Womans Comfort Bk Paperback – Mar 12 1992
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If the pace of your life or depths of your depression leave you lacking in body and soul, this book can help you feel whole again. Jennifer Louden encourages you to assemble and draw on personal rituals, journals and sanctuaries that can add comfort and breathing space to your life. Some are obvious (herbal baths, flowers) or seem too silly, New Age, or time-consuming to tickle every fancy (blow bubbles in traffic jams, chant affirmations). Many more seem sublime and creative. But that's her point: pick and choose what works best for you, but do take some actions to make your life happier.
“...offers us the “how” of self-care: concrete, practical directions on how to nourish ourselves. Thank you Jennifer.” (--Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation)
“[O]ne of the great self-help classics of our times.” (--Suzanne Falter-Barns, author of Living Your Joy and How Much Joy Can You Stand?)
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A real treasure! Give it to a loved one by itself, or in combination with a nice journal or blank book and a couple of fun pens (I recommend purple), and she will know you care about her. Better yet, buy one for yourself.
This simple to use guide helps us first to focus on how we are feeling, getting in touch with what we need. A simple directory of 'situations' gives page numbers for suggested activities.
The activities range from the sublime to the ridiculous, but don't laugh at any of them until you have tried them. Just leafing through the book without even doing any of the suggestions seems to help me destress; just the reminder that I can do things to nourish my body and spirit is a wonderful revitalizer.
I have given away close to a dozen copies of this book to friends who are used to putting themselves and their needs last on the list of priorities. I can not praise it highly enough for women who can not find time, energy, or inclination to give to themselves the care and love that they give those around them.
Jennifer Loudon details all manner of ways for those accustomed to criticism to stop that self abuse and instead to comfort themselves! It takes time to stop saying 'Idiot" when I lose my keys again, and instead take a breath and reassure myself that we'll find them. (I now keep spare keys with a neighbour!"
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
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Great Book. Full of interesting techniques for those just looking to melo out their lives or those who suffer from anxiety/depression from day to day.Published on Feb. 4 2012 by Danielle
This book helped me through a very difficult time in my life. It offers simple ways to learn to treat yourself well. Read morePublished on March 28 2000
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This author's experience and research was gained by randomly mailing questionaires to women in different parts of the country!!! THAT'S IT. Read morePublished on June 14 1999
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