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“A great self care book for women. Reflective, relevant, right on point.”–Anonymous

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Mother Teresa said, “To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” Most women are so busy filling the lamps of the people they love that they let their own lamps run low. They spend so much time and energy taking care of their children, husbands, aging parents, friends, neighbors, bosses, coworkers, and others that they often neglect themselves.

Awareness is the first step toward solving a problem. So the first section of Oil for Your Lamp is devoted to helping us acknowledge the problem and understand the reasons for it. The first section of the book looks at how girls are socialized, growing up to be women who put others first. Subsequently, it examine the values women have adopted in the past fifty years, beginning with the feminist movement—leading us to believe that we can have it all—all at once. And then explores the corresponding myth that we can DO it all.

But don’t be discouraged. Help is on the way—in the second section, we’ll get into solutions for the problem. We’ll learn the value of doing nothing, how to play again, how to become more inner-directed, and most important, how to ask for help.

It’s the new golden rule for women: “Do unto yourself as you would do to others.”

  • Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 6.5"
  • Page Count: 128
  • Video Run Time: 1 min 53 secs
  • eBook Format: .epub
  • Audio Format: mp3

About Authors

BJ GALLAGHER is an inspirational author and speaker. She writes business books that educate and empower, women’s books that enlighten and entertain, gift books that inspire and inform, and kids’ books that charm and delight. Whether her audience is corporate executives, working women, or a group of giggling youngsters, her message is powerful, positive and practical. She motivates and teaches with empathy, understanding, and more than a little humor.

BJ’s international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, has sold over 300,000 copies in 22 languages.

A much-published author, her books include:

  • It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been (Viva Editions; 2009)
  • Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know are Good for Me? (Berkley; 2009)
  • Learning to Dance in the Rain (Simple Truths; 2009)
  • The Best Way Out is Always Through (Simple Truths; 2009)
  • Oh, Thank Goodness, It’s Not Just Me! (Simple Truths; 2010)
  • Oil for Your Lamp (Simple Truths; 2010)
  • Friends (Simple Truths; 2011)
  • The Road to Happiness (Simple Truths; 2011)
  • The Power of Positive Doing (Simple Truths; 2012)
  • The Power of One (Simple Truths; 2016)
  • The Leadership Secrets of Oz (Simple Truths; 2017)


BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, The Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs.

She is quoted almost weekly in various newspapers, women’s magazines, and websites, including: O the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Woman’s World, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), The Guardian (U.K.), CareerBuilder.com, MSNBC.com, and CNN.com.

In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences across the country. Her clients include: IBM, Chevron, U.S. Veterans Administration, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, U.S. Department of Interior, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., The American Press Institute, Infiniti, Nissan, U.S. Army, and Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.

For more information, visit BJ’s web sites: www.bjgallagher.com, and www.peacockproductions.com.

LISA HAMMOND founded Femail Creations, a mail order catalog and website for unique gifts for women. In addition to running her own companies and writing books, Lisa is a sought after business consultant for companies and individuals seeking creative advice.

What Readers are Saying

Average Rating:
4.6 (based on 55 reviews)

21-25 of 55

Xenia Horton
08/240/2012 08/28/2012
  • 4.0
Highly Recommended!
I'm enjoying this book, I haven't finished reading it yet, am in the process of reading it and enjoying it very much. I'm thinking of using it in a small group setting or sharing it with other people I know. Thank you so much, I enjoy your website and your materials you provide, thank you!
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    Sharon
    02/38/2012 02/08/2012
    • 5.0
    Oil For Your Lamp
    Marvelous...ALL women should follow this advice, constantly, forever.
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      Anonymous
      02/37/2012 02/07/2012
      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
      • 5.0
      Oil For Your Lamp Is Excellent
      I bought this book for myself knowing what it was going to tell me and not necessarily wanting to hear it. But the message is important...as women we need to fill up as much as we give. The poetry and images are beautiful
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        Liz
        04/96/2012 04/06/2012
        • 5.0
        Highly Recommended
        Where do I start? This book is thought provoking at the least and life altering at the best. I will read it over and over and learn new ideas and lessons every time.
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          Giff
          05/145/2012 05/25/2012
          • 5.0
          Oil For Your Lamp
          Excellent little book . Bought one for all of the ladies in my family (two daughters, daughter in law and wife).. Highly recommended!
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