You just can’t trust anyone!” seems to be a constant refrain in the modern world. Indeed, learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult lessons. “That’s because trust is not a verb,” says legendary life coach Iyanla Vanzant, “it’s a noun. Trust is a state of mind and a state of being.”

Iyanla Vanzant, New York Times best-selling author and host of OWN’s popular reality TV showIyanla: Fix My Life, releases her latest empowerment book entitled TRUST: Mastering the 4 Essential Trusts on December 8th, 2015 published by Hay House, Inc. The book explains how to cultivate the liberating power of trust itself – by exploring what trust really is, how to trust, and why to trust. She outlines the special rewards which come after mastering the four essential trusts: trust in God, trust in yourself, trust in others, and trust in life.

“When we learn to trust others, it supports and eases the difficulty of life’s most challenging experiences. Trusting others gives you something to hold on to when it feels as if change is sucking the life out of you,” Iyanla says.

Too often our fear of whether or not we can really trust an individual or an institution and what they represent erodes our confidence and undermines our relationships. When trust is broken or there is a betrayal, it can bring us face-to-face with our shadow, revealing that someone has failed to live up to our expectations and thus “outs” our hidden beliefs. “You never get what you ask for; you always get what you expect,” says Iyanla. When someone betrays our trust it reveals the high price paid for such deep disconnection.

The pragmatic trust-building prescriptions featured in the book demonstrate how communication, consistency, and cooperation can remedy trust-destroying behaviors, revitalize us with increased authenticity, greater resilience, and renewed peace in every part of our lives.

TRUST: Mastering the 4 Essential Trusts is available on December 8th, 2015.

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