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Take back your power : how to reclaim it, keep it, and use it to get what you de
Davidds-Garrido, Yasmin.
Adult Nonfiction E184.S75 D355 2006

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ContentsPage
Why This Book
1 - This Is My Life
An American Dream Poster Family
A Family Shattered
Miracle at Rocky Bottom
The Will to Survive
The Whole Ten Yards
The Millennium Approaches
When I Thought It Was Safe to Get Back in the Water . . .
I'm Still Here
2 - Where Have All the Powers Gone?
What Is Power, Exactly?
Giving Away Our Power Versus Surrendering
Power Zappers Versus Power Enhancers
Family Power Versus Personal Power
How We Give Our Power Away to Men
Culture and the Media: Lies That Bind
What's God Got to Do with It?
3 - If I Had a Hammer: A Tool Kit for Self-Empowerment and Spiritual Growth
A Woman's Work Is Never Done
The Seven Empowerment Principles
Principle 1 - I Own My Life
Principle 2 - I Know Who I Am and What I Stand For
Principle 3 - I Create Beliefs That Empower Me
Principle 4 - I Live in Truth
Principle 5 - I Never Feel Guilty About Being a Strong Woman
Principle 6 - I Respect Myself
Principle 7 - I Do First What I Fear the Most
Your Journey Toward a New Spiritual Self
4 - May the Power Be with You
Luz's Story: Never Too Late
What "Owning Your Power" Means
Whose Life Is It, Anyway?
5 - Steps to Freedom and Personal Power
The Not-So-Secret Formula
5 - Killing Me Softly: Sex as a Weapon of Mass Obstruction
Diana's Story
Prisoners of Sex
The Connection Between Sexuality and Self-Esteem
Do You Have Low Sexual Self-Esteem?
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!
You Don't Have to Be Sexually Active to Be Sexually Aware
The Attraction-Versus-Affection Dilemma
What Kind of Woman Are You?
Creating a New Belief System About Your Sexuality
6 - Who Can Stop You Now?
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to Me
Boundaries Demand Respect
Claiming Respect in the Business World
The Empowered Woman
The Secrets of Their Success
Becoming an Irrepressible Woman
7 - Women on Top: Highly Successful Women Bare All
Rosario Marin
Claudia Trejos
Judy Davidds-Wright
Carrie Lopez
Charisse Browner
8 - Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Exercises to Get There from Wherever You Are
Step 1 - Write Your Life Story
Step 2 - Find Out Who's in Control
Step 3 - Determine How Tight Are Your Family Ties
Step 4 - Locate Yourself: South or North of the Border?
Step 5 - Learn the Difference Between "Want" and "Need"
Step 6 - Overcome Your Fears
Step 7 - Dare to Dare
Step 8 - Quash Your Inner Critic
Step 9 - Determine Your Sexual Shame Index
Step 10 - Abolish Shame and Celebrate Your Sexuality
Step 11 - Rewrite Your Belief System
Step 12 - Implement Your Newfound Beliefs
Step 13 - Write Your Own "Bill of Rights"
Acknowledgments


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