Synopses & Reviews
13 Qualities to Cultivate. Jean Shinoda Bolen's groundbreaking early work--most notably Goddesses in Everywoman--helped a generation of women realize their potential and their value. Half a million copies later the book still affects the lives of women. In her latest book, Crones Don't Whine, Bolen's playful sense of humor and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practices and you're bound to be a happier person, who's doing her bit to make the world a better place. "These qualities are not cultivated overnight, "Bolen writes. Crone years are"growing" years, when women can devote their time, energy, and creativity to what really matters to them. Bolen offers us a blueprint: Crones don'twhine; they're juicy and they trust their own instincts. Meditating, not groveling, and choosing the path with heart, crones are fierce about what mattersto them. They speak the truth with compassion. They listen to their bodies, reinvent themselves, and savor the good in their lives. Thirteen brief essays to turn to again and again, in bad times and good, aloneand with others--because "Crones Together Can Change the World" as Bolen points out in an inspirational, call-to-arms bonus essay. This, along with Jean's personal musings and a rallying call to men to become crones as well, complete Crones Don't Whine.
Thirteen essays by the author of the groundbreaking "Goddesses in Everywoman" and "The Millionth Circle," this book details crone years as growing years and provides a blueprint by which women can devote their time, energy, and creativity to what really matters.
In her latest book, Crones Don't Whine, Jean Shinoda Bolen's playful sense of humour and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practises and you're bound to be a happier person, who's doing her bit to make the world just a little better. Here are thirteen brief essays to turn to again and again, in bad times and good, alone and with others.
About the Author
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst in private practice, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Medical Center, and an internationally known lecturer. She is the author of many books including Crones Don?t Whine and The Millionth Circle, which was published in 1999 and spawned a whole new way for women to become activists from their local circle.