The Gift of

A Workbook to Help You Build Confidence, Recognize Your Worth, and Learn to Finally Love Yourself

by Mary Jelkovsky


The Gift of

A Workbook to Help You Build Confidence, Recognize Your Worth, and Learn to Finally Love Yourself

by Mary Jelkovsky


give yourself
the gift of self-love

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about the book

If you are struggling to love yourself, then this inspiring and interactive self-love workbook is for you.

The Gift of Self-Love by Mary Jelkovsky
The Gift of Self-Love is an honest, heartfelt, and relatable book that will guide you on your journey to self-love. Author Mary Jelkovsky, better known on Instagram as @maryscupofteaa, shares her story of conquering her insecurities (after years of an eating disorder and intense, self-sabotaging work as a bikini fitness model) and finally learning to love herself exactly as she is. 

Filled with heartfelt advice, thought-provoking exercises, and self-love challenges, this book will help boost your self-esteem and finally see yourself as the amazing, beautiful person you already are.

Written like a letter to a close friend, this self-love book guides you on a journey that will help you build confidence, conquer body-image struggles, and finally give yourself the gift of self-love.

Share your self-love journey with us by using #GiftofSelfLoveBook on Instagram!
This book includes...
  • A mix of Mary's Personal Stories, Research, and Meaningful Advice to help you accept and celebrate yourself for who you are
  • Journaling Exercises to help you rewrite limiting beliefs and stop pressuring yourself to meet other people's expectations
  • A Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Quiz to assess how you feel about yourself today and identify areas to give yourself more love
  • ​A Positive Self-Talk Guide to help you reframe your thoughts and silence the negative voice in your head
  • Recommendations for Loving Your Body and embracing healthy living at any size
  •  ... and more!
Praise for The Gift of Self-Love
This book reminds people of the importance of learning to be kind and supportive to themselves and appreciate themselves for who they are.

—Dr. Kristin Neff, PhD, bestselling author of Self-Compassion: the Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
“Mary has written a game changing book that will change the lives of so many women! She bravely tackles the topic of radical self love and how that can and will impact any woman with body issues (all of us!) but especially women struggling with eating disorders. This book gives people permission to embrace their bodies and love themselves for who they truly are.”

—Regena Thomashauer, author of Pussy: A Reclamation
This workbook is filled with actionable advice that will actually help you put self-love into practice (the most important part!). This book will help you work through the beliefs and expectations that have kept you stuck, and help you realize that you are wonderful exactly as you are.”

—Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet
“In this relatable and practical workbook, Mary helps move people from disempowering self-criticism to renewed self-love.”

—Kara Loewentheil, J.D., M.C.C., host of the UnF*ck Your Brain podcast
“Mary reminds us that one of the kindest acts of self-care involves tuning out the pressures of the outside world and learning to appreciate ourselves for who we truly are.”

—Shannon Kaiser author of The Self-Love Experiment and Joy Seeker
“For topics so nuanced, despicably monetized, and often traumatizing, Mary tackles body image, diet culture, and self acceptance masterfully. She seamlessly weaves together data, anecdotes, and poignant questions to paint a picture of what self-love could look like in the real, everyday version of our lives if we’re brave enough to reach out and take it.”

—Zoe Marshall, TV writer and producer
“Through a lens of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, Mary has written a supportive, encouraging book to help you fight diet culture and come to a place of gratitude for the mere existence of your body. By relating to her personal story, Mary will help you see that you’re not alone in your struggles with food and your body and will give you the courage to make the changes you need to live a trusting, sensual, and meaningful life. I highly recommend this beautiful, compassionate book for all who need a guidebook toward self-appreciation and self-love.”

—Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, nutrition therapist and author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens and The Intuitive Eating Journal—Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food; Co-author of Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook
"Mary is a pioneer in the self love movement and really does gets it. This book is an absolute must read for any woman who wants to heal her relationship with food and her body, and connect with her true power."

—Melissa Wells, Hay House Author, Speaker & Coach, Founder of The Self Love Summit


Mary Jelkovsky author bio
As a public speaker, published author, and women’s retreat host, I’ve lead thousands of women in their journey to self-love. 

But things weren’t always so sweet. All of this came from an 8-year battle with an eating disorder that left me feeling lost, lonely, and broken. After finally deciding to heal my body, mind and spirit, I started my online platform, Mary’s Cup of Tea, to help women be more confident in their bodies and love themselves unconditionally.

My story has been featured in places like TEDx, Teen Vogue, and Health Magazine because unfortunately, so many women know what it’s like to hate their bodies. I’m committed to changing this trend by empowering people of all shapes and sizes through my social media, online programs, and worldwide self-love retreats.

Now, I'm sharing my life story and most sought-after advice in my new book, The Gift of Self-Love:  A Workbook to Help You Build Confidence, Recognize Your Worth, and Learn to Finally Love Yourself
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