The Tao of a Woman

A Lesson from the Heart

I embroidered for my Teacher
a gift that he received
weeks before he died.

It appears to be an ordinary apple tree,
like one he described from his childhood,
but it is a representation
of the coronary arteries.

Your heart is an upside down tree
drawing nourishment from the earth
and rooted in the divine.

Even your broken heart
can be port of entry
for one who grieves.

Dr. Ritterman has given us a generous gift of spirit.
- Estelle Frankel, author of Sacred Therapy

When you arrive at life's turning points, this book will guide you toward happiness.
- Braulio Montalvo, family therapist

We all need small quiet moments. Michele Ritterman's gentle phrases allow us a pause between the rivers of coming and going. Then, easy and bright, we step up again, ready for anything.
- Saraswathi Devi, yoga and meditation teacher
Ten chapters, each with ten poetic, soulful verses with a woman's hard-earned mind-spin. A tiny tough and tender book for rough times.

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El Tao de Una Mujer

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from Michele Ritterman Ph.D.

As a psychotherapist, writer, and lecturer, I have worked to develop a specialized approach to the integration of hypnosis and family therapy.

My goal is to help find the stance or trance you need to handle any situation.

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