Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.
In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”
New energy ❄️ New year
"Tepees are another Mother to us...
I ran across this recipe from one of the wonderful bakers I follow. They were so beautiful and appetizing I knew I wanted to make them. No regrets! The recipe follows, as does the site I curated the recipe from. It is a perfect holiday cookie bar.
I usually decorate with a seasonal look... natural elements, symbols and organic materials. That way I can leave them up past the holiday, and I don’t feel closed in or over done. I like to think of decorating as small, beautiful moments, nature given. A pause to savor in your day. This year though I did decorate the porch more than usual-and earlier! I had wanted to do an icicle and snowflake evergreen bough for quite a while. My hubby is a terrific handyman, he hung the white birch branch that we strung the evergreen and lights from in the center of the porch. My three deerhorn wreaths are a new addition. I made those earlier this fall when the weather was warm in the garage. Thanks, Joe, for giving us the beautiful sheds from your collection.
Small, beautiful moments.
"May you be blessed
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