Think about how you feel at the end of a day when every waking minute has been filled with obligations to your mate, friends, colleagues or kids-when you found your first free moment so late in the evening that you were too exhausted even to seize it for yourself? If you've had too many days like this-and what woman hasn't?-you'll find in Self-Nurture the help you need to transform your life. Psychologist Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., acknowledged for her cutting-edge work in stress management for women, believes that learning to nurture ourselves is essential for women today whose lives often feel overwhelming. Most women, says Dr. Domar, have to juggle the roles of caregiver, breadwinner, and nurturer-and have been taught to put everyone else's needs ahead of our own. The result is a near-epidemic of physical, emotional, and spiritual fatigue.
Domar doesn't believe you have to give up your life to simplify it- she shows you how to live your same old life in a new way- a way that lets you breathe. In this illuminating and heartening book, Dr. Domar draws on her many years of clinical experience and research to offer women practical ways to nurture body, mind, self, and spirit. She has shown that women who nurture themselves lead healthier, more joyous, and ultimately more meaningful lives. Here are inspiring stories, easy-to-follow exercises, and meditations that will transform your focus from self-sacrifice to self-care. Seasoned by her multiple roles as wife, mother, psychologist, daughter, sister, and friend, Dr. Domar explains how to nurture using:
( The "relationship quadrant"- a new way to look at and resolve the problems in your closest relationships
( Strategies for transforming negative thoughts about your work, career, and creative life into positive ones that are rooted in self-esteem
( Enriching ideas on how to carve out real time for guilt-free leisure
( Ways to develop a self-nurturing spirituality
You know someone who needs this book- and you probably know you need it, too. Written with wisdom and humor, it will empower you to develop the same fierce and tender concern for yourself that you've always shared with those you love. Self-Nurture is nothing less than an exploratory map for meeting your own needs-a gift for yourself or anyone you love who needs to learn the art of self-care.
"Reading Self-Nurture is like a gift to yourself or for any woman you know and care about. Ali Domar, like a good friend, guides us to the understanding that it's not only okay to nurture ourselves, it's essential for our well-being -- and she shows us how to do it, in simple ways that will change your life." Joan Borysenko, author of A Woman's Book of Life: The Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle
"Practical and understanding advice from a highly respected and trusted researcher and therapist whose knowledge can now benefit many more." -- Herbert Benson, M.D., author of The Relaxation Response and Timeless Healing
"This is a wonderful book about living with integrity, not just toward others but toward ourselves as well. Too often we allow ourselves to be last in line where nurturing is concerned. But unless we honor ourselves, sooner or later we shall pay a heavy price - a dead-end strategy that benefits no one. Self-Nurture contains wisdom on every page. Highly recommended. - Larry Dossey, MD, author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words
"In Self-Nurture, Dr. Alice Domar and Henry Dreher offer women a guide to caring for themselves in every sense of the meaning of those words. The book, like a wise friend, is clear, thoughtful, and always compassionate."--James S. Gordon, MD, Director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine
"Alice Domar not only shows that our mind has considerable effect on our health and well-being, but demonstrates how we can harness the connection to improve the quality of our lives." Susan Love, M.D.
"Alice Domar not only shows that our mind has a considerable effect on our health and well-being, but demonstrates how we can harness that connection to improve the quality of our lives."--Susan Love, M.D.
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Published December 27, 1999
by Viking Adult.
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Science & Math, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.