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By Eileen Rockefeller

The daughter of David and Peggy Rockefeller and a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Eileen Rockefeller understood at an early age that her identify was once synonymous with American royalty. She realized in formative years that wealth and status may well open any door; yet because the youngest of six childrens and one in all twenty-two cousins in a single of the world’s most renowned households, she started to discover that they can now not purchase a feeling of private worth.

Growing up with servants in lavish houses did little to make amends for the absence of parental realization because of continuous cocktail and dinner events, conferences, and overseas go back and forth. Her mother’s darkish depressions and mercurial moods, plus excessive pageant from her siblings, and the myriad emotions others harbored approximately her Rockefeller identify – adulation, judgment, envy, and never-ending interest – contributed to Eileen’s feel of isolation and loneliness in addition to to her force for reference to others. In maturity, she has turn into no longer an icon, yet an comprehensive lady and mom. like any people, she discovered to discover her personal way.

Through her intimate tales she indicates us her philosophy: that strength and richness come now not from fabric items, yet from own relationships and co-creation. This trust has bolstered her commitment to friends and family, and catalyzed her management in philanthropy and repair. A pioneer in mind/body practices and social and emotional studying, and an energetic proponent of environmental sustainability, Eileen has cast a unique direction whilst she is still devoted to her family’s legacy, discovering her personal stability and peace of brain. Being a Rockefeller, turning into Myself is a common confirmation of ways identification is formed and the way we will give a contribution to the bigger kin of lifestyles, despite our origins.

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