Women, Rice and Beans: Nine Wisdoms I Learned From My Mother When I Really Paid Attention
Women too often are overwhelmed with long to-do lists while raising a family, working long hours, and helping everyone. Putting everyone and everything before ourselves is a behavior we’ve learned from our mothers and the women around us. We also teach it to our daughters. The book “Women, Rice and Beans” shows women the path to pay attention to our lives and learn the wis...more
Some of the content I may have read before from other sources, but what is unique to this book is some of the author’s meditations (like the willow tree one) and the stories of her mother. I would have loved to read even more stories about her mom and their relationship and how the author’s mentality changed from thinking her mother hadn’t issued enough life lessons to realizing that she had.
Overall, a so ...more
She grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At eighteen years of age, she left her parents’ traditional patriarchal home, breaking the established female roles in her own house. Two years later, she moved to New York and began her college education.
While attending Marymount College, at that time a women’s only c ...more