SHELF AWARE BOOK REVIEW
Be Mighty by Jill A. Stoddard
Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance by Jill A. Stoddard You are stronger than your anxiety—you are mighty. In this empowering guide, you’ll find practical tools to help you shed the shackles of worry and fear and embrace a more vibrant life.
Published by New Harbinger Publications on January 2, 2020
In a culture where women are still paid less for doing the same jobs, expected to juggle family and career effortlessly, and faced with the harsh realities of misogyny and sexism daily, it’s no wonder you’re also twice as likely to experience issues related to anxiety and trauma. But there are real tools you can use now tobuild personal resilience in a difficult world, move past anxious thoughts, and conquer your worries and fears. This book will help guide the way.
Be Mighty leads you on a bold quest to gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety by exploring your own “origin story”—how your early experiences led to thoughts and behaviors that may have offered comfort and protection at one time, but are now keeping you from living your best life. Using practical tools and experiential exercises based in mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you’ll learn to respond to present-day triggers in a new way, making choices from a more conscious, values-driven place.
So, drop that outdated armor and dive headlong into this book. You’ll emerge fresh and fierce, with the confidence to stand up for the life you want to live and the power to face life’s complexities as your best, most authentic self. It’s time to be who you truly want to be. It’s time for you to be mighty!
You are stronger than your anxiety—you are mighty. In this empowering guide, you’ll find practical tools to help you shed the shackles of worry and fear and embrace a more vibrant life.
“Be Mighty” is the book to buy for any of your friends who feel overwhelmed, not good enough, or just need a daily boost of resilience. Dr. Stoddard focuses on the anxiety and patterns that keep us feeling trapped in our lives and craving an escape. I like that she’s targeting women’s issues that seem to cause the most amount of worry and stress such as emotional labor, parenthood, and career advancement. Jill’s voice in the book is comforting and friendly and she shares so many vulnerable stories from her own life. The strategies she provides are time-tested across a wide group of people and situations and the book breaks each step down so you know exactly what to do.
She shows us that we’re not broken and don’t need to be fixed. Instead, it’s how we relate to the thoughts in our heads that can spin us up and wear us down. Jill has a unique voice in her explanations of what to do with our painful emotions to help soothe us.
This is the book you need to help you have an emotionally healthy new year. Eat the kale, and read this book!
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