We’re all looking for that perfect balance between loving ourselves as we are and becoming the best person we can be. But it’s going to take a lot more than bubble baths, wine, $8 lattes, affirmations, and other bullsh*t social media has deemed essential for #selfcare and #selfimprovement.
To truly become your best self, you have to be a little more … SELFISH.
Selfishness is perhaps the world’s most controversial, undesirable, and misunderstood trait – particularly for women. In every area of our lives, we bend over backward to avoid this stigmatizing label.
In Self-ish, clinical psychologist Sunita Osborn challenges what we think we know about selfishness. With radical candor and bold humor, she dispels the myths and distortions that surround the fundamental psychological concepts of self-care, self-trust, self-love, and self-discipline, explaining how these terms have become empty badges of honor because of social media, societal norms, and our upbringings.
Dr. Osborn urges women everywhere to unapologetically nurture their personal growth with strength and wisdom, blazing a path to self-leadership with encouragement, tools, and concrete steps to level-up their whole selves.
In a time when women’s needs, autonomy, and safety are at risk, this provocative new book shows how being selfish can foster transformative, empowering change in your relationships, the systems you inhabit, and most importantly, yourself.
Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA, is a licensed clinical psychologist who practices in Houston, Texas and works with adults and couples. Known as an expert on the treatment of pregnancy loss, Dr. Osborn specializes in reproductive psychology and helps individuals and couples in all phases of the reproductive journey.
Dr. Osborn has been featured and interviewed on several different media outlets including NPR, With Whit, Psychology Today, and several miscarriage-focused platforms such as, “The Miscarriage Map: What to Expect When You are no Longer Expecting” and, “The Miscarriage Map Workbook: An Honest Guide to Navigating Pregnancy Loss, Working Through the Pain, and Moving Forward.”
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