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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden (April 19, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568380372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568380377
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Alla Renée Bozarth is an award-winning poet, Gestalt therapist, and Episcopal priest. She is the author of twenty-eight titles of prose books, poetry collections, and audiotapes, including Hazelden's Life is Goodbye/Life is Hello and A Journey Through Grief, as well as Stars in Your Bones, Soulfire, Lifelines, Wisdom and Wonderment, and WomanPriest. Dr. Bozarth holds degrees in performing arts from Northwestern University and a certificate in Gestalt psychotherapy from the Gestalt Training Center of San Diego. Currently she lives near Mt. Hood in western Oregon, where she is the director of Wisdom House, a center for healing and spirituality.

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Dr. Alla Reneé Bozarth, poet and prose writer, therapist and Episcopal priest, was among the first eleven women ordained as Episcopal priests in 1974 in Philadelphia. Dr. Bozarth is author of numerous books, including Life is Goodbye/Life is Hello: Grieving Well through All Kinds of Loss, A Journey through Grief {Hazelden); The Book of Bliss, Accidental Wisdom, This is My Body~ Praying for Earth, Prayers from the Heart, Moving to the Edge of the World, This Mortal Marriage~ Poems of Love, Lament and Praise {iUniverse); Soulfire~Love Poems in Black and Gold (Yes International); Womanpriest: A Personal Odyssey (Paulist Press 1978, revised edition Luramedia 1988, distributed by the author); Stars in Your Bones: Emerging Signposts on Our Spiritual Journeys: poems by Alla Bozarth, color paintings by Julia Barkley and commentary by Terri Hawthorne; and her scholarly book, The Word's Body (University of Alabama Press 1979, University Press of America, Rowman and Littlefield 1997). She has a doctor of philosophy degree in performing arts from Northwestern University and a certificate in Gestalt psychotherapy from the Gestalt Training Center of San Diego. She has nearly forty years of professional experience as a soul caregiver-- soul-mending as a psychotherapist and soul-tending as a spiritual director. She has served as pastoral counselor, consultant and mentor for individuals and groups.

Now retired from public ministry and travel for reasons of health, Dr. Bozarth's home and sanctuary incorporate Wisdom House in Sandy, Oregon, where she devotes herself to writing as a way of harvesting the fruit of a life richly fertile from experience and formal learning, plumbing the depths of the human condition, exploring the breadth of Creation from Earth's smallest creatures to the vast regions of the stars. Her poems have been put to music, painted, danced and performed by other artists and are loved and used throughout the world.

To use the links below, highlight the link, right click and choose "Open link."

Please visit her Web blogs to see hundreds of soul-healing poems, prayers and beautiful images from Nature. Her main blog~ Welcoming Light in the Wilderness (see her related book, At the Foot of the Mountain~ Nature and the Art of Soul Healing):

http://allabozarthwordsandimages.blogspot.com/

A tribute to Alla's beloved husband Phil Bozarth-Campbell~ All Souls' Day~ This is My Beloved (see her related book, Womanpriest: A Personal Odyssey):

http://allabozarthwordsandimages.blogspot.com/p/all-souls-daythis-is-my-beloved.html

Please also visit Alla's Web blog, Grief and Grieving Well Resources with poems, prayers, pictures and stories that offer comfort, courage and hope, featuring the "Love Mantra for Letting Go" and her new poem "Zigzagging the Grief Terrains" (see her books, Life is Goodbye/Life is Hello: Grieving Well through All Kinds of Loss, A Journey through Grief and This Mortal Marriage: Poems of Love, Lament and Praise):

http://griefandgrievingwellresources.blogspot.com/

Note her Vietnam docupoem with its own blog, with the powerful and compassionate poem, "The Veteran," and a section on peace activists, especially women against war:

http://vietnamdocupoembyallabozarth.blogspot.com/

Tributes to the fifteen women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in the organization's 111 year legacy, with a special poem honoring the environmental activist and champion of women's rights, 2004 Peace Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai, tributes to Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Aung San Suu Kyi and other women of valor, the lyrical cantata poem, "Circle of Fire," and the powerful call-to-heal-the-Earth poem, "The Black Madonna" (see her related books, This is My Body: Praying for Earth, Prayers from the Heart by Alla Reneé Bozarth and Stars in Your Bones: Emerging Signposts on Our Spiritual Journeys by Alla Bozarth, Julia Barkley and Terri Hawthorne):

http://womenpeacelaureateswangarimaathaipoem.blogspot.com/

Her complete bibliography with reviews, excerpts, poems and stories:
http://allabozarthbooks.blogspot.com/

A revised and updated Interview on Writing and Poetry that includes poems about her piano as healer, Susan B. Anthony and suffrage, war and peace and the plight of "The Veteran," and the story of her collaboration with painter Julia Barkley and commentator Terri Hawthorne in creating their book, Stars in Your Bones~ Emerging Signposts on Our Spiritual Journeys (North Star Press of St. Cloud):

http://allabozarthinterview.blogspot.com/

A personal account of the historical Philadelphia Ordinations with stories, poems, photographs and tributes to Li Tim-Oi, the first woman ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Communion in 1944, followed by Joyce Bennett and Jane Hwang in 1971 in Hong Kong and Macao, and Jeannette Piccard who is on record as the first woman in space for piloting the hot air balloon she co-invented with her husband Jean into the stratosphere in 1934, and who forty years later was among the Philadelphia Eleven, the first women to become priests of the Episcopal Church. This account includes stories about personal heroes and poems for the first woman bishop in 1989, Barbara Harris, and presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2006 (read about prior history in her book, Womanpriest~A Personal Odyssey, revised edition 1988):

http://philadelphiaordinations.blogspot.com/

View her Google Profile page where you will find links to all of her blogs and 73 of her poems on PoemHunter near the bottom of the page:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/116777799798676100715/about

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This author has real experience.
Paul Fucich
This is a must read for all those going through the grieving process or those who care about someone going through the grieving process.
Eileen Norrington
It's easy to read, not extremely religious, and very healing.
Carol A. Keljo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Paul Fucich on November 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
As much as I can't stand to cry, I have learned it is as important a release as is laughter. Unfortunately and especially for the male sex, we are, still to this day, taught that this act of crying is unbecoming to children, adolescents, and adults who "have their act together." And this misnomer taught by the very folks who do not have their act together.
As a reader you would never know that this book is written by a Doctor. All that is needed is to know that this person speaks of what they themselves have been through. That is what makes the book valuable. The publishing industry is grossly mistaken by the belief that credibility goes hand in hand with a scholarly degree. It does not. Experience is the only true credibility. This author has real experience. The only way to know this is to be in the process of grieving and read this book, which proves to us through its compassion and understanding, that this is the way it is done.
I am disappointed by the plethora of published authors who think that we, the reading public, need to be exposed to endless pages of type in order to get something out of the work we are reading. For me, the opposite is true. There are many books I do not purchase because all too often I find the author has severe difficulty getting to the point of the matter. You will find this book to be a refreshing change.
If you have ever felt sad and more importantly if you have ever been depressed, my advise is to get your hands on this book. It will not take too much of your time and I believe you will benefit tremendously. This book is most valuable to those of us who have suffered from bouts of depression, as we all do in varying degrees from time to time. This book will help you to move through the emotion of grief so that your life is not a repeated adventure in something you are unable to overcome. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 1999
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This book was the most helpful I found when dealing with deep grief. It's short, to the point, and hits the key heart strings with great simplicity and clarity. The idea that tears are what you do when you can't do anything else was such a relief to me--knowing I could cry for as long as I needed and it would pass. And the idea to be gentle with myself allowed me to go through all the stages of grief undisturbed. I recommend this to every person who goes through a significant death such as a parent.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 2000
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I found this book quite by accident, but the timing could not have been better. After reading this book I felt as though I'd received a much needed hug . It is short, to the point, very gentle, and beautifully written. The author is a true poet. I have given several copies to friends and relatives. I could not give a higher recommendation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carol A. Keljo on May 16, 2006
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I searched wide and far for a book to bring me some relief and understanding when my father died last year. I found this little book on a bookstore shelf, and it changed my life. I now send it out with all sympathy cards. I found it to be extremely profound and gentle. It explained my grief - physical symptoms and emotional upheaval. It's easy to read, not extremely religious, and very healing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Mueller on December 10, 2012
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I am a recovering alcoholic, though I had several years sober when my father died at the age of 68, I was only 29. I realized that I knew nothing of how normal people dealt with everyday life and all that comes with it. So I went to a bookstore when I could do little else after my father passed, I always found bookstores to be quite peaceful. And looked for something to help me make sense of the pain and sadness I was feeling, I had not done much feeling at all in my life in active addiction. I picked the shortest simplest book I could find I could barely concentrate on anything at the time, it took me about an hour to read, and gave me exactly what I needed. It was such a comfort; I recommend it to everyone who has experienced a significant loss, as well as give copies away.
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