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N with collaboration cooperation and compassion? Putting these values at the center of our lives allows each of us to be happier and empowered and to replace harmful habits with a positive peaceful and rewarding way of being We is a rallying cry for “every woman everywhere on the planet Open to any page And there you will find a truth that can set you free” Christiane Northrup MD author of Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisd Wish I had a book club that we were doing this in it's all the things we have been learning about Flow Mindfulness Embracing Imperfection but all in one location I skimmed big parts of it because I felt like I had already been doing the work but it would have been nice to have that female group to meet with and help each other empower each other African Nights positive Kings peaceful and rewarding way of being We is a rallying cry for “every woman everywhere on the Doctor Who planet Open to any An Affair with My Mother page And there you will find a truth that can set you free” Christiane Northrup MD author of Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisd Wish I had a book club that we were doing this in it's all the things we have been learning about Flow Mindfulness Embracing Imperfection but all in one location I skimmed big Peppa Pig parts of it because I felt like I had already been doing the work but it would have been nice to have that female group to meet with and help each other empower each other

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We Author Gillian Anderson

Urgent and provocative We A Manifesto for Women Everwhere is “part self help part social theory centered in the idea that instead of having it ‘all’ women can live happier better lives by becoming free” Glamour from longtime friends Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel We A Manifesto for Women Everywhere is an uplifting timely and practical manual for creating change in women’s lives with nine universal principles t THE BOOK EVERY WOMAN NEEDS It makes you take a hard look at yourself and changes what you see Change comes from within Gillian and Jennifer talk about their own experiences throughout how they are like every woman despite being in the public eyeFrom menopause child rearing self esteem and relationships they are human and vulnerable to how they are perceived by the world They offer 9 basic principles to live by It is a journey that should not be taken aloneInvite your sisters along for the ride This book is a LIFE CHANGER and I am telling every woman I know that they NEED this book

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Hat help you confront life’s inevitable emotional and spiritual challenges It’s about transitioning from a me first culture and imagining what a we based world might look like In We Anderson and Nadel ask why so many women are locked in cycles of depression addiction self criticism and even self harm How much effective and powerful would we all be if we replaced our current patterns of competition criticism and compariso It started out reasonably well but they lost me in the last two chapters with the old spiritual but not religious chestnut going on about a higher power that may or may not be God and things like prayer works Statements like In place of the value systems that religions once provided for most of us is a gaping spiritual void the old religionvalues euivalence and a mention of tithing as a way that people once gave what they could to those who needed it Really? You think that tithes went to people who needed it?Overall some of the basic principles are sound but it wanders into woo


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  1. says:

    This book is very much an introduction to self care moving on from harmful behaviours setting boundaries and thinking beyond yourself onto how you can make of an impact in the world If you are already familiar with these topics or already do a lot of activism and volunteering then I doubt there will be much that is radical or new for you here That said if you haven't really considered these topics before and you feel depressed or that something in your life isn't right I feel this would make a great starting point for youI went to see Gillian and Jennifer's panel at the WOW festival at The Southbank Centre in London recently where the ideas and exercises put forward in their book made for a fascinating inspiring and uplifting discussion However when I read the book afterwards it felt like something was lost a little on the pageit came across as that brand of overly simple slightly patronising feminism from privileged white women who have plenty of money stability childcare and the ability to control their working hours It's the kind of writing that I normally try to avoid because it feels very far from the life me and the people I know lead Where we struggle with housing poverty obtaining healthcare discrimination family abandonment etc etc But I still found some of the exercises helpful and I will keep the book in order to read again someday I'm really pleased they released this book as they work well together as a writing team and I do think a lot of women will get something out of this I hope Gillian and Jennifer will write in the future especially if it goes in depth


  2. says:

    THE BOOK EVERY WOMAN NEEDS It makes you take a hard look at yourself and changes what you see Change comes from within Gillian and Jennifer talk about their own experiences throughout how they are like every woman despite being in the public eyeFrom menopause child rearing self esteem and relationships they are human and vulnerable to how they are perceived by the world They offer 9 basic principles to live by It is a journey that should not be taken aloneInvite your sisters along for the ride This book is a LIFE CHANGER and I am telling every woman I know that they NEED this book


  3. says:

    DNF p 39There's a lot of good deep interesting material in this book But I'd like it to be four times as concise and less than half as long WE has LITERALLY SIX PREFACES and right now I just can't


  4. says:

    This isn't a book I ever would've read let alone bought in hardcover but it's got Gillian Anderson's name on it I adore her I mean I organized an entire trip to the US to coincide with her starring in A Streetcar Named Desire and flew to London for the stage production of All About Eve so now I have a pricey and signed first edition on my shelf I was reasonably excited for it prior to its release which fell on International Women's Day; the thought of her writing a feminist non fiction book was thrilling to me but the marketing campaign somehow built it up as something entirely different to what it actually isAs it says in the final part this is not a manifesto in the traditional sense of the word It's a rallying cry to commit to a new way of life One that is based on spiritual Principles Essentially this is an introduction to self care with a bit of a very slight feminist spin Which is all well and good it's just not what I expected and not something I'm very interested in reading It sat on my shelf for over a year and with Gillian's 50th birthday coming up I figured I'd finally pick it up and I trudged through in exactly a month not in time to finish and post a review of it for her birthday which had been my intentionFull disclosure I did not take the journey Each chapter has one or exercises you're encouraged and supposed to do before moving on and I didn't Reading for me is escapism—I'm not going to do writing exercises while I do itI almost gave up right at the beginning as there are six introductionsprefaces SIX Nothing warrants six introductions Thankfully they are short and Part One The Essentials was fine—this is the first self help book I've read but a lot of the beliefs in here were familiar to me through my yoga practice I appreciated the encouragement to take responsibility for your own well being and emotional and mental health and the fact that resources are provided at the back of the book but one of the main messages of the book made me a little sad; not because it's a bad one but the fact that it apparently must be stressed? Things like it's okay to like yourself do nice things for yourself and to take time out of your day for yourself when you feel the need to recharge To be frank that one Parks and Recreation episode unlocked that for me years ago much effectively but I suppose it's good that it's spelled out for anyone who might need to read itEach chapter in Part Two The 9 Principles is technically sound stuff rooted in common sense but it usually devolved into esoteric and airy fairy realms Unfortunately despite them clearly trying otherwise a lot of it seemed to come from a white feminism place of privilege rather far removed from the average woman's life and struggles—and that's another thing I really don't think that these Principles should be specific to the female gender I got the most out of the practices to let go of resentment but it lost me towards the end with the whole prayer works and spiritual but not religious mumbo jumboThe nine proposed Principles which build on each other are Honesty Acceptance Courage Trust Humility Peace Love Joy and Kindness Each chapter contains uotes from both authors detailing how applying the specific Principle improved their lives; I did not count but I'd bet that Nadel has a lot of these interjections than Anderson Gillian's bits seemed candid and authentic while I found Jennifer to come off as rather self indulgent a lot of the timeI think it's accessible enough as a first introduction to self care but it could've been trimmed to half its length and would be the better for it I'll try and apply some of the principles into my life mindfully and consciously but most of it really is common sense; they did not reinvent the wheel Each chapter challenged me to think and consider my life though despite my not following along with the actual exercises and I can see how it could be of real use to someone when read at the right time I don't have anything to compare it to so I'm rather torn in my rating between two and three stars; as I'm writing this I'm feeling generous and rounding up————— All my book reviews can be found here · Buy on BookDepository


  5. says:

    An interesting read and if your first dip into self help etc not a bad one It does borrow heavily from others works and I did find the authors personal contributions a tad self indulgent in fact at one point I renamed the book ME That said there are some good exercises and principles within


  6. says:

    It started out reasonably well but they lost me in the last two chapters with the old spiritual but not religious chestnut going on about a higher power that may or may not be God and things like prayer works Statements like In place of the value systems that religions once provided for most of us is a gaping spiritual void the old religionvalues euivalence and a mention of tithing as a way that people once gave what they could to those who needed it Really? You think that tithes went to people who needed it?Overall some of the basic principles are sound but it wanders into woo


  7. says:

    There were some interesting parts in here and some things that resonated but halfway through I just couldn't do it any It was too preachy too obvious If this book was a women's weekend workshop it would probably be awesome But as a book? I just couldn't stay interested


  8. says:

    This book is a self help guide that reminds me of Maslow's hierarchy of needs Anderson and Nadel offer visualization exercises meditations and action plans to reach the top of Maslow's pyramid self actualization Throughout the book they propose the idea that there is one step above self actualization and that is stop thinking of self and start helping othersThis book came into my life in a moment when I needed certain reminders which is why I gave it a high rating but the truth of the matter is that the authors' advice is commonsensical Read at the right moment the book will be useful


  9. says:

    Wish I had a book club that we were doing this in it's all the things we have been learning about Flow Mindfulness Embracing Imperfection but all in one location I skimmed big parts of it because I felt like I had already been doing the work but it would have been nice to have that female group to meet with and help each other empower each other


  10. says:

    This book was far better than I expected I picked it up inititally because it was co authored by Gillian Anderson and I have been a huge fan of hers for the past 23 years of my life But I ended up loving it for far than its author Many of the concepts and techniues introduced in the book were already familiar to me since I have spent a great deal of time studying and practicing yoga meditation amygdala retraining neurolinguistic programming relgion etc But the presentation here was fresh and the honesty and real life relatability of the narrative was powerful and potentially life changing There were segments of this book that honestly and openly acknowledged aspects of my inner life and experience I have never heard voiced by another woman and it was very moving to feel that sense of connectedness and solidarity with other souls out there seeking their truths I highly recommend reading this book and doing the work and exercises it asks of you If you are new to this type of path it may change your life completely If you've dabbled already like me you may find it's just the fresh concise and honest structured approach to jump you ahead on your pathEdit I've just finished a reread of this this time via the audiobook read by the authors At first I thought that upon coming back to this book it wasn't uite as good or useful as I remembered I've continued to cover many of the same basic concepts elsewhere but as I got into the later chapters I was again reminded of the beautiful personal and intimate stories that make this book so wonderfully relatable and actionable in one's own life Still highly recommend


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