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Crones Don't Whine

Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Mango
 | 
June, 2021
ISBN:
9781642504736
Quantity: 
5
$27.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here the author of Goddesses in Older Women unfurls her playful wit and keen insight to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate: small practices to cultivate that will help us be happier humans, doing our bit to improve the world.

“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’t whine; they’re juicy and they trust their own instincts. They have green thumbs and trust what they know in their bones. They meditate in their fashion, and they don’t grovel. They choose the path with heart, and are fierce about what matters to them. They speak the truth, with compassion. They improvise and laugh together. They listen to their bodies, reinvent themselves, and savor the good in their lives.

A lifetime is the material that each of us has to work with. Until this span is over, we are all still in process, in the midst of an unfinished story. What we do with our lives is our magnum opus, or great work of personal creativity… Aging well is a goal worth wanting.

Thirteen brief essays help crones—we need them and need to be them—stop whining, cause a ruckus, and be the vibrant, wise, and passionate leaders the world needs now. She provides an inspirational, call-to-arms essay called “Crones Together Can Change the World,” and offers her personal musings—with a rallying call to men to become crones as well.

“Cronedom is a territory we are only now learning how to inhabit. Jean Bolen’s call to crones provides an enticing rite of passage.” —Marion Woodman, author of Bone: Dying into Life

Also by Jean Bolen are Goddesses in Every Woman and The Millionth Circle.

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Celebrate the Wise Woman Crowning the Crone. In works like Goddesses in Everywoman and Goddesses in Older Women, bestselling author Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, inspired a generation of women to realize their potential and value. Hundreds of thousands of copies later, her books still affect the lives of women. Dr. Bolen is elebrated by some of the most acclaimed women and literati of the twentieth century like Isabel Allende, Gloria Steinem, and Alice Walker. In her book, Crones Don't Whine, she offers mature women thirteen qualities to cultivate personal growth during their crone years.
What's in a crone? Life after forty doesn't end. So why do most women treat it like it does? Put aside your midlife crisis symptoms and embrace the aging process with this archetype - Crones Don't Whine ; they're juicy and they trust their own instincts. Meditating, not groveling, and choosing the path with heart, crones are 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.
Grow and behold. Forget about getting old, aging gracefully is all about perspective. As Dr. 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.
Thirteen essays and practices. Featuring thirteen brief essays and small practices, this lighthearted book gives readers resources to turn to again and again. Inside, find:
"Crones Together Can Change the World" bonus essay Dr. Bolen's personal musings A rallying call to men to become crones as well And much more! If you're a fan of Dr. Bolen, or books like Women Rowing North, Wild Mercy, or Goddesses Never Age, order a copy of Crones Don't Cry !

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