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4 thoughts from Gift from the Sea

Some quotes from the great book, Gift From the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

“The beach is for shedding: clothes, vanity, shelter, pride, Puritan conscience, hypocrisy,  masks.”

“Perhaps middle age should be shedding shells – ambition, material, accumulations, possessions, ego, pride, masks, armor. If one ceases to compete, does one need it?”

“Woman must come of age by herself. She must find her true center alone.”

“Perhaps we never appreciate the here and now until is challenged. And have we not also been awakened to a new sense of the dignity of the individual because of the threats and temptations to her?”

Do any of these speak to you?   If so, what will you do about them?


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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