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EP211 The Heroines Journey with Maureen Murdock

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP211 The Heroines Journey with Maureen Murdock
Maureen Murdock, the author of the best-selling book The Heroine’s Journey, is a psychotherapist in California while conducting memoir workshops abroad. She developed a course in memoir and myth at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara where she used to be the Chair and a faculty under the MA Counseling Psychology Program.

Maureen joins me today to share what The Heroine’s Journey is about and why women find the need to separate from their femininity to be successful. She also discusses some of the stages mentioned in her book using practical examples and why women need to learn to use their voices, especially in this masculine-oriented culture.


“We reinforce our feminine container by changing attitudes about ourselves as women.” – Maureen Murdock



Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How The Heroine’s Journey came to be
  • Defining the word “feminine”
  • Defining and differentiating distorted masculinity from healthy masculinity
  • Explaining the “separation from the feminine” stage
  • Understanding the “urgent yearning to reconnect” stage
  • Her inspiration for writing the book
  • Defining archetypal masculinity and how it applies to women


Maureen’s Advice to Fierce Women:

  • Stand your ground and do not be afraid to speak up.


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