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Book Review: High-Octane Women: How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout

By Kira Anne West

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You all know this woman: bright, infectious energy, highly successful and homeroom mom. She does not attend the PTA meeting; she runs it. This woman does the job faster and better than anyone else. We marvel at her success and ask ourselves, how does she do it? High-Octane Woman is an easy-to-read guide on how superachievers can avoid burnout. Unlike many self-help books on how to balance work and family, this one outlines a game plan for avoiding burnout on the job by controlling stress, not completely eliminating it.

As a nationally recognized psychologist, Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter is qualified to give her opinion. She concludes that women who follow certain steps for reducing work-related stress could avoid a physical and emotional plunge into burnout. High-achieving women add a level of intensity

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