A tender story of a pre-teen’s emergence into her own beauty…
Ophelia’s Oracle: Discovering the Healthy, Happy, Self-Aware and Confident Girl in the Mirror
is the story of a bright, physically active pre-teen who often feels lost when she asks herself the question, “Who am I?”
Her mother is Japanese-American with strict rules about her daughter’s behavior and is often frustrated by Ophelia’s need to separate herself from her heritage. Ophelia’s Japanese grandmother touches her deeply with the story of Amaterasu, the sun goddess who withdraws her light from the world in anger at her younger brother’s behavior. As Amaterasu emerges from her cave, she gazes into a mirror hung on a tree and is amazed at her own beauty ....
Ophelia also begins to appreciate herself in new ways as she learns the stories of other goddesses who represent her female ancestry. In this delightful way, she explores her feelings about her growing emergence as a teen girl and embraces her own feminine wisdom.
Ophelia’s Oracle is being given from woman to girl, from girl to girl,
and from girl to woman, in the ancient tradition of “sharing” that girls and women know by heart.
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Praise for Ophelia's Oracle:
"I really like the font. Cool font. Pictures are really amazing. Intriguing . . . " Heather Klein, age 13
"Anybody who reads this book will be greatly enlightened. I love it! It's beautiful!" Joslin Graves, college student and singer/songrwriter
"I would have given anything for a book like this growing up, especially in Jr. High School. I would have been a stronger person. It is the ultimate conversation between a girl and a mentor for life learning experiences. It's so easy to reference, with your highlighting; the girls can go back to it anytime. It's a beautiful book. I'm just so emotional . . ." Pamela Davis, mother of four girls
"A wonderful tool for girls, to help them connect to their true essence, offering fun and unique confidence-building ideas, to bring awareness of inner wisdom, strength, and beauty." Debra Gano, award-winning author of the Heartlight Series
The Girls Say It Best!
“I now have a greater sense of how powerful women are ….”
“ … it helped me to learn that I can do whatever I want to do if my mind is open.”
“What I learned was that different colors can be very cool. And we can learn from each other … I can’t wait to come back next year.”
“I feel loved and accepted, and it’s wonderful … I haven’t felt very at home lately, and here I feel like I am at home, and at peace.”
About the mother/daughter program:
“My mother made me come, but it's all fun!”
“I am used to looking up at my mother because she is a pretty amazing woman and I will still do that, but today I felt like we were walking hand in hand and I was looking straight into her eyes.”
An exciting story about Opehlia - a girl just like you!
Understand your thoughts and emotions
Celebrate your body and honor it as your "sacred skin"
Trust your intutition
Open and appreciate your creativity
Be confident about who you are and what you what you want to do
Feel safe and secure no matter what is happening around you
Inspiration from real girls ...
Many fun activities to appreciate YOU!
Ophelia is in a time of curiousity, exploration, and great discovery. She has many adventures! With caring women in her life, like her grandmother, Ophelia learns about the ancient women's stories. Through her own experiences, Ophelia gets to see that these ancient stories have relevance today. Share in Ophelia's journey as you embark upon your own; discover the truth which lies inside of you!