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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

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

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  • 16-01-19

The best soul cleansing meditation

I love this. I feel energised and gently renewed every time I complete the session

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  • Nataska Humminbird
  • 17-01-16

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
  • 01-02-17

Phenomenal read!

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

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  • One and only B.B
  • 15-11-18

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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  • TONYA
  • 21-07-16

loved it

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

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  • Elizabeth
  • 26-07-21

Set aside an hour every day for THIS

It is life changing and so powerful 🙌
It's amazingly simple yet profound spiritual strengthening and grounding.
An absolute MUST Audible for all BIPOC women and trauma survivors❣🙏☮

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  • Kayla
  • 23-01-21

Needed this.

I needed that meditation and alignment so bad today. This was right on time. Thank you, Love.

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  • 20-07-20

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her oft pleasant voice help me concentrate and get into a state of relaxation and focus it was an incredible experience

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  • 15-04-18

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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  • 13-01-17

Just average.

I thought it would be more like a motivational self help book where as she would deliver an inspirational novel. This was more along the lines of breathing techniques than anything. What can I say. Guess she was trying something new.

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  • 14-04-20

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Thank you for the power of God. Unlocking mysteries of me , myself spring to the moment of loving , forgiving and creating the things of God. Thank you .Iyania Vanzant