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Up From Here – Iyanla Vanzant


Up From Here: Reclaiming The Male Spirit by inspirational author Iyanla Vanzant is a “user friendly” self-help guide for men to embrace and take advantage of the strengths and spiritual essence of masculinity.

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Up From Here is a book for men — and the women who love them — a guide to transformation and true power. The world needs your light. The world needs your life. Every woman and child needs you also.


Few men are taught the true spiritual essence of masculinity. In Up from Here Iyanla Vanzant empowers men with the insight and skills they need to identify, name, and understand their feelings, as well as to overcome the old patterns of behavior that result from misusing or not tapping into their emotional strength. In clear terms Vanzant shows men how to use the energy of emotions to move beyond painful, negative feelings such as rage, shame, fear, and anger to authenticity and strength.

Like the phoenix, you can rise up from here, out of the ashes of the crash and burn of the past, to claim your true identity and power.

By using Vanzant’s “power tools” men can transform their frustrations and failures in love, life, and work into opportunities to claim their true potential and purpose.

The book is organized into anecdotes, each one describing a guy going off the rails in his life, then clarifying why and how it happpened, what he could have done about it, and what he can do about it now. There are seven anecdotes in all. Each section suggests “power tools” usable for us to regain a sense of control over a situation, which allows a reader to counteract less productive patterns in his life.

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