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Women ~ Life ~ Friends: Books & A Surprising Discovery

Knowing that I would be leaving soon on a sailing holiday and may not have wifi access, I was determined to download significant quantities of literary fiction to my ipad.

I did a ‘call out’ on my personal facebook page for book suggestions and what evolved was an interesting and eclectic list of great recommendations.

As an aside… during my recent prenatal yoga teacher training, I found it rather trying to be spoken to loudly and in a well enunciated cadence by a perky twenty something (with 1 kid) prenatal yoga instructor who seemed to think that those  of us over 40 were not only older but hard of hearing. Judgments, judgements, judgments!

Suffice it to say that last night, I was very happy to see the book recommendations were from wise older women (and one guy who receives the distinction of being an honorary wise woman)!  I am thrilled with such a diverse selection of reading material and thanks to my ipad, bringing 20 books sailing is a possibility.

So, I will sail and blog and provide book reviews…

I usually have 3 – 4 books on the ‘go’ at any given time; 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction, 1 spiritually fulfilling and 1 general interest.

Currently, I am reading:

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (fiction- love it so far, my fave section is about the cherries and family of psychologists)

“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (non-fiction – not sure about hiking that far by myself, yikes!)

Just finished:

“Mating in Captivity” by Esther Perel (personal growth and development – is monogamy really dead?)

which prompted me to read:

“The Enlightened Sex Manual” by David Deida (spiritual enlightenment and marriage saving)

OK, where was I?

Yes, aging in a culture that adores youthfulness in women is very humbling!

I shall immerse myself in stories of thrilling tales of wild women while sailing the Salish Sea!


in peace & mindfulness,



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