For everyone who loved You Are a Badass and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck -- a cut-through-the-crap guide to quitting the self-destructive habits that undermine happiness and success
How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen -- a nationally sought-after life coach -- crystallizes what's behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women's gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives. Powerfully on-the-mark, the chapters are short and digestible, nicely bypassing weighty examinations in favor of punch-points of awareness.
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If your brain were a car, which emotion would be in the driver’s seat? For too many women, the answer is shame…and we may not even realize it. Life coach Andrea Owen—whose podcast, Your Kick-Ass Life, is a must-listen—is here to explain how these feelings of inadequacy infiltrate women’s minds. (Hint: Ad agencies make a lot of money preying on our tendency to feel like we’re not good enough.) Owen offers a solid plan for recognizing our less-than-helpful thoughts and behaviors and doing something about them. Her exercises are designed to help you figure out how harmful emotions manifest themselves for you. (Are you a diehard people pleaser or someone who can’t stop planning for catastrophes that never happen?) These engaging activities are eye-opening all by themselves, but we especially appreciate her simple and effective daily practices for reversing negative thought patterns, such as identifying your core values and learning to reward the behaviors that reflect them. Owen’s buoyant personality—and fondness for casual swearing—shines through the audiobook. Who knew discovering and disarming your triggers would feel not just freeing, but fun?