Rushing Woman’s Syndrome by Dr Libby Weaver is a book I wanted to `rush’ through. A friend brought home the book for me earlier this year after hearing her speak at a conference. As soon as I started reading, I knew this was a book I wanted to get everything I could from – immediately!! So I took a day and read it through. Since then I have gone back numerous times to read, and re-read, understand and apply the information.
Here’s the blurb from the back cover: `Rushing Woman’s Syndrome describes the biochemical and emotional effects of constantly being in a rush and the health consequences that urgency elicits.
It doesn’t seem to matter if a woman has two things to do in her day or two hundred, she is in a pressing rush to do it all. She is often wound up like a top, running herself ragged in a daily battle to keep up. There is always so much to do, and she very rarely feels like she wins, is in control and gets on top of things. In fact her deep desire to control even the smaller details of life can leave her feeling out of control, even of herself.
Overwhelmed, at times she feels like she can’t cope, whether she admits it out loud or keeps it all inside, adding to her wound up, knotted stomach. She is fortunate if her sex hormones are balanced. Most women in this state suffer terribly with their periods and women who go into menopause in this state usually find it debilitating.
Dr Libby combines two decades of personal experience, fourteen years of university and thirteen years of clinical experience in her unique conversational style to offer you real solutions to both the biochemistry and the emotional patterns of the rush.’
In the book she covers a huge range of things that relate to both physical health and emotional health. The nervous system, the adrenalin – sugar – coffee rush, hormones, thyroid, digestive system are all covered. Most importantly she gives very practical solutions to problems.
My advice, don’t borrow someone else’s book – get your own. You will want to read it more than once, and you’ll probably want to highlight and put your own notes throughout. The book is available through Dr Libby’s website or from Amazon. (It is available for Kindle.)