Corte Madera Events

Linda Joy Myers & Guests - "Courage to Heal" Memoir Panel (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

The "Courage to Heal" Memoir Panel will be moderated by Linda Joy Myers, PhD, MFT, and president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW). A Q&A between Myers and the panelists will focus on healing in life and on the page and the role memoir writing plays in the healing process. Questions will include, “What does it mean to heal? What needs healing? How can we heal ourselves and our world? Is healing a responsibility? Who are the “real” healers?” Each author has passed through a crucible of physical, mental, or spiritual illness—some life-threatening—and survived to tell their story. An audience Q&A will follow the panel discussion.


Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., MFT, is president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Her first memoir, Don’t Call Me Mother: A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness, was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Award and the IndieExcellence Awards, and a BAIPA Gold Medal award winner. Her new memoir, Song of the Plains, is a finalist in the Best Book Awards. Author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Journey of Memoir, and Becoming Whole, her prize-winning fiction, nonfiction, and memoir pieces have been published in literary journals and online. She writes for the Huffington Post, and is co-author with Brooke Warner of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. Linda Joy has been a therapist for 40 years, where the power of story is part of the healing process. A memoir coach for two decades, Myers helps people dive deep into writing their truths while crafting a publishable story. Her monthly programs on NAMW offer writers tools about breaking silence, developing a powerful story, and finding the best publishing path.


Bella Mahaya Carter is a writing teacher, developmental editor, and empowerment coach with a lifelong passion for creativity, health, and healing. She is the author of Raw: My Journey from Anxiety to Joy (She Writes Press, May 2018) and Secrets of My Sex (Bombshelter Press, May 2008), a collection of narrative poems. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in MindBodyGreen; The Sun, Lilith; Calyx; Literary Mama; and elsewhere. Her work has been anthologized in The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writing Journey; Grandmothers’ Necklace; and Writing Our Way Out of The Dark: An Anthology of Literary Acts of Bravery. She’s a featured columnist on and maintains her own blog, Body, Mind, Spirit: Inspiration for Writers, Dreamers, and Seekers of Health & Happiness.

Paige Davis is an entrepreneur, writer, cancer survivor, mindfulness facilitator, and meditation teacher. She is the founder of Soul Sparks, where she leads and facilitates meditation and mindfulness programming for companies, teams, and individuals seeking more patience, productivity, and present-moment awareness. Paige is also co-founder of social impact brand, BlueAvocado. The company’s thoughtful designs and creative solutions invite people to live a greener, simpler, and more mindful life. Paige received a BA in Journalism and Environmental Science from the University of Indiana and holds certifications from the Mclean Meditation Institute, Western School of Feng Shui and Pilates Center of Austin. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. Her book Here We Grow: Mindfulness Through Cancer and Beyond will be published in May 2018 by She Writes Press.

Gayle Greene grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, now “Silicon,” when it was still “the valley of heart’s delight.”  She writes of this in her most recent book, Missing Persons: A Memoir, “a fascinating foray into loss, grief, and self-identity…reminiscent of Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking.”   A longtime professor at Scripps College, Claremont, she began her writing life with books about Shakespeare, women writers, and feminist theory. Her interests then shifted to health and the environment, and she wrote a biography of pioneer British radiation epidemiologist and anti-nuclear warrior, The Woman Who Knew Too Much:  Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation. She then wrote Insomniac, a first person account of living with insomnia and an investigation into sleep science. She lives in the Bay Area and Mendocino. 


Leah E. Reinhart is a hair stylist and angel card reader turned author. Her memoir is Manifesting Me: A Story of Rebellion and Redemption. When the market crashed and business was slow, her hair clients encouraged her to write a memoir after hearing some of her stories about her unusual childhood in Oakland, California. She started writing and a whole new journey began as she began to fall in love with writing and reading. Leah E. Reinhart is a mother of two and a wife, and currently works in her not-so-ordinary salon, Wellness Garden Tool Shed.



Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938314025
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Published: She Writes Press - February 1st, 2013

At the age of four, a little girl stands on a cold, windy railroad platform in Wichita, Kansas to watch the train take her mother away. For the rest of her life, her mother will be only an occasional and troubled visitor.

The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780470508367
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Published: Jossey-Bass - January 26th, 2010

A groundbreaking work for healing long-term emotional problems

The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process. By going through these steps you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story leading to a life-changing epiphany.

Breaking Ground on Your Memoir: Craft, Inspiration, and Motivation for Memoir Writers Cover Image
By Brooke Warner, Linda Joy Myers (Various Artists (VMI))
ISBN: 9781631520853
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Published: She Writes Press - September 22nd, 2015

In Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers) and Brooke Warner (Publisher of She Writes Press) present from the ground up--from basic to advanced--the craft and skills memoirists can draw upon to write a powerful and moving story, as well as inspiration to write, finish, and polish their own story.

Song of the Plains: A Memoir of Family, Secrets, and Silence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631522161
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Published: She Writes Press - June 20th, 2017

Ever since she was a child, Linda Joy Myers felt the power of the past. As the third daughter in her family to be abandoned or estranged by a mother, she observed the consequences of that heritage on the women she loved as well as herself.

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Sarah Hines Stephens & Benjamin Harper - Bug Girl (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

In Bug Girl: Fury on the Dance Floor, after discovering her bug powers and saving the town of Oyster Cove, Amanda “Bug Girl” Price and her ex-best friend Emily have spent the entire summer together in superhero training. But when the first day of seventh grade arrives, nothing has changed on the social front. Emily is as obsessed with popularity as ever, ignoring Amanda in favor of new-girl Geri, whose favorite activity is making fun of Amanda.

When Geri reveals herself as the true villain bent on Oyster Cove’s destruction at the school dance, Emily taps into her fury to help Bug Girl save the day.

Sarah Hines Stephens grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where she liked to build habitats for woolly bear caterpillars and roller-skate in the carport. She has been a bookseller, an editor, a ghostwriter, an author, a garden instructor, and a lab assistant -- and still holds many of those jobs. She makes her home in Oakland, California, where she lives with three humans, two dogs, and an ever-changing cast of house spiders.

Benjamin Harper is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, where hot summers fostered his love of bugs. He has been involved in children's books, as both an editor and an author, for almost as long as he can remember. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles, California, where he raises monarch butterflies and lives with a cat, a dog, and a hippie.


Bug Girl: Fury on the Dance Floor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250106636
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Published: Imprint - May 29th, 2018

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Joan Ryan & Jamie Dantzscher - Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 4:00pm

From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Bela Karolyi, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes portrays the horrors endured by girls at the hands of their coaches and sometimes their own families. An acclaimed expose that has already helped reform Olympic sports -- now updated to reflect the latest developments in women's gymnastics and figure skating -- it continues to plead for sanity, safety, and an end to our national obsession: winning at any cost.

Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books. She was a pioneer in sports journalism as one of the first female sports columnists in the country. Ryan's wide-ranging newspaper work spanned 25 years, earning 13 Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, the National Headliner Award, the Women's Sports Foundation's Journalism Award and the Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents Association. Ryan is a founding trustee of Coaching Corps in Oakland, CA, and since 2008 has been the senior media advisor to the San Francisco Giants. She lives in Sausalito, California, with her husband, sportscaster Barry Tompkins. 

Jamie Annette Dantzscher is an American former artistic gymnast. She was a member of the bronze-medal-winning American team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.


Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538747780
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 17th, 2018

From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Bela Karolyi, "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" portrays the horrors endured by girls at the hands of their coaches and sometimes their own families.

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Camas Davis - Killing It (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine writer and editor in the food world, she'd returned to her home state of Oregon with her boyfriend from New York City to take an appealing job at a Portland lifestyle magazine. But neither job nor boyfriend delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Davis was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the years she'd spent mediating the lives of others for a living, she had no idea what to do next. She did know one thing: She no longer wanted to write about the real thing; she wanted to be the real thing.

So when a friend told her about Kate Hill, an American woman living in Gascony, France who ran a cooking school and took in strays in exchange for painting fences and making beds, it sounded like just what she needed. She discovered a forgotten credit card that had just enough credit on it to buy a plane ticket and took it as kismet. Upon her arrival, Kate introduced her to the Chapolard brothers, a family of Gascon pig farmers and butchers, who were willing to take Camas under their wing, inviting her to work alongside them in their slaughterhouse and cutting room. In the process, the Chapolards inducted her into their way of life, which prizes pleasure, compassion, community, and authenticity above all else.

So begins Camas Davis's funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey to become a successful and enlightened butcher. It's a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France where deep artisanal craft and whole animal gastronomy thrives despite the rise of mass scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where it suddenly seems possible to translate much of this old-world craft into a new world setting. Camas faces hardships and heartaches along the way, but in the end, Killing It is about what it means to pursue the real thing and to dedicate your life to it.

Camas Davis is a former editor and writer for magazines including Saveur and National Geographic Adventure. In 2009, she traveled to southwest France to study whole animal butchery and charcuterie and subsequently founded the Portland Meat Collective, a transparent, hands-on meat school that has become a local and national resource for meat education and reform. In 2014, Camas launched the Good Meat Project, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring responsible meat production and consumption through experiential education across the country. Camas and the Portland Meat Collective have been covered in media outlets such as the New York Times Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Cooking Light.


Killing It: An Education Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101980071
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Published: Penguin Press - July 24th, 2018

A wayward young woman abandons her magazine career to learn the old ways of butchery and discover what it means to take life into her own hands

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Flynn Berry - A Double Life (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

A Double Life is a gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from Flynn Berry, the award-winning author of Under the Harrow.

Claire is a hardworking doctor living a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it.

Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her infant brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. Her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel the next morning, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since.

When the police tell Claire they've found her father, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth.

Flynn Berry is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and the recipient of a Yaddo fellowship. Her first novel, Under the Harrow, won the 2017 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and The Atlantic.


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ISBN: 9780735224964
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Published: Viking - July 31st, 2018

"A thrilling page-turner." --Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

A gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow

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Chandra Ingram - Freedom Child (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thirteen-year old Mukti, a child slave, toils in the granite quarries of Karnataka, India, dreaming of escape. When faced with the abuses of her captors, she thinks back to happier times with her best friend, Ruchita. Mukti is offered a chance at freedom, but she must undertake a dangerous, elaborate journey that is tangled and utterly dependent on her personal discovery of self-worth and courage.

Unbeknownst to Mukti, Ruchita has also fallen victim to enslavement. Ruchita's only solace is her journal; a place where she can assert her identity in the face of a system that wants to strip her of all dignity and hope.

Freedom Child follows the two girls as they face the horrors of slavery and plan their escape. Will they find each other, or will the cruelties of humanity prove too much to bear?

Author Chandra Ingram has done more than write a powerful novel about slavery; she also educates readers about India's current corruption, poverty, caste system, and bondage system. She will open your eyes to the horrors of slavery that are still occurring in our so-called "modern" society. This is a must-read for anyone interested in global politics and human rights.

Chandra Ingram has seen extreme poverty and social injustice firsthand during her trips to India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Indonesia, Egypt, and Nepal. Ingram was especially incensed by the horrific practices still prevalent in India and began writing Freedom Child when she was twelve years old. She extensively researched modern-day slavery and at fifteen, returned to India where she personally interviewed over sixty-five current and former slaves. The true stories of those she met while sneaking into hidden factories, remote quarries, and agriculture farms across Karnataka have since been woven into her novel. Ingram spent her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, California. She began studying at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2016.


Freedom Child Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692751558
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Published: Ingram Press - July 4th, 2016

Thirteen-year old Mukti, a child slave, toils in the granite quarries of Karnataka, India, dreaming of escape. When faced with the abuses of her captors, she thinks back to happier times with her best friend, Ruchita.

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Left Coast Writers® Salon: Larry Habegger - What the Traveler Said (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Freelance writer and Travelers' Tales Executive Editor Larry Habegger spent five and a half years compiling quotations from the world's great travelers for The Quotable Traveler, his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle. All 291 of these engaging reflections are collected in What the Traveler Said and are guaranteed to carry you to faraway lands. With these quotes you will travel with:

  • Lao Tzu in China
  • Napoleon in Egypt
  • Mark Twain in France
  • Freya Stark in Iraq
  • Alexandra David-Neel in Tibet
  • Edward Abbey in Arizona
  • Jan Morris in Italy
  • and many more

You'll be moved to reflect on your own journeys and motivated to make new plans as you bask in the wisdom of these eminent travelers.


What the Traveler Said: 291 Inspiring Quotations from the San Francisco Chronicle's Quotable Traveler Column Cover Image
By Larry Habegger (Editor)
ISBN: 9781609520243
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Published: Wooden Walkways Press - December 11th, 2016

Wisdom from the World's Great Travelers

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2018 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference

August 9-12, 2018
Corte Madera, CA (Just north of San Francisco)

The Premier Conference in the World for Travel Writers and Photographers!





The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. Alumni have published books, articles, and photos—many as the direct result of lessons learned and contacts made at the conference. There is no finer travel conference anywhere in the world.

The Conference offers an array of workshops, panels, and evening activities. There are many hours of informal interaction between faculty and students during lunch and in discussions that often last late into the evening.

The collegial atmosphere of this four-day conference attracts participants and faculty from all over the country, many for repeat visits. Opportunities abound for faculty and participants to talk, laugh, and exchange ideas in classes, workshops, panels, and informal lunches.

For a full overview of the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, check out Conference Days!


2018 Faculty

The collegial atmosphere of this four-day conference is legendary, with participants and faculty from all over the world. There are morning specialty classes, afternoon sessions on topics of interest, and evening presentations by well-known writers and photographers.

2018 Schedule

Want to meet with a member of our faculty one-on-one? Optional 30-minute private consultations are available for $95. You may use that time to discuss a concept or proposal, or to have a faculty member review and provide feedback on your work. A list of faculty members available for consultations will also be made available prior to the conference.

Learn More About Private Consultations

Thinking of traveling from afar to learn the craft of travel writing or photography? No problem! We have some great recommendations for places nearby where you can rest and relax.


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Conference Praise

"I owe a huge karmic debt to Book Passage! Without Book Passage, I'd be sitting in my house twiddling my thumbs instead of preparing to introduce my fifth book!"
– Paola Gianturco

"Coming to the Conference for the first time this year [2005] I was struck not just by the talent and passion (which are the norm at writing workshops) but by the friendliness and lack of pretentiousness (which aren't). Everyone — students as well as faculty — seemed well-read, well-travelled, curious, engaged, open. If good Americans go to Paris when they die, good American travel writers go to Corte Madera."
Thomas Swick, Travel Editor, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Last night was about more than books to me. It was a about life, inspiration, a dream that began in 2006, when I attended my first event (the Travel Writers' and Photographers' Confence) at Book Passage, met Linda, and hoped, one day, that I would be able to write a book of my own. Thank you for the opportunity to celebrate this dream-come-true. You have given a great gift to me and my family during a very special time in our lives — something we will always remember."
– Elaine Bond

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2017 Conference Sponsor



Faculty members join together for some karaoke at the 2016 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference.

First Look at Our 2018 Faculty


Legendary travel writer Tim Cahill and guidebook maven Pauline Frommer are just a few of the incredible names on our 2018 faculty.

Click here to see the full list! 


2018 Pre-Conference Classes

These optional writing workshops are taught by Don George and Robert Holmes on the Wednesday prior to the conference. They are open to the public and available to confernece participants for a reduced fee.

Don George
Travel Writing in Sonoma

Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$120 for conference attendees, $170 for general public

Join acclaimed National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel writer and editor Don George for a day of exploration and travel writing in Sonoma. Participants will explore the shops and sites of this historic town together and the gather details and themes for a written passage about their experience. The group will reconvene over a picnic lunch to talk about the writing experience and to discuss their work. By the end of the day, participants will return with an appreciation of the craft and potential of travel writing. Lunch and round-trip transportation will be provided.

Robert Holmes
Travel Photography in in Sonoma
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$120 for conference attendees, $170 for general public

Join award-winning landscape, food, and wine photographer Robert Holmes for a day of exploration and travel photography in Sonoma. Holmes will demonstrate the art of finding, framing, and capturing photos. Participants will explore the town together and then go off on their own to find photographic inspiration. The group will meet later on to share their work and discuss what they have learned. and to discuss their work. This interactive group will provide the tools for learning the travel photography craft. Lunch and round-trip transportation will be provided.

Candace Rose Rardon
The Art & Soul of Travel Sketching
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$120 for conference attendees, $170 for general public

Travel sketching not only helps us create rich, vibrant memories of the places we’re exploring — it’s a powerful, meaningful way to unlock deeper connections when we’re traveling. Join professional sketch artist and illustrator Candace Rose Rardon for a day of watercolor travel sketching. Whether you’re looking to hone and develop your sketching skills, or discover them for the first time, creativity will be at the heart of this workshop. The morning will begin at Book Passage in Corte Madera with a classroom-based sketching workshop and series of demonstrations covering perspective, composition, and watercolors. After lunch, Rardon will lead participants on the Larkspur Path to downtown Larkspur, where the group will sketch on-location together. By the end of the day, participants will have developed greater confidence with sketching on-location, as well as a creative new way of documenting their travels. Lunch will be provided.


Author-actor-director Andrew McCarthy and conference chair Don George in discussion at the 2012 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference.


"Every summer some magic happens at Book Passage. For four days in August, some of the best travel writers, editors, photographers, publishers, and agents in the world convene in Corte Madera to share the art and heart of the work they love at the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference."

– Don George, Conference Co-Founder and Chair



Dinner between faculty and participants on the Book Passage patio at the 2006 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference.

















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Kristin Morrison - 30 Days To Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start and run a pet sitting and dog walking business or how to make your current business more profitable? Whether you are considering starting a new pet care business or already have a pet business you'd like to take to the next level, 30 Days To Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business will empower you to confidently start or expand your pet sitting and dog walking business in just 30 days.

Filled with insights gained over a successful career as a pet sitting and dog walking business owner and pet business coach, Kristin Morrison's newest book follows an easy-to-use sequence of actions you need to take to launch or improve your existing business. Each chapter includes solutions to common start-up or business expansion challenges and compelling examples from Kristin's own business and real-life pet sitting and dog walking professionals, including many of the pet business owners she has helped in her nearly two decades of business coaching.

After reading this book, you will know what it takes to get started or expand your pet sitting and dog walking business, how to set competitive prices, and what services customers really need. You'll also discover the best way to identify your ideal customer, how to find and keep clients through empowered marketing strategies, and action steps to increase your profits year after year. 30 Days to Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business is the practical and inspiring guide you need to join one of the fastest-growing industries.

Kristin Morrison started her pet sitting and dog walking company in Marin County in 1995 and it grew to be one of the largest pet care companies in California before she sold it eighteen years later. Since 2000, Kristin has provided pet business coaching for thousands of pet sitters, dog walkers, and other service-based pet business owners from around the world. She is the founder of Six-Figure Pet Business Academy™ and hosts the annual Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference and the Prosperous Pet Business podcast. Other books by Kristin include Six-Figure Pet Sitting, Six-Figure Pet Business and the Prosperous Pet Business: Interviews with the Experts series.

“Kristin has written a user-friendly, comprehensive guide book for pet sitters and dog walkers. This book is a must for anyone starting or running a pet sitting or dog walking business. Bravo, Kristin!” -- Yvette Gonzales, Past President, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)


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Lynn Marie Lumiere - Awakened Relating (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Our natural state is to love and be loved. From deep within, we're compelled to seek connection. Yet relationships remain a struggle -- even for the most spiritually enlightened among us. Traumatic experiences, insecure attachment, and especially the false but commonly held belief that we are separate, both from each other and from the love we seek, can cause endless problems in relationships. As long as our connections are built on this untruth, lasting love and harmony in relationship will elude us. Awakened Relating can help.

Written by a licensed therapist and pioneer in bringing the most direct teachings of non-duality into the practice of psychotherapy, this book offers practical guidance for improving relationships through "awakened relating" -- a more enlightened experience of falling in love, communication, conflict resolution, and sexuality. With examples, guidelines, and experiential inquiries for realizing your true nature, this book will dispel common myths and mistaken beliefs about intimacy and help you cultivate a loving relationship with yourself and others.

Including inspirational stories of people who practice awakened relating in their own lives, this book will show you how to identify, transform, and resolve the deep psychological issues that prevent you from having the harmonious, loving relationships you seek. Now is the time to realize the deep and ever-present love that exists within and all around you.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT, is a seasoned psychotherapist with a focus on transforming issues at their source through dissolving the belief in separation that creates and sustains them. She is dedicated to awakening consciousness and meeting life's challenges as doorways to greater freedom. Her work is sourced in over forty years of dedicated spiritual and psychological exploration, as well as almost thirty years of marriage and practicing psychotherapy.


Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684031016
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Non-Duality - July 1st, 2018

"Full of wisdom as well as practical guidance about how to bring spiritual illumination into the very heart of our humanness."
--John Welwood, author of Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships and Journey of the Heart

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