The Self Care Solution

Author: Julie Burton
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631520695
Format: PDF, Docs
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Combining the thoughtful and expert narrative of a veteran mom of four children with the voices of hundreds of moms she surveyed, The Self-Care Solution offers insightful answers to poignant questions about how mothers take care of themselves, their relationships, and their jobs while raising their children—and how they don’t. Here, mothers reveal their struggles with self-care, and the consequences of neglecting themselves and their relationships, and share successful strategies to combat these issues. Each chapter also includes reflective self-assessment questions for mothers to gauge where they are from a self-care standpoint, as well as lists of tried and true tools they can employ to achieve more balance, and ultimately more satisfaction, within themselves and in their relationships. Inspirational yet practical, The Self-Care Solution will dramatically impact women who are navigating the critical responsibility of motherhood while attempting to stay true to themselves.

Body 2 0

Author: Krista Hammerbacher Haapala
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631521322
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To honor her mother's deathbed advice to head off breast cancer to “be there” for her boys, Krista Hammerbacher Haapala chose to trade healthy breasts for longevity and peace of mind. In Body 2.0, Haapala chronicles the personal research, medical process, bodily changes, and the emotional toll involved in the more than two-year odyssey of what she referred to as her “Body 2.0 vision quest.” Through it all, Haapala shares her insights for living awake during even the darkest times, and captures the raw ebbs and flows she and her family experience in the face of her wrenching decision. She takes on body image, the sexualization of breast cancer, motherhood, and maternal relationships, as well as how to sustain an intimate, loving partnership. An unflinching, irreverent take on preventative double mastectomy, Body 2.0 is a guide to reframing adversity, finding inspiration, and shaping your own life.

The Family Game

Author: Paul Gaffney
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178901073X
Format: PDF
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This book is about sport, parenting and family life. Drawing on my experience of working as a clinical & counselling psychologist with children, adults and families experiencing a range of problems, and with sports people and coaches striving for excellence, it will outline practical strategies for living better lives together.

The Empowered Mama

Author: Lisa Druxman
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1631594451
Format: PDF
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Get powerful tools to nurture and replenish your body and mind in The Empowered Mama Moms who work are trying to juggle the roles of wife, mother, and homemaker while also being professional, competent businesswomen. They never feel they get enough done, but they rarely acknowledge that they are wife, mother, lover, friend, cook, nurse, housekeeper, businessperson, driver, volunteer, dog walker, and more. Many moms feel like they can't take time to replenish their bodies or minds. There's just not enough time and it seems selfish to take time when families and work still demand more. The Empowered Mama is a practical and interactive workbook full of simple, powerful tools to help moms reconnect with themselves on the journey through motherhood. Author Lisa Druxman uplifts, inspires, and takes moms on a journey not just to rediscover themselves but to fall in love with motherhood again. Whether you are a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, this book will add balance to your life. This book focuses on all the other parts of a mom's life - relationships at work, tackling built-up stressors, cleaning up one's diet, even going green and being more mindful about the environment - with the intuitive understanding that getting the rest of your life in order will only reap huge dividends for your family. Since there will never be more hours in the day, The Empowered Mama will help you maximize the hours you do have to accomplish what matters most.

What Happy Working Mothers Know

Author: Cathy L. Greenberg, Ph.D
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470531587
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A fact-based and proven approach to help working mothers rediscover happiness as they balance their duties at home and work Science and sociology have made great strides in understanding what makes us happy and how we achieve it. For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to find the right balance and replace stress with happiness. Written by a behavioral scientist and global leadership guru, and an international lawyer and career coach, this mom-friendly guide offers practical tactics that truly work. The demands of juggling work and home lead many women to try to do everything and be everything to everyone. In the effort to be Superwoman, many women lose sight of what makes them happy and they fail to realize how important their happiness is to being a good worker and a good mother. The key to being your best at everything you do is to take care of your happiness the way you take care of your health, through conscious choices every day. You’ll learn to overcome obstacles, apply lessons learned at work to your motherhood skills, and learn lessons from your children that you can apply at work. Includes interactive activities that illustrate important lessons in the book Shows you how to use positive psychology to shift from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality for workplace success Helps you tap into your own sense of joy every day for your own happiness and the happiness of those around you Science-based and packed with real case studies of real working moms Written by authors with impeccable qualifications and real-world experience Many moms raise great kids and achieve the professional success they desire and deserve, but if they aren’t happy, what’s the point? This book doesn’t show you how to have it all, but how to have all the things that really matter.

Be Fruitful

Author: Victoria Maizes, MD
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645481
Format: PDF
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From an internationally recognized integrative physician, a thorough guide to fertility that encompasses all aspects of female well-being to help women prepare their bodies for easy conception, pregnancy, and the delivery of healthy babies. The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an expert on women’s health and the executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, delivers all the information women and their partners need in order to conceive with ease and confidence, and to bear healthy children. Warm, friendly, and hands-on, Be Fruitful offers a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional, and practical roadblocks that may interfere with conception, as well as clear and easy-to-follow dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations proven to increase optimal fertility. Dr. Maizes details how nutrition, mind-body practices, elimination of environmental toxins, and traditional Chinese medicine can all contribute to a successful pregnancy. Unique in its integrative approach, Be Fruitful acknowledges that wellness comes from caring for the entire person—not just the physical body—a crucial factor for the countless women trying to conceive and committed to transforming their overall health.

Mommy Guilt

Author: Julie Bort
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814413685
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors encourage parents to let go of unobtainable--and ill-advised--goals in favor of parenting philosophies that concentrate on the whole family. This eye-opening book presents the results of an original, never-before-published nationwide survey of over 1,300 parents.

Mother Nurture

Author: Rick Hansen
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780142000625
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents practical ideas on ways to help mothers enhance their moods, promote energy and health, and build intimacy with partners, discussing such topics as diet, stress relief, and eating patterns.

Self Care 101

Author: Shelley Hillesheim
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996762304
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shelley Hunter Hillesheim helps you construct Team YOU-your very own support system and personal well-being team. Through Self-Care Dares and exercises, Shelley leads you to identify what you need and how to take inspired action steps to "put your own oxygen mask on first." You will intentionally design a more complete and fulfilled life where you get to experience self-care as the center of your day-to-day living, which ultimately nourishes and flourishes every other aspect of your life. Self-Care 101 is for YOU if you find yourself asking: *How do I make time for ME? *Why does life always seem so overwhelming? *Why am I so depleted and exhausted all of the time? *Is it possible to take care of myself without feeling guilty? *How in the world do I get the support I need for making myself a priority? Shelley guides you through the journey to arrive at empowered awareness, sustainable practices to address your body, mind and soul, and a new story that honors Team YOU.

Mothers Who Can t Love

Author: Susan Forward
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062204351
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse. Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can’t Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests. Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can’t Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.