Beside suicide’s door: A guest blog

by | Oct 9, 2009 | Memoir, Musings | 2 comments

Lynn Henriksen invited me to do a guest blog for her TellTale Souls blog. She posted it today at http://telltalesouls.com/blog/. Much of Lynn’s work centers on collecting stories about the mother/daughter relationship. And through her workshops (some of which are done in collaboration with Kate Farrell), she succeeds in creating a very safe, supportive place for daughters to explore their memories and write keepsake memoirs about their mothers. She has also collected a number of such stories for a book, which her agent is shopping to publishers now. So, when writing the guest blog, my thoughts naturally drifted toward my mother, who, unfortunately, committed suicide when I was very young.

Lynn’s blog, which she updated frequently, also has book reviews, contests and links to interesting resources.

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  1. Lynn Henriksen

    Dear Laura,

    Thanks, again, for your poignant guest blog. You are a beautiful writer and a beautiful, courageous woman.

    Kate and I are actually doing a Wisdom Workshop again at The Sitting Room in Cotati, where I had the pleasure of meeting you last August. It’s full with a waiting list this time, so we’ll be doing the next one January 23rd. Hope you can make it to another one, since you were such a great addition to the group.

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