As you read this empowering book that Dr. Brown has so passionately written, it is obvious that we can no longer pretend codependency/people-pleasing and addiction don't exist; they are prevalent. Most, if not all, of us know at least one individual who is suffering from an addiction, victimhood, or martyrdom. It touches all of our lives in some way. Reality is, it won't go away without taking necessary action and standing up to those who are masters at sabotaging your own growth.
Backbone Power The Science of Saying No brings insight into waking up, making the decision to set an intention, and accept the challenge of learning to say NO, which means YES for you. As you begin practicing your own self-care and gaining inner peace, you will come to the realization that you are the priority.
Developing a backbone takes awareness, courage, and inner strength. It is a process. Dr. Brown takes you step by step through this journey. You courageously explore and embrace these steps that take you to your own expansion and growth.
Consider how you would feel once you develop and use your backbone to gain the honor and respect you desire and are worthy of. Yes, you will be tested. That is part of the challenge. However, working through this journey brings you to the other side where self-respect and empowerment exist and you won't be disappointed. Journey with Dr. Brown and allow yourself to be open to your own inner guidance and intuition and use the power of your wise self that has been yours all along.
As a practicing therapist for the last twenty-five years, she gives you many tools and exercises to apply along your way. Now it's up to you to give yourself permission to expand your souls reach and thrive. By healing yourself, you are healing the world, step-by-step, moment-by-moment.
Dr. Connie Clancy-Fisher