"Finally, an archetype of midlife power and
maturity that I can relate to --
The Queen. Thank you Donna for providing this
much-needed missing piece of
--Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Author of Women's
Bodies, Women's Wisdom and
The Wisdom of Menopause
"Insightful, funny, a treasure, from one of the
best Goddess Gals around."
"This is the book we've been waiting for --
blunt, witty, truthful,
intelligent, and downright astonishing in its
lucidity. Donna Henes bravely paves the
way for women through the Grand Canyon of
midlife change. For those intrepid
ones among us who intend to take ownership of our
lives no matter what, this
book is our revolutionary manifesto."
Co-creator of Motherpeace Tarot
and author of Shakti Woman and
The Double Goddess
"Wise women, goddesses, and midlife Queens agree:
Mama Donna's book is a
friend, an ally, and a sweet sister whose wise
words bring insight, humor, and
power to women during and after menopause."
Author of New Menopausal Years the
Wise Woman Way
"In The Queen of My Self, Mama Donna cooks up a
nourishing stew of regal
empowerment from a rich assortment of ingredients
including rituals, blessings,
and many stories from her life and practice.
Flying in the face of our
stereotypes, self-doubts, and cultural
conditioning she offers an exuberant and elegant
vision of midlife as a time of power, wisdom,
beauty, and joy."
--J. Ruth Gendler
Author of The Book of
"Delightfully written, at once playful and
profound, The Queen of My Self is
a treasure! Donna Henes successfully weaves
together the personal, the
universal and the historical with candor and
--Cristina Biaggi, Ph.D.
Author of Habitations
of the Goddess and
Footsteps of the Goddess
"Having just entered my 50's, I found The Queen
of My Self to be the perfect
guide, providing much needed clarity for this
next phase of my life. Mama
Donna's words are comforting, inspiring and
wise beyond her years. This magical
book made me feel like a real live powerful Queen
--Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.
Author of Post Porn
"The Queen of My Self is a great read. Although
it will appeal to women of
all ages, it should be mandatory for those facing
what could otherwise be a
mid-life crisis. Mama Donna's writing is clear,
inspired, and filled with
light-hearted, humorous wisdom as she exhorts us
to live life to the fullest, and in
doing so enhance and empower our elder years."
Author of Alchemical Healing and
Power Animal Meditations
"In The Queen of My Self, Donna Henes reclaims
the ancient wisdom of all
earth cultures: that older women are strong,
wise, and free. For decades, Donna
has guided us through the seasons of our lives.
Now she gives us the divine
paradox: that it is only by treasuring and
knowing ourselves can we best serve
our precious planet. This is an essential
treasure for all midlife women -- and
those who love them."
--Hallie Austen Iglehart
Author of Womanspirit
and The Heart of the Goddess
"It is time for all of us to reclaim our thrones
and Donna Henes is the Queen
of showing us how! In these pages, you'll find
exercises, insights, and
wisdom that will truly allow you to own your
inner royalty and change your life."
--Laurie Sue Brockway
Author of A Goddess Is a
Girl's Best Friend and