The Strong Woman Trap

Author: Sasha Mobley

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683503368

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

View: 2025

Are you the one who saves the day at work? Does your family expect you to do it all when you get home? Perhaps you used to like being thought of as reliable, but you long for a life of your own againone with fewer emergency circumstances and people who need lots of "help."It isn't just you. Many women have been socialized to quietly pick up the slack and not complainthis is a setup for isolation, second guessing, and waiting for rewards that never come. This is what Sasha Mobley calls The Strong Woman Trap. We are playing too hard at a rigged game that we didn't create. We spend our energies managing demands and treat our own emotions and needs as irrelevant.Sasha provides a hard look at the cultural beliefs that set strong, driven, ambitious women up for a life spent constantly saving others from themselves, filling in gaps, and going it alone like a hybrid of Wonder Woman and Working Girl.The Strong Woman Trap is the book is for women who spend their spare moments looking wistfully through magazines telling themselves their dreams are just one more personal sacrifice away. Wishes wont get you there. Neither will doubling down on old strategies. What will get you there is learning the secrets to escaping The Strong Woman Trap.,

What Makes a Strong Woman?

Author: Helene Lerner

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740787810

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 3102

"A strong woman is compassionate, decisive, creative, innovative, organized, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and above all, recognizes her weaknesses along with her strengths." --Barbara Koster, chief information officer, Prudential Financial What do you get when you ask women from all walks of life "What makes a strong woman?" Author Helene Lerner did just that and was inspired and amazed at the answers by everyone from stay-at-home moms to top executives. Readers will be, too, when they see the best of the best in What Makes a Strong Woman? The 99 insights that Lerner includes run the gamut from funny and insightful to thought provoking and motivating. Among them are: "A strong woman can carry her laptop, breast pump, gym bag, diaper bag, and purse all at the same time!" --Kim Lowe, senior channel manager, Microsoft Corporation "A strong woman has the courage to dream, to follow her convictions when it is not easy, and to maintain her integrity and dignity at all times." --Akosua Barthwell Evans, managing director, JPMorgan Asset Management What Makes a Strong Woman? is an ideal keepsake and inspirational book, whether readers want it for themselves or as an enriching gift for others.

For a Strong Woman and No Doubt She's You

Author: Kennya Karoline

Publisher: Kennya Karoline Pereira Fonsêca


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 34

View: 8538

Women are more than their body and more than looking after their home and family. Women are a heart full of life, dreams, feelings and practice. They are true warriors because they face various hard situations in their lives, some even against their own worth, and despite all that, they are strong. Some warriors may not know they are strong, but they were born with that power in them. Women were not born to accept being treated abusively. This e-book is for you strong and valuable woman, know that you are not alone in this journey of life, because we have things in common. We are people fully capable of changing our lives and influencing others. The first step towards great achievements is to conquer yourself. In this e-book you will find texts about self-worth, self-esteem, self-awareness, abusive relationships, family relationships and health.

Strong Women, Dangerous Times

Author: Ezekiel Kalipeni,Karen Coen Flynn,Cynthia Pope

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 2171

HIV/AIDS is holding firm as one of the worst diseases in history and the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. This collection of essays shares various case studies from sub-Saharan Africa and one from the African Diaspora that demonstrate how multi-faceted women's lives, and thus their HIV risk, are. Notwithstanding women's marginalisation, the essays in this volume maintain that women in Africa are not merely puppets of globalisation, cultural norms, or biological imperatives, but rather agents in their own livelihoods. In each case we see women presented with many challenges that they must navigate in order to mitigate their HIV risk. Some of the most trying challenges are based on economic and political structures that occur at various scales, from the global to the household. While structural factors are indeed important, the authors in this volume also show that traditional norms, cultural beliefs, and gender roles are equally necessary to consider when planning HIV prevention programs. Gender disempowerment is of particular importance, as it is seen in all of these case studies. In order for the HIV epidemic to dissipate in sub-Saharan Africa, prevention programs that truly understand the local circumstances and strive for gender equality must be instituted immediately and broadly. The book is divided into three parts, each concentrating on a different aspect of women and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The first part provides case studies of the social, political, economic, cultural, and geographic dynamics that play into women's and girls' risk for the virus. The second part transitions into case studies of prevention, concentrating on condom use. The chapters in the final section expand on Part II by highlighting other ways of promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention across the region. In short, the papers in this volume highlight the complicated decision making processes that women in countries of sub-Saharan Africa must make when it comes to HIV risk. In many cases, women find themselves in economically dependent relationships with men whereby they must stay in sexually risky situations to be able to feed themselves and, very often, their children.

Strong Women Stories

Author: Kim Anderson,Bonita Lawrence

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 189454921X

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 4312

This collection of seventeen essays presents original and critical perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings in Canada. Their contributions explore the critical issues facing Native women as they rebuild and revive their communities. Through topics such as the role of tradition, reclaiming identities and protecting Native children and the environment, they identify the restraints that shape their actions and the inspirations that feed their visions.The contributors address issues of youth, health and sexual identity; women's aging, sexuality and health; caring for children and adults living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; First Nations education and schooling; community-based activism on issues of prostitution and sex workers; and reclaiming cultural identity through art and music.

Strong Women of Biblical Times

Author: Kathryn Charles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465374469

Category: Religion

Page: 215

View: 601

When recording the stories of daring human exploits, the authors of the Bible seemed to have concentrated on the heroic men of ancient times, such as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Jesus, Peter, Paul, and John, to name just a few. The stories of those courageous men are thrilling to hear and to read about; however, this narrative will consider the strong, brave, and valiant women in the Bible whose lives were not as embellished as their famous counterparts, but still were influential in shaping the history of biblical times. According to Dr. Lockyer in All the Women of the Bible, there are approximately two hundred named women in the Bible and an equal number of unnamed women. Out of the sixty-six books contained in the Holy Bible, there are only two of them named for women—Ruth and Esther; nevertheless, women can be seen throughout the Old and the New Testaments being used by God in mighty ways. Despite the patriarchal society of biblical days, there were strong women who played significant roles in leadership, courage, humility, and compassion in ancient times. The purpose of this writing is to highlight a few of these women and to give the reader insight into the character of each individual. It will also tell of the motivation for the strength of each one and the consequences of her actions.

Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis

Author: Miriam E. Nelson Ph.D,Kristin Baker,Lawrence Lindner M.A.,Ronenn Roubenoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528569

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 9503

The New York Times bestselling author of Strong Women Eat Well and fellow Tufts University scientists present a simple plan that has been proven to reduce the pain and immobility caused by arthritis… Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis shows the direct connection between a strength-training program you can do at home and the reduction—and even prevention—of arthritis symptoms. No other research study using an exercise program has ever showed the results that the Tufts study achieved: a 43% reduction in pain, a 44% improvement in physical function, and a 71% improvement in strength. This book offers all the tools you need—and more: · An exercise program designed specifically to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness · A scientifically based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain · A hands-on guide to the latest medications · The real story on complementary therapies—which ones work? Which ones don’t? · ...

The Grey Woman

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9176392996

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 5833

Anna, a German mill-owner’s daughter, marries a French aristocrat and moves to France. She discovers that her husband killed his previous wife and that he is trying to kill her as well. Quick, intriguing, and with an extremely interesting plot, ‘The Grey Woman’ (1861) is a short story by Elizabeth Gaskell for anyone who enjoys a good gothic shudder. Incredibly progressive for its time, it is about the survival of the ill-treated woman who has decided that enough is enough. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist, short story writer, and biographer, best known for her novels ‘North and South’ and ‘Wives and Daughters’ as well as her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Gaskell was viewed as a minor author until the 1950s where it became evident that her depiction of industrial environments and social problems was brilliant and poignant.

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do

Author: Amy Morin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529359945

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9426

The emergence of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have awakened society and encouraged women to find their voice and claim back their power. Contending with a host of difficult issues that demand psychological strength - in this crucial book, prominent psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Amy Morin gives women the techniques to build mental muscle in 13 steps. Delving into critical issues like sexism, social media, social comparison, and social pressure, Amy offers thoughtful, intelligent advice, practical tips, and specific strategies; combining them with her personal experiences, stories from former patients, and both well-known and untold examples from women from across industries and pop culture. Throughout, she explores the areas women - and society at large - must focus on to become (and remain) mentally strong. Amy reveals that healthy, mentally tough women don't insist on perfection; they don't compare themselves to other people; they don't see vulnerability as a weakness; they don't let self-doubt stop them from reaching their goals. Insightful, grounded, and extremely timely, 13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG WOMEN DON'T DO can help every woman flourish - and Amy will take readers on this journey with her, every step of the way.

Martina's Strong Women

Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472278275

Category: Fiction

Page: 1599

View: 7669

Discover Martina Cole's powerful female characters in these four compelling thrillers, available together for the first time in this ebook collection. GOODNIGHT LADY. THE KNOW. CLOSE. GET EVEN. In these four explosive and gritty thrillers, read the best of Martina's strong women. From Briony Cavanagh to Shanon Conway, Martina's fearless heroines have one thing in common: these ladies are bold, resilient and vengeful... PRAISE FOR MARTINA COLE: 'The stuff of legend. . . utterly compelling' Mirror 'Intensely readable' Guardian 'There really is only one Martina Cole' Closer