Book: Open Your Heart, A Mid-Life Fable: $10.00

In Open Your Heart, A Mid-Life Fable, Anne, a forty-something psychologist, meets her inner world figures when they take physical form and offer her advice which is disconcerting, wise, touching, and funny. The message to trust our inner worlds is relevant at mid-life in a way not previously experienced and, thus,
Open Your Heart educates as it entertains. 


Reviews of Open Your Heart, A Mid-Life Fable

John Giannini, author, Compass of the Soul
"Ruth Cherry’s book, Open Your Heart, A Mid-Life Fable, is more than a fable. Cherry’s story about Anne follows an archetypal pattern that has a universal, pragmatic appeal. In this life journey that Jung called individuation, he discovered internal subpersonalities–the lover within, the creative archetype, the wounded child, and the innocent/divine child. Cherry’s story reveals all of these motifs in a natural, dialogical style as the heroine overcomes a painful mid-life entrapment. Within a courageous, honest and trusting consciousness which is in total contrast to her otherwise previous need to control, she allows the wisdom of her Soul to unfold. Overall, Cherry’s story supports the spiritual view that the Soul is dynamically oriented toward an authentic happiness and freedom, in spite of the historical wounds and blockages which we al experience."

Joseph Kilikevice, OP, founder, Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality
Ruth Cherry creates a fascinating story. Here, the inner wisdom given to everyone comes alive through the loving and challenging presences of inner mentors. Much personal growth is recorded through the interactions between the life pilgrim and her companions. She moves from control to letting go into trust, from intellectualizing to responding to life with passion. To trust in and surrender to life is everyone’s sacred task. One senses that the inner voices encountered here are not unlike one’s own. We already have the wisdom we need. All we need do is welcome it home and listen

Rev. Leona Evans, author, Nothing is Too Good to be True
With great warmth and pathos, Dr. Ruth Cherry offers women a wonderful opportunity to explore their many selves. I love this book and highly recommend it as a nurturing tool for women in mid-life transition.

Midwest Book Review
Truly a labor of love, Open Your Heart is a comforting message in the face of uncertain crossroads. Recommended for anyone caught in the throes of a mid-life reexamination of their existence.

Thomas Leo Ogren, author, Allergy- Free Gardening
"Open Your Heart, A Mid-Life Fable, by Dr. Ruth Cherry, touched me deeply. This fine book is an exploration of odd and often perplexing experiences we all face as we come to grips with our middle years. The experiences of the "mid-life crazies" are depicted here metaphorically with sensitivity, gentleness, and humor. After reading this book I believe that I understand myself better and feel that I can and should trust my own feelings more. A very useful and constructive "self-help" book. I give the highest recommendation for this book, especially to anyone over 35 who perhaps wonders (as don't we all eventually?), What's it really all about?"

Susan Pyburn, New Life Times
"In Open Your Heart, Ruth Cherry invites the reader into the mid-life dance of a woman whose picture perfect life and brilliant career has saddled her with a profound unease. An inner angst gnaws around the edges of her victories and leaves her feeling that there is a lot about being alive that she is not getting.

Anne is both repelled and drawn in by brassy, slovenly Hannah, whose interest in being far exceeds any concern with appearances. The story moves through a series of encounters with characters who appear, uninvited, and refuse to leave until they are heard. I find it even better on the second read, mulling over the personalities and looking at my own life, digging deeper for the thread of commonality that lies at the heart of a good story.

And a good story it is. Cherry writes breezily and well, her descriptions honest, vivid and immediate. The characterizations are distinctly drawn and easily imagined. Scarcely over 100 pages, this is a snappy little book that begs rereading to better grasp the nuances and their deeper meaning.

Reading Open Your Heart reminds me to listen carefully for my own inner voices, so as not to miss the wisdom they may bring. Not a self-help book, it anticipates no nameable malady. Rather, like sitting down with a friend over a pot of tea, I have come away feeling nurtured, with a sense of gentle welcome for those unheard parts of myself, begging to be let in.

Open Your Heart is a book about integrity. Only complete integration of even the messy parts can set things aright and make a person whole. A fabled tale of the unconscious, the familiar personalities who visit Anne might be compared to classic archetypes. She puts a 21st century spin on an idea that is timeless. Reading Open Your Heart has helped open mine a little wider. And for that I am grateful." 


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Book: Meditation For Skeptics:

Skeptics trust their own experience, not an authority’s words. Learn to listen deeply to your own wisdom by reading about meditation and then practicing with short exercises.


Reviews of  Meditation for Skeptics

Cathryn Ryan Hyde, author, "Pay It Forward"

Meditation for Skeptics leads cleanly in the direction of what we all want:  A life of more authenticity, more peace, more aliveness.  It is simple and mature guidance for greater human depth. It's a book I know I will read over and over again, gaining new insights into new possibilities on every journey through its pages.


Jerry Jampolsky. MD, author "Love is Letting Go of Fear"

A sweet and clearly written book... I feel certain it will be helpful to many.


Kenneth Hanson, PhD, author, "Secrets From the Lost Bible"

A practical and owerful guide that teaches one of the most important metaphysical disciplines with a no nonsense approach.


Barbara Burger

It was only after delving into Ruth's book “Meditation for Skeptics” did I understand the depth of her knowledge and practical application of meditation. Her writing on how to take each step, and why to meditate, helped me to dive into a practical yet deeper understand of this practice. For the first time, I really “got” what it means to meditate and how to enter into a new and vast universe of self.



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 Book: Good People The Whole Self Integration Guide: $10.00
The workbook provides the reader with the tools to understand the working of her inner-world-that shadowy realm that doesn't operate rationally or predictably.

By introducing the concept of subpersonalities the reader can identify the different pulls within herself, learn to know thwm, and help them  grow and mature.ead Chapter


Review of Good People

Fr. John Alexis-Vierek Psychosynthesis Therapist, U.N. World Peace Delegate, Author, The Integration of the Shadow in the New Age
This is a terrific self-help book! The presentation is practical, experiential, and immediately accessible, yet solidly grounded in gestalt, psychosynthesis and Jungian theory. The detailed case studies move readers directly into their own inner experience. The exercises at the end of each chapter then provide the opportunity and processes for healing.

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 CD: Guided Meditations:


Three tracks:

Breathe and Be - 13 minutes

The Hero - 18 minutes

Peace - 28 minutes

Frequent prompts guide you to

 attune to your own inner direction in our new  CD.


Reviews of Guided Meditation CD

Guided Meditation works best for me. With this CD I am meditating more often

I finally was able to meditate at home with the
 help of your guided meditation CD. I just want to thank you so much. I am finding in my new found spiritual life that observing, allowing, presence and gratitude are all aspects integrating into my program and my life.  




 CD: Guided Meditations

Ruth Cherry

with Stephen Tosh on piano


Two tracks:

Partnership - 43 minutes

Being - 19 minutes




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 Book: Something's Going On Here: $12.00
The mystery of Something's Going On Here speaks to the soul of every mid-life woman and man. As it does with Nick Sanders, retired university professor, life calls each of us to wholeness by asking us to abandon everything we’ve known and to trust as we’re carried from chaos to heroism.ead C






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Review of Something's Going On Here

Barbara King
It was a fun and subtly thought provoking read.






 Book: Matters of the Soul: $10.00
The unconscious continuum underlying psychology and spirituality is demystified through text, examples, exercises, and reflective questions to spur journal writing. Spiritual subpersonalities are identified which empowers the reader to know and access her own spiritual resources.   

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