Why Smart Women Make Bad Decisions

Why Smart Women Make Bad Decisions

This book changes that.In Why Smart Women Make Bad Decisions, our protagonist Kat is learning that the philosophy of 'Believe-in-yourself-and Magic-will-happen' will not deliver her a better life.

Author: Annie McCubbin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648980448

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Page: 240

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A laugh out loud, narrative-driven self-help book. Think Bridget Jones gets a critical makeover. In the #MeToo era, there is a strong expectation that women should increase their agency in the world. The self-help industry continues to promise empowerment and the recipe for self-acceptance, while delivering precious little of either. This book changes that.In Why Smart Women Make Bad Decisions, our protagonist Kat is learning that the philosophy of 'Believe-in-yourself-and Magic-will-happen' will not deliver her a better life. Her story, which recounts her hapless attempts to navigate scenarios disturbingly familiar to many readers, is presented with a companion account of the cognitive quirks that drive her faulty thinking and behaviour. This is neuroscience explained through the lens of a modern comedy; the buggy brain stripped bare in a laugh out loud takedown of magical thinking and the goofy, delusional self-actualisation movement. Kat discovers that the simplistic advice to honour your intuition is not all it's cracked up to be. Despite practising Gratitude and Acceptance, she is still failing to lose the 2.35 kilos that preoccupy her. Despite her Positive Thinking, her performance review leaves her limp with despair, and despite her assiduous application to making affirmations, her philandering Hipster Boyfriend leaves her (taking with him the remote control).In the companion explanation to each chapter, readers will discover what drives people to behave in blindly optimistic and self-destructive ways. If only they could apply the critical thinking that our narrator suggests, smart women would indeed stop making bad decisions.It becomes clear to Kat, and in turn the reader, that positive thinking, meditation and magical thinking will not turn her life around. Instead, women should apply the narrator's advice and change the inherent cognitive flaws that run, and often ruin, their lives.
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Smart Girls Smart Choices

Smart Girls  Smart Choices

Megan’s dad, Christian counselor Dr. Tim Clinton even adds his thoughts and advice—as a loving dad and as a counselor. This practical, heartfelt book will help every teen girl make smart choices for her life.

Author: Megan Clinton

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736938259

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 390

Every young woman makes mistakes at some point in her life. Usually they are not a big deal and can be fixed. Sometimes, though, a girl can really mess up her life with a few bad decisions. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had a trusted big sister they could turn to for advice? Megan Clinton, college student at Liberty University and the author of Totally God’s, has a heart for teen girls trying to make their way in today’s world. She’s discovered 10 things that girls do that make their life crazy. In a comfortable, friend-to-friend style Megan gives compassionate help and godly counsel, including what to do if some bad decisions have already been made. From hanging with the wrong crowd, to confusing sex for love or not understanding their own gifts and strengths, Megan helps girls see their path more clearly and find God’s way of living. Megan’s dad, Christian counselor Dr. Tim Clinton even adds his thoughts and advice—as a loving dad and as a counselor. This practical, heartfelt book will help every teen girl make smart choices for her life.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Blunder

Blunder

For anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, Blunder reveals how understanding seven simple traps-Exposure Anxiety, Causefusion, Flat View, Cure-Allism, Infomania, Mirror Imaging, Static Cling-can make us all less ...

Author: Zachary Shore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608192547

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 969

For anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, Blunder reveals how understanding seven simple traps-Exposure Anxiety, Causefusion, Flat View, Cure-Allism, Infomania, Mirror Imaging, Static Cling-can make us all less apt to err in our daily lives.
Categories: Social Science

Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices

Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices

Really, anything that depletes our mental reserves can lead to bad decisions. Intuitively, the concept makes good sense, but is there evidence that we can ...

Author: Jack Bobo

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642505931

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 510

Harness the Psychology of Food for a Healthy Lifestyle “...essential read for those of us trying to understand the mysteries behind the food choices and eating habits of today's consumer.” ―Stephen M Ostroff, MD, former deputy commissioner, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, FDA Author and CEO Jack Bobo is a food psychology expert with over 20 years advising four U. S. Secretaries of State on food and agriculture. He’s here to personally guide you on smarter food choices and improving your quality of life. Elusive healthy lifestyle. We have access to more nutrition facts and diet plans now than ever before. Consumers have never known more about nutrition and yet, have never been more overweight. For most Americans, maintaining a balanced diet is more difficult than doing their taxes. What are we doing wrong? Learn to eat better. Jack Bobo reveals how the psychology of food has been invisibly controlling us all along, in the grocery aisles, at restaurants, in front of the refrigerator, and in every other place we make crucial food choices. Behavioral science is changing the way we think about food and showing us how to develop healthy meal plans and deliver more balanced diets. Apply behavioral science to your diet plan. A balanced diet creates a healthy lifestyle routine and better quality of life. You can move beyond fad diets, pop science, and calls for ever greater willpower. Explore the deeper causes of hidden influences and mental shortcuts our minds use to process information and how they often prevent us from healthy eating habits. Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices helps you: • Understand the psychology behind hidden influences • Make better decisions that lead toward a healthy diet • Fear less and enjoy more the food you eat • Become a positive force for the diets of those around you If you enjoyed books like Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy; SuperLife; How to Be a Conscious Eater; or How Not to Die; you’ll love Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices.
Categories: Political Science

Get Smart with Your Heart

Get Smart with Your Heart

They are very successful in their respective fields . They are attractive , bright ,
desirable , lovable , and interesting women who consistently make bad
relationship choices . In their businesses and careers , they would never dream
of basing ...

Author: Suzanne Lopez

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 0399525793

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 379

View: 130

Teaches women how to choose men based on her own lifestyle, values, and goals, and explains the importance of a man's stage of life to the success of a relationship.
Categories: Family & Relationships

10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women s Lives

10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women s Lives

In 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives, relationship expert Dr. Grace Cornish writes a lively, practical, provocative guide for black women everywhere who want to shed the duds and find the studs who will treat them with respect.

Author: Grace Cornish, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307774514

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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In 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives, relationship expert Dr. Grace Cornish writes a lively, practical, provocative guide for black women everywhere who want to shed the duds and find the studs who will treat them with respect. According to Dr. Cornish, six out of every ten black women are either in bad relationships, share a man, or are celibate. The problem is not the women themselves but the bad choices they keep making. In her frank and refreshing new book, Dr. Cornish speaks to unique aspects of the African American female psyche by targeting ten of the most common and foolish choices black women make in their lives regarding men, and how they can correct these problems, including: Sisters Dissin' Sisters No Money, No Honey Exchanging "Sexual Dealings" for Loving Feelings Loving the "Married Bachelor" Emotional Dependency Plus Unplanned Pregnancy . . . and much more. Relying on case studies, interviews, and letters she has received, Dr. Cornish gets to the heart of the matter by illuminating why black women, no matter how smart, savvy, and successful, continue to lose at the dating game, and how they can face, erase, and replace the problems that have kept them from finding true love. Why are so many black women alone or in bad relationships? Why do sisters unconsciously use weight, fear, finance, status, skin color, and other barriers to keep themselves from getting the love they want? Why do black women think that there are no eligible black men left--that the good ones are married, dead, or not yet born, and the rest are gay, bisexual, or interested only in white women?
Categories: Self-Help

Dating Rocks

Dating Rocks

A smart woman's approach is to take action, get feedback, and refine her ... Poor decisions about one's love life are often the result of making them ...

Author: Steve Nakamoto

Publisher: Steve Nakamoto

ISBN: 9780967089348

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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DON'T LET MEN CONTROL YOUR LOVE LIFE! Today's single woman has the majority of her dating frustrations and disappointments explained to her with the trendy phrase: He's really not that into you. But with a more proactive and positive perspective, Dating Rocks! shows women how to take charge of their own love destiny and not have to settle for whatever man or situation that comes their way. In an easy-to-understand format, you will discover how to effectively handle the most critical moves a woman can make in her love life including: .Love Yourself First .Find and Fix Your Dating Blind Spots .Avoid Losing Love Candidates .Stay Clear of Low Percentage Love Situations .Gauge Your Love Connection More Accurately .Create Unshakable Convictions of the Heart Steve Nakamoto serves as the dating/relationship expert advisor on iVillage.com's "Ask Mr. Answer Man" message boards. He is a former human-relations, communications, and personal-development trainer who has appeared on over 220 radio and television shows including NBC's The Other Half. Steve is also the author of the award-winning (Writer's Digest Nonfiction Book Awards) dating book, Men Are Like Fish: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Catching a Man.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Working Woman

Working Woman

HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WAY DI think every woman should have some
money of her own tucked away — just in case . ... What is the single greatest I've
educated myself and made obstacle you must overcome to some smart choices .
be a more successful investor ? ... you've Don't wait for a man to give made that
didn't work out ? you financial security — it's up I've gotten some bad advice . O I'
ve ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012894983

Category: Women

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Categories: Women

America s Great Storm

America s Great Storm

The worst problem with making a bad decision is not correcting it. ... I couldn't help but appreciate the smart young women who worked for me.

Author: Haley Barbour

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496805072

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 192

When Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi on August 29, 2005, it unleashed the costliest natural disaster in American history, and the third deadliest. Haley Barbour had been Mississippi's governor for only twenty months when he assumed responsibility for guiding his pummeled, stricken state's recovery and rebuilding efforts. America's Great Storm is not only a personal memoir of his role in that recovery, but also a sifting of the many lessons he learned about leadership in a time of massive crisis. For the book, the authors interviewed more than forty-five key people involved in helping Mississippi recover, including local, state, and federal officials as well as private citizens who played pivotal roles in the weeks and months following Katrina's landfall. In addition to covering in detail the events of September and October 2005, chapters focus on the special legislative session that allowed casinos to build on shore; the role of the recovery commission chaired by Jim Barksdale; a behind-the-scenes description of working with Congress to pass an unprecedented, multi-billion-dollar emergency disaster assistance appropriation; and the enormous roles played by volunteers in rebuilding the entire housing, transportation, and education infrastructure of South Mississippi and the Gulf Coast. A final chapter analyzes the leadership skills and strategies Barbour employed on behalf of the people of his state, observations that will be valuable to anyone tasked with managing in a crisis.
Categories: Political Science

Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women

Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women

“I would say the stereotype of a high-achieving woman is driven, smart, savvy, ... media watchdogs, women are more vulnerable to bad reporting.

Author: Christine B. Whelan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416542476

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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For years, it's been "common knowledge" that once a woman hits thirty, her chances of finding a husband diminish to the point of despair. That men are intimidated by a woman's career success, preferring docile helpmates to ambitious achievers. That women are biologically driven to seek a strong provider. That the higher a woman's IQ, the less likely she is to marry, let alone have babies...leaving single, successful women to ask themselves: Are men intimidated by smart women? In Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women, Christine B. Whelan shatters the myth that high-achieving women are at a disadvantage in the marriage market. There's good news for the millions of American SWANS (Strong Women Achievers, No Spouse): that today's smart, successful women marry at the same rates as all other women -- and that more income and education may in fact increase a woman's chances of marriage. What's more, as Dr. Whelan shows through newly released U.S. Census data, a large-scale Harris Interactive survey commissioned especially for this book, plus extended interviews conducted in cities nationwide, this profound demographic shift shows every sign of progressing. That means that the "success penalty" that has endured for generations is, as soon as 2010, destined for the history books. Accomplished daughters, sisters, and friends (not to mention their mothers) can finally stop worrying that the twin pinnacles of personal and professional happiness are inherently unattainable. In fact, smart men do marry SWANS. Ninety percent of high-achieving men surveyed want a woman who is as intelligent or more intelligent than they are. And two-thirds of men said they believed smart women make better mothers. Pairing cutting-edge research with sound advice, Dr. Whelan brings to mind what smart women everywhere have long known in their hearts: that the goal is not just to get married, but to have a good marriage, and to lead a fulfilled life.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Finding Battlestar Galactica

Finding Battlestar Galactica

Smart women who make bad choices, especially with their love lives, are another cliché on television. The Sixes, however besotted they might be with Baltar, ...

Author: Lynnette R. Porter

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402248276

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

View: 670

Provides a look at the history, politics, themes, philosophies, and characters of this popular television series with topics such as "Positions of Power," "Battlestar and the Bush Era," and "Thirty Years of Battlestar Fandom." Original. (A SciFi Channel television series, starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, James Callis, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, and others). (Performing Arts)
Categories: Performing Arts

Roads Taken

Roads Taken

One reason smart women make bad career choices may be because they perceive they need to ; a second is because they can . Some of the nonstrategic choices ...

Author: Kristen A. Renn

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579220770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 353

The work of student affairs professionals is demanding and unpredictable. This book addresses the particular challenges that it presents to women in mid-career. While much has been written about new graduate students, new professionals and senior administrators in student affairs, scant attention has been paid to the issues of mid-career, and particularly as they impact women. Here are the stories of over twenty women, from widely different backgrounds, reflecting on their lives at mid-career. They describe the choices they made and share the lessons they have learned, particularly the ever-present concerns about reconciling the demands of work and responsibilities to family and partners . The volume focuses on issues that have particular and significant meaning for women. The individual narratives are grouped into five sections, each beginning with a scholarly introduction to its topics. The sections deal with education and self development, such as the life implications of embarking on a doctorate; dual career couples and such decisions as relocation; choices about having children and responsibilities for the care of aging parents; arriving at mid-career; and alternatives to traditional, linear career progression in student affairs administration. This volume is a particular gift to women currently in mid-career positions in student affairs, women embarking on their personal and professional journey in student affairs, the partners of such women, their colleagues, and the individuals who supervise them.
Categories: Literary Criticism

When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild

When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild

Being a Woman Outdoors in America Lilace Mellin Guignard ... has been criticized for being a bad feminist because her characters make bad choices with men, ...

Author: Lilace Mellin Guignard

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623497644

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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In When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild, Lilace Mellin Guignard draws from emblematic moments and relationships in her own life to explore issues of gender, recreation, and environmental conservation. Born into a suburban family, Guignard wanted to get up close and personal with iconic American landscapes, but social pressures and cautionary tales told her that these spaces were not meant for her as a woman. Reflecting on the ways our culture socializes women to remain indoors, Guignard shares her own struggles with finding her place outdoors. Refusing to stay indoors and “safe,” Guignard drove cross-country with her dog, worked as a river guide, and set out to climb Mount Whitney. She recounts navigating outdoor interactions with male friends and strangers that range from wonderful to awkward to frightening. Now that she is settled with her own family, Guignard writes about how it is still more difficult for women than men to prioritize outdoor recreation time. These stories expose how cultural messages about women shape their experiences and interactions when backpacking, paddling, rock climbing, and bicycling. They broaden readers’ notions of what adventure is, what places are considered wild and worth our care, and what types of people enjoy the outdoors. Drawing upon the art of the memoir—and informed by analysis from women’s studies and ecological literature—Guignard makes an impassioned case for why women and marginalized members of society should have the opportunity to experience nature. The self-reliance and connection with the natural world that outdoor recreation fosters are qualities we all need in order to do the work required by the environmental challenges ahead.
Categories: Nature

Getting Smart about Race

Getting Smart about Race

Unlike the belief that poor women of color do not value marriage, ... To be sure, some people, including people of color, make bad decisions—often very bad ...

Author: Margaret L. Andersen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538159835

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Getting Smart About Race offers an accessible introduction on racial inequality. Margaret Andersen discusses why racial healing should be an integral element of our everyday discussions and how to move the conversation in a positive direction. A new prologue discusses the momentous events of 2020, from the pandemic to protests and the elections.
Categories: Social Science

The View from Prince Street

The View from Prince Street

Excellent journalists and scribes. From what I've gleaned, love isn't your friend.” “Perhaps we're smart women who simply make bad choices.

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698183391

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 896

The author of The Union Street Bakery and At the Corner of King Street returns to Alexandria, Virginia, with a heartfelt tale of reconnection. Rae McDonald was fifteen when a car accident took her sister’s life and threw her own into reckless turmoil. When she got pregnant a year later, she found a loving couple to adopt the child. Since then, she’s buried her grief and guilt under a heart of stone. Lisa Smyth survived the fateful crash, but never told the truth about what happened. And when a family obligation draws her back to Alexandria, the weight of Lisa’s guilt grows heavier by the day. As both women confront a past refusing to be forgotten, long-buried artifacts are discovered by the Shire Architectural Salvage Company that point to a shared history between families. Now, Rae and Lisa must finally ask themselves if denying the past is worth sacrificing the future.
Categories: Fiction

Healer

Healer

“Lots of smart women make bad choices when it comes to men, for all kinds of reasons. I think you were just trying to protect Tyler and didn't realize you ...

Author: Susan Miura

Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 266

View: 822

Hovering just below the surface of Shilo Giannelli’s average existence lays an amazing spiritual power. Late one night, her world erupts with the revelation that, like her great-grandmother, she has The Gift. But the power to heal isn’t something she can share with the soccer team, her genius little sister, or her boyfriend, Kenji. Definitely not Kenji. Deep beneath Misty Morning’s tough façade is a lifetime of abandonment, foster homes and broken dreams. When her two-year-old son is abused by her boyfriend, her fragile world shatters…until Shilo prays for Tyler, and he is healed, leaving Misty grateful but incredibly curious. Shilo can’t give Misty the answers she needs; she only knows she has a God-given destiny, and despite facing strained relationships, impossible decisions, and the threat of being hounded day and night for her abilities, she will fulfill it. The journey Misty and Shilo take together unites them as friends but invites danger into their lives. And it will take a miracle for these unlikely friends to elude a gang bent on revenge, keep The Gift a secret, trust God in extraordinary circumstances, and hold on to the people they love.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Shards of Light

Shards of Light

“Lots of smart women make bad choices when it comes to men, for all kinds of reasons. I think you were just trying to protect Tyler and didn't realize you ...

Author: Susan Miura

Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 262

View: 140

Ice crystalizes around Shilo’s heart, threatening to plunge her into darkness as she’s gripped by evil. And it is only Week Two of her summer-long exile to Sicily. But Shilo will face the evil, and the torment of missing Kenji, because the reason she crossed an ocean is worth that and more. Nonna Marie, her great-grandmother. The one who set their family tree on fire. Years ago, she received The Gift – a miraculous, divine power to heal. The same power bestowed upon Shilo just before her seventeenth birthday. Becoming a Healer has already led to danger and heartache, but it is nothing compared to what lies ahead. High on Mt. Etna, in a centuries-old convent, Shilo will discover the horrors of human trafficking, heroic feats propelled by courage and faith, and the unbearable pain of another loss. On a ballet stage halfway around the world, Melody grand jetés into a life-changing moment. But after years of strenuous preparation, something goes terribly wrong. When she regains consciousness, her ballet dreams lie shattered, piercing Melody with shards of hopelessness. What is life without ballet? And how will she survive this ordeal without Shilo? As Melody struggles to piece together the fragments of her broken life, she reflects on the Nigerian-Russian parents she never knew, and a pair of hauntingly familiar ebony eyes.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Sitting Pretty or Sitting Duck

Sitting Pretty    or Sitting Duck

Do you know who you really are, and why you make some of the poor financial decisions, you make? Although otherwise smart, many women tend to be clueless on ...

Author: Vernai Dantzler Smith, Esq.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452002169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 746

For the first time in history, women control more than 50% of the private wealth in the United States. As they lay claim to this unprecedented amount of wealth, have they taken all the steps necessary to protect their shares from waste, squander, or depletion? Many have not... and will let a good portion slip through their fingers. Whether you are 30, 40, 50, or 60 years old or older... are married, divorced, widowed, single, or partnered... or have kids, a job, a business, or an inheritance... if you do not use precaution in handling your financial affairs, you could find yourself with lighter pockets. Many women have seen their fortunes destroyed by failing to put measures in place to ward off life’s inevitable attacks on their financial resources. Sitting Pretty or Sitting Duck lays out what a woman needs to do to protect herself financially — no matter the economic times, and no matter the personal circumstances. For, how well you defend and protect your money today may determine the quality of your life tomorrow.
Categories: Business & Economics

Hungry Women

Hungry Women

The Good and the Bad Choices That We Make Nina Mozee ... a serious man, wants a serious woman that makes good choices, smart choices about her money, ...

Author: Nina Mozee

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456848446

Category: Self-Help

Page: 155

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He was coming towards me, my eyes were big as two oreo cookie and my heart was beating like twelve drums out of Africa.
Categories: Self-Help

Do You Really Want to Know Why I Am Not at Home

Do You Really Want to Know Why I Am Not at Home

Some women make bad choices, some make smart choices, but nevertheless they make the choice. Women decide when anything is going to happen (holding their ...

Author: Aaron Cox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462891924

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 664

This book was written from the REAL perspective of everyday men and women that struggle with finding peace in their home. No clinical sounding or Doctoral thesis was necessary to discuss what real people like you and I need to know. Stop paying the bills for drama to live in your home. A PLEA FOR CHANGE is here. Long time friends and Co-Authors Gregory Wright and Aaron Cox look at the real issues that divide men and women in todays relationships. They feel society has conditioned us how to think, act and look. They also believe mass media ploys are becoming more main stream than family values. The hearts of men and women in this society have been suppressed by emotional thinking. They ask the question Is society REALLY interested in your well being and quality of life? Is it true to say our emotions drive our wants, but needs are attached to the heart? Our chapters will also identify how our wants have taken priority and our needs have been put off until another day that will come too late, if at all. Please dont be offended or take anything personally, we had to keep it REAL. Along with some laughs this book guarantees to put you back on track for whats REALLY important and living the American dream and not the American theme. Do you REALLY want to know why I am not at home exposes key issues to why we REALLY dont want to be home.
Categories: Family & Relationships