Three Books To Re-Ignite Your Sacred Inner Fire June 14 2018

Each of us has come to a crossroads in life where our inner fire has dimmed a bit if not come close to being blown out completely. In those moments when self-care is no longer an option, but mandatory I recommend finding a quiet space and settling in with these three books.

Reviving Ophelia: Saving The Selves Of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

This book speaks directly to the inner adolescent who is vulnerable, self-conscious and yearning for acceptance of self. It also shines a light on how the media, our family of origin, the culture we immerse ourselves in all play into our self-perception. By providing the reader with real examples from her counseling sessions, the author engages the reader in the transformative process of healing. Do the inner work and nurture the part of yourself that years for serenity and the space to breathe easy.

Women Who Run With The Wolves: Myths And Stories Of The Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

If there is a bible for the wild woman, then this is it. The author shares myths and folktales from around the world of wild women and explores how these stories hold the key to navigating life, work, relationships with ourselves and others. If you are in need of self-mothering, this is the book to begin taking that journey with. Every time I read this book I am left feeling hopeful, inspired and empowered. Begin your rewilding in these pages.

Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

This book is so engaging that I almost read the whole thing in one sitting. What is so engaging about it? A woman alone deep in her grief due to her recent divorce, the death of her mother and a slight heroin problem decides to go for a walk...from Southern California to Washington. Along the way, she crosses paths with bears, bullies, fellow travelers and all of her demons. The book spoke to me about the alchemical journey of healing inward but doing the outward work.