Synopses & Reviews
Ever wonder why most women can juggle the kids, the office, and the kitchen renovation all at once but most men prefer to concentrate on one thing at a time? This is because women naturally have more connections than men do between their right and left brains, allowing them to divide their attention and multitask. Yet this mental ability to deal with multiple pressures and demands can ultimately have both a physical and a mental cost. Stress changes the brain physically and triggers physical symptoms in the body. Indeed, women today have markedly more problems with low moods and depression, anxiety and fears, attention and memory than women of just a few generations ago -- and markedly more than men.
In this groundbreaking new book, the first to focus on the unique strengths and innate genius of women's brains, psychiatrist, brain scientist, and medical intuitive Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz shows you that your feminine brain today is not your grandmother's brain: it's dramatically different from the traditional female brain of your ancestors -- and also quite different from a traditional man's brain. The New Feminine Brain explains how women of all ages can protect their hormonally sensitive brains from stress; shore up their moods, self-confidence, focus, and memory; and heal a host of emotional and physical problems. It also provides important health information for using and improving your intuition -- a fast form of intelligence that traditionally has been considered more readily accessible to women than men -- to help balance mind and body for better health, better relationships, and an overall better life.
Dr. Schulz makes brain science both engaging and accessible as she combines scientific research, patients' stories from her clinical practice, and personal stories of her work and life as a psychiatrist and a medical intuitive -- identities she learned to merge in order to better understand her own brain -- to help women more fully appreciate their own distinctive abilities. Questionnaires and quizzes throughout the book allow you to understand how your brain is wired, and guide you in rewiring and bolstering any connections that need it, with mental exercises, nutritional supplements, and the latest information on medications. As she helps you make your brain the best it can be, Dr. Schulz leads you on a fascinating, personalized journey of self-discovery and healing. From it you will gain a better appreciation of your innate genius, your intuition, and the amazing strengths of your new feminine brain.
"Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz has written a wise guidebook for women on how to thrive in a complex world filled with bewildering challenges and multiple roles. Women who do not understand the information in this book will be severely disadvantaged. Men, listen up. You need this wisdom, too."
-- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words
"At last, someone with medical expertise and wisdom has laid down the genius of feminine power. This book has bridged the body and mind with such exquisite clarity that it reads like poetry. It is the first to give a medical explanation for the special power of women's minds. Most important, women can understand how to enlist their full capacities and unique contributions."
-- Frank Lawlis, Ph.D., author of The ADD Answer
"Mona Lisa Schulz applies her unique, intuitive genius to bring us the science underpinning the Feminine. This is a must-read for anyone who seeks balance or hopes to guide others to discover it."
-- Michael J. Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and Discover Your Genius
This stunning guide to improving women's physical, psychological, and emotional health takes an exciting look at how the female brain has adapted to today's world.