You Are Your Best Friend

Chronicle Books

  • This book serves as an artful and loving reminder: it's OK to put yourself first.

    We know self-care is important—after all, if we want to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves—but what does that actually mean? You Are Your Best Friend offers thoughtful tips for navigating the inevitable pressures of your daily grind. From practical advice and fun activities to strategies that will completely change your mind-set, these uplifting messages will help you cultivate a more compassionate, empathetic, and fulfilling life. Each brief lesson is accompanied by a cheerful illustration in this cozy read. And don't worry, taking good care of yourself is easier than it sounds—a little self-love goes a long way.
  • Anisa Makhoul Anisa MakhoulAnisa Makhoul is the daughter of a Lebanese beekeeper, and recently discovered her love for illustration. Anisa designed and screen printed clothing and fabric under her own label, Makool, for 10 years. She had her own shop in Portland, Oregon and received accolades from major publications.

    However, after giving birth to her son, her and her husband decided to pursue their dream of living abroad and moved to Amsterdam. The canal houses and the old world beauty of Europe sent her to the art supply store to purchase her very first set of gouache paints. Soon after, she started a blog, and in 2014, she had her very first solo show in Amsterdam.

    She now lives in sunny Portland, Oregon, but Europe will always have her heart.
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