What I’m reading today! – Women Who Run With the Wolves

The Self-Help Whisperer®

“Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés 

Ah… yes… here we are again. The woods. Forests. Trees. No wonder this book jumped out at me. 

It’s not a new book… but is a new book *to me*… as in, newly purchased. I’m reading it now.

I could have waited to write until I was finished with Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.  but that might be a long time coming yet.


Because this is not an easy, breezy book that one whips through.

So, what I thought I’d do instead is to simply introduce this book of prose and purpose… or as the cover says: “Myths and stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” and then share something that has come up…

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  1. I found that book at a transitional period of my life, one I’m still struggling through. And it made me really think. What is this new place in women’s lives? I’m not old but my kids are grown and out. Now what do I do?

    Still searching. I’m thinking I need to break that book out again!

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  2. This is one of those books which had such a walloping impact on the general consciousness that those born afterward have difficulty imagining what things were like before it.

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