We all feel stuck sometimes: in our jobs, our relationships, our habits, or when the life we’re living simply doesn’t add up to the one we want. We feel stuck when it seems like we don’t have options, or when we don’t trust or allow ourselves to make the changes we so deeply long to make.
Speaker and yoga teacher Becky Vollmer believes that, when we feel paralyzed by our fears, the answer isn’t just courage—it’s choice. Because we all have choices, we just have to be brave enough to make them.
You Are Not Stuck is the key to breaking the cycle of fear and making bold choices for real change. Sometimes this transformation looks like an audacious Thelma and Louise-style leap; more often, though, it is a series of small, deliberate actions based on personal values that yield more clarity, alignment, and, ultimately, long-term contentment than driving off a cliff.
If what you seek is a tried-and-true process of empowerment that unlocks the true north already inside you, look no further. This book is a unique blend of permission and spirituality that will help you excavate your divine inner badass, close the gap between intention and action, and develop a strategic path forward that’s as unique as your thumbprint.
Through warm and straightforward wisdom, a modern and approachable take on ancient yoga philosophy, a series of practical and insightful grounding exercises, and a healthy dose of laugh-out-loud humor, you’ll learn how to make soul-guided choices in support of the life you’ve desired all along.
|St. Martin's Publishing Group
|5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
About the Author
A former newspaper journalist, Becky writes on topics including personal growth, relationships, mental health and wellness, mindfulness, meditation, and spirituality. She also is a leading voice in the sobriety and recovery community. Becky lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, their four children, three pets, and more flowers that one person should be allowed.
Table of Contents
Part I The Situation
1 The Empowerment Gap 3
2 Indigestion of Shoulds 18
3 Know What You Want Instead 31
4 How Fear Holds You Back 50
Part II Moving from Fear to Choice
5 Who Do You Think You Are? 75
6 The Power of Soul-Guided Choices 98
7 Trade-Offs, Consequences, and Boundaries 114
Part III Time for Action
8 The Playbook 131
9 Care for the Journey 147
10 Putting It All Together 187
Recommended Resources 205
Works Cited 207