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Goddesses Never Age

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Self Improvement, Women's Health


Though we talk about wanting to "age gracefully," the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we're programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships,... More

Mar 29, 2015 KariF
Goddesses Never Age Christiane Northrup, M.D.I know women, young and old, who see their aging body as something that is slowing down or falling apart. Those women resent their body, and they are the exact type of women who will benefit from Goddesses Never Age.

Goddesses Never Age Breakdown

The book is broken in 12 chapters. Eleven of them are focused on what 'real' goddesses do, such as love without losing themselves or move joyously.

The last chapter is a 14-day ageless goddess program where you get assigned something to do everyday to move into her definition of a goddess state.

The focus is really about health and attitude. All aspects of a healthy body and mind are discussed throughout the book.

And, if your attitude about aging stinks, then this book could help you readjust it. After all, your attitude is going to play a big part in your health as it dictates a lot of your choices and habits in life. If you have the attitude that life is only getting worse, then you will choose unhealthy habits because - who cares - it's all downhill from here. Right?

In short, you will find that this book gives advice from a positive point of view. Instead of your mother or grandmother telling you how much it sucks to get old, you will be able to embrace your future and where you are now with a much more positive spin.

One Thought On Aging Beauty And Dr. Northup

I had seen some comments about Dr. Northrup getting a face-lift and how it was hypocritical to her point. (I don't know if she actually has had one.)

I have to say, seeing her book cover and some other photos of her was a little shocking to me. I thought she was in her forties from her book cover, but from her writing and her other pictures, it was clear that she was older.

I can't actually find out how old she is, which is a little weird. If you know, pleasure share in the comments.

But to me her point is that getting older is going to happen, but aging is optional. It seems like a face-lift would fit into that. If you have the choice to change your appearance to a more youthful one, and you want to make that choice, then that is your option to do it.

She May Be Too New Age For Some (But That May Be What We Need)

I use things like tapping and affirmations, but if you don't buy into that - or are at least open-minded to those things - then you may be frustrated with her book instead of enlightened by it.

The problem is that many people are stuck in old beliefs that have been perpetuated for years. Some of these beliefs are unhelpful and should be changed, and they could benefit from a new age way of looking at things.

For instance, believing that getting older is a sentence for pain and struggle is something that many people believe. Many people believe that drugs and physical therapy are all that can be done to alleviate this issues. But the truth is that many other people are benefiting from adjusting nutrition, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, energy healing, and all kinds of different alternative therapies, and living a better life because of it.

She mentioned something called 'earthing'. Basically is in reconnecting with the earth's electromagnetic field by walking around barefoot on the ground, among other ways. She says that the earth's negative ions counteract the positive ions in your body, which helps to relieve oxidative stress. She said that studies have shown that standing on the earth can even decreases inflammation in the cells. That's something I've never heard of, and I appreciate it because I know how good it feels to be barefoot and even though I didn't have a name for it.

Would I Recommend It?

If you are passionate about getting over the view that aging is tough, then yes. I think this is especially true if you are older and dealing with negative beliefs about yourself.

If you are younger and already have a good vibe about yourself, your future, and your health, then probably not. You already know a lot of this stuff, and this book will be hard to read because it will not really be that enlightening.

Disclosure: I received this book from HayHouse for review purposes. No payment was made for this review, however, and the review is based on my own experience.
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Mar 16, 2015 ginadrellack
Dr. Christiane Northrup's newest book is a Goddesses Never Agefantastic women's manual for living agelessly. The foundation is set with "Age is just a number, and agelessness means not buying into the idea that a number determines everything from your state of health to your attractiveness to your value." Each chapter addresses specific areas of life and how we can embody them in a positive, healthy, healing, empowering, and supportive way. Creativity and joy are crucial components to nurture, in every context!

I love how this approach to health includes our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. The approach is also driven by health support, rather than search-and-destroy missions of seeking problems to fix. Modern medicine is embraced and celebrated in conjunction with tuning into and honoring individual inner wisdom. The author's wit, knowledge, and grace make this a flowing and enjoyable read.

Anyone interested in any form of health will appreciate this book, especially women. I am now empowered with a new life formula, as shared by the author's quote of Esther Hicks and Abraham--"happy, healthy, dead."

I received this book from Hay House in exchange for my honest opinion of it. Happy, healthy, read! :)
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Mar 13, 2015 LisaAlaiana
Goddesses Never Age is about agelessness, or ageless living, which is what you experience when you engage life without fear that you’re going to fall—or fall apart. We are long overdue for a paradigm shift in what we believe about growing older.

Goddesses Never Age is set up to help you move out of the old paradigm and into the new. It’s about pointing out everything that can go right with your body and how to embody balance and health regardless of your state of health and well-being now—even if you already have a chronic condition.
I have been burned out about reading, it seemed like the same message over and over again. Different authors and titles but the same message, nothing new being presented. One day Dr. Christiane Northrup’s videos came to my attention and they had resonated so loudly within me as I felt like this is it, the missing link to get people to take notice. Then the book, Goddesses Never Age came into play the truth; “The real fountain of youth is the fountain of happiness, well-being, and connection with “the Divine Beloved” (or God—and you get to call it whatever you want, whether it’s God, Goddess, Source, your Higher Power, the Universe, All That Is, or any other name that speaks to your heart and spirit). The anti-aging prescription is to love life, try new things, and savor your experiences. ”
It is time we wake up and start to move in to the new and stop buying into the old. We do create our reality with our thoughts and actions and if we want to be healthier and happier it is up to us to make a difference and not anyone else. There is no magic pill or cure, we are the answer we are looking for.
The reality is that our bodies are not separate from our thoughts or emotions. They’re not separate from the planet Earth, our great mother, or from the sky and the stars. Understanding this will help you see why it’s so important to let go of the toxic beliefs and feelings that keep you from experiencing optimum health and well-being.
If you are unhappy with your life, having health problems or just feeling like there is something missing in your life then this book is for you. I can not put enough emphasis into how pertinent this book is to read if you want to physically, mentally or spiritually be healthier and happier. To say the least I loved this book!

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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