The Emotionally Exhausted Woman
Why You’re Feeling Depleted and How to Get What You Need
by Nancy Colier
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Pub Date 01 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2022
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted? Do you worry about being likable (at all cost)? Are you trying to do it all and be it all—all the time? This radically different self-care guide will help you find the courage needed to express your deepest needs, nurture self-awareness, and be yourself in a world that expects you to be everything to everyone.
If you’re like countless other women today, you probably feel overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, anxious, stressed, frustrated, or unsatisfied. Or all of the above! In addition to managing your own career and running a household, you may be taking on an abundance of emotional labor—tending to others’ needs at the expense of your own. If you’ve spent your whole life trying to please and manage other peoples’ experience, it’s time to speak your truth out loud, stand in your own shoes, and live an authentic life—rather than just behave.
Written by therapist and spiritual teacher Nancy Colier, The Emotionally Exhausted Woman offers the validation, emotional support, and empowering skills you’ve been craving. You’ll discover insights grounded in self-respect and awareness, to help you be on your own side and uncover your deepest psychological, spiritual, and emotional needs without feeling guilt, shame, or judgment. You’ll learn why you are feeling depleted, why you take care of others at the expense of taking care of yourself, and how to develop a deeper form of self-care beyond the temporary respite of a spa retreat, bubble bath, or manicure. Finally, you’ll nurture greater awareness of what you truly need to achieve lasting vitality and fulfillment.
As women, we are culturally conditioned to believe that we should be able to do it all and should be all things to all people—all while smiling, looking perfect, and needing nothing for ourselves. At the end of the day, these pressures can leave us feeling depleted—in body, mind, and spirit. So, how can you start taking care of you in a deeper way? This empowering guide will help you gain a newfound awareness of your own needs, and find the courage to live a life that both nourishes and inspires you.
“The Emotionally Exhausted Woman is an invitation for women to reimagine the inner work of self-care as a path of sacred presence. Full of wisdom and inspiration, we are reminded of the creativity, vitality, intelligence, and compassion that are always here/now, expressing the essence of who we are.”
—Tara Brach, author of Trusting the Gold and Radical Acceptance
“Don’t be fooled by the size of this slim book. In just 147 mighty pages, Nancy Colier uses her insights as a psychotherapist to shake the comfortable box you live in and expose the roots of your depletion. She teaches you how to finally hang up your ‘Good Girl’ shoes, proudly own your needs, and mine your inner self for the restorative process you need.”
—Lesley Jane Seymour, founder of www.coveyclub.com and the Reinvent Yourself with Lesley Jane Seymour podcast, and former editor in chief of Marie Claire and More magazines
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