The Happy Girl’s Guide to Being Whole

In a world where women are often told that their bodies need to be controlled or suppressed, a new book from Lumen Press, in partnership with The Guiding Star Project and the Vitae Foundation, offers a different narrative.  Written by women’s health nurse practitioner and co-creator of The Hormone Genius Podcast, Teresa Kenney’s new book The Happy Girl’s Guide to Being Whole aims to set young women free to believe their bodies were made good, and should be supported and respected.  With over 20 years of clinical practice, working with women across the reproductive lifespan, and her service on the board of directors of the Guiding Star Project, a national, “wholistic” women’s health movement, Kenney’s experience amounts to a wealth of information for women seeking the truth about their bodies. 

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Meet the Author

Teresa Kenney MSN, APRN has over 20 years of experience as a women’s health nurse practitioner.  She is particularly passionate about empowering young women with education about their bodies and enabling them to be advocates for their own health. In 2020, to cast this mission further, Teresa started The Hormone Genius podcast which is reaching thousands of women across the world.  In addition, Teresa serves on the Board of Directors for The Guiding Star Project, a national “wholistic” women’s health movement.  She resides in Omaha with her husband and eight children.  

Meet the Editors

Leah Jacobson is a speaker, non-profit founder, board-certified lactation consultant, and author of Wholistic Feminism: Healing the Identity Crisis Caused by the Women’s Movement (Lumen Press, 2021).  Leah founded The Guiding Star Project in 2011 after feeling called to help women and families by providing resources that honor Natural Law and promote wholistic feminism.  Guiding Star Centers offer pregnancy support, breastfeeding help, fertility education, drop-in child care and much more, creating safe havens that uphold human dignity in all stages of life.  One of Leah’s greatest passions is supporting young women as they transition into their roles as new mothers.  Leah resides in central Minnesota with her husband and seven children. 

Meet the Editors

Leah Jacobson is a speaker, non-profit founder, board-certified lactation consultant, and author of Wholistic Feminism: Healing the Identity Crisis Caused by the Women’s Movement (Lumen Press, 2021).  Leah founded The Guiding Star Project in 2011 after feeling called to help women and families by providing resources that honor Natural Law and promote wholistic feminism.  Guiding Star Centers offer pregnancy support, breastfeeding help, fertility education, drop-in child care and much more, creating safe havens that uphold human dignity in all stages of life.  One of Leah’s greatest passions is supporting young women as they transition into their roles as new mothers.  Leah resides in central Minnesota with her husband and seven children. 

Megan Drapa joined the Vitae Foundation in 2016, the world’s foremost leader in research of abortion decision-making.  As Manager of Research and Education, Megan is a strong advocate for women and life.  She holds degrees in psychology and nursing along with years of research experience focusing on the mental health services available to minority women as well as the experiences of battered women.  She has helped build pro-life coalitions on campaign trails in Washington D.C and brought lessons learned to her research work on clinical trials. An active member of her local Catholic Medical Association, Megan resides in Omaha with her husband and five children.

Sample Interview Questions

  1. Can you talk about the inspiration behind this book?
  2. What message does The Happy Girl’s Guide to Being Whole send to women amidst the ideas being reinforced in our culture this month as part of the International Women’s Day campaign?
  3. It is noted that this book fills in the gaps that high school health classes don’t cover.  Why do you think so much of this material is not more widely known or understood?
  4. Is this a book that can be picked up by women regardless of faith background?
  5. How does this book fit into the greater mission and movement that has been started with The Guiding Star Project?
  6. How can our audience order a copy of The Happy Girl’s Guide to Being Whole?

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