ISBN 9781984818324, 1984818325
Trade Paperback | 304 pages
This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.
“Essential reading”—Bustle | One of Elle’s “Best Books to Read in Spring 2019”
Burnout. It’s no surprise that many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women in today’s world and reality are two different things—and women exhaust themselves trying to bridge the gap. How do you “lean in” at work when you’re already operating at 110 percent with zero recognition? How can you live happily and healthily in a sexist world that is constantly telling you you’re too fat, too needy, too selfish? Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion. Instead of ignoring the obstacles and societal pressures that stand between women and well-being, they compassionately explain what we’re up against—and show us how to fight back. In these pages you’ll learn
how to complete the biological stress cycle and reach a state of relaxation
how to manage the “monitor” in your brain that regulates frustration
why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are keys to recovering and preventing burnout
With the help of eye-opening science, prescriptive advice, and exercises, you’ll find empowerment in these pages. Emily and Amelia aren’t here to preach the platitudes of expensive self-care or “having it all.” Instead, they tell us that we are enough, just as we are—and that wellness, true wellness, is within reach.