Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine
In Returning to My Mother’s House, Gail Straub, an empowerment leader and compassionate mother to us all, encourages men and women everywhere to seek and to reclaim their own inner compasses using the wisdom of the feminine.
In recounting her personal journey back to this abandoned place of intuition and core feelings, she leads her readers through the quiet lessons of her experience.
Her story is part memoir and part love letter to her mother. Gail's mother traded in a bohemian, artistic life for an upscale, conservative existence with her husband. Her mother's early death profoundly impacted Gail who then vowed to fulfill her dreams as a tribute to her mother who had hushed her own.
When Gail realized she too was ignoring her own needs in favor of a life driven by pursuit of success, she became committed to journeying back to the feminine. Gail reminds us that in balancing our outward drive with our internal guide—the feminine—we can each find the source for greater compassion, vision, wisdom, and beauty in the world.
"As I read through Gail’s Memoir, I relate to the special role that mothers play. In my community this is displayed by the cries of women and make me describe a mother as follows; That a mother is a protector, a nurturer, a being that gives everyone a shoulder to lean on. Mother is a life giver, She celebrates and mourns for life given and life taken away. Mother is the first teacher to children, the first cook and caretaker. She is the role model that we all get to mirror our lives on before can find our other reflections."
— Lin Wafula | Kenya | World Pulse Voices of Our Future Correspondent