The Sudden Caregiver: Surrendering to Enlightenment

Six weeks after their wedding, tragedy struck. After his stroke, her husband was a different man. Now solely responsible, she coped until her husband’s depression turned suicidal and addiction complicated his disabilities. The Grace that saved her came through an ancient spiritual tradition and the contemporary wisdom of codependent recovery.
 
This true story explores the potentially dangerous shadow issues that caregivers often face: personality change–inverted relationship dynamics–post-traumatic stress–and the caregiver’s frailties. The tension builds in riveting twists as she learns to distinguish between care giving and enabling, between sacrifice and martyrdom to make her way to healing and renewal.

Inside Out: The Songs & Sighs of a Healing Human

First published in 1995, the poems in this book poured out of Barbara Snow after a difficult marriage died and her search for herself began in earnest. Poignantly capturing her process, her words offer insight that can be helpful to your own. The metaphors are fresh and vital for letting go, beginning again, healing and growing. After seven printings and innumerable readings, the impact of these poems is well established. They comfort, confirm and challenge you as you seek your authentic self. For inspiration and encouragement to nourish and sustain you through your own process.

The Phoenix Spring

The Phoenix Spring is equally powerful as a stand-alone, inspirational experience – or as the poetry companion to The Sudden Caregiver. Poetry, as condensed emotion, invites us to acknowledge the depth of our experience. These poems acknowledge the depths of despair even while climbing out of the pit into sunlight and fresh air. Not mere optimism, the drive expressed in these words reflects the hope – and the will – not only to survive, but to thrive. For inspiration and encouragement to nourish and sustain you through your own process.

Three Sisters: Mystic, Priestess, Wild Woman

A Mystic, a Priestess, and a Wild Woman sit down to dinner. What happens next? They are poets, the three, different and same. A book of poetry is discussed and a plan laid out. Cards are drawn and the project is blessed. The three sisters begin a process. Each one writes seven poems and shares with one of the others. That sister writes a poem inspired by the first and sends her set of poems on to the third. What results are three sequences or trains of poetry each inspired by another. 
We hope you are as delighted as we were to see the end result. Poems about emotions, spirituality, relationships, wisdom, and nature. Join our sisterhood, maybe we will inspire you too.

Friends in Foreign Places: An Expat Anthology

In Friends in Foreign Places: An Expat Anthology, thirty-five writers, most living as expatriates all over the world, share forty-five stories about expat friendships and being friends with expats in their own countries. Nonfiction combined with poetry, mystery, romance, suspense and even sci-fi share what the expat lifestyle can hold for you too. You will laugh, cry and gasp with surprise as we welcome you into our friendship experiences. Read how we found friends in the most unlikely ways: buried in earthquake rubble, a heroine aboard a speeding motorbike, a high heeled clad architect with plumbing skills and many more.

Seven Degrees of Wisdom: Welcome to our Circle

If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with a mother or grandmother – yours or someone else’s – and get their advice or input, here’s your chance to do that. 
A Mystic, a Priestess, and a Wild Woman sit down to dinner. What happens next? They are poets, the three, different and same. A book of poetry is discussed and a plan laid out. Cards are drawn and the project is blessed. The three sisters begin a process. Each one writes seven poems and shares with one of the others. That sister writes a poem inspired by the first and sends her set of poems on to the third.
What results are three sequences or trains of poetry each inspired by another. 
 
We hope you are as delighted as we were to see the end result. Poems about emotions, spirituality, relationships, wisdom, and nature. Join our sisterhood, maybe we will inspire you too. 
We are seven women – mothers and/or grandmothers – ranging in age from early 20s to early 80s. Between us we have pretty much done and seen it all, burning some bits and gathering pearls along the way. Aging, Having a Voice, Wisdom, Courage, Love, Loss and Risk are the topics you will find within the pages of this book. From poetry to short story and prose, we share our experiences of some of the profound moments of life. Grab a cup of tea, a glass of wine, or mug of coffee. Get comfortable. You just may find the advice you’ve been seeking and even some you didn’t know you needed

Seven Degrees of Wisdom: Digging Deeper

Ever wish you could sit down with a group of women? Women who’ve lived through pretty much everything life throws our way? In Digging Deeper, thirteen women share their thoughts and experiences on their understanding of God, on happiness and gratitude, on death and dying, on grounding ourselves and what that means to us, on failure and victimhood. We dug deep, shared from our heart, bared ourselves to one another and now, to you.
Digging Deeper is a wonderful compilation of women’s wisdom. From heartache, to rejuvenation; from learning tough lessons to appreciating the small moments, these women share, counsel and agree together, that life is not for the faint of heart. Grab a copy, pour yourself a coffee, a tea, or glass of wine and dive in.

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