Tao-Girls Rule! Finding Balance, Staying Strong, Being Bold, In A World Of Challenges
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by CJ Golden
Category: Self Improvement/Young Adult
Description: Wise beyond measure, in Tao-Girls Rule!, author and motivational speaker CJ Golden examines girlhood in all its glory. By combining the philosophy of Tao with a healthy dose of boldness, she offers a lightening rod to direct teen and preteen girls on how to be strong, courageous, and confident. Following her first book, Tao of the Defiant Woman, Golden now brings her rare, uncanny insight to teens and pre-teens. In three parts, which include "Tao and Dynamic," Living Life as a Tao-Girl," and "Confident, Balanced, and Bold," twelve chapters with titles such as "A Tao-Girl is Imaginative," "A Tao-Girl is Radiant," and "Celebrity Tao-Girls" show girls how to be spirited individuals that make the most of their uniqueness and strive to live a life of grace by combining the acceptance of ancient philosophy of Taoism with a healthy dose of bravery. One thing is certain, as our young girls face the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing and complex world, the anecdotes and biographical sketches found in this collection will lead them to appreciate that they are not alone. Being a Tao-Girl means embracing power and being a role model. It means keeping a dynamic attitude and having a loving and grateful spirit. There are gads of Tao-Girls out there to look up to. Kelly Clarkson is one. Queen Latifah is one. Miley Cyrus is another. There are Tao-Girls in every city and if you want, you can be one too.
eBook Publisher: Uncial Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: June 2010
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [95 KB]
Reading time: 57-80 min.
In language as gentle and simple as the Tao itself, CJ Golden introduces middle and high school girls to one of the world's oldest and treasured philosophies in her new book, Tao Girls Rule! CJ explains how the Tao is relevant and helpful for young women in dealing with the very real and practical problems they are experiencing in their daily lives. She also encourages connection and introspection. Coming out of isolation and increased self-awareness are important in our quest for self esteem, confidence and validation. CJ's style makes this an easy, approachable read. She talks with the reader, not down to the reader-something young girls are quick to notice. Her acceptance and openness encourages them to risk the same. A lovely book for the young girl in your life,Tao Girls Rule is bound to become a well used, dog earred companion.--Donna F. Ferber, LPC, LADC Author of From Ex-Wife to Exceptional Life: A Woman's Journey through Divorce. "CJ Golden, author of Tao of the Defiant Woman, tenderly makes her perspectives on Taoism teachings available to young girls in her latest book, Tao Girls Rule! Refreshing, uplifting and light, it addresses the difficult rights of passage of the eleven to fourteen age group with anecdotes of average girls, celebrities, and featured inspirational quotes."--The Write Place at the Write Time
A Tao-Girl is someone who understands the ancient philosophy of the Tao and knows how to use its principles in her own life. Now, that doesn't mean she has to follow only the Tao and reject any other philosophy or religious belief. That could be the case, but most Tao-Girls use those parts of the Tao that work best for them--like tzu jan, wu-wei, te and yin and yang. It's sort of like choosing a handful of almonds as a snack instead of eating only almonds for every meal. The almonds are good but they can work together with all the other healthy foods you eat to keep your mind and body fit.
A Tao-Girl is someone who understands the definition of the word dynamic. It sounds a bit like dynamite but it definitely doesn't mean that she is explosive and unpredictable. That would be a girl that others would want to avoid in case she blows and those near her end up in pieces. Dynamic is dynamite without the explosion--strong and powerful but under control.
Tao and dynamic are kind of like a family, living and working together to help you face the stumbling blocks of life. Tao and dynamic encourage and support you throughout your changing and, sometimes challenging, days.