The Emotional Energy Factor
The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue
By Mira Kirshenbaum
(Delta, Paperback, 9780440509257, 288pp.)
Publication Date: December 30, 2003
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Do you wish you had more energy?
Do you often feel drained, even after a good night’s sleep?
Are there days when you can’t get going...when you just feel blah?
If so, you’re not alone. You’re suffering from emotional fatigue--an all too common outgrowth of our frenetic modern-day lives. But you can regain your emotional energy forever with this groundbreaking book from psychotherapist and bestselling author Mira Kirshenbaum that includes many helpful hints and informative real-life stories.
This book shows you how to tap into the sources of emotional energy that already lie within you. In these remarkable pages, you’ll discover 25 practical, no-nonsense secrets to living the vital, happy, hope-filled life you deserve by building the kind of energy no pills, push-ups, or power bars can provide...the kind of energy that comes to the rescue when your body has reached its limits. It’s called emotional energy. Successful, high-energy people have learned to harness it--and now you can too with their secrets in this powerful, life-enhancing book.
Drawing on nearly three decades of professional experience as a psychotherapist and researcher, Mira Kirshenbaum has developed a bold new program to help you raise your inner energy quotient and keep it high for life. The results are astounding: an aliveness of mind, happiness of heart, and a spirit filled with hope--the fuel that makes all things possible. Now you can reclaim the energy within, the energy that drives and sustains you, as you discover:
• How to diagnose your own emotional fatigue
• The power of active prayer
• Two simple things you can do to turn a pressure situation into one that gives you emotional energy
• Positive Negatives: how to say no to the things you don’t want to do
• How to live your life your way--a giant step to emotional well-being
• The Appointment Book Cure to free up time and get things done
• How to stop buying into someone else’s expectations of you
• The Emotional Energy Diet: how to lose those extra pounds and keep them off
• PLUS many more tips, tools, and techniques for you to get more emotional energy today!
“The single biggest difference between people who get what they want and people who don’t is energy,” states author Mira Kirshenbaum. With energy, everything is possible. This book shows you how to harness it in order to accomplish more, struggle less, feel more energetic, and find the zest--and courage--you need to live the life of your dreams.
Mira Kirshenbaum is clinical director of the Chestnut Hill Institute in Boston. She has been a psychotherapist and researcher for over twenty-five years and is the bestselling author of five previous books, including Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay; Women & Love; Parent/Teen Breakthrough (with Charles Foster), and The Gift of a Year. Mira has been married to the same man since she was nineteen, and they have two grown children.
"A lively and highly practical book, full of wisdom and pragmatic solutions. I will recommend it to both my clients and my friends."
--Susan Forward, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Toxic Parents and Emotional Blackmail
"An eye opening journey into the oft overlooked realm of what separates happy, successful, and fulfilled people from those who seem to struggle through life."
--Jason Theodosakis, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Arthritis Cure
“Every woman I know needs the sound, simple, and satisfying advance Mira Kirshenbaum so effectively offers here. Read this life-changing book, and you’ll not only release the negative emotions that are paralyzing your life–you’ll also reclaim the positive energy necessary to add more joy to your days and vitality to your years. I highly recommend it!”
--Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D., author of Outsmarting Female Fatigue
"Fascinating! I think people need to grasp the premise in this book that physical energy amounts to only 30% of total energy. 70% of a person's energy must come from emotional energy. All this untapped energy and we're not even tuned in. Everyone should read this book. Thyroid patients could especially be empowered with such knowledge."
--Kelly R. Hale, President, American Foundation of Thyroid Patients
"Mira Kirshenbaum's latest book addresses the most important and least understood ingredient in maintaining high energy. This practical, easy to understand book takes cutting edge research and puts it in the hands and hearts of everyone who wants the opportunity for a high spirited life. Every patient I see asks me how to increase energy; Mira has provided the answer. Highly recommended".
--Arthur P.Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., author of The Power of Empathy
"Mira Kirshenbaum's book brims over with emotional energy, providing clear access to the rich resources we all carry within us....I recommend this book to all of us who tend to feel deeply depleted by the demands and stresses of our busy lives."
--Rabbi Ted Falcon, Ph.D., author of A Journey of Awakening and co-author of Judaism For Dummies
"THE EMOTIONAL ENERGY FACTOR is like a good night's sleep combined with a visit with a good friend--it reached me at a moment in need, and helped immeasurably. Who among us isn't trying to do too much? Who doesn't want and need more energy? This book is a must-read, offering the best answers I've seen anywhere. It is the true energy source for the 21st century!"
--Nicole Wise, co-author of The Over-Scheduled Child
"Reading [this book] is like sitting down with a wise, caring, high-energy friend. You come away refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired by dozens of new ways to re-energize yourself."
--Mary J. Shomon, author of Living Well With Hypothyroidism and Living Well With Autoimmune Disease
"This book arrived at such a good time for me. I was feeling emotionally drained with family things and so utterly depleted, but just sitting down with Mira's book brought tears to my eyes. It is so filled with kindness and understanding and encourages such self-compassion. What a wonderful, life-affirming book."
--Sandi Shelton, author of Preschool Confidential
“Mira Kirshenbaum cuts to the chase in all her books–and she does so again in THE EMOTIONAL ENERGY FACTOR. She tells you everything you need to know about increasing emotional energy and using that energy to improve every area of your life–from relationships to career.”
--Susan Bakos, author of Still Sexy
"This book provides millions of Americans with the opportunity to live a productive and meaningful life. By utilizing the revolutionary tools to cultivate emotional energy, Mira Kirshenbaum has provided Baby Boomers with a clear strategy to cultivate self meaning. This is one of the best books on the topic I have read in years! Bravo! An incredible and insightful resource."
--Christopher L. Hayes, Ph.D., professor of Gerontology & Director, National Center for Women and Retirement Research, Long Island University-Southampton College