Reading: Enough As She

I'm always so grateful to find well researched books on topics that are so important in my my mothering to a daughter - have we really been raising our girls to be so focused on "achieving" that their overall well-being is not being nurtured or fostered?!

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"Rachel Simmons has been studying young women for two decades, and her research plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence - nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth" (from book jacket)

The CONTENTS are so compelling - these are issues I think about daily forvmy own kid - social media, healthy weight image, the ruminating mind, self-compassion....

CONTENTS quick peek:

1: The College Application Industrial Complex

2: Girls and Social Media: The Virtual Second Shift

3: Can We Fat Talk?

4: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Closing the Confidence Gap

5: Mental Treadmills: Expecting the Worst and Overthinking

6: Turning Self-Criticism into Self-Compassion

7: The Cult of Effortless Perfection and the Rise of Stress Olympics

8: Control + Alt + Delete: The Merits of Changing Course

9: We Can't Give Our Children What We Don't Have

10: The Senior Year Slap in the Face: Life After College

I will be reading this book over the next week or so and will expand the conversation in a newer blog post. Sign up for my newsletter to be alerted to this or just come back and visit!

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Gift from the Sea

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“Don't wish me happiness
I don't expect to be happy all the time...
It's gotton beyond that somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.
I will need them all.” 
― Anne Morrow LindberghGift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea is my favorite book to gift. I'm never without a spare copy. Anne Morrow Lindbergh was not only the wife of a famous aviator, she was a mother, and an acclaimed author. Her work spanned genres and is led by the wisdom she gained from her life of travel and inquiry. I've attached links to a few of my favorite below

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I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea