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Burnout

The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle
Narrated by: Emily Nagoski
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Burnout by Amelia Nagoski and Emily Nagoski, read by Emily Nagoski.

This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently from men - and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life.

The gap between what it's really like to be a woman and what people expect women to be is a primary cause of burnout, because we exhaust ourselves trying to close the space between the two. How can you 'love your body' when everything around you tells you you're inadequate? How do you 'lean in' at work when you're already giving 110 percent and aren't recognized for it? How can you live happily and healthily in a world that is constantly telling you you're too fat, too needy, too noisy and too selfish? Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, the best-selling author of Come as You Are, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion and confront the obstacles that stand between women and well-being. 

With insights from the latest science, prescriptive advice and helpful worksheets and exercises, Burnout reveals:

  • What you can do to complete the biological stress cycle - and return your body to a state of relaxation.
  • How to manage the 'monitor' in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration.
  • How the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies - and how to fight back.
  • Why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are key to recovering from and preventing burnout.

Eye-opening, compassionate and optimistic, Burnout will completely transform the way we think about and manage stress, empowering women to thrive under pressure and enjoy meaningful yet balanced lives. All women will find something transformative in these pages - and be empowered to create positive and lasting change.

©2019 Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Life changing

I thought it was in my head. I thought I was imagining it. Turns out women are slowly killing ourselves and our bodies are trying to tell us and we are not listening. This book changed my life. I bought it for everyone and haven’t stopped talking about it anyone who would listen. The data is frightening and compelling. I deep dived into everything the author ever said and wrote and believe EN is my new BFF.

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a must read for all women

Emily and Amelia are so clever and understanding of the plight of busy women everywhere. Even better that they narrate this from their heart the way it was intended.

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  • lindaf
  • 30-07-2019

This isnt just a book for women!

I LOVED this book and having both authors narrate was fantastic. So many valuable learnings, key takeaways for me were how to recognise and complete the stress cycle (getting those 20 second hugs in regularly now!!), how to SMASH the patriarchy, and how to let go of being a human giver and the expectation that I need to do everything for everyone. I so enjoyed the emphasis in this book on the importance of support and connection, we are not meant to do things on our own. Buy this book, it will enrich your view of life!

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  • C. Campbell
  • 08-10-2019

Intriguing

it is always intriguing finding words to describe the various stages and emotions we feel. fantastic insight to me.

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  • Dalia Courridge
  • 11-09-2019

LOVED this book

Absolutely loved this book and read it in 2 days. For someone who suffered from years of stress and ended up burnout to the point where it has affected me in all aspects of my life, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I wish I had read this 4- 5 years earlier.

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  • Elizabeth Clarke
  • 18-07-2019

excellent. highly recommend.

really excellent. lots of points when I thought oh. hey, right now I can do this!

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  • Caaabr
  • 12-07-2019

fantastic

I have listened and read a number of self help books but I think this one might be my favourite. Informative, funny, accessible... just wonderful. No negatives from me, give it a read or a listen. I will definitely be reading for a second time :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-2019

Every woman should read this

I loved it. Loved Emily's voice, it makes the book so much more real.
The best part?: the mad woman in the attick!! Just brilliant.
Thank Emily and Amelia. Gifted the book to my sister that so needs it at this moment.
thank you kindly

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-2019

every woman should read this.

I was given this by a friend and it really hit the nail on the head for me. I will listen to this again so that it really sinks in. I liked the way it was read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-2019

Enlightening!

Enlightening to hear some of what you feel internally actually spelled. Highly recommend this book.

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  • H. Cowper
  • 03-05-2019

A must read for women everywhere.

The sisters teach us how to look after ourselves, how to be whole and how to notice and avoid burnout. I have just finished the book but will be going through it again. It's entertaining and thought provoking.