- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (March 6, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399163786
- ISBN-13: 978-0399163784
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,160,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Born to Receive: Seven Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe Paperback – March 6, 2014
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“Amanda Owen takes on a big problem—women’s difficulty in asking for and receiving what they want. Women are expert at giving—at being endlessly generous, thoughtful, and self-sacrificing. Born to Receive teaches us that women need to complement these skills with those of receiving, of learning how to ask for and accept what we want. Using wit, anecdotes, exercises, and helpful insights, she turns this task into one that is manageable and promises to be very helpful. Owen makes the convincing case that wholeness comes from the joint activity of giving and receiving. Women are experts at giving, but can surely use the help she offers to become equally expert at receiving.”
—Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D., co-author of The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men—and the Economy, and senior scientist at Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
“Born to Receive is the missing half of the equation that equals flourishing health. This book gives you the steps to becoming a healthy, happy receiver!”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Women have finely-tuned the art of giving—now it’s time to learn how to receive with grace and gratitude. The practical tools and tips contained in Born to Receive will help you to develop the critical skills needed to transition from simply surviving to joyfully thriving.”
—Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
“When you want to take on the life of your dreams, you will want to know how to ‘receive’ help. Born to Receive is a practical guide for women to lean in to super powers that don’t involve grabbing and forcing. Through clear insights and techniques, Amanda Owen shows us how to actively engage our right to receive and specific ways to start opening the floodgates.”
—Tama Kieves, best-selling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love and Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work!
“Born to Receive is a must-read for anyone who believes that receiving is taking, or selfish—and consequently feels depleted, unbalanced, or resentful. Amanda Owen has done an amazing job of exploring why we need and deserve to get more out of life, and how to do it.”
—Lori Deschene, founder of tinybuddha.com and author of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself
About the Author
Amanda Owen is the author of The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011) and Born to Receive: 7 Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014.)
With a background in social work and a twenty-five year practice as a counselor/coach, Amanda has been presenting lectures and workshops since the mid-eighties.
New York Times-bestselling author Christiane Northrup, MD calls Amanda's power-of-receiving philosophy "brilliant, elegant, profound, and enormously practical." Maria Shriver calls her work "insightful," and Elaine Shamos, the Director of The Women's Health Resource Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center says, "Amanda's presentation skills are outstanding and, most importantly, her message is life-changing."
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A complement of her first book THE POWER OF RECEIVING. Some ideas are in both books and offer a longer explanation in one of them, and others are completely different. I have both books. So I go back and forth between them.
Topics as intuition, gratitude, reciprocity or fear of conflict aren't new. What this book helps is to internalize them with tools for daily practice and ideas that are food for thought.
BORN TO RECEIVE aborda el desequilibrio entre dar y recibir como mujeres en nuestra sociedad. Esto nos lleva a sentirnos no apreciadas, exhaustas, con resentimiento y agotadas. A través de ejercicios, ejemplos y argumentos Amanda Owens explora como equilibrar actividad y receptividad y recuperar el poder de lo femenino, haciendo énfasis en la importancia de recibir tanto como dar.
Un complemento de su primer libro THE POWER OF RECEIVING. Algunas ideas se encuentran en ambos libros y se ofrece una explicación más detallada de algún tema en uno u otro libro, y otras ideas son completamente diferentes. Yo tengo ambos libros para consultar.
Tópicos como intuición, gratitud, reciprocidad o miedo al conflicto no son nuevos. Este libro ayuda a interiorizarlos con herramientas para practicar diariamente y con ideas para reflexionar.
I had the lovely blessing of getting to chat with Ms. Owen recently about her work. I was overjoyed to find that her message and approach through the book is very consistent with how she speaks with people. Simply put, she walks her talk. Awesome!
As a life coach and energy therapist, I frequently meet women who feel burned out or taken for granted. I described their challenges of trying to achieve unrealistic standards in my article [...]. I would strongly recommend this book to all those who resonate with such 'Superwoman's Guilt' as it will help understand how subtle and deep reaching the conditioning impact can be.
We can only take care of others if we take care of ourselves. Too often, women have simply forgotten how to do this. This book is full of practical tips and insightful exercises that can address the unconscious or helpless self neglect that many of us fall into, returning us to a state of balance and healthy contribution. I personally found some fresh insights and useful reminders and thank Amanda for putting out this excellent resource.
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