Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What's Next

Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What's Next

by Jennifer Louden
Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What's Next

Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What's Next

by Jennifer Louden


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The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself.

In Why Bother? personal-growth expert Jennifer Louden challenges you to open your mind, your heart, and your life by following where the question leads. Through reflection and stories from others, Louden demonstrates how to bother when it feels impossible or like too much work, whether after professional defeats, heartbreak, illness, or life-changing loss. She shows why you must prioritize what’s calling you at any time of your life, especially when you’ve sidelined your dreams to raise kids, pay the rent, or take care of aging parents. And crucially, she shows you how tapping into your deepest desires can give you the energy to move forward—even when the world seems in such dire straits. It’s time to reclaim the dignity and beauty of your desires. It’s time to get your bother on.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989603123
Publisher: Page Two Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 626,250
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestselling book The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with a million copies of her books in print in nine languages (note: most of these books were sold before electronic tracking). Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine. Plus, she’s been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, two of Brené Brown’s books Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, appeared on hundreds of TV, radio shows and podcasts, and even on Oprah.

Jennifer has been teaching women’s writing and self-care retreats since 1992 and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 1999. She writes weekly to her email list and hosts an online paid community of over 600 members. She lives near Boulder, Colorado. www.jenniferlouden.com

Table of Contents

Part 1 Why Bother Indeed 1

1 Why Bother Indeed 3

2 Still Need Convincing? 27

3 Savor versus Serve 33

4 Take Stock 43

Part 2 The Stages of Bothering 53

5 Leave Behind 55

6 Ease In 107

7 Settle 137

8 Desire 161

9 Become by Doing 217

10 Be Seen 293

Conclusion Always Begin Again 325

Acknowledgments 335

Notes 340

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