Embracing Two Lives: A Journey of Love, Loss and Healing

Embracing Two Lives: A Journey of Love, Loss and Healing

by Kathleen O'Connor


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Embracing Two Lives is one mother's haunting story of her love for and loss of her son and her celebration of his life as she tries to find meaning after his death. Her memoir of her son gives his life a shape and vibrancy and concludes with some of his poems and writings. It is a story of expansive love, a dive into staggering loss and the will to find courage to keep moving. An intimate and honest story of grief and healing--and a tribute to life in poetry and prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615483832
Publisher: Embracing Two Lives
Publication date: 06/03/2011
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

About the author

Kathleen L. O'Connor was born in California in 1944 and is an only child of a naval officer pilot, Remi Charles O'Connor and his wife Lucille. She was raised all over the country traveling from California to Florida and Virginia where her junior high school was the first in Virginia to be successfully integrated in 1959. Her first article was published in The Washington Post in February 1959 about the integration of her school. The article ran 50 years and two weeks to the day that President Obama was inaugurated.

She spent her high school years in rural Japan and came to Seattle to attend the University of Washington to study Japanese. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Washington. She started her career in the Provost's office at the University of Washington and left that post when she was 34 when her son was born.

In the mid-late 1980's she started her own business-O'Connor Health Care Communications www.oconnorhealthanalyst.com and spent 25+ years writing and advocating for health care reform. She started two non-profits to do so: W.H.E.R.E. and CodeBlueNow! www.codebluenow.org

She published The Buck Stops Nowhere: Why America's Health Care is All Dollars and No Sense, whose cover was also designed by Scott Carnz.

She is widely published locally and nationally in business, health care and consumer magazines and was a guest columnist on health care policy and politics for The Seattle Times.

Semi-retired she is now focusing on personal writings, and is working on new collection of poetry and a family memoir, Last Letters to Ireland.

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