Authentic Power: Give Yourself Permission to Feel (Paperback)
WHAT IF YOU ALLOWED YOURSELF TO TRULY FEEL?
Whether it’s grief, despair, or anxiety, society will always find a way to label feelings as “messy.” But burying these reactions only leads to greater emotional turmoil. In the past, we have looked to self-help gurus like Gary Zukav, whose Seat of the Soul inspired Oprah Winfrey to help America process trauma. So why did that book resonate with her, and what does everyone still love about Oprah? It's not that she's rich or that she's successful...it's her authenticity. She taps into what she has described in her SuperSoul Sundays as Authentic Power: uniting all the pieces of herself so that she's always bringing her whole self to everything she does. Oprah didn't ignore her messy feelings: she shared them with America, and she processed and integrated them in order to tap into her own authentic power. She became her authentic self, which exudes from her in every second that you see her.
In Authentic Power: Give Yourself Permission to Feel, accomplished entrepreneur, journalist, publicist, and award-winning podcaster Ashley Bernardi continues the brave work of these great thought leaders by teaching you that your darkest hours are disguised opportunities to uncover and process, feel, heal, and grow.
Bernardi’s personal journey began when she witnessed her father’s sudden death at age eleven. Years later, a mysterious illness began a personal quest toward healing and taught her that trauma and adversity can be sources of strength and self-discovery. Through daily affirmations and writing prompts, you will discover Ashley Bernardi’s F.E.E.L. Framework:
You will explore chapters such as:
- Embrace the Waves of Emotions
- Lift the Emotional Fog
- Make Space for the Brave Conversations
- The F.E.E.L. Framework
- Balanced Body, Balanced Heart
- Discover Your Deeper, Powerful, Self
- Exercise Your Empathy
As the founder of a national media relations and publicity firm, Ashley has the privilege of access to many of the world's leading experts in health and wellness who offered healing and hope with her personal challenges—a rich collection of top doctors, neurologists, psychologists, nutritionists, coaches, spiritualists, and others. She shares their profound wisdom so that you can build hope during your times of struggle.
Bernardi searched for true healing and growth for more than twenty years; Authentic Power equips you with the tools to ignite your own journey now.
"Through daily affirmations, exercises, and journaling prompts...Bernardi walks readers through her FEEL framework—focus, enter, experience, and learn— to help them find a way forward after experiencing trauma." —Publishers Weekly
"Ashley Bernardi completely reveals herself and therefore all of us with a compendium of powerful words, wisdom and practices to put into place immediately." —Dana Look-Arimoto, host of Settle Smarter Podcast and author of Stop Settling, Settle Smart
Ashley Bernardi is founder of Nardi Media LLC, a nationally renowned full-service media relations and media training firm. She is a former network television producer, with credits including The Early Show on CBS News, energyNOW! on Bloomberg, and Washington Post Live. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of media relations, media training, and communications, and co-hosts the award-winning podcast 2 Girls Talking.
In addition to her work as a publicist and business owner, Ashley has a deep passion and interest in health, wellness, spirituality, and healing, after losing her father to a sudden-death heart attack at age eleven, and later, suffering from Lyme disease in her thirties while caring for her three young children. She recently completed her certificate in the Science of Well-Being from Yale University.
The oldest child in a proud military family, Ashley was born in Schweinfurt, Germany, and has lived and worked in New York City and Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her family.
Emma Seppala, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at the Yale School of Management and Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management’s Women's Leadership Program. An international keynote speaker and author, her book The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016) has been translated into dozens of languages. She is also the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.
"In her book Authentic Power, Bernardi displays deep vulnerability...With experts from a spectrum of healing modalities and trauma survivors, this book has the power to heal the world one person at a time." —Lorilee Binstock, Host of A Trauma Survivor's Podcast and Founder of Authentic Insider Magazine
"Ashley has so much insight to share and the deep desire to help. This book will be a special addition to the people that need it most (everyone?!)" —Randi Zinn, Author, Founder, Podcaster of The Going Beyond Movement
"Finally a truth-telling book that helps us face our own dragons. We all have them and Ashley Bernardi completely reveals herself and therefore all of us with a compendium of powerful words, wisdom and practices to put into place immediately." —Dana Look-Arimoto, Author, Stop Settling, Settle Smart and host, Settle Smarter Podcast
"Inspiring, heartbreaking, and powerfully healing, Authentic Power is a refreshing antidote to the toxic positivity that saturates our lives." —Rebecca Anne Nguyen, co-author of Where War Ends: A Combat Veteran's 2,700-Mile Journey to Heal