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Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're…

by Julie Holland

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Hate the title. Love the practical information on medications. Didn't realize that mood changes could be beneficial in any way. Lots of repetitiveness. ( )
  heike6 | Feb 12, 2016 |
I was intrigued by the premise of the book, but it continuously let me down. Julie Holland writes from a highly heteronormative perspective, as well as a gender essentialist one. She is also anti-polyamory (though I can't tell if she realizes it). At times, it's hard to believe this book didn't come out decades ago, especially when she is being downright sexist in the way she talks about both women and men. I won't call it a total loss - some of her information is interesting as far as just the pure facts go - but I wish it were presented by someone more up to the task. ( )
  CaptainAllison | May 31, 2015 |
i received this book for free as part of a first reads promotion ( )
  lilnursesuhy | Mar 4, 2015 |
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For Sara Starr Wolff,
teacher, therapist, and gardener,
who wanted what she had, and said what she meant,
And for her son, Jeremy,
whose shining love and acceptance
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As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem. To succeed in life, we are told, we must have it all under control: we have to tamp down our inherent shifts in favor of a more static way of being. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away, they are a finely-tuned feedback system that can tell us how best to manage our lives. Our changing moods let us know when our bodies are primed to tackle different challenges and when we should be alert to developing problems. They help us select the right tool for each of our many jobs. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. With the right care of our inherently dynamic bodies, we can master our moods to avail ourselves of this great natural strength. Yet millions of American women are medicating away their emotions because our culture says that moodiness is a problem to be fixed. Over-prescribed medications can have devastating consequences for women in many areas of our lives--and even if we don't pop a pill, women everywhere are numbing their emotions with food, alcohol, and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues that we face. Here, Dr. Julie Holland shares a better way.--From publisher description.… (more)

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