Defeating Your Self-Bully

A guide to stop beating yourself up and start building confidence for a life you deserve

Non-Fiction - Self Help
85 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Renee Hines received her Master's degree from an accredited college in Colorado in the study of psychology. She has been bully free for several years and ready to inspire others to start living a full life. She lives in the beautiful state of Colorado, which she is grateful for every day. Renee loves hearing from her readers so please contact her at You can also check out her website at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite

Defeating Your Self-Bully by Renee Hines is certainly food for thought. How many of us have been bullied, or seen it happen to friends and family? Our first reaction to bullying in some form is anger towards the bully. But being a self bully? Certainly not! Well, yes, you can be the worst bully you will ever encounter and this insightful book leads you through a thought provoking journey of self discovery. How often do you say "I am such an idiot!" and become angry at yourself, berate yourself for a silly mistake, or brood over something you can't change? You are actually your own worst enemy. Think about all the negative input and feedback you give yourself every day. Can it be considered bullying? Well, would you say that to a friend or loved one? No, but it's okay to say it to yourself. This book goes much deeper than the power of positive thought. It looks into the way you think about yourself, how you talk to yourself, and the effect this can have on your life. There are useful exercises to follow, and reference materials to assist you in becoming a happier person!

In Defeating Your Self-Bully by Renee Hines, I discovered I am a true self bully. It is surprising that we do this to ourselves. We don't like bullies, we avoid them. How do we avoid ourselves? In Defeating Your Self-Bully, Renee Hines gives us some wonderful insight into how she changed her life by thinking about herself and speaking to herself differently. Surprisingly, this book showed me words that I use every day, and presented them to me in a totally new light. I was forced to rethink my life and thought patterns, and came to some surprising conclusions! I am on my way to becoming a happier person, and to celebrate that, this book is going to be on my Christmas list for each and every member of my family and all my friends! Yes, this change will take time, but I am ready to face the challenge! Are you? Take the first step and start reading this book now!