Early Endorsements for “Born to Receive”

Born to ReceiveI am so pleased to receive these endorsements for my new book Born to Receive: 7 Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe. Born to Receive will be released March 6, 2014. Read about my new book here: Born to Receive

Born to Receive is the missing half of the equation that equals flourishing health. This book gives you the steps to becoming a healthy, happy receiver!”  —Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

“Women have finely-tuned the art of giving – now it’s time to learn how to receive with grace and gratitude.  The practical tools and tips contained in Born to Receive will help you to develop the critical skills needed to transition from simply surviving to joyfully thriving.” —Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

“Amanda Owen takes on a big problem—women’s difficulty in asking for and receiving what they want. Women are expert at giving—at being endlessly generous, thoughtful, and self-sacrificing. Born to Receive teaches us that women need to complement these skills with those of receiving, of learning how to ask for and accept what we want. Using wit, anecdotes, exercises, and helpful insights, she turns this task into one that is manageable and promises to be very helpful. Owen makes the convincing case that wholeness comes from the joint activity of giving and receiving. Women are experts at giving, but can surely use the help she offers to become equally expert at receiving.”Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D., co-author of The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men—and the Economy, and senior scientist at Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

“When you want to take on the life of your dreams, you will want to know how to ‘receive’ help. Born to Receive is a practical guide for women to lean in to super powers that don’t involve grabbing and forcing. Through clear insights and techniques, Amanda Owen shows us how to actively engage our right to receive and specific ways to start opening the floodgates.” Tama Kieves, best-selling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love and Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work!

“Born to Receive is a must-read for anyone who believes that receiving is taking, or selfish—and consequently feels depleted, unbalanced, or resentful. Amanda Owen has done an amazing job of exploring why we need and deserve to get more out of life, and how to do it.” Lori Deschene, Founder of tinybuddha.com and author of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself

My book The Power of Receiving is finally available!

The day has arrived! My book The Power of Receiving is finally available. No more pre-order! 

I read a wonderful review from Tiny Buddha this morning. Plus, Lori Deschene who writes Tiny Buddha is giving away five copies of my book. Here is the beginning of the review along with a link to read the rest. The comments are fun to read too – at least they are for me!

“Sometimes in the name of being good we forget to be good to ourselves. We put so much energy into meeting other people’s needs that we fail to meet our own. And yet that doesn’t change that we have needs–it just pushes us to deny them or to find manipulative ways of getting them met.

For the longest time, I felt certain that good people put everyone else first. They stretch themselves, bend over backwards, and even completely exhaust themselves if it means making everyone else happy.

I also thought giving would naturally invite reciprocity. Inevitably, after months of martyrdom, I’d feel frustrated that other people weren’t returning that kindness and meeting my expectations. The truth is that it wasn’t their job. It was my job to take care of my needs.

And it’s the same for all of us: only we can make the choice to receive.”Read more here: The Power of Receiving review and giveaway

The Art of Receiving

I wrote the following article titled The Art of Receiving for Tiny Buddha.
Halloween is the coming attractions preview of the holidays. Those little witches, ghosts and goblins will soon morph into angels, wise men and reindeers and the candy you gave in October will give way to more expensive gift-giving in December.

While the old proverb tells us it is better to give than receive, countless people bemoan the absence of grateful receivers. Thank-you letters seem to be a relic of the past and expressions of gratitude are often drowned out in a sea of complaints about what is wrong with the world.

You can access the rest of this article here The Art of Receiving