In Sweet Company: Conversations with Extraordinary Women About Living a Spiritual Life
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In Sweet Company takes readers on a spiritual odyssey into the hearts and minds of some of the most influential women of our time —Olympia Dukakis, Sister Helen Prejean, Riane Eisler, Zainab Salbi, Margaret Wheatley, Katherine Dunham, Reverend Lauren Artress, Grandmother Twylah Hurd Nitsch, Sri Daya Mata, Rabbi Laura Geller, Le Ly Hayslip, Miriam Polster, Alma Flor Ada, and Gail Williamson. For all these women, their spiritual life nourishes them and serves as a dependable compass for decision making. Written with warmth and wisdom, In Sweet Company tells their stories, their personal journeys, and relates their thoughts on living a spiritual life.


The Author

Margaret Wolff is a writer, speaker, and consultant whose work celebrates women's growth and development.




One: Sister Helen Prejean.

Two: Grandmother Twylah Hurd Nitsch.

Three: Miriam Polster.

Four: Alma Flor Ada.

Five: Reverend Lauren Artress.

Six: Olympia Dukakis.

Seven: Riane Eisler.

Eight: Le Ly Hayslip.

Nine: Zainab Salbi.

Ten: Katherine Dunham.

Eleven: Margaret J. Wheatley.

Twelve: Rabbi Laura Geller.

Thirteen: Gail Williamson.

Fourteen: Sri Daya Mata.




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"In Sweet Company provides readers with a bird’s eye view of the inner lives of fourteen very different women whose practical wisdom and generous hearts inspire us to deepen our own spiritual connection. Their lives are their message to us all, a message we need to hear: connect with the Divine, anchor our actions in spiritual principles, serve the greater good."
—Laurie Beth Jones, author, Jesus, CEO

"This is an invaluable resource that harnesses the wisdom, beauty, creativity,  and resourcefulness found in women who are committed to make a difference. This book is inspirational and filled with creative possibilities to manifest a better world for our children and grandchildren, exemplified by the way these extraordinary women have led their lives."
—Angeles Arrien, cultural anthropologist; author, The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Life

"Inquiring conversations with 14 women whose lives and work are energized and given meaning by their personal connection with spiritual wellsprings."
—Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author, Goddesses in Everywoman and Urgent Message from Mother