Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health

Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health

by Christiane Northrup
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Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Doctor Christiane Northrup¿s book Mother-Daughter Wisdom is a wonderfully creative and insightful book discussing the connection between mothers, daughters and health. She reminds us that our mother¿s our first role model and teach us how to be a woman. We watch them and define what it means to be a woman through them. They created us from preconception to the womb and beyond. How she feels as woman, her sexuality and how she takes care of her self, teaches us what it means to be feminine and later if we decide to become mothers, how to mother. She asks us to look back at our mother¿s history so we can get answers about our own health and the health we are passing down to our children. Their history sheds light on the choices we have made and are making today. Northrup being an Ob/Gyn describes the woman she sees in her office,¿If a woman¿s relationship with her mother was supportive and healthy, and if her mother had given her positive messages about her female body and how to care for it, my job as a physician is easy¿(4). This book is active in that it will make you ask your self questions. It has made me look at my patterns as a mother and my mothering style. I am constantly moving, cooking and cleaning. It is only when my son says mom come sit with me and read or watch a movie that I stop. I am putting my son in a pattern where he is what calms me. The little person who also keeps me on my toes. I want to be in an optimal state of health, physically and emotionally for the sake of my child and his children. Mothering is ¿active and requires strength, stamina, will, intelligence and determination¿ and requires replenishment (8). We need to nurture ourselves in whatever way we feel we need to be replenished. If we deny ourselves what we need emotionally and physically we will have nothing to give back and we will get sick. When my mom takes a trip with her friends or takes care of her needs, she is showing me that I to can do the same. As a mom we have such a responsibility to be clear on who we are and what we need, and to look at our past and our mom¿s past and learn from it. We need not blame our mom¿s for mistakes and hurts but be honest and ¿name your unfinished business with your mother¿ We need to make peace with our past so we can create our future positively. Throughout the book Northrup reminds us to take care of our own health and well-being and to get rid of ¿maternal guilt¿. We worry over everything that we may do wrong and are blinded by what we are doing right. I can beat myself up for not handling a situation correctly because I was tired, stressed or just not thinking clearly. We need to honor our own mothering style and remember there is no such thing as the perfect mother. Norhrup asks When do we stop thinking we have to help our child? When are we let off the hook for our child¿s failures? And should we look at them failures? This book will make you look at your relationships today and how they stem from the relationship you had and have with your mom. The author describes our life as women as being a heroic journey filled with treasures and the enemies we face our own inner demons. Our treasures being health, love, a sense of gratitude, creativity, joy, freedom, abundance, and success. We are still seeking the womb looking for a support system to help us achieve our goals and dreams. the daughter if Mary. I invite your presence here. This is a powerful tool and one of the many this book offers. And these are the women that created you, taught you how to be a mother and showed how you be woman. We carry their imprint with us. Northrup spends a lot of time on preconception and pregnancy and our decision to have children or not. She invites us to ask ourselves questions. The question I ask myself now is do I have enough energy to have and take optimal care of another child. Or should I concentrate on fewer creat
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I would highly recommend this book to any women and have, especially to family and friends. This book gives an understanding as to why we do what we do, as well as advice in raising our children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a book to read for entertainment. Very interesting how Dr. Notrhrup connects how our physical body can be affected by our relationships with our mothers. I skipped the chapters that did not pertain to me at this stage of my life.
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