The Queen of My Self
Stepping Into Sovereignty In Midlife
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"Insightful, funny, a treasure from one of the best 'goddess gals' around."
"Finally an archetype of midlife power and maturity that I can relate to—The Queen. Thank you Donna for providing this much-needed piece of women's widom."
—Christiane Northrup, M.D.
From one of the leading spiritual practitioners writing and working today, a landmark book that celebrates a new mythic model for the middle years of a woman's life—The Queen!
Millions of women are now entering or in the midst of midlife. With unprecedented freedom, education, longevity, and wealth, they hold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature. No longer Maidens, nor Mothers, and not yet Old Crones, the question arises: Where do these dynamic middle-aged women fit into the traditional description of the three stages of womanhood?
In THE QUEEN OF MY SELF, Donna Henes proposes a completely original paradigm—that of the midlife Queen, a woman in her prime who has achieved wisdom, mastery, and self-esteem—that reflects more accurately the realities and needs of women today. Henes draws on history, mythology, and literature, her own life experience, as well as stories from women in many different societies, situations, and stations to provide, upbeat, practical, and ceremonial inspiration for all women who want to enjoy the fruits of an influential, passionate, and powerful maturity.
"For those intrepid ones among us who intend to take ownership of our lives no matter what, this book is our revolutionary manifesto."
—Vicki Noble, co-creator of MOTHERPEACE TAROT and author of SHAKTI WOMAN and THE DOUBLE GODDESS
"Wise women, goddesses, and midlife Queens agree: Mama Donna's book is a friend, an ally, and a sweet sister whose wise words bring insight, humor, and power to women during and after menopause.
—Susun Weed, author of NEW MENOPAUSALYEARS THE WISE WOMAN WAY