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Welcome! I'm so excited that my book How to Like Yourself is now available and has been released into the world, published by New Harbinger. It is a short, to-the-point, entertaining read that focuses on your relationship with the most important person in your life – you! I had a blast writing it and hope you get something out of it that can help you be whoever you want to be.

Why did I write this book? I began trying to put together some extra reading for students that I worked with in counselling as I tried to find a good book to refer them to. But as I was looking for a book on how to like yourself, I noticed something missing in the current self-help book selection – all the books that talk about this kind of stuff talked about LOVE. That's a big step to take when starting off any relationship. How to Like Yourself starts off where YOU start – at the beginning. Everyone knows that “like” comes before “love!” So I kept writing, and it eventually turned into a book, and I hope it helps people bridge the gap as they learn more about their relationship with themselves. As you read through it, you will learn about many of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in our modern world: forgiveness, confidence, rejection, and more. These building blocks are the keys to your relationship with yourself. 

Besides writing, in my spare time I love spending time with my golden retriever/lab mix, Darwin. We rescued him as a puppy, and he got a new sister in the summer of 2016, another rescue puppy named Kiara, an Australian Shepherd and Keeshond mix who joined our little family! Now, when I say "we rescued," I mean my husband Andrew and I. Andrew and I were married in the summer of 2013. He’s an amazing guy :) We met in high school and now live together near Waterdown, Ontario. I also spend time at the barn with my horse, Sunny, whenever I get a chance. On weekends and evenings, I love hanging out with friends and family, particularly when it involves sushi or nachos. I have also worked as a counsellor/therapist at the University of Guelph for the past three years, and previously I worked as a counsellor at Sheridan College for almost four years prior to that. I have a private practice for counselling, psychotherapy, and life coaching in Waterdown, Ontario, which you can learn more about here. I also wrote a second book (yay!), and am still working on edits right now. It will be coming out in the Spring of 2019 - I’m very excited!.

I’m so glad you stopped by this page and I would love to hear more from you! You can follow me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, or email me at


Cheryl M. Bradshaw

P.S. Don't forget to check out my blog, including Surviving Self Help Books: 5 Tips!

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