Eat the Cookie...Buy the Shoes: Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up (Hardcover)

Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up

By Joyce Meyer

Faithwords, 9780446538640, 190pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2010



Engrained in our culture is the belief that unbending discipline is the only sure way to success. You "must" go to the gym five times a week, "never" order the dessert, and don't even "think" about buying that dress you keep staring at in the store window. Breaking from such a regimented lifestyle is a sign of weakness, right? Wrong -and Joyce wants to tell us why...
Though setting rules in our lives are important, it's just as important that we break them from time-to-time. Structure is a powerful tool, but when diverging from your own goals is seen as catastrophic, it can have a hugely negative effect on us. Balance is a core value in life and every once in awhile we deserve to indulge in a guilty pleasure or two. So don't feel bad about straying from your goals every once-in-awhile and in fact, embrace it: eat the cookie and buy the shoes.

About the Author

Joyce Meyer has been in full-time ministry since 1980. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy inspirational books. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's "Enjoying Everyday Life" television and radio programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences in the US and abroad.

Joyce and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit her website at