Her book is still gnawing away inside me. I think I’m really starting to know myself. I think.
Allegria Hess, World of Women Weekly
I didn’t know myself until you held a mirror up to nature and made me meet myself. And this wasn’t through any book… Oh, no! Back in the hurly-burly days of Studio 54 and the whirlwind that was mid-70’s Manhattan, a struggling and confused 20-year-old me had the good fortune of blacking out on the your doorstep. This magnificent, magical thinker not only saved my life, she washed it, polished it and gave it back to me. What was once a dirty and unwanted piece of filthy, twisted garbage, was now suitable for framing. AND. BOY. DID. I. EVER! “Wow” is right, Nell! (If not an understatement.)
Ted Mayo, Overland Park, KS
I wish they made self-help books for people who read self-help books. I’ve read it and I’ve read it and I’ve read it. Will someone please explain to me what any of this means. It’s hurting my brain! I’m in worse shape now than before I started reading this book. I loved it!
Sylvia Phillpot, Cincinnati, PA
You changed my life. your deeply personal tome has enlightened my feminine sexual essence and allowed me to discover my partner’s masculine gifts. Together, our inward consciousness has been raised by your application of practical purposefulness. We both put our psychic debris in cosmic satchels and jettison them off into the universe! We did it! Wow!
Nell Awuhl, Portland, OR
It was during this work at Columbia that I began to recognize this paradigm: Early abuse creates a feeling of worthlessness which leads to an avoidance of the self. To survive, we disown the parts of ourselves we fear are unacceptable. We put these “unlovable” bits in psychic satchels, if you will, and hurl them into the cosmos. The paradox is, as adults we subconsciously seek out people who have that satchel and can give us back our missing piece. Then it’s our choice to reclaim what we’ve discarded. If we do not, we’re like lost children, as it were, spending our lives either saving or serving, being saved or being served instead of being loved.
Undoing this psychic knot requires looking into the past, separating from one’s history and moving into the future as a more authentic ‘you’.
“Noted feminist and psychologist Shoshana Schoenbaum takes us deep inside the human psyche then helps us struggle to fight our way back out. But the journey is its own reward, as questions that needn’t be asked are answered in a multitude of lush metaphors and a never-ending sluice of meaningful words.”
Come… step into a corner where a wall of inner-health meets a wall of learning, living and loving. Here you are safe. Here you are held in the ever-expansive embrace of universal behaviorist, Shoshana Schoenbaum. Here is where you can purchase her many works exploring the science of mind and body. But mostly the mind.