I would definitely recommend this book to any man as well (I think most of the advise we give out to one sex can be given to the other – unless it’s bad advice and then no one should have it. i.e. if it’s advice that you think really only applies to one sex, unless it’s referring to physical exams, it’s probably bad advice). Men suffer from doing too much and overwhelming themselves just like the modern day woman can. That’s why they’re stress levels are so high and their hearts are bad.
In any case, I’ve found that meditating on the things that frustrate me are helpful – go figure. Instead of trying to ignore the fact that I felt overworked and under-appreciated – keep my head down and plow through it kind of thing – it would have helped me to have faced those feelings when they first appeared. By ignoring them, I basically waged a war with my body and my body won. It basically forced me to confront all of the things that I had been brushing off as insignificant at the time when they really weren’t which is how I got to Seattle.
This book takes the common feelings and situations that people who fill up their plates to the brim end up finding themselves in and looks at them honestly but also from other perspectives. This book – along with a book called “Constructive Wallowing” which I found in the bargain bin in Barnes and Noble (FTW!!!) – is really good at helping you come to terms with your life, whatever stage it’s in. It’s in that stage, when you’re accepting and understanding of yourself and your situation rather than resentful and ignorant of it, that you can really start to make the headway you’re looking for to get to the person and place you want to be (at).