New Book Shines Light on Transforming Inner Critic

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Kalie Marino reveals a natural process for liberation from the tyranny of the Inner Critic in ‘Breaking Free from Critical Addiction’

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Criticism damages productivity, relationships, and the enjoyment of life, whether it comes from you or someone else.

In her new book “Breaking Free from Critical Addiction: Our #1 Social Disease” (published by Balboa Press), Kalie Marino brings over 45 years of spiritual and clinical experience to be the first to identify critical addiction and its social and organic origins, while also giving readers a recovery plan based on how they can make transformative changes naturally.

Critical addiction, or habitual faultfinding, is a social disease we catch from others,” she says. “It is the underlying cause of all addictions and most social problems. Criticism damages productivity, relationships, and the enjoyment of life, whether it comes from you or someone else.” Marino introduces the reader to the inner critic, its origins, symptoms, the dysfunctional things people do to escape it, and the problems it causes when it interjects ideas that damage self-image; like the infectious idea that one isn’t good enough just as he or she is.

With this thought guiding readers, Marino details a “four steps to freedom” process that offers relief from the inner critic. Stories, physics and age-old wisdom pepper the pages to help set a new tune of inner and external peace to a repertoire for happiness.

Marino examines society and how it plays a role in perpetuating the personal and social problems of criticism. She also enlightens readers on how people become “addicted to the dysfunctional habit of valuing criticism and negativity as a way to improve life.”

An excerpt from “Breaking Free from Critical Addiction”:

“Identifying any belief or message as negative is all you really need to know to discount it as invalid, which devalues it. Critical or fearful messages are not useful in finding happiness and will not set you free. It doesn’t matter whether they are true or not. Don’t let your Inner Critic engage you in a debate over this.”

She hopes that by using her four-step process, the reader will be free of their inner critic.

About the Author
Kalie Marino has lead seminars on personal transformation for over 45 years. A clinical social worker, ordained interfaith minister, spiritual coach, respected leader in the field of personal growth and popular public speaker, Marino has become an expert on relationships, spirituality and transformation.

Marino can be reached at

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