Selected Works

nonfiction, depth psychology, memoir, Spiritual, Relationships, Work, Health, Meaning, Techniques, Fate, Renewal, Transcendence, Timing, Earth’s soul, Dreams, Symbols, Myths, Death
SPECIAL 2016 BOOK OFFER: Your Soul at a Crossroads for half-price, $7. You might then dip into The Inner Lover and Dreaming of Animals, also related to finding inner wisdom.
Using passion as a way to self-empowerment & exceptional creativity
"Animals show us in dreams what we need to do to heal ourselves and the Earth" - James Hillman
A compendium of articles, quotes, puzzles that show how our daily activities affect ecosystems. Published by Grosset/Putnam.
That's me at age 15 - to Elvis' right
The story of a snowshoe hare surviving in its community in Glacier Bay, Alaska. A Smithsonian Heritage Book.
Image of Nin's purple cards sent to her cafe in space

Stars In My Sky: Anais Nin, Maria Montessori, Frances Steloff

Frances Steloff, Maria Montessori, Anais Nin

These women remain my heros and mentors. Maria Montessori was, of course, the founder of the ingenious Montessori Method. I helped start a Montessori school in Norwalk, Connecticut, and both my children attended into the elementary level. Montessori was the first woman doctor in Italy; she also promoted the idea that children belonged to the earth, not just one country.

Anais Nin, diarist and novelist, inspired me as a writer and independent woman who also maintained intimate heart connections with other people. Her diary with its focus on feelings and art was a revelation. I had the pleasure and honor of coordinating a small weekend event with her, as well as publishing her earliest collection of stories.

Frances Steloff, who lived to be 100, was the founder of the Gotham Book Mart in New York City. Leaving home in the eighth grade, she bought her own shop eventually and lived above it for decades. It was the home of many literary soirees, including regular meetings of the James Joyce Society and Krishnamurti tape discussions. She had a strong spiritual bent and a knack for placing just the book a person needed into their hands. She had a long white braid. Her desks were a jumble of papers, on which her beloved Putsi dozed.

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