Our Turn Our Time: Women Truly Coming of Age [NOOK Book]

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Our Turn, Our Time is an amazing collection of essays written by women who are committed to celebrating and valuing the passage into the second half of life. These women are redefining the role older women play in contemporary society by embracing creativity, spirituality, and sisterhood. These essays are filled with insight, humor, and compassion on a broad variety of topics: the richness of women's groups, the rewards of volunteering, the power of crone ceremonies, the fires of creative expression, the ...
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Our Turn Our Time: Women Truly Coming of Age

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Overview

Our Turn, Our Time is an amazing collection of essays written by women who are committed to celebrating and valuing the passage into the second half of life. These women are redefining the role older women play in contemporary society by embracing creativity, spirituality, and sisterhood. These essays are filled with insight, humor, and compassion on a broad variety of topics: the richness of women's groups, the rewards of volunteering, the power of crone ceremonies, the fires of creative expression, the challenges of a changing body, and the confidence that comes from success in later life.

 

Individually, the essays are inspirational and motivating. As a collection, the book becomes a unique support system for women as they age together, providing the opportunity to embrace each passing year with grace and enthusiasm. You will not find celebrities in this book. Our Turn, Our Time is written by everyday women for everyday women, creating equality and unity. The women in this book are positive role models and they will encourage other women to have an enriching, uplifting, and a refreshingly new perspective on the second half of life!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451605617
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword    ix
A Note from the Editor   xiii
Your Life in Two Words     3
A Reluctant Crone   15
Out of the Grandstand and Onto the Field   21
Dancer in the Mirror   31
Walking My Talk at Eighty-Two   41
Like an Old Tree   51
Nana I Ke Ku...Looking to the Source   57
My Eccentric Womanself   65
Questions of Aging   75
Keep Going, Keep Growing   91
"There's Life in the Old Dame Yet..."   99
Finding Home 107
The Crones Are In! 117
Prayers for Change 127
Bitten by a Beady Bug 135
Women Navigators 141
Si Taeweksin: Grandmothers Giving Wisdom                                         151
Sexy at Seventy 157
Girl Groups in Graceland 167
Presence of the Goddess 175
Visual Prayers 183
My Grandmother Told Me This 193
Ultimate Celebrations 205
A Writer's Gift 213
How I Became a Bag Lady 219
No More Waiting 227
The Spiritual Potential of Menopause 233
Girlfriends and Baboons 243
Council of Grandmothers 249
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