You might wonder why a book like this appears on a blog predominantly focused on historical fiction, and you’d certainly have a point. My underlying theme has always been a quest for learning about and reading about strong, empowered women across the years, so whether that’s historical fiction or something that helps modern women deal with the stressors of life today, I’m all for it. That’s why I chose to explore this book here.
After hearing Dr. Northrup on a recent podcast, I was intrigued by her approach. How can we better handle the immense challenges we face as modern women? Some of us are mothers (some single parents), employees, daughters, sisters, entrepreneurs, friends, neighbors, etc. – a whole host of roles. And much of the time, those roles begin to weigh on us. We feel lost, unsure, unworthy (!!), anxious, fearful, and inept. Dr. Northrup is a champion for women’s holistic medicine (the mind, body, and spirit), and I enjoyed this book very much. Whether or not you share her exact beliefs (reincarnation, for instance) isn’t really the point. It’s more about the way of thinking: of honoring that divine part of you, the part that was made in the image of God (in the Christian tradition). It’s about addressing your issues (shame, guilt, and self-deprecation) head on, releasing them to God (or whatever divine being you subscribe to), and accepting help from that higher power to better your own life every day. It’s that realignment (whether through prayer, affirmations, or other techniques Dr. Northrup describes) that is the key.
I recommend this book to all women looking for a way to cut through the noise and get re-centered. It’s difficult with all the messages sent to us by society, the media, and our own families. “You should do this or you must do that to fulfill X, Y, and Z.” It’s daunting on our best days. Whether it’s about money, love, your job, your children, or all of the above, this book is about discovering what is right and best and true about yourself, honoring it, accepting it, and aligning with the divine powers that will get you to your best self. Or, in other words “making your life easy”.
Amazon link is here.