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Gail Straub
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Returning to My Mother's House

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This is the story of how I returned to my mother’s house and reclaimed my own female wisdom, taking back what both Mom and I had betrayed. I see now how my story is so many of our stories. It is the story of both men and women who have abandoned their inner lives, leaving behind their hearts where deep dark feelings reside; putting aside their intuitive imagination where d ...more
Published (first published January 25th 2012)
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Patti Pugliese

Relating very much to this fearless account of one woman's journey to reclaim the sacred feminine in her own family as she grieves the loss of her own mother. There is some comfort for anyone who has lost something they never felt they quite had. In our culture of seemingly endless opportunities for women, we forget a time not long ago when consequences were steep for actions we take for granted now. An excellent review of the struggle of the pioneers of spiritual questing. The teacher becomes t
Lucille Zimmerman
I wanted to love this book. It seemed like a subject I'd really be interested in and the author is obviously very smart!

I have a mom who died when I was 18 -- around the same age as the author so that part I could related to.

I was fascinated by Straub's story. Wow, her life was so different from mine. I enjoyed reading it as far as a memoir, but not as something that gave me wisdom on how to lean into my female attributes.
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