Crones Don't Whine

Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

Crones Don't Whine

"For women there is nothing more liberating than age if we learn to use our energy, power and compassion." -- Back cover.

Crones Don't Whine

Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

Crones Don't Whine

Skip the midlife crisis and embrace the joys of aging with this “lighthearted manual on how to become a juicy and wise old woman” (Isabelle Allende, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom). Having dedicated her life to helping women realize their full potential at every phase of life, distinguished psychiatrist and bestselling author Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, continues her inspiring and illuminating work with Crones Don’t Whine. Here, Bolen defines thirteen qualities women should cultivate to continue their personal growth into their crone years. Featuring brief essays and small practices, this lighthearted book gives readers resources to turn to again and again. Life doesn’t end at forty. So why do so many women act as if it does? Put aside your midlife crisis symptoms and embrace the aging process with a new and empowering archetype for older women: Crones Don't Whine—they’re juicy, confident, and fierce about what matters to them. They speak the truth with compassion. They listen to their bodies, reinvent themselves, and savor the good in their lives. As Bolen explains, crone years are “growing” years in women’s lives. In this new stage, women can finally devote their time, energy, and creativity to what really matters to them. “A wise and honest book” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author of The Color Purple

Winter's Graces

The Surprising Gifts of Later Life

Winter's Graces

Filled with unexpected good news about growing older, Winter’s Graces highlights eleven qualities that ripen with age—including audacious authenticity, creative ingenuity, necessary fierceness, self-transcending generosity, and a growing capacity to savor life and to ride its ups and downs with humor and grace. Decades of research have established that the catastrophic conditions often associated with late life, such as severe dementia and debilitating frailty, are the exception, not the rule. Still, the mistaken idea that aging equals devastating decline persists, causing enormous and unnecessary suffering, especially for women. Drawing on decades of experience as a psychology professor and psychotherapist, Susan Stewart, PhD, weaves together inspiring folk stories that illustrate the graces of winter and recent research that validates them, along with a wealth of user-friendly tools and practices for amplifying these graces and bringing them to life. Written primarily for women over 50 seeking good news about growing older, Winter’s Graces offers adults of all ages a compelling vision of aging that celebrates its many gifts, acknowledges its challenges, and reveals how the last season of life can be the most fulfilling of all.

Sharing the Journey

Reflections of a Reluctant Mystic

Sharing the Journey

You are on a journey. The nature or purpose of that journey comes down to what you choose or refuse to believe. If you’re at that point in life where you’re noticing that things are not working out the way you thought they would, and you’re questioning the beliefs underpinning it all, you’ll find some refreshing insights in this book of reflections. In Sharing the Journey, self-confessed reluctant mystic, Peter Mulraney, invites you to reconsider the journey you think you’re on and lets you know that you are not alone. If you’re not ready to examine your beliefs and push the boundaries of your mental comfort zone, this is not the book for you. If you are ready to take a look at your beliefs and start living consciously, you’ve found a friend for the journey.

Artemis

The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

Artemis

In Jean Shinoda Bolen’s best-selling, game-changing Goddesses in Everywoman, myths came to life in a whole new way that resonated with our own lives. Even fictional character Bridget Jones was reading that book. Now comes Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, a groundbreaking new book that explores the archetype of the activist. Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued. It is the one-in-herself quality in girls and women who will not be victims, no matter what. To bring the Artemis archetype to life, Dr. Bolen delves deeply into the myth of Atalanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atalanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. She faced the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she was the runner who would demand to be beaten in a footrace by the man who could claim her as his bride. Atalanta exemplifies the indomitable spirit in competent, courageous girls and in the women they become. This is grit, the passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed. Dr. Bolen paints a vivid picture of Artemis women in current media, including Princess Merida from the animated film Brave and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. In all these examples and those of real-life women who grow into their Artemis spirit, she provides the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves. Bolen dedicates this book to women and girls who embody the archetype of Artemis, who discover her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others.

Women, Wealth and Giving

The Virtuous Legacy of the Boom Generation

Women, Wealth and Giving

Discover gender-specific tools and strategies Boom-Generation women can use to make philanthropic and charitable decisions Answering women's questions of how and why to give from the heart, Women, Wealth & Giving helps you understand the models that work best for charitable giving and how these models fit into your legacy mission, whether you've earned, inherited or married into your wealth. Women, Wealth & Giving will help you understand what models work best for charitable giving, and how to fit those models into your plans, mission, and intended legacy-whether you earned, inherited or married into wealth. This useful planning guide also Includes pertinent anecdotes, worksheets, quizzes, inspirational profiles, a resource guide, and much more Identifies gender-specific tools and strategies Boom-Generation women can use to make philanthropic and charitable decisions Provides women the means to engage their hearts as well as their minds in giving money, time, and talent away in meaningful ways With over 43 million Boom-Generation Women at or nearing the age of retirement, the American population is reaching what has been described as the great wealth transfer, and with women outliving men, or choosing to live alone, the role of women in decisions concerning philanthropic dollars will be critical to the economic, political and moral fabric of our society. Get Women, Wealth & Giving and discover the transformative power of women's philanthropy.

Cinema as Therapy

Grief and transformational film

Cinema as Therapy

Loss is an inescapable reality of life, and individuals need to develop a capacity to grieve in order to mature and live life to the full. Yet most western movie audiences live in cultures that do not value this necessary process and filmgoers finding themselves deeply moved by a particular film are often left wondering why. In Cinema as Therapy, John Izod and Joanna Dovalis set out to fill a gap in work on the conjunction of grief, therapy and cinema. Looking at films including Million Dollar Baby, The Son’s Room, Birth and The Tree of Life, Cinema as Therapy offers an understanding of how deeply emotional life can be stirred at the movies. Izod and Dovalis note that cinema is a medium which engages people in a virtual dialogue with their own and their culture’s unconscious, more deeply than is commonly thought. By analysing the meaning of each film and the root cause of the particular losses featured, the authors demonstrate how our experiences in the movie theatre create an opportunity to prepare psychologically for the inevitable losses we must all eventually face. In recognising that the movie theatre shares symbolic features with both the church and the therapy room, the reader sees how it becomes a sacred space where people can encounter the archetypal and ease personal suffering through laughter or tears, without inhibition or fear, to reach a deeper understanding of themselves. Cinema as Therapy will be essential reading for therapists, students and academics working in film studies and looking to engage with psychological studies in depth as well as filmgoers who want to explore their relationship with the screen. The book includes a glossary of Jungian and Freudian terms which enhances the clarity of the text and the understanding of the reader.

Library Journal

Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Women's Lives

Multicultural Perspectives

Women's Lives

This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies by examining U.S. women's lives in a global context and across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide updated statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the readings. Each chapter includes "Questions to Frame Your Reading" and “Suggestions for Taking Action†to help students link their knowledge and understanding to their own lives and apply it to the world around them.