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Emotional Healing Through Mindfulness Meditation: Stories and Meditations for Women Seeking Wholeness
Emotional Healing Through Mindfulness Meditation
Stories and Meditations for Women Seeking Wholeness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819987

Explores how women can heal deep emotional pain through a new therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness meditation with psychotherapy.

- Includes 8 vivid stories of women overcoming great emotional pain and life obstacles through Mindfulness Psychotherapy.

- Each story is followed by a discussion and a relevant mindfulness meditation.

- Guided meditations are included on an accompanying 60-minute CD.

As a result of her years of working with women as a psychotherapist, Barbara Miller Fishman developed the discipline of Mindfulness Psychotherapy--a combination of mindfulness meditation and psychotherapy that, taken together, describe a path toward wholeness. Now she presents the integration of her life's work through the poignant stories of eight women--all faced with critical decisions and tough life circumstances--and how they used Mindfulness Psychotherapy to attain greater levels of peace and well-being.

The author offers a radical shift in a woman's relationship to life. Readers will discover the importance of naming a life problem, accepting the "is-ness" of it, developing a matter-of-fact curiosity, and exploring the mind/body reactions that we call emotional pain. The path continues as the reader creates an observing self and discovers the deep compassion that ultimately heals. Once learned, these six awareness practices can be used to face difficult situations, discover self-acceptance, and release the love needed to reside fully in one's whole self.
Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health
Mother-Daughter Wisdom
Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health
Paperback      ISBN: 0553380125

With such groundbreaking bestsellers as Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, Dr. Christiane Northrup is one of today's most trusted and visionary medical experts. Now she presents her most profound and revolutionary approach to women's health. . . .

The mother-daughter relationship sets the stage for our state of health and well-being for our entire lives. Because our mothers are our first and most powerful female role models, our most deeply ingrained beliefs about ourselves as women come from them. And our behavior in relationships--with food, with our children, with our mates, and with ourselves--is a reflection of those beliefs. Once we understand our mother-daughter bonds, we can rebuild our own health, whatever our age, and create a lasting positive legacy for the next generation.

Mother-Daughter Wisdom introduces an entirely new map of female development, exploring the "five facets of feminine power," which range from the basics of physical self-care to the discovery of passion and purpose in life. This blueprint allows any woman--whether or not she has children---to repair the gaps in her own upbringing and create a better adult relationship with her mother. If she has her own daughter, it will help her be the mother she has always wanted to be.

Drawing on patient case histories and personal experiences, Dr. Northrup also presents findings at the cutting edge of medicine and psychology. Discover:

-How to lay the nutritional foundation to prevent eating disorders and adult diseases
-The truth about the immunization controversy-and the true meaning of immunity
-How we can change our genetic health legacy
-Why financial literacy is essential to women's health
-How to foster healthy sexuality and future "love maps" in our daughters
-How to balance independence with caring, and individual growth with family ties

Written with warmth, enthusiasm, and rare intelligence, Mother-Daughter Wisdom is an indispensable book destined to change lives and become essential reading for all women.
Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine
Invisible
How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807023957
Hailed by PopSugar, BookRiot, and Autostraddle, this is a vital exploration of the ways in which society overlooks--and fails--women with disabilities and chronic illnesses by assuming they are "just fine"

Miriam's doctor didn't believe she had breast cancer. She did.

Sophie navigates being the only black scientist in her lab while studying the very disease, HIV, that she hides from her coworkers.

For Victoria, coming out as a transgender woman was less difficult than coming out as bipolar.

Author Michele Lent Hirsch knew she couldn't be the only woman who's faced serious health issues at a young age, as well as the resulting effects on her career, her relationships, and her sense of self. What she found while researching Invisible was a surprisingly large and overlooked population with important stories to tell.

Though young women with serious illness tend to be seen as outliers, young female patients are in fact the primary demographic for many illnesses. They are also one of the most ignored groups in our medical system--a system where young women, especially women of color and trans women, are invisible.

And because of expectations about gender and age, young women with health issues must often deal with bias in their careers and personal lives. Not only do they feel pressured to seem perfect and youthful, they also find themselves amid labyrinthine obstacles in a culture that has one narrow idea of womanhood.

Lent Hirsch weaves her own harrowing experiences together with stories from other women, perspectives from sociologists on structural inequality, and insights from neuroscientists on misogyny in health research. She shows how health issues and disabilities amplify what women in general already confront: warped beauty standards, workplace sexism, worries about romantic partners, and mistrust of their own bodies. By shining a light on this hidden demographic, Lent Hirsch explores the challenges that all women face.
Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!
Master Your Metabolism
The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307450732

Does it feel as if you're fighting your body to lose even one pound--or just to maintain your current weight? Respected health and wellness expert and bestselling author Jillian Michaels has been there, too. So she consulted top experts in the field of metabolism and discovered that she'd inadvertently been abusing her endocrine system for years. After "fixing" her own metabolism, she decided to share what she learned by devising this simple, 3-phase plan that engages all the weight-loss hormones (including the friendly HGH, testosterone, DHEA; and the not-so-friendly: insulin, cortisol, and excess estrogen).

In Master Your Metabolism, discover how to:
-REMOVE "anti-nutrients" from your diet
-RESTORE foods that speak directly to fat-burning genes
-REBALANCE energy and your hormones for effortless weight loss

Michaels offers a wealth of information throughout, including: shopping lists and online shopping resources, hormone-trigger food charts, how to eat "power nutrient" foods on a budget, smart strategies for eating out, quick and easy recipes, as well as mini-programs for addressing PMS, andropause, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and menopause.
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition, Deluxe Edition: The Way to Physical Perfection (Includes DVD) [With DVD]
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition, Deluxe Edition
The Way to Physical Perfection (Includes DVD) [With DVD]
Paperback      ISBN: 1578262658
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition
Includes Free DVD

The follow-along DVD designed to help every woman get that toned and slender waistline.

The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition shows women how to get the abs she wants...and her man desires. The abdominal muscles, stomach, and waistline are targeted in this unique book and DVD combo, featuring the best exercises, the best nutrition plan, and the best training schedule out there.

The invigorating 14-day program includes a follow-along DVD to jumpstart the break-in workout. Combining traditional and trendy exercises, this book uses the periodization principle to teach a quick, easy way to burn body fat and create a slender but toned waist. Inside you'll find:

- just-for-women features like a focus on reducing body fat and motivation techniques

- dozens of specially selected abdominal exercises, from traditional crunches to stability and medicine balls

- an all-new 30-minute follow-along DVD to keep you motivated

The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition has everything that made the original editions so popular, without the gimmicks, diet pills, or gadgets.
Your Guy's Guide to Gynecology: Everything You Wish He Knew About Your Body If He Wasn't Afraid to Ask
Your Guy's Guide to Gynecology
Everything You Wish He Knew About Your Body If He Wasn't Afraid to Ask
Paperback      ISBN: 0965506770

Simple, straightforward language laced with cartoons and humor have joined hands at last in telling all a woman and her partner need to know about gynecology. Casting aside medical gobbledegook, Your Guy's Guide to Gynecology, says it all, for those who really care about their relationship. Here is a useful and practical reference book that should be in every home library.
-- Throughout the book, medical-looking characters and sketches jump out of the pages at the reader to clarify and emphasize points

The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
The Morning After
A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0813551633

Since 2006, when the "morning-after pill" Plan B was first sold over the counter, sales of emergency contraceptives have soared, becoming an $80-million industry in the United States and throughout the Western world. But emergency contraception is nothing new. It has a long and often contentious history as the subject of clashes not only between medical researchers and religious groups, but also between different factions of feminist health advocates.

The Morning After tells the story of emergency contraception in America from the 1960s to the present day and, more importantly, it tells the story of the women who have used it. Side-stepping simplistic readings of these women as either radical feminist trailblazers or guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, medical historian Heather Munro Prescott offers a portrait of how ordinary women participated in the development and popularization of emergency contraception, bringing a groundbreaking technology into the mainstream with the potential to alter radically reproductive health practices.

Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
Natural Health After Birth
The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819308

Provides essential advice for adjusting to the many challenges facing women during the first year after giving birth.

- Offers practical tips for finding balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self.

- Provides helpful herbal tips and recipes and includes gentle yoga exercises.

- Addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child.

- By the author of The Natural Pregnancy Book and Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide.

New mothers need care and support to adjust to the myriad challenges facing them after birth: changing body image, lifestyle, work arrangements, and relationships. Midwife, herbalist, and mother of four, Aviva Jill Romm shares her insights into how to make this crucial time a happy one. She provides essential advice for preparing for the postpartum period, coping during the first few days after the birth, establishing a successful breast-feeding relationship, getting enough rest, eating well even with a hectic schedule, and finding time to regain strength and tone with gentle yoga exercises. Woven throughout are helpful herbal tips and recipes to make the first year of motherhood a naturally healthy one.

Natural Health after Birth also addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child. This book provides support both for women who plan to be home full or part time during the first year and those who must return to their jobs soon after the birth. With humor and compassion, Romm offers mothers practical wisdom for attaining the delicate balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self.
After Breast Cancer: A Common-Sense Guide to Life After Treatment
After Breast Cancer
A Common-Sense Guide to Life After Treatment
Paperback      ISBN: 0553384252

As women quickly discover, their life when treatment ends is very different from what it was before their diagnosis. Often exhausted, anxious, and emotionally volatile, they are beset by physical discomforts, fearful of intimacy, afraid for their children, worried about recurrence. Anticipating a return to "normalcy," they discover that the old version of normal no longer applies.

There could be no more knowledgeable guide for women embarking on this complicated journey than Hester Hill Schnipper, who is herself both an experienced oncology social worker and a breast cancer survivor. This comprehensive handbook provides jargon-free information on the wide range of practical issues women face as they navigate the journey back to health, including:

-Managing physical problems such as fatigue, hot flashes, and aches and pains

-Handling relationships: your children, your partner, your parents, your friends.

-How to regain emotional and sexual intimacy

-Coping with financial and workplace issues

-Genetic testing: why, whether, when

-How to move beyond the fear of recurrence

-And much more

This indispensable book will help you rediscover your capacity for joy as you move forward into the future--as a survivor.
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Paperback      ISBN: 0738218936
The classic week-by-week guide to a happy, healthy pregnancy--celebrating over 30 years of expert advice
Doctors recommend it and pregnant couples rely on it--and you and your partner will find it indispensable For over thirty years, Dr. Glade B. Curtis and Judith Schuler have helped millions of parents-to-be navigate and prepare for the most exciting and challenging time of their lives--and now they'll help you.
With Your Pregnancy's signature week-by-week format, including illustrations of your baby, you'll easily and comfortably follow your baby's development as it grows during these exciting 40 weeks. Whether you're a first-time parent just learning to navigate pregnancy or an experienced pro, Your Pregnancy Week by Week is the perfect, comprehensive resource to guide you through your pregnancy. In this eighth edition, Dr. Curtis and Schuler address today's most pressing questions and concerns, including:
  • Detailed descriptions and illustrations of baby's development
  • Information on medical tests and procedures
  • Tips on nutrition, your overall health and how it affects your growing baby
  • Safe and easy weekly exercises to help you stay in shape
Covering a wide range of new topics such as elective delivery, electronic cigarettes, pregorexia, salt-therapy spas, belly bands before and after pregnancy, and men preparing for pregnancy, Your Pregnancy Week by Week makes sure you and your partner will have everything you need to know at your fingertips--for this pregnancy and for any to follow.