The world is overwhelmed with resources on connecting to our babies and younger children. Information on "how to manage" older children abounds. The Heroines Club is unique. It offers a simple and powerful way to stay in positive, deep, lifelong connection to our daughters. The simple and transparent methods in this book embody principles of compassionate communication that build trust and empathy in our most intimate relationships, rather than "managing people." While recognizing, honoring and supporting the role of women in creating healthy societies, The Heroines Club also helps us create communication and relationship that respect the dignity of others at any age. I believe all mothers want mutually nurturing relationships with our daughters. This book shows us how to be intentional about sustaining the strong yet sometimes fragile connections among women, rather than leaving things to chance. The Heroines Club resonated with me on a deep intellectual, emotional and spiritual level.
-- Janet Jendron, President of Attachment Parenting International
Melia Keeton-Digby has created a wise ritual, rooted in ancient practices and invoking the issues of our times. The Heroines Club brings relational sensitivity and a fierce fighting spirit to the support of mother-daughter bonding, the creation of community, the calling forth of the Motherline and the honoring of a pantheon of heroines who inspire women's empowerment as well as their psychological, and spiritual development. A blessing for women and girls, I hope The Heroines Club will travel the world.
-- Naomi Ruth Lowinsky Ph.D, Jungian analyst, author of The Motherline
In a world that devalues the female from birth, The Heroines Club is a beautiful gift for mothers and daughters to reestablish their worth, power and creativity. I enjoyed reading it myself and look forward to working through the monthly activities with my daughter. A highly recommended read for mothers of girl-children filled with ideas you can easily incorporate into your lives. If you have wanted to begin an empowering mother-daughter circle but were at a loss as to how, The Heroines Club walks you through it seamlessly.
-- Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God series
The Heroines Club represents a joyful and powerful way for mothers and daughters to connect as they draw on the history, knowledge, and wisdom of those who came before us. I would highly recommend it to any mother who is looking for a new and different way to learn and grow with her daughter, either as a dyad or part of a larger group.
-- Carla Naumburg, PhD, clinical social worker and author of Parenting in the Present Moment
The Heroines Club is an indispensable guide for fostering an intimate mother-daughter bond. In my women's health practice, I encounter women struggling with health issues rooted in low self-esteem, inability to advocate for themselves and lack of connection with their bodies. The Heroines Club is real preventative medicine, helping mothers and their daughters to steer clear of these all too common pitfalls through nurturing their inherent intuition.
Keeton-Digby has given her readers the gift of an inspired program that builds on her own deep personal experiences, creating a guide that will foster the mother-daughter dyad to its full healing potential. In this clear and articulate read, she distills her life lessons into an integrated approach that is deceptively simple yet exceedingly rich.
I was moved to share this book with the important women in my life: mother, daughters, sisters and friends. I'm sure you will want to do the same.
-- Rebecca Lasky Cohen, M.D.