An inspiring and illuminating guide to true self care, from the sage teacher and breakout star of the critically acclaimed drama, Queen Sugar, from Executive Producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay for OWN.
Featured on Essence Magazine's Culture List
In all your years of schooling, did you ever take a single class that explained how to navigate the hurt, drama, and fear that come with living? Tina Lifford sure didn’t. She learned the hard way—through experience as both a Hollywood actress and as the founder of the personal development network The Inner Fitness Project. Now, she brings together her own hard-won insights as well as those of her clients in this helpful and transformative guide. A blend of personal anecdotes and meaningful, practical—and most important, actionable—advice, The Little Book of Big Lies is the life skills class you need to nurture the inner you and move beyond the past.
In fourteen raw, personal stories, Tina teaches you how to change your self-perception—to see yourself in the best possible light, to love and honor what you see, and to forge a new sense of what’s possible in every aspect of your life. But make no mistake, The Little Book of Big Lies is not a “rah-rah” quick fix for fear and pain. Like physical fitness, building and maintaining emotional strength requires continued effort. This invaluable book is the foundation you need to start building inner health and well-being so you can thrive.
Tina guides you on a journey of self-discovery that will help you turn shame into self-acceptance, self-rejection into self-love, blame into freedom, and old hurt into power. Wise and powerful, The Little Book of Big Lies will completely change how you think and live.
About the Author
Tina Lifford began her acting career in 1983. Since then, the veteran Hollywood actress’s multi-faceted career has left an imprint on audiences worldwide. She currently plays Aunt Vi on Queen Sugar, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network’s hit television show. She is also recognized playwright and CEO of The Inner Fitness Project, a personal development network that teaches individuals to focus more on thriving than on surviving. She desires to inspire people from all walks of life to invest in their emotional wellbeing and act on their dreams so that they can feel less stressed and respond to life with more personal power, insight, and wisdom.
“In, The Little Book of Big Lies, Beloved Tina Lifford proves herself to be an "inner workout" coach. So many things we accept as truth simply aren't. So many things that we accept without question, stunt our growth. If you are ready to work through some lies that may be holding you back, give this little book a big read.”
— Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, Spiritual Life Coach, Host, Iyanla Fix My Life
“This little book is overflowing with the wisdom, vitality, truth telling and magic that could only be called Tina Lifford.”
— Eve Ensler author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology
“From the moment I met Tina Lifford, I knew this beautiful woman had a gift. She is profoundly wise and has the most gentle, reassuring voice. As she takes us through her life lessons in The Little Book of Big Lies, she helps guide our path to a better understanding of ourselves. I’m now an Inner Fitness devotee, and you will be too after reading this gem-filled book.”
— Shaun Robinson, founder of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation, producer, and author of Exactly As I Am
Lifford’s sage lessons will be an antidote to poisonous thoughts for those with battered self-esteem.
— Publishers Weekly