Just As You Are
Just as You Are delivers the message: Stop comparing yourself to others—you’re special just as you are! In this fun, practical guide, you’ll learn how to silence your nit-picky inner critic, cultivate self-compassion, and discover what really matters to you.
Many teens feel pressured to live up to the impossible standards set by our culture, the media, and even by their peers. After all, everyone wants perfect hair, a perfect body, cool friends, and good grades. But while it’s okay to strive to be your best, it’s also easy to get caught up in a never-ending comparison game that can feed your inner critic and rob you of your happiness. So, how can teens break free from negative self-criticism and learn to appreciate their strengths?
In Just As You Are, psychologist Michelle Skeen and her daughter, Kelly Skeen, offer simple tips to help teens overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, stop comparing themsevles to others, and be more open and accepting of all aspects of who they are. Teens will learn how to be more aware of their thoughts and feelings in the moment using powerful mindfulness tools, and build a plan of action for the future based on their values.
Sometimes it’s hard to see yourself with clarity and kindness. With this important guide, you’ll learn to move past your faults, celebrate your true strengths, and discover what really matters in your life. What are you waiting for?