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Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s…

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We…

by Mary Pipher

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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."… (more)



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I wandered slowly through this book about aging. I highlighted more than I usually do in a book, but not because what I read was particularly insightful. It was more that it was recognizable. The author puts pen to paper about the very real challenges of current day females, i.e. baby boomers moving through the aging process. Sometimes her work as a therapist is front and center, other times her Buddhist faith is the focus, neither of these are spoken, just obvious to the reader the derivation of her observations. I would recommend this to anyone facing or nearing retirement. There are no solutions here, just observations which can help set expectations. ( )
  beebeereads | Sep 8, 2019 |
Too repetitive, some things to think about for the future however.
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  gma2lana | Aug 29, 2019 |
The author nailed the issues on the head for the women beyond grandparenting in her discussion of loss, learning and acceptance of life as we age beyond 60. She has included interviews which make the information more relatable. Excellent!!! ( )
  LivelyLady | Aug 24, 2019 |
A beautiful reminder of how to develop resilience and experience bliss at this precious time in our lives. ( )
  SignoraEdie | Mar 7, 2019 |
I can’t write a review precious enough to capture what this book has done for me. Although an avid reader, few books have touched me emotionally like this one has. Mary Pipher has been like a dear sister having a sacred conversation with me. She really, really understands this 64 yr old woman, as I truly understand her, especially since we are both psychologists “Let us embrace everything...as we navigate this last stretch of the river” ( )
  joyfulmimi | Feb 25, 2019 |
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