Ghareman describes the dilemma of women today: “Many women, in an attempt to become loving and nurturing, really have become a 24-hour buffet. They give, give, give and they are driving themselves to the ground. They are drained while at the same time culture is reinforcing and rewarding them for saying yes.” Women especially are culturally rewarded to say yes to most every request made of them. Most of us have dozens of stories we can tell about how we self-sabotage our way to a more balanced life. How can we say a soft but effective no? What are some skillful ways for us to move from stress to contentment? What is true frugality? These and many other topics are explored in this dialogue. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Azarm Ghareman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, and holds advanced degrees in chemistry and business administration, and has conducted many professional training workshops.
She is the author of:
- Longing for a Land: The Story of a Persian Woman’s Individuation in America (Mazda Connections 2005)
- Six Life Secrets of Content Women: a Guide for Emotional Self-Care (Mazda Connections 2010)
To learn more about the work of Azarm Ghareman go to www.mazdaconnections.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- What is the history that has contributed in shaping Iran today
- How can we make ourselves a priority in our own lives
- How, to our detriment, the witch archetype has been internalized
- How to keep ourselves from being overwhelmed by the repetitive things we do everyday, such as cleaning and cooking
- How to avoid the stress of trying to find the perfect gift
- How we can comfort those who are mourning the death of loved ones
- How can we make an emotional first aid kit for ourselves
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 6/7/2011 Program Number: 3406