Even if living against our real nature for some time is just so tiring, the ‚wild woman‘ inside us cannot be destroyed. This is the way Clarissa Pinkola Estés describes the denial of our female soul and its basic needs in her world bestseller ‚Women Who Run With the Wolves‘. She says that we knowContinue reading Why we women sometimes lose our soul, and what we gain when we find it again
For years Jean Shinoda Bolen has been fascinated by the female soul and its facets. Therefore, she has entirely dedicated her life as a psychologist to women. In her book, published in the 1980s ‘Goddesses in Everywoman’, she has already developed a vivid approach, based on the archetypes of Greek Goddesses. Images of women whichContinue reading HOW MUCH OF THE GODDESS PERSEPHONE IS IN YOU?
Astrid Leila Bust says that the three Cs – church, cooking, children (which were part of every woman’s identity for many years) – have now been replaced by three new Cs: career, combat and no compromise. Of course, this statement does not apply to every woman but at least, it makes us think. Consciously orContinue reading THE THREE Cs – OR: WHERE WE WOMEN HAVE LOST OUR FEMININITY
Many women are very sensitive, and when dealing with men they feel what is good for themselves or not. But nevertheless, they sometimes act against their own feelings, or cannot resist the temptation to take a risk. Maybe because they are curious, careless, adventurous, protesting, or they have simply learnt to be nice and submitContinue reading STRUCK WITH BLINDNESS
Do you know a woman who already opposed as a girl the misogynist educational measures and disciplining of adults. Maybe you were even one of these non-conformist girls. How did you feel? Looking back, how do you see this time in your life? Did you have to pay for your independence, or your break withContinue reading YOU MAY DANCE OUT OF LINE, BUT …
I am sure you know it, this silent inner voice…your female intuition which strives to be heard. It accompanies every woman, and, with almost scary precision, tells us what is truth or deception. Female intuition is like a compass, telling women what direction to choose, or who to trust. But: _ Do we actually hearContinue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR FEMALE INTUITION
Do you know the fairy tale of the ugly duckling by Hans Christian Andersen? Are you aware that, ‘beneath the surface’ it contains a lot of female knowledge and wisdom? The author and psychologist Clarissa Pinkola-Estés once again managed to work on this fairy tale in her world bestseller ‘Women Who Run with the Wolves’.Continue reading IF YOU ARE DIFFERENT TO MOST OF THE OTHERS, THEN TRULY STAND BY IT!
Do you remember the inquisitive and maybe cheeky, little girl you once were? Your lack of concern, naturalness and candour? Your courage, boldness and impetuosity, your urge to discover? Your uncomplicated way, your laughter, your curiosity, your wonder and thirst for knowledge? Maybe, on the way from girl to woman, you have suppressed your veryContinue reading WHAT GOT LOST ON THE WAY FROM GIRL TO WOMAN