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I Heart Me

The Science of Self-Love
Narrated by: David R. Hamilton PhD
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)
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Summary

How much love do you have for yourself? Not the narcissistic "aren't I wonderful?" kind of love but the essential regard for self that empowers you and helps you navigate through life. The type of love that enables you to feel safe and secure in who you are and inspires you to make choices that are good for your authentic self.

When scientist David Hamilton realized that his own lack of self-love was sabotaging him in hundreds of subtle ways and more than a handful of major ways, he devised an experiment using himself as the guinea pig. For more than a year, David studied the latest research into brain chemistry, neuroscience, and psychotherapeutic and personal development techniques. He realized that self-love was as much about biology as psychology - that self-worth is in our genes but trained out of us. The biological drive to seek connection with others often leads us to try to be someone else to win love and approval. But the brain can be reprogrammed, and David devised 27 powerful exercises that he tested on himself and presents in the book to help you:

  • Increase your own level of self-worth
  • Connect powerfully with your authentic self
  • Attain a greater sense of happiness and general well-being
  • Create stronger and more real connections with others

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Love yourself

Reiterated the importance of devoting time each day to building yourself up deliberately and intentional.

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  • Kigali
  • 10-04-18

Touching, heartwarming and encouraging

The gentle and vulnerable authenticity David expresses throughout this book brought tears to my eyes on several occasions! I enjoyed every minute of this book and appreciated the many helpful and creative suggestions. Beautifully read by David himself.

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Thank you David!

This book is great.
From the cover I thought I was getting something surface level.
What I got was a really beautifully written (and read), inspiring, moving, and thought provoking book that I didn’t want to stop listening to.
A mix of solid scientific knowledge with practiced techniques that make total sense, delivered in a gentle loving way. Brilliant. Everyone should read/listen to it!
I am so grateful to have found this, thank you so much for your gift, David.

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Best self love book I have read 💞

David Hamilton explains with humour that we are Love! I recommend this book to anyone doubting their own love of self.

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I loved this book. Definitely boosted my self-love.

Enjoyed the author’s accent too and his honesty; helped me to remember we all have similar insecurities and we’re all human.

Got a bit lost on why were are made of love though I certainly agree there is more to our existence than what we can see.

The one quote I can remember that I loved was “I am a rose whether I am admired or not.” :)

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This book helped me heal sciatica

Wonderfully narrated by David himself in his charming scottish accent. Brilliant stories to back up his points and it's laden with scientific evidence. I've been practicing the visualisation on my sciatic nerve and been practicing self compassion. It's absolutely working.... I've learnt so much and am able to give so much more now to my anti anxiety clients. I've been shouting about this book all over social media and hope to see him in the flesh one day.

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Very clear advice, great book

Some old ideas put in a new way which have now clicked into place for me, and some new fantastic viewpoints which are very enlightening.

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This book is excellent and helped me so much.

Really enjoyed this audio book. It has given me lots of help to go forward with and I found David's style so engaging and easy to understand. Plus his voice is so soothing! Will look to purchase more of his books, both written and audio.

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recomeneded

This book is recommended. It give me a different view on life, cheered me up. Thankyou.

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inspiring

Often we look around searching for Love. From being loved or the love one.. and we forget to love our own self.

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  • jthomason
  • 15-02-19

"Opened my heart".... Iam Enough"

Dr. David is a kindred spirit of all of us! Thank you ,for sharing your essence .

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  • Myn
  • 07-10-18

Pretty much the only self improvement/personal growth book you’ll need

I downloaded this book shortly after I discovered the root of all self-help is self-love and self acceptance. While I am grateful for other books I have read in the personal development genre, it really all boils down to the principles in this book. I found it at just the right time and would encourage anyone remotely interested to just go ahead and get the book. Worst thing that happens don’t love it, best thing that happens is it changes your life.

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  • 29-09-18

Accent makes it difficult to understand

The message and applications are very practical but his accent makes it difficult to understand at times.

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  • AllanP
  • 08-09-18

Amazing

The combination of science based facts, knowledge and personal experience makes this an absolute favorite for me. I strongly recommend it.