I read your book cover to cover feeling like I could not put it down, and when I had to, longing to get back to it. The "articulateness" of your struggle, the enormity of the mission, the scope of the book, the journey, and the sheer humaneness and humility of it...just shines!!! And you have done it in a way that is accessible and completely inclusive...I am Hindu, not even religious...every struggle spoke to the deepest recesses of my humanity and my humility.
Mary, I am absolutely sure this book will change many, many lives...give hope and succor to those who have searched for it in vain...and do so far, far into the future. I dare to hope that this book will last and last and last...but as one of its first wave of readers, it has given me courage beyond description. And unbelievable validation for living a life with love as my only touchstone. I am a psychologist whose mission is that the work of a mother all over the world be respected. Your courage to share your journey to validate your deepest truths has motivated me to speak more openly than I have done so far.
I thank you. May God, whose greatest truth is love, continue to give you the courage to inspire us.
...From Kumkum Pareek Malik in Massachusetts. Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik is a Clinical Psychologist. Her life work has been to study, understand and design solutions for mothers who will settle for nothing less than dignity and respect for their work of Motherhood. She has over twenty-five years of professional experience.
She describes her greatest strength to be the humility she experiences when sitting with a mother who is seeking transformation.
Kumkum’s professional journey began in India, with a B.A (Honors) and an MA, and then further education including another Masters (Harvard Grad. Schl. Of Edu.), and a doctoral degree. Clinical internships include Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital. Kumkum uses mind-body-soul approaches.