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Moody Bitches
Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy | Julie Holland
A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows womens inherent moodiness is a strength, not a weaknessAs women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem. Bitches are moody. To succeed in life, we are told, we must have it all under control. We have to tamp down our inherent shifts in favor of a more static way of being. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away. They are a finely-tuned feedback system that, if heeded, can tell us how best to manage our lives. Our changing moods let us know when our bodies are primed to tackle different challenges and when we should be alert to developing problems. They help us select the right tool for each of our many jobs. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. With the right care of our inherently dynamic bodies, we can master our moods to avail ourselves of this great natural strength.Yet millions of American women are medicating away their emotions because our culture says that moodiness is a problem to be fixed. One in four of us takes a psychiatric drug. If you add sleeping pills to the mix, the statistics become considerably higher. Over-prescribed medications can have devastating consequences for women in many areas of our lives: sex, relationships, sleep, eating, focus, balance, and aging. And even if we dont pop a pill, women everywhere are numbing their emotions with food, alcohol, and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues that we face.Dr. Julie Holland knows there is a better way. Shes been sharing her frank and funny wisdom with her patients for years, and inMoody BitchesDr. Holland offers readers a guide to our bodies and our moodiness that includes insider information about the pros and cons of the drugs were being offered, the direct link between food and mood, an honest discussion about sex, practical exercise and sleep strategies, as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies that can help us press the reset button on our own bodies and minds.In the tradition ofOur Bodies, Our Selves, this groundbreaking guide for women of all ages will forge a much needed new path in womens healthand offer women invaluable information on how to live better, and be more balanced, at every stage of life.
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ImperfectCJ
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Panpan

The premise: Women are moody by nature, and that is a strength rather than something to be medicated away. I was hoping for practical suggestions for managing moods, but instead found disproven assumptions about differences between "male" and "female" brains and a too-heavy reliance on the author's personal experience and opinions (e.g, she ignores the risks of cannabis for those with underlying psychiatric issues and stereotypes SAHDs as lazy).

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AkashaVampie
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I need this book!!!

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angela_b12

I feel like I should reread this every few years. It is jam packed with information and life tips.

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dixi_e
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My next buddy read book. #readingattherink

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dixi_e
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Looking for any advice on how to organize a buddy read. Convinced a girlfriend to do one with me (book is her pick) but she‘s busier than me so want to make this something we succeed at and a way to reconnect. Thanks!

RaimeyGallant Check out @LitsyBuddyRead and either partner up or ask for help promoting your own. 2y
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Pickpick

I found this fascinating. Lots of great information, presented in a relatable fashion that did not come across like a dry medical book.

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clairebrarian
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Excited to read this!

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Janet
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"Women feel more, and for good reasons. By evolutionary design, women's brains have developed to encourage empathy, intuition, emotionality, and sensitivity."

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