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Too often, we settle for the notion that self-care means giving ourselves treats and rewards for good behavior. But it's so much more than that. Welcome to the self-care revolution! A day of indulgence at a spa - or at home on the couch - might help us unwind and feel temporarily renewed, but is that all there is to self-care? In this book Tracey Cleantis changes the dialogue and shows why real self-care is more than just routine self-indulgence - it's a lifelong practice that's essential to finding fulfillment and joy. An Invitation to Self-Care uncovers seven principles for care that are rooted in self-empowerment and self-knowledge. Through personal stories and observations, exercises and quizzes, and interviews with experts and everyday people, Tracey invites you to consider self-care across your relationships, finances, spiritual and professional life - and more.

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Tracey Cleantis

Tracey Cleantis is a leading expert on living your life to the fullest. Tracey's deep understanding of the field of human potential is derived from her clinical experience as a therapist, writer and human potential activist. Passionate about helping others reach their fullest potential, Tracey helps people examine the ways they are holding themselves back and inspires people to take actions that are unique to their own goals, dreams and talents. Using personal story, clinical insights and understandable actions steps, Tracey can help anyone understand how to up their game, nurture themselves and define the right dream to pursue in order to find their path to success, abundance and well-being.

Tracey asks you to question yourself, examine the way you live your life and stretch to a new level of personal care while creating a truly unique life map that will guide you to where you always wish you'd be. If you haven't felt like your life is all it can be, Tracey helps you examine what you can do, why you haven't done it and how you can make things happen. Tracey truly believes that ultimately everyone can have a happy and fulfilling life.

She has a warm, funny and personal touch that gently guides you to where you need to go. Tracey, through her unique inviting style, makes deep therapeutic work approachable and real change possible. Using her considerable clinical skills, in a down to earth way, she helps her readers, clients, and audiences take simple action steps towards their real self and abundance, with dramatic results. Reading Tracey's books is like taking a journey with a wise and comforting friend. She will help you determine what is stopping you and how to fuel the next phase of success and action in your life.

Tracey Cleantis is a licensed marriage and family therapist with practices in Pasadena and Valencia, California. She has a masters degrees in counseling psychology and she has trained extensively in depth/psychodynamic and analytic psychology. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, has written for Psychology Today and on her on blog at traceycleantis.com. Tracey authored The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward ( Hazelden, 2015) , which received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review, was a finalist for The Books For a Better Life Awards, as one of the best psychology books of 2015, and made it to the Amazon Best Seller list.

Her innovative and novel ideas on happiness have experts talking: Lee Woodruff, Cal Newport, Laura Munson, Jamie Cat Callan, Jennie Nash, and Melanie Notkin and others are all excitedly talking about what a unique and important distinction Tracey is making in the field of happiness. She has been featured in, among others, Redbook, Aeon, Macleans, Sojourner, Mode Magazine, Yahoo News, Salon.com, Psychologies Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Daily News, YourTango.com, NPR Wisconsin and on Fox News Boston

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