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From Me to You: The Reluctant Writer's Guide to Powerful, Personal Messagesby Jaclynn Morris
Synopses & Reviews
You long to express your feelings, share your memories, and thank those people who have helped you along the way. But letting others know how you truly feel about them can be difficult, particularly if you find yourself reluctant to write down your emotions.
From Me to You provides the key to writing sincere personal messages by mixing friendly step-by-step instruction with model letters and inspiring stories. You'll learn how to accurately express your sentiments in letters of gratitude, sympathy, forgiveness, love, apology, and comfort, and ensure that your words are remembered and appreciated.
"From Me to You is one of those how-to books that succeeds far beyond its how-to purpose. JacLynn Morris and Dr. Paul Fair make a significant contribution not only to craft, but also to the power of caring between people. I highly, highly recommend it." Terry Kay, author of To Dance With the White Dog and Taking Lottie Home
"Through our words we connect, heal, enhance or botch things up. This wonderful and helpful guide will set you on the path to writing wisely and well." Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
"Few books deliver what they promise; this one does that and more. I especially liked the chapter on letters of comfort and condolence." Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"This book teaches the reader how to deliver a message with eloquence and meaning! You can quickly learn how to pass on a memory, advice and sympathy to those in need without being intrusive." Alexis Abramson, NBC Today Show Expert Guest and Founder, CEO of MatureSmart, Inc.
Guidance for anyone who wants to write sincere personal letters, that truly reflects how they feel.
About the Author
JacLynn Morris is a freelance writer, public speaker, and business consultant. She holds a Master's degree in educational counseling from Boston University. Currently she lives in Atlanta, where she is writing a book, speaking to various groups about the issue of child abuse, and conducting message-making workshops.
Paul L. Fair, Ph.D., a graduate of Boston University, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. He specializes in stress disorders and individual's and couple's psychotherapy. Currently he lives in Atlanta.
Table of Contents
Introduction Searching for Answers
1. A Father's Gift in Progress
2. What to Put in Your Messages
3. Two Techniques
4. Messages for Friends and Siblings
5. For the Love of Our Children
6. Parents, Grandparent and Other Grand Folks
7. Romantically Speaking
8. Passing Along Your Favorite Memories
9. Giving Advice That No One Has Asked For
10. Repairing Relationships Opening the Door
11. Your Family Matters
12. Revealing Secrets to Help and Protect
13. To Comfort Them
14. Sharing Your Traditions and Life Lessons
15. Message That Grow Over Time
16. Too Good to Miss
17. Creative Ideas
18. Starting Now
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