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Cozy Compendiums

Blues Ain't Nothing But a Good Soul Feeling Bad
Sheldon Kopp

Song of The Bird
Anthony De Mello

Morrie: In His Own Words
Morrie Schwartz
(Subject Of Tuesdays With Morrie)

Meditations For Women Who Do Too Much
Anne Wilson Schaef

Seeds of Hope: A Henri Nouwen Reader
Edited By Robert Durback

In looking at relationships, certain writers have a way of more simply and vividly picturing reality, with honesty, openness, and humanness. These are a few writers who have given light and hope.

Featured Author: Jess Lair, Ph.D [and Jacqueline Carey Lair]
Jess Lair turned his whole life and family upside down after two heart attacks at age 35. When you're supposed to have died and didn't... life is never the same. He resigned a lucrative life as a marketing and management consultant to go back to school. The result was a Ph.D. in psychology and a college teaching job in Montana.

His writings explore ideas that arose in his life and teaching experiences:
Why are we so afraid of ourselves?
Letting go as a life goal
Love--as a life goal
How not to die at an early age
Mutual need therapy
I walk most safely when I know not where I go
You raise carrots but you don't raise kids

The 3X5 "magic cards" of his students reflect the soul of life, which he lovingly drew out from their daily thoughts. He was a master at honest communication and at fostering trust through acceptance. You will be amazed how often he is found on quotation-type websites!

Jacqueline's letter to Jess Lair in I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I Sure Ain't Lost

Featured Author: Dr. Kenneth J. Olson
The writings of Ken Olson display the art of hanging loose in an uptight world. His grasp of that world and the realistic art he configures were, and are, models for living life. Man does not have to meander through the morass of life. He can be real, vulnerable, and open to life. His psychology of hope shows that people have the power to change.

Years ago, he looked at the need for instant gratification and taught patience with the frustrations in life and "the art of hanging loose." He was one of the earlier writers to focus on masculinity. From experiences of real people, he talks about:
The development of masculinity
Why it is so hard to cry
Sexual chaos
A man's mistress: his work
Do you have to die when you retire?
The vulnerability of success and failure

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