Women Rowing North

Women Rowing North

Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing as We Age

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.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."
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury Publishing,, 2019
ISBN: 9781632869609
Branch Call Number: 305.26 Pipher 2019
305.26 P665w
305.26 PIPHER
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 07, 2019

Fabulous, thought provoking book. Makes me want to discuss all these topics with everyone. How does the way you see things change as you age? What falls away as far as what is important? How comfortable are you with yourself compared to when you were 20, 30, 40, etc.? How do you REALLY want to spend your retirement, thinking of hour by hour, day by day, week by week? Can you still be an activist, can you do things you have never done? I want all my friends to read this and discuss.

Feb 25, 2019

Here's my bias -- I'm an unabashed Mary Pipher fan and have read most of her body of work, Whether it's teenagers, aging parents, refugees, or writing, her wisdom, teaching through stories, and warm compassion shine through all her books. In this outing, Pipher takes on the journey of women over 50 and the multitude of changes they face as they age. Using examples from her own life and others, she shares how they have coped with the changes brought on by aging bodies and minds. Pipher also helps with suggestions and coping mechanisms for dealing with society's current view of older women. Each chapter opens with two quotes that suggest the forthcoming theme of the next section. I've already brought several copies for special women in my life.


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Feb 25, 2019

"I want us to sense how big life is -- how intense, joyful, painful, complicated, and beautiful our lives can be. Let us embrace everything. This can be our rescue as we navigate this last stretch of the river with its treacherous currents, quicksand, deep clear waters, and silver sunsets."


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