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Author Hafiz, Saeeda, author.

Title The healing : one woman's journey from poverty to inner riches / Saeeda Hafiz.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  613.7 HAF    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-HAFIZ, S.    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 263 pages ; 23 cm
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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 265).
Subject Hafiz, Saeeda.
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
Yoga teachers -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
Hatha yoga.
Macrobiotic diet.
Mind and body therapies.
Self-care, Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
Hatha yoga. (OCoLC)fst01199434
Macrobiotic diet. (OCoLC)fst01005194
Mind and body therapies. (OCoLC)fst01022007
Self-care, Health. (OCoLC)fst01111506
Yoga teachers. (OCoLC)fst01920756
Indexed Term Yoga practitioners
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title One woman's journey from poverty to inner riches
ISBN 9781946764041 (paperback)
1946764043 (paperback)
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