Psychology of Women
The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
Hardcover ISBN: 198481706x
Sexist expectations trap women in an unending cycle of stress--here's how to break free. The bestselling author of Come as You Are and her twin sister provide a simple scientifically-based, female-focused plan to avoid burnout, and affect positive change. What's expected of women and what it's like to be a woman today are very different things--and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between the two. How can you "love your body" when everything around you tells you you're inadequate? How do you "lean in" at work when you're already at 110% and aren't recognized for it? This paradox isn't going away any time soon, so let's stop ignoring it and change our relationship to it. Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion, going beyond platitudes ("Practice self-care!" "Set boundaries!") to confront obstacles that stand between women and well-being. You'll learn: * that stress is a biological cycle that has to be completed before your body can return to a state of relaxation * to control the "monitor" in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration * how the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies--and how to fight back * why rest, human connection, and reducing self-criticism are key to recovering from and preventing burnout Between science-based evidence, prescriptive advice told with humor, and helpful worksheets and exercises, all women will find something transformative in these pages--and will be empowered to create positive change.
Women Rowing North
Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1632869608
Presents a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age, exploring how the myriad roles and challenges of women can help promote balance and a transcendent sense of well-being.
20 Something, 20 Everything
A Quarter-life Woman's Guide to Balance and Direction
Paperback ISBN: 157731476x
Are you wrestling with a sense that you haven¹t done enough? Or you¹ve done it all and don¹t know what¹s next? If you¹ve ever wondered why you aren¹t enjoying the best years of your life, and why you¹re still mired in confusion about the choices you¹ve made or need to make, this book is for you. Faced with a career she worked hard to achieve but didn¹t like and the disintegration of her relationship, author Christine Hassler started talking to other twenty-something women and discovered a pattern. Many women in their twenties (and thirties) feel unsettled and struggle to reassess their positions on what Christine calls the twenties triangle: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? Throughout the book these questions become opportunities to identify and explore dreams and values. Rather than feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, readers can turn questions into maps that lead toward creating a career, a relationship and a life that fits just like a favorite pair of jeans.
How the Cultural Obsession With Appearance Hurts Girls and Women
Hardcover ISBN: 0062469770
Examines the detrimental effects of unrealistic beauty standards on women and girls, noting how the expectation of beauty is damaging to their success and well-being.
The Female Brain
Paperback ISBN: 0767920104
The founder of the first clinic in the country to study and treat women's brain functions provides a truly comprehensive look at the way women's minds work, combining two decades of research, real-life stories, and all of the latest information from the scientific community at large. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
How Women Decide
Paperback ISBN: 054494481x
So, you’ve earned a seat at the table. What happens next? From confidence gaps to power poses, leaning in to calling bias out, bossypants to girl bosses, women have been hearing a lot of advice lately. Most of this aims at greater success, but very little focuses on a key set of skills that ensures such success — making the wisest, strongest decisions. Every day, in every part of our lives, we face an increasing number of choices. Our futures depend not just on the results, but on how well we handle making these hard choices and the serious scrutiny that comes with them. But is a woman’s experience issuing a tough call any different from a man’s? Absolutely. From start to finish. Men and women approach decisions differently, though not necessarily in the ways we have been led to believe. Stress? It actually makes women more focused. Confidence? A healthy dose of self-questioning leads to much stronger decisions. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men — though they may pay a price for it. So why, then, does a real gap arise after the decision is made? Why are we quick to question a woman’s decisions but inclined to accept a man’s? And why is a man’s reputation as a smart decision-maker cemented after one big call, but a woman is expected to prove herself again and again? How Women Decide delivers lively, engaging stories of real women and their experiences, as well as expert, accessible analysis of what the science has to say. Cognitive psychologist Therese Huston breaks open the myths and opens up the conversation about how we can best shape our habits, perceptions, and strategies, not just to make the most of our own opportunities, but to reshape the culture and bring out the best decisions — regardless of who’s making them.
I Know How You Feel
The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives
Hardcover ISBN: 0544870271
The popular Psychology Today blogger and therapist shares expert insights into the complicated landscape of women's friendships, drawing on the real-life experiences of clients from all walks of life, as well as examples in literature and pop culture to offer counsel on a range of issues, from betrayal to rejection to difficult personalities. 40,000 first printing.