Oregon author recounts healing journey


Last updated 11/7/2023 at 12:43pm

Oregon artist and author Glenda Goodrich will present her memoir “Solo Passage: 13 Quests, 13 Questions” at Paulina Springs Books on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m.

In her search to find healing and meaning in midlife, Goodrich undertook a series of wilderness quests into the backcountry of Oregon, Washington, and California to discover what the natural world has to teach her about life, death, happiness, spirituality, and forgiveness.

“Solo Passage” chronicles the sacred ceremonies that connected Goodrich to the land, wove her into nature’s web, and transformed her from a woman who worked to please others into a woman who forged her own path. It is a brilliant collection of adventures — the touch of coyote fur, a snake’s kiss, a ceremonial blood offering — and a profound reflection on the healing and restorative power of nature.

As an artist, art doula, SoulCollage facilitator, writer, and convener of ceremony, Glenda Goodrich brings together earth-based rituals, community gatherings, and creative expression in a search for new ways to show love for the Earth. She feels most alive exploring wild places and spending time with her two children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Glenda lives in a cottage in the Willamette Valley.

Paulina Springs Books is located at 252 W. Hood Ave. For more information call 541-549-0866.


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