Staying in with Ana Barreto

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There’s a real irony to today’s Staying in with… as I meant to blog about my virtual evening in with Ana Barreto on 19th May and as I was so busy heading off to London to the Blogger’s Bash Awards I forgot to schedule the blog post!

Thankfully Ana is able to stay in with me today and I’m delighted that she can.

Staying in with Ana Barreto

Welcome, finally, to Linda’s Book Bag Ana. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me and my apologies that I’ve kept you waiting.

Thank you, Linda, for having me and welcoming me to participate in “Staying in with Linda.” What a marvelous concept.

(Thanks Ana. I simply can’t read all the books I’m offered but I’m trying to feature as many authors as I can so that at least their books get a showcase.)

Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?

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This evening I brought my second book Self-Trust: How to Build Trust, Heal Burnout and Navigate through Life on Purpose.   I chose to share Self-Trust because I believe this is a subject people need to talk about, especially women.

(I think I’m definitely one of those women who would benefit from your book Ana.)

Women have come a long way. When you study women’s history, you learned that we used to be labeled a lower class of citizen. For years, women were considered to be a burden for families.  They were denied education, great jobs and even fair pay for their work. Fast forward some decades, and you understand why there are still many women who second guess themselves, overwork to prove their worth, avoid taking appropriate risks or sabotage their careers, relationships, and accomplishments.

People usually ask me “Why some women do that?”  I say they don’t know that they are doing.  Most are all unconscious.  In the book, I share some life-jackets (strategies) to help you reflect, change and navigate life on purpose regardless of what’s happening around you.

(What a brilliant concept. I suppose I’m very lucky to have always had a hugely supportive husband who has tried to make sure I don’t suffer from burn out, but he hasn’t always been successful in that. I think I definitely need to read Self-Trust.)

What can we expect from an evening with this exciting book Self-Trust?

This evening expect to be curious and inspired.  Expect to be more loving, kind and loyal to yourself.  Expect to meet Ophelia in Chapter one and discover if you and Ophelia have some traits in common.

Have you played Tic-Tac-Toe lately?  In Chapter five there is the Life Mirror Tic-Tac-Toe to help you reflect the areas of your life that need your attention. In Part Two, you learn about the mindset people have that leads them to overwork and over-do and how to release them.  In Part Three, you will dig deeper to find the root cause of those mindsets.  In part Four, you will find a Change Strategy that takes into consideration the way the mind-body-emotions work.  In Part Five you will find my suggestions to sustain the change you seek to make in your life.

(You’ve got me hooked. I need all of those strategies and I’m supposed to be retired!) 

What else have you brought along and why?

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I also brought along a “Love Meditation” to help you embark on a path of self-trust, self-love, and ultimate self-care.  That’s how we re-build our trust, one moment at a time.  This meditation is available with the book and for download by visiting here.  To access it you will need the password: self-trust.

(What a bonus. I’m sure we could all benefit from this.)

Thanks so much for staying in with me Ana and telling me all about Self-Trust: How to Build Trust, Heal Burnout and Navigate through Life on Purpose. I think it sounds such a positive read.


How to Build Trust, Heal Burnout and Navigate through Life on Purpose

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How do women use their energy? Are women too exhausted to live the life they planned? Are they getting burned out with the choices they make which were meant to bring them joy?

In this inspirational self-help book, Ana Barreto invites the reader to be part of a wider conversation about women and their work. She opens the floor to break away from the established mindsets women and men have, which are leading them to self-sabotage their accomplishments.

Teacher, personal developer, and mentor Ana Barreto shows the readers how to build self-trust which is the cure for burnout and find the inner guidance they need to take themselves as far as they intend to go without depletion while living on purpose.

The author unmasks the stress factors working women use to avoid feeling, being and becoming their true selves.

In the book, Ana Barreto shares hers and other women’s experiences to get you excited about making the changes you know you need to make but have not been able to make. It will give you the tools you need to give up self-depletion and self-sabotage.

The book will open your awareness and teach you how to be loyal to yourself regardless of what is happening around you. You will build your enthusiasm for life and help you make decisions that honor you.

Self-Trust: How to Build Trust, Heal Burnout and Navigate through Life on Purpose is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indiebound.

 About Ana Barreto


Ana Barreto is a Brazilian-American teacher, executive, mentor, and author living in upstate New York. Since attending Marymount College, at that time a women’s only college, she has been learning about women’s rights and empowerment. Her passion for women’s education, development, and growth led her to study Women’s History, Women in Business, Women and Leadership, Meditation, Psychology, Neuroscience and Eastern philosophies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master degree in Business Administration.

Ana’s mission is to help women find their inner-compass to live a great life through her inspirational self-help books, classes and mentorship programs.

When Ana isn’t working or writing books, she likes cooking, traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking, and spending time with her amazing daughters and stepdaughters.

You can find out more about Ana by visiting her website.

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