Out of Love

Finding Your Way Back to Self-Compassion

Non-Fiction - Self Help
216 Pages
Reviewed on 02/19/2020
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Author Biography

Marianne Ingheim is a Danish-Norwegian American writer, teacher, and PhD student at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and stepson.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Out of Love: Your Way Back to Self-Compassion by Marianne Ingheim is an insightful book that chronicles the author's journey of unlearning self-critical patterns and going back to her self-compassionate heart. The stories and journaling prompts in the book will show readers how self-compassion is helpful when it comes to self-acceptance and its role when it comes to change. It is a book for readers who have struggled with self-criticism, shame, traumas, and tragedies which have manifested as anxiety and addiction. The author's personal story and experiences will enable readers to move through their transitions easily by letting go of the past and making room for the new. It is a book that will make everyone stop blaming themselves, criticizing themselves, and feeling unimportant, and help them realize that they belong to themselves first.

The insights in the book are good for everyone to change their perception about themselves and will inspire them to grow and unlearn their victim story. It is a good book to make readers aware of being kind to themselves so that they can be their best selves. Self-compassion will make them understand the importance of accepting all their experiences. Out of Love: Your Way Back to Self-Compassion by Marianne Ingheim is brave and honest and is a good tool for readers to practice self-compassion. I like the author's perspective on the topic and her three guiding principles of Compassion, Courage, and Curiosity are good tools to help readers give up thoughts of being perfect. It is a good book that can be used for self-analysis and self-growth so that living will be empowering and fulfilling.