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Great Resources: Workshops, Books & an Amazing Shop in Vermont

04 Oct

Well, Peace of Mind Emporium, owned by the amazing Julie White RN and just about the coolest mind-body-spirit book + gift shop in New England (Rutland, Vermont, to be exact – the heart of gorgeous autumn leaf country) has finally created a website. And about time, too.  Do check this place out, either in person or virtually. This is not just a book & gift shop – it’s a place to sit and read, talk, have a free cuppa tea, get a massage or Reiki treatment, attend a workshop, hang with wonderful people, inhale the first rate aromatherapy or just soak up the uplifting vibe. Trust me, it’s an amazing, generous-spirited place. I’ve been there.

And on the weekend of November 6th, our own Lynne Newman will be giving several workshops there. Check out this gem of a gifted therapist and spiritual teacher if you have the chance!

Or, if not, that’s the weekend I’ll be in Alexandria, VA, giving my 9 CE workshop on Gifts of the Imagination: Guided Imagery for Surviving and Thriving Beyond Cancer and I’d love to see you there!

And a writing workshop you should know about: divine poet, Ellen Bass, will be at Esalen on November 13-15 and January 24-29, where, with her guidance, you can hear, write and share “the stories and poems that gestate within” – and hear what the writing touches in others. These are gatherings of safety, support and inspiration, and your writing, whether it’s fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir or journal writing, will flourish. Call 831.667.3005 or visit
Two books I keep hearing recommended with great gusto: Edward Tick’s War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; and David Servan-Schreiber’s Anti-Cancer: a New Way of Life.  They’re both sitting right here on my desk, and I’m looking forward to diving into them.  Given the fierce praise these two books have garnered, I suspect I’m going to like them a lot.  I’ll surely let you know.

Okay, that’s it for now.
Take care and be well!


Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award