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Giving to Yourself First

Written by: Iyanla Vanzant
Narrated by: Iyanla Vanzant
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
Categories: Self-Help, How-to

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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

What the critics say

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

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  • Nataska Humminbird
  • 2016-01-17

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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  • Tasha White
  • 2017-02-01

Phenomenal read!

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

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  • TONYA
  • 2016-07-21

loved it

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

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  • One and only B.B
  • 2018-11-15

what was needed

I'm going through a lot. beating myself down. I looked to you for helping healing. thank you. it was what was needed. I feel so beautiful and grateful for the skin I'm in. Plus I loved the song

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-04-15

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-17

If I could give more stars I would!!

What a gift! And one of the most beautiful surprises for my soul and my life to experience.
I have no words to describe how powerful and wonder-filled this guided meditation was!
Iyanla .. you are a gift to us all.. God is using you in such a mighty, loving, gracious way to share Hope and God-inspired transformation to my life and all those who your touch.
Thank you, thank you, thank you !

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  • Ms. Archer
  • 2019-07-29

perfect doorway to the divine Higher power thank y

perfect doorway to the Divine Higher Power, Thank you for this blessing Ms. Vanzant, you helped me save my spirit and reconnected me to the divine intellect, divine heart, divine Higher power, the creator and the Holy spirit! I bless you with love, peace and gratitude.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-07

giving to myself first

this book is so calming this is the first time that I have ever meditated it is rejuvenating and I feel lifted for the first time I feel it is okay to give to myself first thank you so much for this book

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  • HeelsYeah!
  • 2019-03-06

I listen and I receive.

Iyanla does a great job in helping me to relax and take time out for myself. I've listened to this many times and I'm sure I will listen to it again and again. My husband and I recently traveled and the flight was long. He wanted to know what I was listening to and I connected the splitter so we could both listen and to my surprise he really enjoyed it. Thanks Iyanla for helping me to find time for myself, center myself and find my true authentic self.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-27

Awesome Selfcare

When I listened to this for the first time, I immediately felt enlightened. I will continue to make this a part of my everyday living.

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  • Ornella Mukumpuri
  • 2018-08-04

It works!!!

I took the bold step to resign from my formal job and it's not an easy decision to make, but I choose me rather than being victim of what I've been living in that place. Completely devastated with fear because I don't know how long it'll take to get a job I decided to listen to Iyanla Vanzant audio book not knowing the content and my eyes swallowed with tears I felt peace and completely reconnect with self. I can't wait to listen more of her books.