​About the Author

Amanda Owen is the author of The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011) and Born to Receive: 7 Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014)

With a background in social work and a twenty-five year practice as a counselor, Amanda has been presenting lectures and workshops since the mid-eighties.

N.Y. Times best-selling author Christiane Northrup, MD calls Amanda’s power-of-receiving philosophy “brilliant, elegant, profound, and enormously practical,” Maria Shriver calls her work “insightful,” and Elaine Shamos, the Director of The Women's Health Resource Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center says “Amanda's presentation skills are outstanding and, most importantly, her message is life-changing.”
Copyright © Amanda Owen 2014

In Born to Receive: 7 Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe  (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014), Amanda Owen (author of The Power of Receiving) presents self-improvement strategies for women and a radically different approach to helping them achieve their goals, reduce stress, and create better health and happiness by using the power that already exists within them. 

Born to Receive offers women seven effective, practical steps that they can integrate easily into their daily lives and includes inspiring examples of women who have changed their lives for the better by tapping into their receptive power. With exercises, special tips, and resources throughout, this book provides life-changing advice with a simple message: it’s okay to receive!


BORN TO RECEIVE: 7 Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe


Endorsements for Born to Receive

​“With inspirational stories and practical exercises aimed at cutting through emotional and physical clutter, Owen’s approach will help women feel better about themselves.”  Publishers Weekly

“Born to Receive is the missing half of the equation that equals flourishing health. This book gives you the steps to becoming a healthy, happy receiver!” Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

“Women have finely-tuned the art of giving – now it’s time to learn how to receive with grace and gratitude. The practical tools and tips contained in Born to Receive will help you to develop the critical skills needed to transition from simply surviving to joyfully thriving.”  Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office  

“Women are expert at giving. Born to Receive teaches us that women need to complement these skills with those of receiving. Using wit, anecdotes, exercises, and helpful insights, she turns this task into one that is manageable and promises to be very helpful.” Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D., co-author of The New Soft War on Women and senior scientist at Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

“Born to Receive is a must-read for anyone who believes that receiving is taking or selfish—and consequently feels depleted, unbalanced, or resentful. Amanda Owen has done an amazing job of exploring why we need and deserve to get more out of life, and how to do it.” Lori Deschene, founder of tinybuddha.com and author of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself