Win Today with Christopher Cook

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081: Trapped in the Prison of “I’m Not Enough” (feat. Dr. Kelly Flanagan)

Somewhere along the course of life, we get complicated. And what I mean by that is circumstances often outside our control cause us to see ourselves and the world around us with a measure of skepticism, self-doubt, perfectionism, workaholism, insecurity, and shame. And I think a lot of it comes from the felt need to self-protect. That’s why, in the words of our guest, international bestselling author of “Loveable,” Dr. Kelly Flanagan, “the little one inside you is your truest self—the you who existed before things got confusing.” Said simply, there’s a worthy yet wounded little one in all of us. In Loveable, Dr. Flanagan reveals the core insight gleaned from his years of clinical work: you are here for a reason, yet you cannot truly awaken to it until you have first embraced your truest, worthiest self and then allow yourself to be truly embraced by others. In other words, we are here to experience worthiness, belonging, and purpose, but they can only be truly experienced in that order. And that is the focus of today’s conversation.

Somewhere along the course of life, we get complicated. And what I mean by that is circumstances often outside our control cause us to see ourselves and the world around us with a measure of skepticism, self-doubt, perfectionism, workaholism, insecurity, and shame. And I think a lot of it comes from the felt need to self-protect. That’s why, in the words of our guest, international bestselling author of “Loveable,” Dr. Kelly Flanagan, “the little one inside you is your truest self—the you who existed before things got confusing.” Said simply, there’s a worthy yet wounded little one in all of us.

In Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life, Dr. Flanagan reveals the core insight gleaned from his years of clinical work: you are here for a reason, yet you cannot truly awaken to it until you have first embraced your truest, worthiest self and then allow yourself to be truly embraced by others. In other words, we are here to experience worthiness, belonging, and purpose, but they can only be truly experienced in that order. And that is the focus of today’s conversation.

Buy “Loveable”

In Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life, Dr. Flanagan reveals the core insight gleaned from his years of clinical work: you are here for a reason, yet you cannot truly awaken to it until you have first embraced your truest, worthiest self and then allow yourself to be truly embraced by others. In other words, we are here to experience worthiness, belonging, and purpose, but they can only be truly experienced in that order.

Weaving heart-warming storytelling, gentle insights, and the wisdom of Dr. Flanagan’s Christian tradition–including his belief that we are all “the living, breathing bearers of the eternal, transcendent, and limitless Love that spun the planets and hung the stars”–these pages invite you to remember the name you were given before all other names: Loveable.

About Dr. Kelly Flanagan

Kelly graduated with his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Penn State University and is co-founder of Artisan Clinical Associates in Naperville, IL. Several years ago, he discovered writing was the thing he never knew he always wanted to do, so he began the now popular blog, UnTangled, where he writes weekly about how to live redemptive stories right now. He is the author of THE MARRIAGE MANIFESTO and his first full-length book, LOVEABLE, will be published by Zondervan in March 2017.

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