is a gift of power, self-esteem, and light to any young woman." --Fawn Germer, best-selling author of "Hard Won Wisdom"
"...beautiful and important work. It introduces young women to their power, beauty, and relationship potential... told with an emotional sensitivity that makes it accessible to the little girl in us all." --Luisah Teish, writer, storyteller
"...earnest stories about young Ophelia's coming-of-age journeys are accompanied by discussion points at the end of each chapter." --Denver Post
"There are lots of issues for moms and girls to discuss including overcoming fears, dealing with problems with friends, handling sibling issues and learning how to find peace within yourself." --mother/daughter bookclub
This story of Ophelia is a beautiful and important work. It introduces young women to their power, beauty and relationship potential. It provides exercises that a mentor can use to encourage personal growth and spiritual development, and the story is told with an emotional sensitivity that makes it accessible to the little girl in us all. --Luisah Teish, writer, storyteller, creative projects consultant, and founder of the School of Ancient Mysteries/Sacred Arts Center
It s easy to let your friends tell you things and feel like you don t have anyone else to talk to. This book clearly shows the girls how to draw more strength from within them, to follow what they know in their heart. --Brie Klein, mother of a teen girl
. . . I had a chance during breaks to read through some of your fine, fine book, and I wanted to tell you I really like it! It's quite imaginative, and emboldening, inspired, and inspiring. It's beautiful, but not fluff, and it's direct and honest, without being harsh. As you can imagine--and I doubt that this will be an uncommon occurrence--I kept thinking back to when I was 10, 11, 12, 13, and wondered how it would have been to be blessed with this book at those ages in my life. ~~Thank you for all of those girls~~ --Daña Alder
From the Author
Tina Proctor and I worked on this book for eight years, while we were fascilitating women's and girls' groups to nurture confidence and cultivate fully engaged living. Do it your way! (Confident girls become strong women) . . . Tina came from a childhood filled with a strong kinship to the earth and all of the animals; I was an A student with a "secret" of sexual abuse by a caretaker outside of my family. Our varied background, as well as many other pieces of our personalities season this sweet and powerful book.
Since being published in 2010, Ophelia's Oracle: Discovering the Healthy, Happy, Self-Aware, and Confident Girl in the Mirror
is being given from woman to girl, girl to girl, and girl to woman in the ancient tradition of sharing that girls and women know by heart. Having received national and international recognition for excellence, it is still finding its way into stores across the country.
We are currently working on book #2 in the Ophelia's Oracle series for girls (and women)!