20190802_151409.jpgWelcome to my stop on the Stop Self-Sabotage blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

Award-winning psychologist and TV personality Dr. Judy Ho helps you stop the cycle of self-sabotage, clear a path to lasting happiness, and start living your best life in this a must-have guide perfect for fans of You Are a Badass, Unf*ck Yourself, and How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t.

Have you ever had a deadline for a big work project, only to find yourself down to the wire because you spent too much time on social media? Or gotten excited about meeting someone new, only to convince yourself he isn’t really interested? How many Januarys have you resolved that this is the year you’re finally going to lose the weight, only to abandon your diet in mere weeks? If these scenarios sound familiar, you are stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage.

At one point or another, we’ve all done something that undermines our best interests and intentions. Even the most successful people get in their own way-often without realizing it. In Stop Self-Sabotage, licensed clinical psychologist, tenured professor, and television personality Dr. Judy Ho takes a fresh look at self-sabotage to help us answer two vital questions: Why do we do it? How do we stop?

Combining proven psychological strategies with practical tools and self-assessments, Dr. Judy teaches you how to identify your triggers, transform your thoughts and behaviors, and most important of all, start living the life you want. From the first page, this practical and effective guide gives you strategies and tools to make lasting, positive change. (less)

My Thoughts:

I don’t know if you feel this way, but I am most definitely my own worst critic. My mantra lately is that I need to be as kind and understanding to myself as I am to my friends. I’m not there yet.

So when I had the opportunity to read this book, I thought it would be a good choice. I know what I’m supposed to do. Believe me, I know the principles and strategies. But carrying them out in the day-to-day? I need reminders and practice, so this book is perfect for that.

There are enlightening self-assessments included to help with understanding and starting points. It’s chock full of practical strategies. I read these types of books a few times a year and I’m picky about practical utility. This one is most definitely practical.

Dr. Ho helps you figure out the “why” so you can stop undermining yourself more easily. Overall, it’s a well-written, insightful, supportive read, and I’m grateful to have it on my shelf so I can refer back to it when I need some prompts and reminders again.

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Dr. Judy Ho, Ph. D., ABPP, ABPdN is triple board certified and licensed Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, a tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, and published author. Dr. Judy maintains a private practice in Manhattan Beach, CA where she specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and expert witness work. She regularly appears as an expert psychologist on television and other media, and is currently a cohost on CBS’s Face the Truth and author of Stop Self-Sabotage (available for pre-purchase now). She is a two-time recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health Services Research Award and hosts an active research program to improve mental health care for high-need populations.

Dr. Judy received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and her masters and doctorate from SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She completed a National Institute of Mental Health sponsored fellowship at UCLA’s Semel Institute.

Dr. Judy resides in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys snowboarding, writing music, singing, running, biking, cooking, playing video games, and dabbling in the art of flying trapeze during her time away from work. Her favorite pup is the Border Collie, and most memorable places to travel include Greece, Italy, and Sweden. She loves writing and can’t wait to begin her second book project (details coming soon).

Have you read Stop Self-Sabotage, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR