How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t

14 Habits That Are Holding You Back from Happiness
Narrated by: Andrea Owen
Length: 6 hrs
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No-punches-pulled advice to women who want to stop undermining their own happiness once and for all

How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen - a nationally sought-after life coach - crystallizes what's behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women's gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives. Powerfully on-the-mark, the chapters are short and digestible, nicely bypassing weighty examinations in favor of punch-points of awareness.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Andrea Owen (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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A review on general behavioral patterns

This book reviews a bunch of general behavioral patterns that hold people back in their relationships and personal wellness. The behavioral patterns mentioned range from being a people pleaser to someone who always blames others. The book also mentions exercises in self- awareness and ways to fix unhealthy problems. The author is understanding, seeks ways we connect to others, and emphasizes the importance of forgiveness and realizing we are only human. I think this is a good general self-help book for starters because it talks about a variety of unhealthy behavioral patterns instead of specializing in one topic like what some other books do. This is good for beginning to explore the issues holding you back from experiencing your best feeling of wellness if you don't already know yourself.

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Life Changing

This book is exactly what I needed at this point in my life. I love how Andrea brings to light the REAL LIFE struggles us women face on a daily basis and let’s us know we’re not alone. Her straight forward language is perfect for driving her message home in a way that makes an impact and forces your head out of the sand. I recommend this book to any woman who feels stuck in a rut or has totally lost sight of herself. Read this book for YOU!!!

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Forgettable

I have ready quite a few self help books. This didn’t really bring anything new to the table for me. Some of the advice didn’t really apply to my life at all, other advice was pretty generic. I can’t remember anything that stood out about this book at all.

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A few useful mantras

If you read a lot of self improvement books this will reinforce recurring themes
less evidence informed than other similar books

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A relatively good book...but lacked in originality

I loved a lot of moments in the book but I felt that overall she wasn't as authentic as I felt she could have been. I know she strived to be real and honest in the book and I gained a lot of good insights, but not many of them felt like the authors own personal revalations--so to speak. I think the book is a good reminder of some basic values in staying true to one's self and building from scratch.
I definitely think it's a good recommendation, and I think this author is simply going to get better with time.
I consider this book to be a good reminder for basic living and thinking techniques.
-Thank You

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Bat Sh*t Cray No More!

Love, love, love this book! I felt like Andrea was having a private one on one coaching session with me as she hit on absolutely every emotion I️ have been feeling. Every word she spoke was relevant in this crazy world we are trying our best to live in. This is definitely a book I️ will listen to over and over again, and continue to grow from each listen! Thank you for writing this book, Andrea! #myveryownlifecoach

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It finally clicked!

Highly recommend! Have listened to so many self help and empowerment books but this one hit a home run. I really enjoyed to straight talk and practical advice given for living your best life. My biggest takeaway? You don’t need anyone’s permission to make decisions about your life.

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Great listen

Would you listen to How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t again? Why?

I would definitely listen again. It’s one of those books that will hit you in the feels again and again and get you really thinking about where to apply it in your own life.

What about Andrea Owen’s performance did you like?

She has a great tone of voice and easy listening.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

You’ve got to make yourself a priority.

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Didn’t resonate with me...

I found I couldn’t relate to the style and much of the content. I debated bailing on it but stuck with it and was happy when I reached the end. There were a couple enlightening things for me but I just didn’t connect with most of it. I find myself wondering what attracted me to buying this one in the first place.

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So many new realizations!

What did you love best about How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t?

Yes! It's making me realize a lot of things I do that keep me stuck - numb'ing out, and how to have more empathy, which is important for having better relationships and friendships!

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Our minds, stories we tell ourselves, how we were raised, and societal stuff can keep us stuck, or even from realizing what is possible for our lives. Andrea helps you "see" what is going on so you can begin to make changes that will help you kick some booty in life, and in an easy to understand way!

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  • 01-19-18

Just what I needed

I have been following Andrea's work since 2014 when I stumbled upon her podcast by chance. Since then I have listened to every episode, hearing her grow as a coach, a leader and an amazing woman. She has inspired so much positive change in my life and I'm so grateful for the work she does.

I came to this book at a time of personal and professional turmoil, feeling like much of what I'd built was unravelling and I didn't know what had happened. This book made me realise how many of my "old habits" has snook back in and has been so useful in beginning my journey to stop doing things that make me feel like shit!

Thank you Andrea for your excellent book

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  • MRS EMMA NIBLOCK
  • 02-27-18

Loved this

Simply Fantastic ! the way Andrea delivers the information with lightness and humour worked SO well for me . I laughted our loud and nodded during so much of it as if I was sitting chatting to a friend . I will be listening again and again . There is so much useful information for personal development - I would recommend highly

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  • Sarah
  • 04-26-19

An insightful book with lots of practical advice

I love listening to Andrea's podcasts so I decided to download this audiobook. Andrea sets everything out clearly, giving examples from her own experiences and posing questions to get you thinking about the things that are making you feel unhappy. Her honest accounts of her own struggles and mind-set shifts help to illustrate the points she makes and shows that, with conscious effort, you can learn to take responsibility for having a more balanced outlook. I was surprised by how many of these habits I do without realising and I've found the tips Andrea shares really useful. I also appreciated her honesty about there not being a quick fix magic solution to feel happier but that consistent mindful action pays dividends - something really refreshing in a time where everyone has the one thing that can fix all your problems! The PDF with the questions for each chapter was useful too and I found it really helpful to make notes and see where I was bringing myself down and shift the focus without feeling judgemental of myself.

I'm glad that Andrea narrated this audiobook herself; it's like having an honest, supportive friend telling you what you probably already know but haven't faced up to yet. A great listen!

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  • lucy
  • 03-22-19

Good Book

loved it very inspiring and one that I will definitely read again ! ! !

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  • ausgirlinuk
  • 03-18-19

well structured

being someone who devours self help i had average expectations of this audiobook.
but i was surprised. its amazing how much i related to it.
she is spot on with all the things we do to ourselves.
i got the pep talk i really needed.
if you feel crap, get this book

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  • Love.shoes
  • 11-23-18

Uplifting book

Loved it listened to it commuting to work. Made better able to face the day .