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The Worn out Woman: When Life Is Full and Your Spirit Is Emptyby Alice Gray
Synopses & Reviews
For the growing number of women who want to drop out because they are stressed out, this easy read provides practical solutions. Women can immediately apply these tools and strategies for limiting commitments, identifying gifts, dealing with emotions, nurturing the spirit, burying anxieties, facing the past, celebrating accomplishments, developing a support network, and protecting dreams. The Worn-Out Woman will help the reader trade in a life of running on empty for a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. She will find and recapture her passion, finally realizing the great potential God gave her.
You’ve come a long way...maybe.
“Most days I feel overwhelmed.”
“I want to run away and start over.”
“The joy and excitement are gone.”
There are more than 60 million worn-out women in the U.S. today. If you’re among them, this book will be like a retreat for your soul.
One short chapter at a time, you’ll find simple steps to bring back the joy and energy of a rich life. What’s more, you’ll finally understand and learn to manage the sources of your exhaustion—perfectionism, guilt, unrealistic expectations, and difficult people—in a healthy way.
Story Behind the Book
We have written this book because it will provide the worn out women of today’s society with practical solutions to those who want to drop out because they are stressed out. Although some of you will look for quick checklists… wanting to jump to the “just let me unclutter my life” sections… we know the value of uncluttering you heart first. For that reason, we’ve included chapters for all areas of your life—emotional, mental, social, physical and spiritual. Most other books focus on learning to say no, simplifying your lifestyle, organization, and nurturing your spirit. Our book is unique because it includes all of these but also covers solutions for the root causes of why women do too much.
Filled with an abundance of effective tips, techniques, strategies, and tools, a motivational guide shows women how to effectively realize dreams and reach goals by limiting commitments, identifying gifts, dealing with emotions, nourishing the spirit, overcoming anxieties, and confronting the past. Original.
Dr. Steve Stephens
Steve Stephens is a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, seminar speaker, and author of twelve books. Dr. Stephens is a member of the American Psychology Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Stephens is the author of sixteen books, including the Lists to Live By series. He lives with his wife, Tami, and three children in Oregon.
Alice Gray is an inspirational conference speaker and the creator and compiler of the bestselling, awardwinning Stories for the Heart book series, and she has over thirty-five books to her credit with over 5 million in print. Alice has been a guest on a variety of Christian Radio and television shows in the US and Canada. She and her husband, Al, live in Arizona.
Table of Contents
Prologue : winter night — Whats going on? — Telling your story — Shoulds and oughts — Time for a change — Playing to your strengths — When your lamp burns low — Face to the sunshine — Yellow umbrellas — The secret of simplicity — Soul nurturing — You gotta have friends — Burlap people — The gift of forgiveness — Worry is a rocking chair — When dreams shatter — Starting your day right — Sleep tight — So much beauty.
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