Be Happy Without Being Perfect

Be Happy Without Being Perfect : How to Break Free from the Perfection Deception

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Do you have trouble going to bed at night when there's a mess in the kitchen? Do you think you would be happier if only you could lose weight, be a better parent, work smarter, reduce stress, exercise more, and make better decisions? You're not perfect. But guess what? You don't have to be. All of us struggle with high expectations from time to time. But for many women, the worries can become debilitating-and often, we don't even know we're letting unrealistic expectations color our thinking. The good news is, we have the power to break free from the perfectionist trap-and internationally renowned health psychologist, Dr. Alice Domar can show you how. "Be Happy Without Being Perfect" offers a way out of the self-imposed handcuffs that this thinking brings, providing concrete solutions, practical advice, and action plans that teach you how to: Assess your tendency toward perfectionism in all areas of your life - Set realistic goals - Alleviate the guilt and shame that perfectionism can trigger - Manage your anxiety with clinically proven self-care strategies - Get rid of the unrealistic and damaging expectations that are hurting you-for good! "Be Happy Without Being Perfect "is your key to a happier, calmer, and more enjoyable life.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 147.32 x 17.78mm | 90.72g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • 0739358219
  • 9780739358214

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.."A wonderful antidote for the anxious, depressed woman for whom no level of achievement seems to be enough. Doctor Domar fills her easy-to-read book with real life examples from her own practice and offers sold, innovative advice for dealing with unreasonable expectations of life and of self." --Marianne J. Legato, M.D., founder and director, Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine " ""Finally the message all women need to hear. It is time to stop beating yourself up and read "Be Happy Without Being Perfect." It will save your life!" --Susan Love M.D., president and medical director, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of "Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book: Making Informed Choices," and"Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book" "Smartly written, greatly insightful...there's not a woman I know who wouldn't benefit from reading this book. Take in its lessons and you will find a deeper level of contentment and satisfaction in each day. This is essential readishow more

About PH.D. Alice D Domar

Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., is executive director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Boston; director of mind/body services at Boston IVF; assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School; and senior psychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the author of the national bestseller Self-Nurture, as well as Healing Mind, Healthy Woman and Conquering Infertility. Dr. Domar lives in the Boston area with her husband and two daughters.show more

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