Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein talks about Women and Girls and Personal Happiness
Posted May 22 2009 11:58pm
Adult women have much better capacities for personal happiness than has been appreciated or documented by the public, by mental health professionals, or by the women themselves. This capacity is critical to women. It gives women a way to re-fuel and replenish, to experience joy. It is the gateway for women to come into their own, to utilize her talents, abilities, coping skills, strengths and potential.
.And going back to girls, we must always remember that any messages dissonant with a girl’s sense of herself can interrupt her sense of well-being. Likewise, moments of well-being and of feeling empowered can help a girl soar and can later be recaptured to help the woman she has become experience joy and successful living.