Reading and Book Signing Event with Alissa Hirshfeld
Living Waters: From Harvard Halls to Sacred Falls
Sunday, February 18th • 5 to 7 pm

Please join us for a reading and book signing event with author Alissa Hirshfeld. Alissa’s book, "Living Waters: From Harvard Halls to Sacred Falls," interweaves themes of soul-searching, sexual awakening, family, friendship, loss, and faith.This book will make you laugh and cry in turn. It's been described by readers as cathartic, therapeutic and deeply healing; and was the recipient of a Shelf Unbound “Notable Indie” award in 2019.

Alissa will highlight the theme of her novel, women finding an authentic voice and sense of wholeness throughout their lifespan. She’ll focus on the book’s message regarding conscious dying and conscious grieving. She will also discuss how psychedelics are being used to facilitate end of life conversations and acceptance for the dying, as well as to aid in the bereavement process for those grieving a loss. 

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Alissa Hirshfeld, MFT, is a psychotherapist, ketamine-assisted therapist and integration specialist, former hospice bereavement coordinator, spiritual director, meditation teacher, freelance blogger, and visual artist. Her first book is a memoir, "This Whole Wide World is Just a Narrow Bridge," based on her experience as a hospice worker going through the death of her mother, birth of her daughter, and her own near death experience. She is also the co-editor and a contributor to "Fury: Women's Lived Experiences During the Trump Era” and a contributor to (Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

A book signing will follow the reading. Copies of “Living Waters: From Harvard Halls to Sacred Falls” will be available for purchase.


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