This revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller, with a new introduction by the author, is the perfect gift for yourself or all the workaholics, rushaholics, and careaholics in your life. Millions of women have found daily comfort and sustenance in Schaef's insightful meditations. Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much will make it possible for you to relax, refuel, and, most important, honor yourself and all that you do everyday of the year.
Schaef helps us to smile at our worries and encourages us to re-examine our discontent and our desperate need to control our lives. She ponders with us the true nature of love, solitude, creativity, friendship, sorrow, intimacy, and all the experiences that go into making a life. Best of all, she inspires us to respect our own particular inner rhythm and intuitive wisdom, to live this moment, now, with trust and joy.
This new paradigm isn’t something we can outline clearly and implement programmatically. To arrive at a new way of living with ourselves, one another, and the planet is a journey that requires faith, because we can’t see exactly where it will lead. Quite frankly, where it will lead is, at this point, beyond our imagination.
However, we do have some resources to bring to the table. Schaef, whose classic and beloved works include Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much and Meditations for Living in Balance, explains that deep within ourselves —in our cells, in our blood, in our souls —we have the ancient knowledge we need to find our way. We simply need to be reminded of what we already know —and this book is written to help us remember. Schaef takes thirty themes, one for each day of the month (months with 31 days get a “wild card” day), and offers a cycle of reflections on each theme that expands and deepens over the course of the year. Through insightful reflections on Beliefs and Assumptions, Honesty, Entitlement, Accepting Our Humanness, and Walking in Beauty, we enter a process that broadens our perspective and opens our minds so we can live fully into a new future.
With her signature wisdom, insight, and humor, Schaef shows us how to stop living at the mercy of frenzy and chaos and start savoring daily moments that center, calm, and nourish us. Contemplation and ultimately practical actions come together to help us tune into ourselves, be still and mindful, lighten up, laugh, and revel in the adventure of every day.