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Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age A New York Times BestsellerThe New York Times Bestseller From The Author Of Reviving Ophelia A Guide To Wisdom, Authenticity, And Bliss For Women As They AgeWomen Growing Older Contend With Ageism, Misogyny, And Loss Yet As Mary Pipher Shows, Most Older Women Are Deeply Happy And Filled With Gratitude For The Gifts Of Life Their Struggles Help Them Grow Into The Authentic, Empathetic, And Wise People They Have Always Wanted To BeIn Women Rowing North, Pipher Offers A Timely Examination Of The Cultural And Developmental Issues Women Face As They Age Drawing On Her Own Experience As Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Caregiver, Clinical Psychologist, And Cultural Anthropologist, She Explores Ways Women Can Cultivate Resilient Responses To The Challenges They Face If We Can Keep Our Wits About Us, Think Clearly, And Manage Our Emotions Skillfully, Pipher Writes, We Will Experience A Joyous Time Of Our Lives If We Have Planned Carefully And Packed Properly, If We Have Good Maps And Guides, The Journey Can Be Transcendent


10 thoughts on “Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age

  1. says:

    Getting old is such a freaking privilege When it comes to getting older, attitude is everything Well, attitude, and friendsand excellent healthcare, some discretionary income, and the time to sit around thinking deep thoughts like We are adrift on a little boat rocked in the river of time, part of a long line of women who have lived in caves, swum in rivers, foraged for food We are the daughters of time, the children of mothers who fed us, rocked us, sang us songs, and kept us safe Getting old is such a freaking privilege When it comes to getting older, attitude is everything Well, attitude, and friendsand excellent healthcare, some discretionary income, and the time to sit around thinking deep thoughts like We are adrift on a little boat rocked in the river of time, part of a long line of women who have lived in caves, swum in rivers, foraged for food We are the daughters of time, the children of mothers who fed us, rocked us, sang us songs, and kept us safe As we approach the end of our time, we can feel safe under the sky full of our ancestors and some of us are becoming the ancestors for new generations of family And Bliss doesn t happen because we are perfect or problem free but rather because over the years we have become wise enough to occasionally be present for the moment We have acquired the capacity to appreciate what simply is This is THE feel good book about aging chock full o affirmations and assurances that your steep decline towards death need not be a hell ride racked with pain and suffering And, it worksmostly Pipher introduces us to many inspiring older gals who are filled with pluck and gumption, and the determination to not go gently into that good night I finished the book feeling warm and fuzzy, but also worried that I don t have enough money set aside for retirement, and the fact that at least half our elected representatives seem determined to eliminate medicare, not to mention dementia, andwell, at least I felt better while I was reading the book, anyway Plus, there were some great quotes The great thing about getting older is that you don t lose all the other ages you ve been Madeleine L EngleI deserve better such a dangerous, mad thought for a woman to entertain Meredith Duran That s somethingright


  2. says:

    I have mixed emotions about this essentially a Chicken Soup for the Soul for older women Each reader s perspective may well be based on how she s doing with aging If you re faced with challenges from loss of spouse to loss of dexterity, and aging feels like a punishment, this book is for you Personally I found it a downer I had no idea there were so many things to be unhappy about The book is well written, many inspirational stories, and a big dose of the author s value judgments.If you v I have mixed emotions about this essentially a Chicken Soup for the Soul for older women Each reader s perspective may well be based on how she s doing with aging If you re faced with challenges from loss of spouse to loss of dexterity, and aging feels like a punishment, this book is for you Personally I found it a downer I had no idea there were so many things to be unhappy about The book is well written, many inspirational stories, and a big dose of the author s value judgments.If you ve already figured out that exercise, healthy eating, community involvement, pursuit of a special interest and nurturing relationships with friends and families are the keys to happiness at any age, your time will be better spent in pursuing those activities than in reading this book


  3. says:

    Even the subtitle of Mary Pipher s latest bestseller, Women Rowing North Navigating Life s Currents and Flourishing as We Age, doesn t really do an adequate job describing how fascinating this book is If you re a woman over sixty, you might want to read this If you re a woman approaching sixty, Pipher provides hints as to how to live a successful, happy life after that age.Successful does not mean what so many people think when they see that word having achieved popularity, profit, or dist Even the subtitle of Mary Pipher s latest bestseller, Women Rowing North Navigating Life s Currents and Flourishing as We Age, doesn t really do an adequate job describing how fascinating this book is If you re a woman over sixty, you might want to read this If you re a woman approaching sixty, Pipher provides hints as to how to live a successful, happy life after that age.Successful does not mean what so many people think when they see that word having achieved popularity, profit, or distinction Successful, instead, means satisfied with what life has given us Pipher is a psychologist who is over seventy herself Her personal observations, her life experiences, and interviews and observations of other women led to this book She examines issues women face as we move from middle age to old age This book focuses on the attitudes and skills we need in order to let go of the past, embrace the new, cope with loss, and experience wisdom, authenticity, and bliss Granted, not every woman will accept her life or learn to live with it with grace However, Pipher includes women of various economic groups and some with health issues to show that many of us have grown to a stage in which we don t need a lot to be happy, and we appreciate the lives we have It s a book about courage and growing into wisdom.This isn t a flowery, self growth book This is a book that analyzes women s issues the role of caregiver, the inability to say no, the disappearance of women over a certain age in the eyes of society, the aging body At the same time, Pipher celebrates the ability of many women to learn to cope with changes in their lives.I ll admit, I cried at times in reading this book, and not because I know I m in the last third of my life I cried at some of the positive messages in the book, ones that struck home, or reminded me of people I love One of the most important messages, for me, was Almost every morning we can build a good day for ourselves Contentment Life Satisfaction Women Rowing North is filled with stories, suggestions, and people s mistakes It s not a road map as to how to live life, but it certainly can be used as a tipsheet.And, I ll end with this Now, I m going to have to pick up a collection of William Stafford s poems Pipher mentions a William Stafford poem begins with this line When they shook the box and poured out its chances, you were appointed to be happy


  4. says:

    The most perfect book for me right now Grateful for it.


  5. says:

    This book was well reviewed on the radio, and seemed written just for me it s about how women navigate the transition from middle age to old age But, I mostly found it disappointing.There was no wisdom in this book that I didn t already have, and I think that would be true of most readers The typical reader of this book will be a well educated, middle to upper middle class woman in late middle age who is probably already pretty self aware We already know that yoga and meditation are good ide This book was well reviewed on the radio, and seemed written just for me it s about how women navigate the transition from middle age to old age But, I mostly found it disappointing.There was no wisdom in this book that I didn t already have, and I think that would be true of most readers The typical reader of this book will be a well educated, middle to upper middle class woman in late middle age who is probably already pretty self aware We already know that yoga and meditation are good ideas, that forgiveness is better than grudge holding, and that we ve earned the leisure to take time to savor the moment I enjoyed some of the personal stories of individual women that were included as examples But, again, most of the examples were of women with resources, who have a good chance at navigating health changes and loss better than our less fortunate sisters Only a few of the examples involved working class people, and there were zero poor people I also thought that Pipher glossed over the difficulties a bit just in general, for women of any social class In her effort to be positive and show the advantages of wisdom, mellowness and savoring life that come with age, I feel like Pipher swaddled the genuine challenges in a vague pink mist This book kind of reminded me of the books about becoming a woman that mothers used to give their daughters in the 60s when I was growing up, the ones that made it seem like rose petals were about to emerge from your vagina instead of clotty, stinky blood Like my reviews Check out my blog at of The Saint s Mistress


  6. says:

    This book made the bestseller lists which, I suspect, has a great deal to do with our hunger for some form of guidance through the crowning decades of life How best do we age What can we expect to encounter Any wisdom to offer Any resources to share I wouldn t be at all surprised to find Women Rowing North is but the first of a score of publications on the subject, consideringof the world s population is reaching retirement than ever before So kudos to Mary Pipher for spotting the cu This book made the bestseller lists which, I suspect, has a great deal to do with our hunger for some form of guidance through the crowning decades of life How best do we age What can we expect to encounter Any wisdom to offer Any resources to share I wouldn t be at all surprised to find Women Rowing North is but the first of a score of publications on the subject, consideringof the world s population is reaching retirement than ever before So kudos to Mary Pipher for spotting the curve and launching ahead of it In a marketing sense, she got it right Less so in the message, though, and that is unfortunate.Pipher is a psychologist who has written a number of works on women, families and culture She is also an activist a role that helped me to rationalize the forceful nature of her prose For it does feel, quite often in these pages, as if one is being throttled by the cold realities of aging through a litany of dismal stories involving many unfortunate people the author has come to know stories that are insufficiently countered by the equally valid instances of benefit derived from the possession of a long and relatively fruitful existence on this earth Disgruntled readers have tended to remark on the bounty of platitudes set forth in these chapters I think they are earnestly offered They simply do not balance the account, which ends in doingto make one dread growing older than anything else.I try to keep in mind, though, that Ms Pipher is in her seventies and facing some of the very issues she s written this book to address It is possible the inexorable thrust of her approach mirrors the inexorable thrust she s using to tackle her own experience There may be anger here, and fear, and a despair that needs attacking And while I might wish, if this is the case, that she d brought the meat of that struggle to the page that she d sharedof her own ordeal in her writing it is also entirely possible she hasn t yet reached a place that will allow her to do this.And that s fair And I ll wait


  7. says:

    I m on the downward side of my 60 s heading straight for my 70 s Luckily, I ve had family and friends who have hit the milestone ages before I have and I can see how they ve dealt with aging Of course, hitting 70 ain t like hitting 50, so I ve seen different reactions from those who ve gone before me I have also just finished reading Mary Pipher s new book, Women Rowing North Navigating Life s Currents and Flourishing as We Age That s such a long title that I could almost feel myself I m on the downward side of my 60 s heading straight for my 70 s Luckily, I ve had family and friends who have hit the milestone ages before I have and I can see how they ve dealt with aging Of course, hitting 70 ain t like hitting 50, so I ve seen different reactions from those who ve gone before me I have also just finished reading Mary Pipher s new book, Women Rowing North Navigating Life s Currents and Flourishing as We Age That s such a long title that I could almost feel myself aging as I wrote it Pipher is the author of Reviving Ophelia , which is about the problems and I presume joys of both being and raising a teenage girl I didn t read it because I had sons, but I am growing older so I did pick up her latest book.Mary Pipher s book is chock full of good advise on hitting your old age She does talk about Young Old and Old Old those different sub catagories of aging Seventy seems to be the start of Old Old , but she manages to make it seem almost desirable as she writes about women who ve both cast off and taken on responsibilities they wouldn t have done 20 years earlier Life is easier as we slow down to smell the flowers and enjoy our friendships and family relations She gives us examples of women who ve found contentment and purpose as they ve aged, as they take care of grandchildren and sick husbands, She also tells of women who ve found the same contentment as they ve shed these responsibilities and lived basically solo lives.It s an interesting book that gave me a few ideas I hadn t originally thought about as the Big 70 and Old Old Age is fast approaching


  8. says:

    some good advice, repeated over and over and over and over and over and over


  9. says:

    Though I m only in my late twenties, I really loved this book Reading Mary s writing is like talking to a wise older friend, and I loved the glimpses she gave us into the lives of the people she knows Her points about resilience, building families found and biological , and choosing happiness apply to everyone.As a wlw, I really appreciated how many wlw she included in the story As she writes, it s time to reclaim the narrative of older generations from cultural stereotypes, and I realized t Though I m only in my late twenties, I really loved this book Reading Mary s writing is like talking to a wise older friend, and I loved the glimpses she gave us into the lives of the people she knows Her points about resilience, building families found and biological , and choosing happiness apply to everyone.As a wlw, I really appreciated how many wlw she included in the story As she writes, it s time to reclaim the narrative of older generations from cultural stereotypes, and I realized that too much of my understanding of other women in relationships with women is limited to people my age Reading about multiple older lesbian relationships was so refreshing, and made me want to go make friends with some of the older members of the community Disclaimer I work for the publisher, but my opinions are my own


  10. says:

    2.5 After awhile this book really got on my nerves.


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