It is clear that Alexandra has not stopped learning and getting better and better. Those with whom we elect to share out time will also benefit from our sensitive awareness. Having the blessings of grandchildren is like going back in time and getting caught up in the joy all over again. As I looked around, seeing a beautifully set table, gleaming silverware, sparkling clean glasses, and flowers in abundance, a sudden realization jolted me from my reverie while I was adoring my family: this moment was a dream come true. I have just finished Traveling with Pomegranates.
These two adult women, who happen to be my loving daughters, are just as concerned that I have a happy and fulfilling life as I am interested that they do. Listen to this audiobook in full for free with a 30-day trial: In this inspirational follow-up to the beloved Things I Want My Daughters to Know, lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard reflects on the lessons she's learned from her daughters and offers further thoughts and words of wisdom garnered from her own life. I found myself savoring every page, pausing to meditate on her wisdom. Their lessons are sharp, often funny, and wise. On their advice, I bought our cottage, and when we sold our apartment in New York City, they persuaded us not to buy another apartment in the city but to live in Connecticut full-time. Even though this process has been a gradual revelation, it dawned on me completely, at that exact moment, that our relationship now reflects a wonderful change, from maternal to the best kind of mutual love, caring, respect, and friendship.
Editing to add: her current May 2013 newsletter has some exciting news. Their advice is never demeaning but always profoundly helpful. Why is it that many of us resist lifestyle adjustments. Speaking from her own experience and relying on the many conversations she has had with her contemporaries and their children, Stoddard has created a wonderful gift for every mother, daughter, and mother-to-be to give, receive, and share. My heart was bursting with pride and honor.
He does not hurl himself toward an uncertain goal, for he is satisfied with what he has. Stoddard for over twenty years now and am always eager to get a glimpse into the quiet, purpose-directed world she has created for herself. Their short essay format makes them a great way to spend a few moments to get inspired, to think, to grow. It was not entirely a one-way street, but certainly the responsibility was weighted on my side. Bridging generations, full of timeless insights to help us pursue a life rich with happiness, love, and gratitude, The Shared Wisdom of Mothers and Daughters reminds us of everything that makes life beautiful and profound. About the Author Author of twenty-four books, Alexandra Stoddard is a sought-after speaker on the art of living. Bridging generations, full of timeless insights to help us pursue a life rich with happiness, love, and gratitude, The Shared Wisdom of Mothers and Daughters reminds us of everything that makes life beautiful and profound.
This discipline automatically opens us up to a deeper, more profound intelligence and understanding that enables us to tap into our innate intuitive powers. I have followed her since book 1. Acuma, sigur, e usor de zis asta cand ai banii necesari ca sa angajezi o femeie de servici, un bucatar, un gradinar, o tanti care sa-ti aduca hainele de la curataorie!!! It is, I know now, a place created through necessary loss and necessary search and a reinvention of the whole relationship. She had some trouble getting her last several books published, perhaps in part because she still writes longhand and many editors will simply not entertain the level of work involved in putting something so raw into publication. Everyone who knows me understands how I feel about motherhood. The stark difference between being a mother and being a grandmother is that the mother has all the heartaches and worries and does all the hard work.
Over the years they have taught me new insights about their generation, cultural matters, politics, and the toys of modern civilization, as well as the pace of modern life. Her strong focus on eternal values--the preciousness of time, the importance of personal connection, the beauty that surrounds us even in the toughest times--never fails to give me a boost. I would love to hug you! One of my gifts to my daughters and my readers is my thirst for knowledge. If I sound like an adoring mother, this is a fact, and my words are the truth. Her strong focus on eternal values--the preciousness of time, the importance of personal connection, the beauty that surrounds us even in the toughest times--never fails to give me a boost. So our relationship has been reinvented! The balance of who was teaching whom became more even.
My love and respect for them have no bounds. She lives with her husband in New York City and Stonington Village, Connecticut. I know that my formal role of raising my children is finished, but mothers never stop learning and never stop wanting to add some fresh insights of profound ideas that we feel will be useful to our daughters in the years ahead. Library Subject 2 Parent and adult child. They have the informed perspective to continually make intelligent recommendations. Even then, as I shared in my essay Listen to the Wisdom of Your Children, I paid attention to my daughters, and found their company more stimulating than that of many of our friends. I loved raising my daughters and had fun.
This gradual evolution from a point where we had a hierarchical status to one where we share insights and wisdom has been richly rewarding. I tried not to spoil my daughters, but when I became a grandmother I stopped trying. Alexandra's words encourage thoughtfulness and mindfulness. This new book is a mixture of things I feel are important to tell my daughters and things they want me to know. I treasure her ideas, her sense of beauty, and her philosophy of happiness.