The Emotionally Exhausted Woman
Why You’re Feeling Depleted and How to Get What You Need
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
184 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- Published: November 2022
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted? Do you worry about being likable (at all cost)? Are you trying to do it all and be it all—all the time? This radically different self-care guide will help you find the courage needed to express your deepest needs, nurture self-awareness, and be yourself in a world that expects you to be everything to everyone.
If you’re like countless other women today, you probably feel overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, anxious, stressed, frustrated, or unsatisfied. Or all of the above! In addition to managing your own career and running a household, you may be taking on an abundance of emotional labor—tending to others’ needs at the expense of your own. If you’ve spent your whole life trying to please and manage other peoples’ experience, it’s time to speak your truth out loud, stand in your own shoes, and live an authentic life—rather than just behave.
Written by therapist and spiritual teacher Nancy Colier, The Emotionally Exhausted Woman offers the validation, emotional support, and empowering skills you’ve been craving. You’ll discover insights grounded in self-respect and awareness, to help you be on your own side and uncover your deepest psychological, spiritual, and emotional needs without feeling guilt, shame, or judgment. You’ll learn why you are feeling depleted, why you take care of others at the expense of taking care of yourself, and how to develop a deeper form of self-care beyond the temporary respite of a spa retreat, bubble bath, or manicure. Finally, you’ll nurture greater awareness of what you truly need to achieve lasting vitality and fulfillment.
As women, we are culturally conditioned to believe that we should be able to do it all and should be all things to all people—all while smiling, looking perfect, and needing nothing for ourselves. At the end of the day, these pressures can leave us feeling depleted—in body, mind, and spirit. So, how can you start taking care of you in a deeper way? This empowering guide will help you gain a newfound awareness of your own needs, and find the courage to live a life that both nourishes and inspires you.
“The Emotionally Exhausted Woman is an invitation for women to reimagine the inner work of self-care as a path of sacred presence. Full of wisdom and inspiration, we are reminded of the creativity, vitality, intelligence, and compassion that are always here/now, expressing the essence of who we are.”~Tara Brach
—Tara Brach, author of Trusting the Gold and Radical Acceptance
“Don’t be fooled by the size of this slim book. In just 147 mighty pages, Nancy Colier uses her insights as a psychotherapist to shake the comfortable box you live in and expose the roots of your depletion. She teaches you how to finally hang up your ‘Good Girl’ shoes, proudly own your needs, and mine your inner self for the restorative process you need.”~Lesley Jane Seymour
—Lesley Jane Seymour, founder of www.coveyclub.com and the Reinvent Yourself with Lesley Jane Seymour podcast, and former editor in chief of Marie Claire and More magazines
“‘Who is taking care of you?’ is the first line in The Emotionally Exhausted Woman, and with that Nancy Colier takes us on a journey of self-discovery. Once we look inside and feel our feelings, and most of all speak up for ourselves, we can find our true and honest life. A book to savor!”~Sharon Salzberg,
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
“There isn’t a woman alive who can’t relate to this, nodding in agreement and desirous of a better way. Therapist and spiritual teacher Nancy Colier’s latest book, The Emotionally Exhausted Woman, is like salve for the soul of the overly exhausted, overly worked, overly stressed modern woman caught in the spin cycle of busyness and bypassing. Beyond bubble baths and green juices, she imparts sage wisdom, insights, and tactical strategies that can be implemented so one can go from depleted to vital and empowered—body, mind, and spirit. It is an invitation to exhale and connect to our best selves in a healing and impactful way. Take her hand.”~Kristen Noel
—Kristen Noel, editor in chief of Best Self Magazine
“This book will change how you live! If you’re exhausted from taking care of everyone else’s needs; depleted from feeling like you always having to be likable; if you’ve lost touch with what you really want and need. With compassion, insight, and humor, Nancy Colier empowers us to stand in our own shoes, take care of ourselves from the inside out, and live an authentic and truthful life.”~Agapi Stassinopoulos
—Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Speaking with Spirit
“Nancy Colier spoke to all of us women, who were not given the tools and yet given a message that unless we are exhausted beyond repair, we are not doing enough. This book is a game changer for me and for generations to come. A reminder that we are inherently worthy of rest, love, and self-care. A reminder that I am not my productivity.”~Tabitha Mpamira
—Tabitha Mpamira, founder of Mutera Global Healing
“Truly inspirational. Colier invites us to be fully present, to nurture our deepest selves, and to replace being liked with being truthful as the highest form of self-care.”~Daniela Ligiero, PhD
—Daniela Ligiero, PhD, CEO of Together for Girls, and cofounder of the Brave Movement