The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time

The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time

This life-changing handbook by best-selling author Cheryl Richardson offers you 12 strategies to transform your life one month at a time. Designed as a practical, action-oriented program, each chapter challenges you to alter one behavior that keeps getting you in trouble. The book is filled with personal stories of how Cheryl and others have learned to make the practice of This life-changing handbook by best-selling author Cheryl Richardson offers you 12 strategies to transform your life o...

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Title:The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time
Author:Cheryl Richardson
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Genres:Self Help
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Number of Pages:136 pages pages

The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time Reviews

  • Josie
    Sep 30, 2018

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

  • Deborah
    Jul 06, 2009

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

    One of my friends sent me an email with "Downtime" from Cheryl Richardson aka Coach on Call. Then I stumbled on this book in the local library and it seemed like a sign that I should read it or at least skim it. Interesting that Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, was her c...

    Cheryl Richardson has written a beautiful and uplifting book on the power of self-care. Not only do her words inspire, but so do the wonderful pictures of the ocean throughout the book. Some people may think "extreme self-care" sounds like a selfish concept; but as Cheryl explains, ...

    This book, at times, can be difficult to read. This is because you will have to give up certain behaviors that you are used to. They may not make you feel pleasant, but they make you feel safe, because you know what the outcome will be. But if you want to change your life, you have to ...

    I read this book immediately following another on the same topic (The Power of Full Engagement) so it's perhaps unfair--how much new material is out there on self-care, anyway? For the most part, they all say the same thing. That being said, the Power of Full Engagement had a lot more ...

    A quote I liked from the book is, ?Extreme Self-Care?meant taking bold steps, such as eliminating clutter,?creating soul-nourishing work and home environment,?not making any commitments whatsoever out of guilt or obligation.? I was intrigued by this title. Extreme self-car...

    This book was aesthetically pleasing and full of insight. This is a wonderful book and I will be recommending it to many of my clients, friends, and family. I have read lots of self-help books. This is definitely one of the best. I felt like I actually had a "to do" plan at the end ...

    A quick read, unless you decided to study the tips Richardson has for taking better care of the most important person in your life: YOU! Some of her suggestions include saying "I love you" to your reflection every day, listening to your body's needs (including getting annual health exa...

  • Melissa
    Apr 25, 2013

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

  • Lisa
    Sep 02, 2017

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

  • DDog
    Feb 27, 2009

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

  • jewelthinks
    Aug 12, 2018

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

  • Monica
    Jul 20, 2017

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

  • Mary Campbell
    Jul 31, 2009

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

  • Michelle
    Nov 14, 2009

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

  • Danny Kelly
    Feb 23, 2010

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

  • Greta
    May 18, 2012

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

  • Emily
    Dec 29, 2016

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

  • Sonia
    Aug 03, 2015

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

  • Sandy H
    Dec 06, 2013

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

    One of my friends sent me an email with "Downtime" from Cheryl Richardson aka Coach on Call. Then I stumbled on this book in the local library and it seemed like a sign that I should read it or at least skim it. Interesting that Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, was her c...

    Cheryl Richardson has written a beautiful and uplifting book on the power of self-care. Not only do her words inspire, but so do the wonderful pictures of the ocean throughout the book. Some people may think "extreme self-care" sounds like a selfish concept; but as Cheryl explains, ...

    This book, at times, can be difficult to read. This is because you will have to give up certain behaviors that you are used to. They may not make you feel pleasant, but they make you feel safe, because you know what the outcome will be. But if you want to change your life, you have to ...

    I read this book immediately following another on the same topic (The Power of Full Engagement) so it's perhaps unfair--how much new material is out there on self-care, anyway? For the most part, they all say the same thing. That being said, the Power of Full Engagement had a lot more ...

  • Amanda
    Jun 18, 2016

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

    One of my friends sent me an email with "Downtime" from Cheryl Richardson aka Coach on Call. Then I stumbled on this book in the local library and it seemed like a sign that I should read it or at least skim it. Interesting that Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, was her c...

    Cheryl Richardson has written a beautiful and uplifting book on the power of self-care. Not only do her words inspire, but so do the wonderful pictures of the ocean throughout the book. Some people may think "extreme self-care" sounds like a selfish concept; but as Cheryl explains, ...

    This book, at times, can be difficult to read. This is because you will have to give up certain behaviors that you are used to. They may not make you feel pleasant, but they make you feel safe, because you know what the outcome will be. But if you want to change your life, you have to ...

  • Joanna
    Jul 28, 2011

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

  • Lorilee
    Jun 14, 2015

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

  • Miss Downtown NYC
    Mar 10, 2013

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

    One of my friends sent me an email with "Downtime" from Cheryl Richardson aka Coach on Call. Then I stumbled on this book in the local library and it seemed like a sign that I should read it or at least skim it. Interesting that Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, was her c...

  • Kari Metzger
    Jun 05, 2012

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

  • Nat Rat
    May 21, 2012

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

  • Laurla2
    Feb 09, 2015

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

  • Leanna Manuel
    Dec 18, 2013

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

    One of my friends sent me an email with "Downtime" from Cheryl Richardson aka Coach on Call. Then I stumbled on this book in the local library and it seemed like a sign that I should read it or at least skim it. Interesting that Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, was her c...

    Cheryl Richardson has written a beautiful and uplifting book on the power of self-care. Not only do her words inspire, but so do the wonderful pictures of the ocean throughout the book. Some people may think "extreme self-care" sounds like a selfish concept; but as Cheryl explains, ...

    This book, at times, can be difficult to read. This is because you will have to give up certain behaviors that you are used to. They may not make you feel pleasant, but they make you feel safe, because you know what the outcome will be. But if you want to change your life, you have to ...

    I read this book immediately following another on the same topic (The Power of Full Engagement) so it's perhaps unfair--how much new material is out there on self-care, anyway? For the most part, they all say the same thing. That being said, the Power of Full Engagement had a lot more ...

    A quote I liked from the book is, ?Extreme Self-Care?meant taking bold steps, such as eliminating clutter,?creating soul-nourishing work and home environment,?not making any commitments whatsoever out of guilt or obligation.? I was intrigued by this title. Extreme self-car...

    This book was aesthetically pleasing and full of insight. This is a wonderful book and I will be recommending it to many of my clients, friends, and family. I have read lots of self-help books. This is definitely one of the best. I felt like I actually had a "to do" plan at the end ...

  • Inez
    Aug 23, 2017

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

  • Kara Lane
    Aug 20, 2014

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

    One of my friends sent me an email with "Downtime" from Cheryl Richardson aka Coach on Call. Then I stumbled on this book in the local library and it seemed like a sign that I should read it or at least skim it. Interesting that Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, was her c...

    Cheryl Richardson has written a beautiful and uplifting book on the power of self-care. Not only do her words inspire, but so do the wonderful pictures of the ocean throughout the book. Some people may think "extreme self-care" sounds like a selfish concept; but as Cheryl explains, ...

  • Kerri
    Mar 07, 2018

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

  • Peter
    Feb 02, 2018

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

  • Latonya Rochelle
    Feb 24, 2017

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

  • Westminster Library
    Nov 17, 2016

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

    Very easy to read guide to self-care with practical tips and approaches on how to get started. I enjoyed this book and look forward to putting many of these suggestions into practice. ...

    As you practice "Extreme Self-Care", you?ll gradually raise your standards for what you will and will not tolerate in your life. Basically, take very good care of yourself! Sections include creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, creating soul-nourishing ...

    One of my friends sent me an email with "Downtime" from Cheryl Richardson aka Coach on Call. Then I stumbled on this book in the local library and it seemed like a sign that I should read it or at least skim it. Interesting that Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, was her c...

    Cheryl Richardson has written a beautiful and uplifting book on the power of self-care. Not only do her words inspire, but so do the wonderful pictures of the ocean throughout the book. Some people may think "extreme self-care" sounds like a selfish concept; but as Cheryl explains, ...

    This book, at times, can be difficult to read. This is because you will have to give up certain behaviors that you are used to. They may not make you feel pleasant, but they make you feel safe, because you know what the outcome will be. But if you want to change your life, you have to ...

    I read this book immediately following another on the same topic (The Power of Full Engagement) so it's perhaps unfair--how much new material is out there on self-care, anyway? For the most part, they all say the same thing. That being said, the Power of Full Engagement had a lot more ...

    A quote I liked from the book is, ?Extreme Self-Care?meant taking bold steps, such as eliminating clutter,?creating soul-nourishing work and home environment,?not making any commitments whatsoever out of guilt or obligation.? I was intrigued by this title. Extreme self-car...

  • Shanda Scherdin
    Oct 30, 2017

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...

    3.75 ...

  • Donna
    Sep 08, 2018

    As someone who was raised as a people pleaser and put up with epic amounts of abuse from irrational people growing up...I found this book very helpful in sorting out the bullshit found in most relationships. I have been told many times that I'm "too sensitive" and this book reminded me...

    Overall, this is a good, helpful book for removing stress from your life and taking care of yourself. However, several of her solutions involved 1) hiring a service to cook/clean etc for you, and/or 2) delegate more to your staff etc. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire some...

    This review has been moved to: http://bit.ly/Z2lhFh ...

    This was a good time for me to read this book. I'm usually not that big a fan of self-help stuff - I feel like it's often repetitive and basic and unrealistic - but Richardson keeps it simple and clear and never downplays how difficult it is to make these sorts of changes in your life....

    Cheryl Richardson's 12 chapter, 111 page book offers a synopsis of the most confounding conundrums of what being a human being offers. Each chapter will speak to your most vulnerable parts. Each chapter will resonate at different levels and depths depending on personal challenges. Each...

    I think I've read so many of these types of books I've become jaded. Not that this one doesn't have some useful advice. But in the end, it's just more of the same ol' same ol': love yourself, learn to say no, take care of your health, clean up your space, establish a rhythm, relinquish...

    My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some useful information in the book. I especially liked the sections on creating balancing routines, the Absolute No and Absolute Yes lists, c...

    This is one of the few books I'd probably give a 3.5 star to but plan to read again. The reason...it is just simple and fast but it is something a person needs to be reminded of. The info is basic and standard so it may not be revolutionary but I like it because it is short. You can re...

    Rehashed her other stuff, but a good refresher for what promises to be a stressful new year. Update: reread this and gave it another star because this year seems too stressful again. ...

    -why did i continue to give too much, usually at my own expense. i wanted people to like me, to enjoy spending time with me, and to see me as wise and helpful. i also wanted to avoid the anxiety i felt whenever someone disapproved of something i did. -you need to master the art of dis...

    Inspired by a very useful live session she held on Facebook this week, I decided to read this book. It's got a lot of good advice that I think will be especially helpful during my upcoming move. ...

    I'm already a fan of Louise Hay. I love this book by two exceptional women, Cheryl Richardson and Louise Hay. It's written in the form of conversations between the two, where Cheryl asks Louise questions about her life. Louise briefly recounts how she came to her life's work, but mostl...

    I don't care if the book is awful, I love the title. What a concept! Who knew? I wrote recently that we spend the first half of our lives learning that we're NOT the center of the universe and the second half learning that we ARE. This is probably more evident to parents than to non...

    I would give this book 3.5 stars if given the chance. It's a great review of good concepts for taking care of yourself. For me it was a little thin on programs and needed to go more into depth on 'why' to do these things, how it affects you (based on studies), etc. I guess I just neede...

    I loved everything written in this book. While reading this book a situation arose and I was able to handle it perfectly due to the concepts laid out here. I asked myself: ?Will this bring me joy?? And a host of other prompts that I learned in the extreme self-care practice. I?...

    This is probably better than 3 stars, but I've heard all this before and even practiced most of it, so it wasn't of much help. However, she's got great ideas and help for those who give too much of themselves away, to their own detriment, a common malady especially among women. ...

    Although I've already been doing some of the things suggested in this book, there are others that I find overwhelming. The author writes in an easy style and asks the questions I need to get me thinking that I can change things a little at a time ...

    A quick and useful book on self care. Easy to follow and great advice. ...

    not for me. ...

    Richardson's strategies validate that I have done and plan to do as much as I can to care for myself after seventeen years as caregiver for my mom who passed away last year. ...