The Enchanted Self           — by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein


It is time to celebrate!  Let's rejoice that most of us live in a world where we have a chance to be free.  We can be women of wisdom, women of charm, women of humor, compassionate women who care for others and still care generously for ourselves.   

Here's some of what I am celebrating today.  I'm celebrating my newly designed website,  Come by and e-mail me.  Of if you prefer, come and visit my blog, The Enchanted Self at  It is easy and fun.  I want to be talking to you all the time.  That means you need to talk to me!   

Another thing that I'm celebrating is my new book, THE TRUTH, My Secret Diary, I'm Ten, I'm Smart and I Know Everything!  It went to press last week.  Everything about this book is different from my earlier books.  It is written by a girl.  She is ten in the beginning of the book and eleven at the end.  It shares wisdom and knowledge about life from a whole new vantage point.  That of a child!  It is amazing what children know and we have forgotten.  

 I saw a sign today that summed up some of my feelings about children.  It said, "There are many earth angels in the form of children."  How true.  In so many ways children are our witnesses to ourselves.  They help us see if we let them, what is right and what is wrong.  What is worth remembering and what is trivial.  They know what is a waste of time and what is worthwhile.  They know when we lie and when we try to get away with things.  Let's celebrate our children and let them help return to the essence of what is best and most rejoicing about ourselves.  After all, we were all children also.   

You are so important to me!  Each of you who follows the Enchanted Self are so dear to me.  You have helped my vision come into reality…a world where each woman can be true to her talents and her potential.  A world where each woman can feel free to Sing the Song of Her Soul!   Every time you feel free and alive with all of your special vitality the heavens dance and we all feel good.  So let's celebrate some more! 

— © Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

In private practice since 1981, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, psychologist and originator of The Enchanted Self, has committed to bring the keys of enchantment to the world.

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