In her widely acclaimed classic, The Indispensable Woman, Ellen Sue Stern teaches women who feel they must DO it all and BE it all–employee, mother, friend, lover, daughter, hostess–how to break the addictive cycle of perfectionism and find balance in their lives. Her companion daily mediation book, Running On Empty: Meditations for Indispensable Women, offers supportive, succinct thoughts for each day of the year, inspired by quotations ranging from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland to the I Ching, centering on 365 themes including overachievement, relinquishing control, overriding guilt, letting go of fear, finding perspective, and nurturing love, sex, and intimacy. Accompanying affirmations crystallize truths to restore the balance between external focus and inner fulfillment.
“A hard look at the problem of indispensability and perfectionism in women. An enlightening read.”-Anne Wilson Schaef