For years Christiane Northrup, M.D., has taught women about health, wellness, and the miracle of their bodies. Now, in her first children’s book, she presents her wonderful wisdom to the youngest of girls. Beautiful Girl presents this simple but important message: that to be born a girl is a very special thing and carries with […]
I talked to my friend Jane in a local restaurant a few weeks after her mother died. Her description of her relationship with her mother—and her sense of loss—touched me deeply. Because their relationship had been so good for so long, her grief was normal and expected—tinged with love, not regret or longing. Jane’s mother was very independent and didn’t make Jane responsible for her happiness. In many ways, this is the kind of relationship we all long for—one of ease, without guilt or obligation.
I wrote Mother-Daughter Wisdom several years ago because, as a woman’s health physician, I noticed something long ago. Nothing, and I mean nothing, trumps the influence of your mother on all aspects of your life.