“A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loving, loyal. Yet, separation from the wildish nature causes a woman’s personality to become meager, thin, ghostly, spectral. We are not meant to be puny, with frail hair and inability to leap up, inability to chase, to birth, to create a life. When woman’s lives are in stasis, or filled with ennui, it is always time for the wildish woman to emerge; it is time for the creating function of the psyche to flood the delta.”

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves