Reviving Ophelia - pop up Book Club!

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4701 Bancroft Avenue

Lincoln, NE 68506

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Join a sisterhood of mothers share in discussion on mothering adolescent daughters.

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Join Gena Foster,APRN (mother of 13 & 16 year old daughters), and a sisterhood of mothers in discussion on the experience of mothering adolescent daughters - being a good enough mother in a social media driven arena, and exploring the writings of Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam as they share in their new book revision of Reviving Ophelia: saving the selves of adolescent girls.

Many of you are familiar with the story of Ophelia, from Shakespeare's Hamlet, which shows the destructive forces that affect young women. In Reviving Ophelia, the anthers paraphrase the story like this. As a girl, Ophelia is happy and free, but with adolescent she loses herself. When she falls in love with Hamlet, she lives only for his approval. She has no inner direction; rather, she struggles to meet the demands of Hamlet and his father. Her value is determined utterly by male approval. Ophelia is torn apart by her efforts to please. When Hamlet spurns her because she is an obedient daughter, she goes mad with grief. Dressed in elegant clothes that weigh her down, she drowns in a stream filled with flowers.

This book is a glimpse into the current and past three decades of adolescent experiences... lets explore together just what the years have unveiled culturally for our daughters, and what are the cultural influences, stressors and comforts that our daughters face today.

Please come prepared to respectfully, confidentially and mindfully listen, and share your own reflections from your reading of the book and personal experiences - as your heart sees fit.

We will keep this group to an intimate size, which will include a couple crones - as Clarissa Pinkola Est``es calls the wise women among us!

Drinks and hors d` oeuvres provided!

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