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Watkins Books is a unique mind-body-spirit bookshop that was established in 1893, making it the oldest esoteric bookshop in the UK. They are also the publishers of Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine, which presents an annual list of the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.” According to Watkins, “this list is meant to serve as a positive guide to some of the leading modern teachers that are alive today, and we hope that you are as inspired as we are by their impact.” Please join us in celebrating these twelve New World Library authors, who received this honorary distinction in 2015
We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the book, and we’d love to hear from you — what project has been in a holding pattern in your life, and how did you take the procrastination monster by the horns to see a project through to completion?
Why do we do self-defeating things like eat an entire sleeve of cookies when we are supposed to be on a diet? Or run up charges on our credit cards when we’re already struggling to make the minimum payment? Or act out in ways that sabotage our relationships?
In Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment, psychotherapist and author Susan Anderson says that these self-sabotaging behaviors come from an aspect of our personalities that most people aren’t consciously aware of — the Outer Child.
We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book, in which Susan introduces the concept of the Outer Child and explains how yours could be preventing you from achieving your most cherished goals and aspirations.