Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Forgive Yourself First

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Velma Harland's new book encourages readers to come face to face with patterns and emotions that do not reap happiness

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If you feel like you are riding on a roller coaster through the ups and downs of human experience, Forgive Yourself First is a guide to a more peaceful way of life.

Life is stressful, and living on autopilot, simply “reacting” to life only makes things more chaotic. By gathering a number of practical skills to help see life situations differently, author Velma Harland has attained a more peaceful life, and she has the tools the help others do the same.

In Harland’s latest work, Forgive Yourself First: A Guide to Personal Peace, (published by Balboa Press) she challenges readers to learn to identify their feelings and recognize common defense mechanisms that people use. By recognizing established patterns of behavior, they can better understand the consequences, and make necessary changes.

“You will see how specific events from your past influence your present challenges. Learning to let go of that which is no longer working for you is a major part of this process,” says Harland. “If you feel like you are riding on a roller coaster through the ups and downs of human experience, Forgive Yourself First is a guide to a more peaceful way of life.”

Trained in helping people fight addiction, overcome fear, anger and guilt, Harland believes that self-forgiveness is an important skill that can be acquired. Once a person learns to forgive themselves, they begin the journey towards peace and serenity.

Forgive Yourself First: A Guide to Personal Peace
By: Velma Harland
ISBN: 978-1-4525-4576 (hc); 978-1-4525-4574 (sc)
Approx. 95 pages
Paperback: $8.99
Hardcover: $ $28.99
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Balboa Press

About the Author: Velma Harland graduated with a Certificate in Theology from the University of Winnipeg, and the University of Manitoba in Applied Counseling. She compiled and co-authored If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes. She and her husband have raised five sons and have 15 grandchildren.
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