Everyone Has a Sam: Meeting the Inner Critic and Re-Writing Its Rules (PDF Download)
A whimsical fresh take on self-help, this illustrated kids-book-for-adults offers readers a new way to understand the mean, critical voice in their head and overcome it for a life filled with agency, joy, creativity, and ice cream.
Inner critics are the worst kind of self-talk demon. We all have one, and when we listen to it, we can spiral into rumination, depression, and anxiety, fueling isolation and withdrawal. This was me, until I named my critic Sam. I realized Sam is actually just a scared little bugaboo, waiting for a hug and some ice cream.
With humor and vulnerability I offer a glimpse into the mind of a ruminating, negative self-talking, spiraling woman who is also at her core resilient, powerful, and creative. Through this fictionalized memoir, I invite all of us to share our messes and overcome them in community.
Everyone Has a Sam is a fresh take on a self-help, bringing together the vulnerability and psychology of Brene Brown with the humor and illustrations of Shel Silverstein.
This book is for adult, middle years, and teen readers who ever think “I can’t do that” or “I’m a failure” – those who struggle with a critical voice in their heads that holds them back from the life they want. This has appeal for any gender and any age, and is especially useful in educational and counseling environments.
PDF Download & Licensing - please read!
This download is for one digital file with license to download once and print one copy. If you would like to use this with a class or group, or purchase multiple copies, please enter under 'quantity' below the number of copies you would like to make, and pay $11 for every copy. I trust you!
*If you are a public school teacher, you can have 5 copies per purchase :)
Thank you for supporting my art and helping me publish this in print soon.