by Robin Edgar
The enhanced, second edition of In My Mother’s Kitchen includes examples of how to recall, record, and celebrate significant memories. An introduction to the reminiscence process, it was developed from the Healing Power of Reminiscence Workshop series that Robin Edgar teaches in schools, community centers and various hospice locations around the country. Using poignant memories of her mother as examples, Edgar demonstrates how to establish one's own rituals through reminiscence. Easy to use hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter provide simple steps to using the senses for writing life stories, finding forgiveness, developing self esteem, and coping with bereavement and loss. A caring gift for someone who has lost a loved one In My Mother’s Kitchen is endorsed by therapists and hospice personnel.
A professional writer and storyteller for over 30 years, Edgar’s book, In My Mother’s Kitchen: An Introduction to the Healing Power of Reminiscence, is in its second edition.
“For all of us who have loved, lost, grieved and grown from the experience, In My Mother’s Kitchen serves as a poignant reminder of our shared connections to family and friends — the use of rituals providing an emotional yet comforting view of some of life’s most powerful lessons.”
--- Matt Lauer, co-anchor NBC “Today”
Paperback, 114 pages.