AS IS by Erin Brown
This book is a result of the question I receive more than any other: “After years of feeling badly about myself, how do I turn it around? How can I accept myself as I am? How did you find peace and even love for yourself?” It’s a complicated question as there was a list of long held assumptions and beliefs I had to examine to move forward in a healthy way. But what I knew for certain is that I had to move forward differently if I was going to have a shot at providing a better example for my daughter. I knew my inner voice would become her own and I wanted to role model empowerment, strength and love. This book is set up as a 21 day practice of tools, new mantras and a new mindfulness around not only your self-talk, but how you interact with others, how you move and more. Everyone’s journey is different. It is my hope that some of what I learned on my own path might impact yours. We have powerful things to do in the world, I’d like us all to move on from this shared self-disgust so we can go about the business of being who we were meant to be.
Editors: Sarah Mahoney & Stacey Steck
Photography: John Gladman
Design: Jamal Gamby & Randy Breeden