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The book that helped Liz Lokre on her journey of self-discovery

The Toronto singer-songwriter on how The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner continues to inspire.
Singer-songwriter Liz Lokre says David Benner's book The Gift of Being Yourself has helped her with writing. ( Press)

Liz Lokre's current reads are all about self-discovery. The Toronto singer-songwriter recently read The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner.

This recommendation originally aired on Sept. 4, 2017.

Developing understanding

"Deepening my understanding of who I am in relation to love, in relation to spirituality and in relation to God helps me define who I am uniquely as an artist, as a human being.

"This book explains that we typically look outside ourselves to inform our understanding of ourselves — we look to our influences, we look to our friends and our family and out circumstances. But we all need to take the time to look inwards. That's when we tend to discover our truest self. As an artist, knowing yourself is the most important thing." 

Liz Lokre's comments have been edited and condensed.

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