For January we are all about finding ways to explore how to be ourselves as an extension of our focus on wellbeing. Think of this Friday Reads segment as a twist on the tired old “resolutions” and more about embracing who we are. We are going back to a classic our CEO’s mother loves and that is beloved by many women in search of and wanting to embrace the strength of the feminine: Women Who Run With The Wolves. Clarissa Pinkola Estés weaves together stories of wild women. If you are looking to reconnect with your own inner feminine (sshhh, we don’t think it is cheesy, you know you want to connect with your innermost feminine strngth) then read through this journey of stories where there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing of the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of all women.
Dr. Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, and stories, many from her own family, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. And the reviews show it is a classic read by mother and daughter for a reason.
It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift.”–Los Angeles Times
“A mesmerizing voice . . . Dramatic storytelling she learned at the knees of her aunts.”–Newsweek