Books by Nerin
A Couple Faces Death:
My Life After Anne
Read Bill's journal as he struggles with various feelings that emanate within his grieving about the meaning of love, God, life and death.
Bill says, "In the last four years I find that I am living with greater acceptance and peace, even though my life is not the same as being with my love, Anne - in bodily presence."
Anne speaking to college students about preparing for her death.
You Can't Grow Up Till You Go Back Home
As a family therapist and teacher of graduate students for over 30 years, I have encountered many adults who desire to make changes in their lives. They wish to live with less stress, to use better ways to deal with fear, anger and threats to their self-esteem. Most of all, they want to just feel better about themselves. Yet, many are stuck in achieving their desire to change.
So what is the solution? We must see our parents emotionally as human beings just as we are. Now, intellectually we know they are human, but on the emotional and unconscious level, do we? How can we in the depth of our emotions view them simply as human just like us? This book gives you some ways to do this.
Long Day's Journey Into Light
No written text can adequately explain the power of the Family Reconstruction process. It needs to be witnessed and participated in to fully appreciate how this indeed works and the value resulting from it.
For example, recently after completing a person's reconstruction, the woman said, "I now realize that I must stop trying to change my mother; she is the result of how she was raised. It is I who must change." She saw in the portrayal of her mother's upbringing how fully human she is and was only doing the best she could and how that affected her mothering later when married.
Over the more than thirty years teaching this course for the University, I have had my students comment on how easy it was to read and grasp the concepts in the book as compared to so many books filled with the language of psychology.
Other Books By Magic Mountain
Reply of Leaves
By Linda M. Robertson
Reply of Leaves is a chapbook containing 21 poems inspired by Linda Robertson's life in the Methow Valley, Washington. The book is in two parts, the first a lyrical exploration of life and nature, and the second a more introspective journey into heart and soul. More than poetic description of animals and trees, Robertson often weaves her way into the very mind of nature...
"My poetry is a window. I write about what I know: the land, the seasons, the wind and heat, deep heartache and joy. I walk daily. I write about my community: blue-eyed cats, rattlesnakes, cougars, dark-eyed juncos and hawks, wild grasses and wild fires, mountains. I believe that in everything there is a spirit and a story. My poems reveal the spirit of the being, the moment, the emotion; they sing the story awake." Linda Robertson