lifestyle. It's the permission slip we all need to start talking to the voices in our head, rather than being influenced by all of those around us."
-- Ajit Nawalkha, cofounder of Evercoach and author of Live Big

"I know the brilliance of Vasavi Kumar firsthand. This book is sure to ignite a new energy within you and your ability to clearly claim the life of your dreams."
-- Alyson Charles, bestselling author of Animal Power and host of the internationally acclaimed Ceremony Circle podcast

"Say It Out Loud is a game changer! Vasavi Kumar shows you how to use the power of your own voice to courageously pursue your dreams. With Vasavi's fun and focused guidance, you'll discover that your voice really does have the power to create a better life."
-- Izabella Wentz, PharmD, New York Times bestselling author of Hashimoto's Protocol

"The future belongs to the brave, and Vasavi Kumar lights the way in her bold, fun, courageous personal development debut."
-- Judi Holler, bestselling author of Fear Is My Homeboy and founder of the Disco Ball Project(TM)

"Say It Out Loud is so original! The fundamental idea that saying something out loud alone has power is totally new to me, and from practicing, I can already see how impactful it can be. Vasavi Kumar has been through so much, and she hasn't wasted it, because she's got wisdom up the wazoo. What she suggests in this book will probably make you uncomfortable, as it did me, and that's a really good thing."
-- Kate Northrup, bestselling author of Do Less

"Saying it out loud is transformational and vital for reaching your next level in life. Read, reread, and then read it again! Your time is now."
-- Dr. Kerrie Carter-Walker, serial entrepreneur (realtor, investor, transformational speaker, and coach)

"There are plenty of books on how to tap into the source of your creativity, but Say It Out Loud gets to the root of what blocks our true creative potential from being fulfilled. Vasavi Kumar has lived through her own personal trials and tribulations and fully understands the specific challenges that every human being faces when it comes to speaking to ourselves with love and respect. This book is a must-have on your nightstand, reminding you to share your truth unapologetically as Vasavi, so raw and real, does in this book."
-- Dr. Neeta Bhushan, author of That Sucked. Now What? and host of The Brave Table podcast

"Say It Out Loud is a beautiful invitation to learn the language of ourselves. The book spoke to me deeply, and I couldn't put it down. Vasavi Kumar's transparency is refreshing, and her fiery support and tested tools are the guide we need to speak our deepest fears, needs, and desires out into the world. The powerful exercises in Say It Out Loud will challenge you -- and they're meant to. On the other side of this narrative shift and emotional unearthing are the transformation and joy you deserve. It's time to turn up the volume on your life -- and this book will get you there."
-- Richelle Fredson, book publishing coach and host of Bound + Determined podcast

"Vasavi Kumar is a powerful voice for women who are ready to reclaim their power."
-- Selena Soo, creator of Impacting Millions

"Say It Out Loud is a masterclass that teaches you how to offer compassion, creativity, and acceptance to your painful inner narratives."
-- Silvy Khoucasian, MA, relationship expert and writer

About the Author

Vasavi Kumar is a licensed therapist and the outspoken host of the Say It Out Loud with Vasavi podcast. She runs the Say It Out Loud Safe Haven community for coaches, creatives, and entrepreneurs and is also a trained voice-over artist for audiobook narration and other projects. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Foreword author Lisa Nichols is the New York Times bestselling author of Abundance Now and lives in Southern California.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.35 Inches (H) x 5.43 Inches (W) x .79 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Personal Growth
Genre: Self Improvement
Number of Pages: 208
Publisher: New World Library
Theme: Happiness
Format: Paperback
Author: Vasavi Kumar
Language: English
Street Date: May 16, 2023
TCIN: 87539777
UPC: 9781608688265
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-7131
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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