Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

Crones Don t Whine Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women In her latest book Crones Don t Whine Jean Shinoda Bolen s playful sense of humour and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate Engage in these small practises and you re

  • Title: Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women
  • Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • ISBN: 9781573249126
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In her latest book, Crones Don t Whine, Jean Shinoda Bolen s playful sense of humour and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate Engage in these small practises and you re bound to be a happier person, who s doing her bit to make the world just a little better Here are thirteen brief essays to turn to again and again, in bad times and good, alIn her latest book, Crones Don t Whine, Jean Shinoda Bolen s playful sense of humour and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate Engage in these small practises and you re bound to be a happier person, who s doing her bit to make the world just a little better Here are thirteen brief essays to turn to again and again, in bad times and good, alone and with others.

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    1. It was a time of great changes. Within a year, there was a mass deluge from the family nest, my first grandchild arrived, my husband had a heart attack, my career focus changed, and early indicators of menopause reminded me that the biggest changes were about to occur. I was leaving behind motherhood, making family meals, and picking up abandoned dirty dishes. I was moving on to a new phase of my life. For me, the word crone has always brought up images of a wise elder. A crone as I see her is a [...]

    2. More of a long essay than a useful bookI was disappointed. There just isn't any depth in this book. I had hoped for guidance and suggestions and perhaps personal stories to use for my personal growth. I am glad I only paid ninety-innocents rot it.

    3. For women of a certain age this is a manual of self-help and redemption. It recommends finding ways to be happy and then doing so. All with a zen-like wisdom and understanding.

    4. This book has been a guidebook to how and who I want to be in the 3rd stage of my life as a Crone (age 56 and older). I've read it in 2004,5,6,8,18 with new insights into my own choices each time along with finding it quite interesting to read my comments made at places in previous years. Looking at where I am at 70 is both similar and different than late 50s and at 60. At 70, I find myself more fully embracing and exhibiting the 13 cone qualities Jean puts forth. These have been a wise guide to [...]

    5. I wish for a 2.5 star I didn't dislike it but I didn't really like it either but I'll err on the side of generosity and give it three stars. Published before the era of blog posts and internet articles, this book is lacking depth. It really reads as an inflated blog post. The tenets are fine good reminders of where i am on my crone journey but there's really not much substance to the book.

    6. This delightful little volume distill a good deal of Shinoda Bolen's hard-won wisdom. As I reach cronehood myself, it's reassuring to see, through the author's eyes, the gifts and possibilities of this time of life.

    7. There's wisdom here, and I will pay it forward by passing this book along to another crone.Minor detail: I do, however, consider it a stretch to put Jimmy Carter in the same category as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama.

    8. Wanted to love this. Some good kernels of wisdom but for some reason the advice rang trite to my ears. Still, couldn't resist reading this book since I have a crone in my backyard holding up the brick garden edge. And, we need to honor our inner crones and remember they aren't evil but wise women.

    9. This book was short, but I greatly enjoyed the wisdom packed in the pages. I'm not chronologically a crone, but this is wisdom for all ages.

    10. While I don't think this is necessarily a well-written book, the content is superb! All of us in our third phase of life can benefit from her insight and affirmation. Loved it!

    11. If you are looking for a book that is related to Moon magic and Pagan origins, this isn't what this book is about. This is about the coming of age in women we recreate ourselves and transform into the wise woman crone. It describes the feelings and the lessons that we learn and can pass on to others. It talks about what a Crone is, what it means to be a Crone. It's about feeling good in your own skin. Being who you are and not being afraid to be yourself totally and also speak your mind.It made [...]

    12. If you want to read a wonderful book that helps you get beyond the cliches about aging in America, this is it! This book provides a very different perspective than the usual junk offered, particularly to women over 50, (or any women who aspire to someday be 50, so hopefully that includes all women.) Some, but not all, men, might appreciate this as well, but male socialization is just different for men than women. Jean Shinoda Bolen explores 13 attributes that are well worth cultivating to lead a [...]

    13. I have found wisdom and guidance in Jean Shinolda Bolen's books since I read "Crossing to Avalon" many years ago. This book is short and pithy. Very short and very pithy. It is, in fact, concentratedke sun-dried tomato paste or pomegranate syrup. My own desire would have been for more depth and development, but its advantage as it stands is in an almost haiku quality. I read it, one chapter a night, for several nights and reading it that way makes it a form of meditation. I suspect it would be a [...]

    14. There are 3 phases of a woman's life: waxing, full and waning or otherwise known as maiden, mother and crone. A crone is not a bad thing. It refers to a woman who is in or past menopause and is at a stage in her life where others' peoples opinions dont matter so much anymore. She has grown into herself, knows who she is and what has madew her strong are all the struggles she had on the way to getting to this point. The book is short, just a little over 100 pgs. and is full of wit and humor and w [...]

    15. Read this a second time on the train March 9th. Pencil in hand the second time around. Still arather "meh" response however. There are bits well worth having read and a couple of spottieds well into other reading I've been doing of late but I'm not in the right place for this one at the moment perhaps or others held more for me. It's small and pithy so give it a shot if it sound at lall right for you.

    16. This book was way too short! I argue that if we have made it to this age in one piece, whining has not been a big part of our lives. I know it hasn't been part of mine. Bitching, yes, whining, no . And there is a whale of a difference. I have a sign in my bathroom that reminds me everyday that we don't whine. Another in the kitchen reminding guests to breathe more and whine less. They work, most of the time.

    17. Every other page at least there was a gem. A nugget of truth I knew but didn't know I knew and needed to be reminded. I'm going to find a statue of Hectate, ancient mythical Greek goddess of crossroads. She has three faces - to look at the path you arrived on and the two ahead of you to chose from. Ah! cronehood, who knew!

    18. This book was gifted to me, so I read it. Mostly stuff I already knew, mostly stuff I agree with for a mature woman like myself. Younger women may or may not relate to much of this information, because I believe one must experience this life to truly understand and appreciate the many lessons we learn as we live fully.

    19. I loved this book! I am approaching 48 and I'm already perimenopausalI feel like Im on the threshhold of "croneness." I already feel and see the 13 qualities either just beginning to bloom or set firmly in place. I found this book to be life affirming and validating and despite some other reviews, i think the author accomplished this without male bashing.

    20. It was embarrassing to realize that I whine a lot more than I thought I did! My problems are are not the center of the universe and are no worse than anyone else's. We as a people, a culture, seem to think that it is our right to have an easy, happy life, but there are no guarantees of that. Who would do the guaranteeing?

    21. I thought this was a good book for both men and women to read. It is a lighthearted self-help book helping the reader to take things as they come and think before reacting. It also addresses having passion and pursuing what you love.

    22. Bolen writes to all women ( and exceptional men), particularly women between 55 and 75. I am not yetm55, and I see That I can hope to achive and aspire to improve upon this final part of my life. Im excited.

    23. there are some very good ideas in this book in terms of cultivating a good attitude about aging. the author eventual devolves into male-bashing though which is what looses points in my opinion. women can be strong, proactive, positive and vital without resorting to taking shots at men.

    24. This was a Mother's Day gift from my daughter Victoria. I LOVE it.Ms. Bolen lists thirteen qualities a crone should strive for, including non-whining and juiciness. I'm trying to acquire the qualities.

    25. Excellent book for all women, especially for those of us reaching our middle ages. Now is the time to be radical and to behave the way we want to! Now is the time to live our beliefs and to reach out for more connection. Now is the time to be the wise women we all can be.

    26. Aspiro a ser una anciana.Lo digo con todo mi corazón.Este hermoso libro fue alimento para mi alma, y me quedo corta de palabras para hablar de sus pros: fácil lectura, buena organización, tamaño perfecto para cargarlo en el bolso.Creo que es mi mejor lectura a la fecha!

    27. I have recommended this book to several. I love it's straightforwardness about women. The 13 qualities are on the mark!Uplifting easy read.

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