Self and Soul (Paperback)

On Creating a Meaningful Life

By Lorraine Ash

Cape House Books, 9781939129000, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2012

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Are you living a life of quiet desperation? Questioning what it means to succeed? Wondering if your efforts matter? In this uplifting memoir, Lorraine Ash uses her own life experiences to explore inner landscapes where the seeds of divine healing and insight reside. These are the landscapes on which we create our own meaning and find the resiliency to thrive in a changing and challenging world.

About the Author

Lorraine Ash, MA, is an author, journalist, and essayist as well as a writing teacher. Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life is her second book. Her first memoir, Life Touches Life: A Mother's Story of Stillbirth and Healing, was published by NewSage Press and has circulated throughout the United States as well as in the Middle East, Australia, Europe, China, Canada, and Mexico. Shorter memoiric works have appeared in anthologies, including Steeped in the World of Tea, and various journals and webzines such as Cairn, Journeys, Ducts, and Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing. Lorraine also is a veteran journalist whose feature articles and series have won seventeen national, state, and regional awards and have appeared in daily newspapers across the country. She has been an editor/reporter since 1982, currently for New Jersey Press Media, a Gannett newspaper group. In her workshops and writing retreats Lorraine fuses rigorous original literary techniques with a wide range of spiritual, psychological, and philosophical thought. Participants learn to find their strongest writing voice, structure their stories in compelling ways, and see their lives from surprising and useful new angles. Lorraine belongs to the Story Circle Network, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and Investigative Reporters and Editors. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Bill.