10 Steps to Loving Your Body: (No Matter What Size You Are)

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As a young woman Pat Ballard almost died trying to starve her body into a societally approved size. In 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) she shares the steps she created―and took―to heal the damage of years of dieting. Join her in celebrating size diversity, self esteem, positive body image, and health and happiness at every size.

"A writer of romance novels who struggled for years with a cycle of vicious diets, Ballard recounts her own journey to acceptance and a positive self image," says Selfhelp.fam, which lists 10 Steps to Loving Your Body as one of the Top 100 Best Self-Help Books of All Time. "She shares her secrets here with worksheets, advice and 10 steps that will help you focus on the positive aspects of your body, then begin rebuilding your image of yourself from the bottom up."

Liz at Healthbolt.net describes 10 Steps to Loving Your Body as "a mixture of personal coach and cheerleader for anyone looking to discover how to accept their body as it is, not as you want it to be."

"10 Steps is your body's best friend in pocket form," says Susan Schulherr, author of Eating Disorders for Dummies. "I'm delighted to have it on hand to recommend -- personally and professionally -- to anyone struggling with body image and the inkling that it's better to embrace than fight the one-and-only body you have."
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About the author

Pat Ballard writes romance novels and short stories with Big Beautiful Heroines to show that plus-size women are just as sexy, romantic, and exciting as their slim sisters.

"After I decided to stop the self-destructive fad diets that I had lived on since the age of eleven, and accept myself as who I was born to be, I set about to write romance novels with Big Beautiful Heroines," Ballard says. "But the books aren't just for plus-size women. The message is for all women to love ourselves as we are and stop trying to be something we were never meant to be."

 Ballard's romantic fiction includes Adam & Evelyn, ASAP Nanny, Dangerous Love, The Best Man, Abigail's Revenge, A Worthy Heir, His Brother's Child, Nobody's Perfect, Wanted: One Groom, and Dangerous Curves Ahead: Short Stories.

She lives and writes in Nashville, TN.

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Publisher
Pearlsong Press
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Published on
Jun 1, 2008
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Pages
140
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ISBN
9781597190503
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / General
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Self-Help / Eating Disorders & Body Image
Self-Help / General
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem
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