Women often feel that no matter what they do, it's not enough. This book helps readers understand why they may feel that way (it's not because they're not good at what they do) and gives practical advice to help women shed the guilt and step into contentment.
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown
Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.
Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions by MD Peter R. Breggin
With the first unified theory of guilt, shame, and anxiety, this pioneering psychiatrist and critic of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs examines the causes and effects of psychological and emotional suffering from the perspective of biological evolution, child development, and mature adult decision-making. Drawing on evolution, neuroscience, and decades of clinical experience, Dr. Breggin analyzes what he calls our negative legacy emotions-the painful emotional heritage that encumbers all human beings. The author marshals evidence that we evolved as the most violent and yet most empathic creatures on Earth. Evolution dealt with this species-threatening conflict between our violence and our close-knit social life by building guilt, shame, and anxiety into our genes. These inhibiting emotions were needed prehistorically to control our self-assertiveness and aggression within intimate family and clan relationships. Dr. Breggin shows how guilt, shame, and anxiety eventually became self-defeating and demoralizing legacies from our primitive past, which no longer play any useful or positive role in mature adult life. He then guides the reader through the Three Steps to Emotional Freedom, starting with how to identify negative legacy emotions and then how to reject their control over us. Finally, he describes how to triumph over and transcend guilt, shame, and anxiety on the way to greater emotional freedom and a more rational, loving, and productive life.
What Women Should Know About Letting It Go: Breaking Free from the Power of Guilt, Discouragement, and Defeat by Christin Ditchfield
Publisher: Leafwood Publishers
You may be weighed down by feelings of guilt, discouragement, and defeat and unable to live the abundant life. You don't have to stay stuck in this endless cycle any longer. You have a choice! Sharing from her own personal experiences and the life-changing truths of Scripture, Christin Ditchfield helps you: • Identify the things that are holding you back, keeping you from living the life for which you were created! • Break free from your unhealthy thought patterns, attitudes, and behaviors.• Learn from past failures and mistakes--and then learn to let them go! • Hold on to the grace, peace, joy, hope, and freedom that is already yours in Jesus!
The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything by Clea Shearer
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
"The ... authors of The Home Edit show you how to contain the chaos and organize every aspect of your life, including hobbies and activities, work and office spaces, luggage and travel, and so much more"--
Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding by Daniel Lieberman
If exercise is healthy (so good for you!), why do many people dislike or avoid it? These engaging stories and explanations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising--not to mention sitting, sleeping, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing. "Strikes a perfect balance of scholarship, wit, and enthusiasm." --Bill Bryson, New York Times best-selling author of The Body · If we are born to walk and run, why do most of us take it easy whenever possible? · Does running ruin your knees? · Should we do weights, cardio, or high-intensity training? · Is sitting really the new smoking? · Can you lose weight by walking? · And how do we make sense of the conflicting, anxiety-inducing information about rest, physical activity, and exercise with which we are bombarded? In this myth-busting book, Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a pioneering researcher on the evolution of human physical activity, tells the story of how we never evolved to exercise--to do voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. Using his own research and experiences throughout the world, Lieberman recounts without jargon how and why humans evolved to walk, run, dig, and do other necessary and rewarding physical activities while avoiding needless exertion. Exercised is entertaining and enlightening but also constructive. As our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases such as diabetes, Lieberman audaciously argues that to become more active we need to do more than medicalize and commodify exercise. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, Lieberman suggests how we can make exercise more enjoyable, rather than shaming and blaming people for avoiding it. He also tackles the question of whether you can exercise too much, even as he explains why exercise can reduce our vulnerability to the diseases mostly likely to make us sick and kill us.
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