Restoring Your Self

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Restoring Your Self

Five Ways to a Healthier, Happier, and Creative Life

Do bitterness, resentment, impatience, or boredom interfere with your life? Does life continually fall short of your expectations? These five steps will help you regain the power and self-confidence that comes with a reality-based self-image.

Kalellis' five-step plan puts readers in touch with an honest, healthy image of their true selves—in place of romanticized or otherwise distorted false “selves.” The steps include acknowledging that one is not alone, restoring self-expression, and undertaking honest self-evaluation. The author is a psychotherapist, and a Greek Orthodox priest.

Reviews and endorsements

“Never before has a book embraced the age-old quandary of self-acceptance and the development of the true inner peace with such clarity and wisdom. Dr. Peter M. Kalellis extends his experience as a professional with the authorship and warmth of a polished writer and a caring friend. The reader will no longer feel compelled to push aside the normally daunting task of delving into himself or herself, but instead will become motivated and encouraged to welcome transformation through Dr. Kalellis’s useful tools and invaluable advice.”
Michelle H. LePoidevin, Editor, Arts & Entertainment The Westfield Leader and the Times, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, New Jersey

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“This is a book that is grounded in the individual’s reality yet seeks to awaken the spiritual aspects of human existence. It is a thoughtful, well-organized guide for more effective living. It succeeds in incorporating spirituality into the throes of daily reality.”
Eirum Chaudhri, M.D.

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“Take this book into your life, your heart. Dr. Kalellis is a rare treasure. He speaks gently, but with rock-solid insights distilled from a lifetime of training, experience, and prayer. In these pages, he extends his hand and offers to lead you to your Self, at last.”
Wendell Shackelford, Ph.D.

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“Dr. Kalellis bridges the disciplines of psychotherapy and spirituality in a book that guides the reader through the emergence of the Self. In essence he supports the Socratic dictum that the unexamined life is not worth living. Dr. Kalellis’s straightforward presentation is worthy of highest praise.”
Demetria De Lia, Ph.D., Dean of Curriculum, The New Jersey Center of Modern Psychoanalysis

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“A must read for those who seek positive change in their lives. Dr. Kalellis’s warm and personal style welcomes the reader and encourages self-exploration and personal growth. In every chapter, he offers practical approaches to achieving a happier and more rewarding life.”
Christine McIntyre, MSW, LCSW, Family Therapist

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“Following Peter M. Kalellis’s bestseller, Restoring Relationships: Five Things to Try Before You Say Goodbye, comes a perceptive, provocative, life-altering book that introduces answers for those who are on a quest, seeking what is missing in their lives. Restoring Your Self contains five parts; each part consists of four chapters, and each chapter ends with directives that help the reader rediscover the potential of Self and enable the creation of a new and better life. This psycho-spiritual book provides ways of achieving self-evaluation, self-esteem, unconditional self-acceptance, forgiveness, and self-transformation. Read this book and be prepared to cherish the possible and desirable changes in your life.”
The National Herald, New York

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“Dr. Kalellis knows the human heart. He has great depth of intellect. In Restoring Your Self he reaches deep down to the center. His message is luminous and is brimming with new ideas to manage our lives.”
Ernie Anastos, TV News Anchor, CBS 2, New York

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“In this insightful and highly practical book, Dr. Peter M. Kalellis carefully guides the reader in the use of strategies for living a happy, more productive life. Dr. Kalellis has the ability to blend psychological insights with specific applications to our daily lives in a warm and inspirational writing style. A highly useful book.”
Frank J. Esposito, Interim President, Kean University


“Never before has a book embraced the age-old quandary of self-acceptance and the development of the true inner peace with such clarity and wisdom. Dr. Peter M. Kalellis extends his experience as a professional with the authorship and warmth of a polished writer and a caring friend. The reader will no longer feel compelled to push aside the normally daunting task of delving into himself or herself, but instead will become motivated and encouraged to welcome transformation through Dr. Kalellis’s useful tools and invaluable advice.”
Michelle H. LePoidevin, Editor, Arts & Entertainment The Westfield Leader and the Times, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, New Jersey

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“This is a book that is grounded in the individual’s reality yet seeks to awaken the spiritual aspects of human existence. It is a thoughtful, well-organized guide for more effective living. It succeeds in incorporating spirituality into the throes of daily reality.”
Eirum Chaudhri, M.D.

,

“Take this book into your life, your heart. Dr. Kalellis is a rare treasure. He speaks gently, but with rock-solid insights distilled from a lifetime of training, experience, and prayer. In these pages, he extends his hand and offers to lead you to your Self, at last.”
Wendell Shackelford, Ph.D.

,

“Dr. Kalellis bridges the disciplines of psychotherapy and spirituality in a book that guides the reader through the emergence of the Self. In essence he supports the Socratic dictum that the unexamined life is not worth living. Dr. Kalellis’s straightforward presentation is worthy of highest praise.”
Demetria De Lia, Ph.D., Dean of Curriculum, The New Jersey Center of Modern Psychoanalysis

,

“A must read for those who seek positive change in their lives. Dr. Kalellis’s warm and personal style welcomes the reader and encourages self-exploration and personal growth. In every chapter, he offers practical approaches to achieving a happier and more rewarding life.”
Christine McIntyre, MSW, LCSW, Family Therapist

,

“Following Peter M. Kalellis’s bestseller, Restoring Relationships: Five Things to Try Before You Say Goodbye, comes a perceptive, provocative, life-altering book that introduces answers for those who are on a quest, seeking what is missing in their lives. Restoring Your Self contains five parts; each part consists of four chapters, and each chapter ends with directives that help the reader rediscover the potential of Self and enable the creation of a new and better life. This psycho-spiritual book provides ways of achieving self-evaluation, self-esteem, unconditional self-acceptance, forgiveness, and self-transformation. Read this book and be prepared to cherish the possible and desirable changes in your life.”
The National Herald, New York

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“Dr. Kalellis knows the human heart. He has great depth of intellect. In Restoring Your Self he reaches deep down to the center. His message is luminous and is brimming with new ideas to manage our lives.”
Ernie Anastos, TV News Anchor, CBS 2, New York

,

“In this insightful and highly practical book, Dr. Peter M. Kalellis carefully guides the reader in the use of strategies for living a happy, more productive life. Dr. Kalellis has the ability to blend psychological insights with specific applications to our daily lives in a warm and inspirational writing style. A highly useful book.”
Frank J. Esposito, Interim President, Kean University

9780824519346
Paperback / 176 pages
CROSSROAD, 2002

Dimensions: 6 x 9