You Don't Have to Eat the Eyeballs

You Don't Have to Eat the Eyeballs : A Story of Travel, People-Pleasing & True Self-Love

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One day, on a remote island, Katrina Bos found herself faced with having to literally eat fish eyeballs. When she told her friends later about it, some asked her why she did it... Why didn't she just say "no"?

Well, because she had never considered that she could say "no". She was a longtime people-pleaser who almost never considered her own desires, preferences or comfort if it meant possibly disappointing someone else. She had been metaphorically "eating the eyeballs" for her whole life.

Does this sound like you? Are you the kind of person who tends to sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of others? Are you too polite? Is it hard to be honest if it means disappointing someone? Are you living to please everyone except yourself?

In You Don't Have to Eat the Eyeballs, Katrina Bos shares her journey from eternal people-pleaser to finding true self-love and connection, leaving her days of eating eyeballs (real and in everyday life) behind her.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 196g
  • English
  • 0228818281
  • 9780228818281
  • 1,419,807

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"This book was such an amazing read! I devoured it in one sitting and was sad when it was over. So many times in this book I caught myself 100% relating to the words on the page. I am sure any reader will have similar moments during the book. It was such a thought provoking read and made me question why we do what we do. Why do we look to others for our acceptance when we need to learn to just be who we truly are. and love every last unique cell of our being. This will be a book that I will read and reread it many times. Thank you Katrina for your personal journey that you shared with us!" Shelley Adams, Canada

"Oh, I just love this book. The story you start the book with is written so well, I laughed through it.. and entered your journey, which soon became my journey. I love how you write in a way where you stick to your experience, and then so smoothly you open it up for me (the reader), you invite me into a state of introspection, without ever asking me to do so. And this is what I love the most about a book, the (silent) invitation to stop, be awake, and meet oneself - it's the kindest way to share good stuff!

This book has this quality of widening the awareness of the reader, so life cannot be the same anymore, things start to shift, different states of mind or emotions start to occur, even mix up in a chaotic way, dreams communicate more. It really spoke to me!

I think, or shall I say - feel, I'm a more firm woman today, yet more soft, and the book had to do something with it. I think you have laid a beautiful foundation with it for us women to unite, to feel this 'across-the-globe' connection with each other. I don't know, maybe it's because I've been watching your videos and could hear you actually telling me your book, but I could really relate also to all the friends of yours that took places in stories. I could really feel this universal woman-hood. You actually start all of the chapters with a story, where a woman friend is mentioned (also the ones from the island, you mostly focus on your hostess). So, what I want to say here is that I sense it's a book women could totally relate to." Arna, Slovenia
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