I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke: Six Power Solutions for Women With Too Much To Do

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 11, 2011 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Working 24/7 and STILL
Can't Get It All Done?

Then don't! Most women think that the only way to manage the mounting chaos in their lives is to take control and organize, organize, organize. No wonder we have overwhelming to-do lists that leave us feeling exhausted and powerless! But in I Used to Have a Handle on Life but It Broke, Mary LoVerde has a better idea.
Showing us that the opposite of control is not chaos but contentment, LoVerde demonstrates how to counter the natural urge to assume responsibility for everything. In place of frustrating and futile controlling strategies, she gives readers straightforward techniques for maintaining their energy and keeping their balance no matter what life throws their way. Recognizing that we often confuse control with power, LoVerde delineates six solutions that will help women change from striving for control to thriving with true power:
1. Pose good questions
2. Pay attention
3. Predict your Achilles' heel
4. Partner with women
5. Pause before judging
6. Position yourself
With her trademark sense of humor and the compassionate voice that has earned her such a strong national following, Mary LoVerde shows us that the result of letting go is not a black hole of dirty laundry and unpaid bills, but a life that is light, free, and joyful.

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Getting a Grip
Power Up Tapping into Energy
Using Microactions
Pause Before Judging
Pay Attention
Pose Good Questions
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Mary LoVerde is the president of Life Balance Inc., and was formerly on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Hypertension Research Center in the Division of Internal Medicine. She lives in Aurora, Colorado.

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