The Resource The healing : one woman's journey from poverty to inner riches, Saeeda Hafiz

The healing : one woman's journey from poverty to inner riches, Saeeda Hafiz

Label
The healing : one woman's journey from poverty to inner riches
Title
The healing
Title remainder
one woman's journey from poverty to inner riches
Statement of responsibility
Saeeda Hafiz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this memoir of upward mobility through an unexpected route, a young black American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as signifiers of her new middle class status, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child. Graduating, getting established in your career, and dating another professional are things many young middle-class women expect to do and take for granted. But when your parents don't support you and you have siblings in prison, those milestones seem monumental. What does growing up poor do to your self-esteem? How do patterns of stress and family violence, poor diet and poor health continue to affect you even after you escape to a higher income bracket? And what can one woman do to turn around the cycle of racism, poverty, and intergenerational suffering? Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of African American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practice meditation. By doing so, she recovers from chronic health conditions and heals from the family trauma she has inherited"--
  • "Memoir of young African American woman who grew up surrounded by poverty and violence and whose life is transformed through practicing yoga and eating whole foods"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hafiz, Saeeda
Dewey number
  • 613.7/046092
  • B
  • 920.9/6137046
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hafiz, Saeeda
  • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (New York, N.Y.)
  • Yoga teachers
  • Hatha yoga
  • African American women
  • Macrobiotic diet
  • Mind and body therapies
  • Self-care, Health
Label
The healing : one woman's journey from poverty to inner riches, Saeeda Hafiz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 265)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007581698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, unnumbered sequence of pages
Isbn
9781946764041
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018008293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The healing : one woman's journey from poverty to inner riches, Saeeda Hafiz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 265)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007581698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, unnumbered sequence of pages
Isbn
9781946764041
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018008293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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