You know how women take care of everybody and everything and never seem to get around to caring for themselves? Has it ever occurred to you that women literally have to be sick in order to rest, relax or do what they want? Well, this book shows women how to get beyond all that and live saner, happier, more fulfilling lives.
How often do you find yourself:
Somehow the way girls and women are socialized in this culture leads them to deny what they are feeling, and frequently lie to themselves about what they really want. Thoreau said that "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." From twenty years of research and interviews with hundreds of women throughout the world, Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz has come to understand that many women are leading lives of quiet deprivation.
Women deprive themselves of:
Even more, women feel guilty unless they are "working and doing" twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. As a result, they end up perpetually depleted, unhealthy, needy, and "running on empty."
Many women experience the paradox of enjoying professional success and acting responsibly toward others while neglecting themselves. In The Confident Woman, Ms. Hansen Shaevitz explains why women have so many internal barriers to taking good care of themselves and realizing their own potential. She provides an open and shut case for why gaining confidence is smart, not selfish. She shows how everyone wins when women are more confident.
Hansen Shaevitz guides readers through seven life-changing steps to develop confidence in every realm of their lives:
Filled with anecdotes and humor, The Confident Woman is for women of all ages and stages of life. The author demonstrates how any woman can transcend her upbringing, adverse circumstances, even trauma and illness to develop her confidence once she realizes that she can. Confidence is just around the corner for any woman who reads this book.