I Am a Woman Finding My Voice: Celebrating The Extraordinary Blessings Of Being A Woman

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Harper Collins, May 5, 2009 - Self-Help - 160 pages
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This celebration of womanhood, with a foreword by Dr. Joan Borysenko, delights in the joy of the feminine soul. In a time when it might not be politically correct to speak of such a uniquely feminine soul, Quinn takes the position that finding one's own authentic voice is imperative if we are to value a universal livelihood of love and community.

 

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Another success, and also another nightly reader. These are one page affirmations about womanhood, growth, change and embracing the self in all forms on the path as we walk it. I definitely enjoyed ... Read full review

Contents

Am a Woman I
1
On learning to love my body
7
On remembering why I am here
13
On woman and waiting
21
Am a Woman Making Myself Safe
34
Am a Woman Finding Courage with Other Women
44
On living from the inside out
53
On becoming a champion of touch
59
On learning about grief
66
On her daughter the nurse
75
On claiming my motherhood
81
Am a Woman Imagining a New Self
83
On Womens Business
121
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Page 26 - They pick up only the main channels — pain and orgasm"); useless to women ("A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle"); sexually maladept and inconsiderate ("The lovemaking was fast and furious.
Page 3 - No one grows up without wounds — emotional wounds; spiritual wounds; psychological wounds. I may want to forget how I have been hurt, bury it and just move on, but sometimes my wounds keep me from becoming all that I want to be, and so I need to pay attention to them.
Page 3 - Healing is discovering all the secret places inside of me, especially the ones I feel ashamed of or frightened by, and befriending them. Healing is the process I am engaged in and not a specific outcome.
Page 17 - ... two steps forward, one step back; one step forward, two steps back.
Page 94 - You don't beat a man up because he doesn't believe the same things you do. He's still somebody's child,
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Page 46 - I told her my most shameful secret. I said to her, 'I'm lonely and ! suffer.'There we were at the bottom of my life.
Page 23 - C_x women around me; women embracing me; women supporting me; women listening to me; women understanding me; women appreciating me; women admiring me; women comforting me; women laughing with me; women keening with me; women celebrating with me; women outraged with me; women creating with me; women allowing me to create my own way.

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About the author (2009)

Janet F. Quinn, Ph.D., registered nurse, associate professor, and distinguished researcher of Therapeutic Touch, has been profiled in The New York Times, Time, and Utne Reader. She makes her home in Boulder, Colorado.

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