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A good story can be like a compass; it doesn’t tell you where to go, but it can help you stay on track. Sometimes people get stuck, locked in old patterns, but a story can break through old patterns in a surprisingly transformational way.
Over the years, I’ve collected many meaningful stories that made a difference to my clients. Now that I’m a retired psychotherapist, I’m sharing those short stories to help others. I thought about writing a book but I’ve always been told my voice is very calming and I thought telling the stories would be the best way to reach people.
You will have the sense of being there.
The Rest of the Way is a valuable book about parents coming out from the initial shock of discovering their child is gay. Enid has the knack of recreating remembered scenes of great emotion and conflict, rendering them in fluent, credible dialog. You have the sense of being there and, in particular, of understanding the Jewish background of Enid and her family. Her recreation of key moments they were so vivid that, frankly, I was moved to tears. Essentially, The Rest of the Way goes beyond the author’s coming to terms with her son’s gay identity. It also renders in moving detail how her son’s coming out has led to a greater awareness of herself and a fuller, richer life.
Then I cried
I read the first 102 pages of Enid’s book, The Rest of the Way and then I cried. I have read a lot of books through the years and I am often touched by them, but the deeper way you explore the family of origin and how it affects us, resonated in a very special way. As a conservative Christian, I learned so much from your book about the Jewish faith and that the pain and shame are so similar. Thank you for your courage and for that of your family.
The Rest of the Way
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Sprinkled with compelling stories and insights The Rest of the Way recounts Enid’s journey of self-discovery that led her to unconditional acceptance of her gay son in a most genuine and heartfelt way. The book, offers keen observations in the struggle parents often face when coming to terms with having a gay child. Ultimately, Enid and her husband Syd came to a place of understanding that they were the ones who had to change; and not their son.
Maya & the Magic Swing
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Maya and The Magic Swing will take children on a metaphorical journey where mistakes happen on a grand scale and are transformed into something positive. The book’s message is no one is perfect-we all make mistakes. An important message for children in today’s world. Fun not only to read but also to hear, the book is ideal for parents, teachers, counselors, and therapists. Written by a psychotherapist and illustrated by a remarkably gifted fifteen-year-old award-winning artist.
Life with ADD
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Are you someone with ADD who feels scattered and disorganized a lot of the time, and wonders why you can’t get it all together? Having ADD myself, I know the feeling. So, I wrote a short eBook in rhyme telling what it’s like. The illustrated book, LIFE WITH ADD: AIN’T IT Grand is a funny and honest portrayal of my life that will resonate with many people. The book is not only for people with ADD but for those who love them; to help others understand what living with ADD is like.