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The Velveteen Principles for Women : Shatter the Myth of Perfection and Embrace All That You Really Are
by Toni Raiten-D'Antonio


Overview - The Velveteen Principles for Women is a motivational guidebook for those who want to identify the sources of their unhappiness and become genuinely Real themselves. It is essential reading for women who want to free themselves from self-doubt, silence their inner critics, and live as the Real, unique, and valuable women they are meant to be.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Velveteen Principles for Women is a motivational guidebook for those who want to identify the sources of their unhappiness and become genuinely Real themselves. It is essential reading for women who want to free themselves from self-doubt, silence their inner critics, and live as the Real, unique, and valuable women they are meant to be.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780757305610
  • ISBN-10: 075730561X
  • Publisher: Health Communications
  • Publish Date: May 2007
  • Page Count: 350


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Books > Self-Help > Personal Growth - General
Books > Self-Help > Motivational & Inspirational

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 50.
  • Review Date: 2007-05-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

In her popular first book, The Velveteen Principles, psychotherapist Raiten-D'Antonio promoted individuality and being Real, in the spirit of Margery Williams's cherished children's classic. In this equally appealing sequel, Raiten-D'Antonio's style is light and appealing as she describes how our culture enforces conformity and how to become Real (i.e., yourself). Drawing on her own difficult childhood as the dutiful daughter of a mother with Parkinson's disease, she explains how girls are raised to be Barbie-perfect wives and caretakers. She calls our materialistic, stereotyping culture “The Object Culture” and the superficial language it uses “Thinglish.” The antidote, the way to feel “Real,” says the author, “is a fully developed set of your own values and beliefs that are not generic but tailor-made by you.” In her 13 principles (“Becoming a Real Woman Is a Process,” “Real Women Are Flexible”), she examines the practice of values such as empathy, generosity and honesty. In this simple, sweet and positive book, Raiten-D'Antonio offers a message that will be palatable to a couple of generations of women who have grown up seeking power in the workplace and in their relationships while remaining outwardly conventional and mainstream in their values. (May)

 
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