Peg Elliott Mayo
Born March 31st,1929, Easter Sunday on the cusp of April Fools Day in the year the stock market died. So much for karma!
Don, is the tall Shy Guy, spouse, creative force & phenomenal companion.
Three living middle-aged offspring who are neither children nor “mine,” KT, Stan and Peter. When your “baby” is eligible for AARP you search for new descriptors.
Three outstanding grand “children.” Jane and Anna Rose, college students, and Aaron a graphic designer, metal artist, gardener, creative force, all around good sport and friend.
Home is a modest place on the banks of Coast Range Oregon river, 28 miles from “town.” I’m part of a mixed neo/retro hippie, artistic & staggeringly diverse forest community.
Identity at various times: daughter, wife, widow, mother, grieving parent, Aries, failed factory worker, potter, basket maker, sewin’ fool, adequate organically-committed cook/food preserver, clinical social worker specializing in PTSD, loss, relationships & creative expression, hospice volunteer, tree hugging ecoappreciator, party girl, recluse, foolish risktaker, writer, computer graphics-photography neophyte, established writer & storyteller.
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A Privileged Time
Acceptance of age is neither collapse nor surrender to decay. Collapse comes when a structure is weakly constructed with insufficient internal support to maintain the integrity of the whole.
By resisting or denying the passage of our seasons, we trade opportunity to evolve for the brittle illusion of stability.
Old Wives Tales: Living Our Lives - Becoming Ourselves Twenty-Five Women's Stories
Old Ain't A Dirty Word! At eighty-four, it's welcome news. Old Wives Tales, is Peg Mayo's seventeenth book. Old is defined as sixty-seven to the end of the game. This is a collaborative effort of many old women. The eldest participant is ninety-seven. Peg's forty years as a psychotherapist helped shape their wisdom entertainingly. Cover photos are from a while back.
Ancestor Grove: Theirs is the Vision
The book challenges its readers to participate in an unfolding archetypal story of the fate of an ancient forest and the complex personalities engaged in the decisions that determine its future. Ancestor Grove is not only an educational read whose instruction ranges from the genius of nature to the intricacies of politics. It is a parable for a world whose survival is in humanity's unsure hands.
Wrestling Bears: Celtic Myths of Men and Their Passions
Most conscious people will resist a comment that begins, “Gays (blacks, Chinese, engineers, whathaveyous) all of them are (fill in the blank.) However, it’s rare to hear a challenge to gender-based global statements such as “Women are intuitive” or “Men fix things” or any variant on the noxious polemic that “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.”
All I Bring is Myself: Reflections in the Art of Psychotherapy
All I Bring is a psychotherapist's journal recounting experiences in a big city closed ward, a county honor camp and private practice. Her decisions affected many lives as she was also altered by the experience. Humor, pathos and mystery are disclosed in an engaging narrative.
RIVERVOICES: Celtic Myths for a Woman' s Journey
Here are newly-minted Celtic myths about the seasons of a woman's life told with lyric intimacy of challenges, opportunities, dangers and triumphs. These are made relevant for modern women through short essays relating them to life today.
There is a series of penetrating self-reflection questions at the end of each section.
Organza: A Memoir: Proof I Existed
Organza, as Estelle Marie, calls herself, is 97 years old, of a spicy turn of mind, unafraid to expose her hits and misses. She writes, on her computer, "To prove I existed." She's poignant, amusing, confused and hopeful, clearly a woman you'll cherish.
Mr Gariety Himself, A Tale of Some Incredulity
The Daffodil Pub and Grub is host to an astounding variety of patrons. It is presided over by Mister Gariety, Himself. His companion, Grizzler, is an enchanted dentist doomed to life as a raffish Airedale.
When A Friend Dies: Planning for & Grieving Animal Companions
Animal lovers understand one thing: teachers and friends need not be human to enrich our lives. Consequently, we feel acute loss when it is time for them to go to their rest and we must continue alone. I offer this small book in the spirit of affection and supported by personal experience.
The Alchemy of Hope: Healing Post Traumatic Stress and Catastrophic Grief
A therapist addresses both the trauma and the hopeful possibilities of the soul wounds of losses from severe emotional-physical trauma from any source. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), loss of loved ones and the changes that come with aging and experience.are addressed in a conversational text.
A series of you-do rituals are interspersed with narrative from the wounded and commentary.
Blind Raftery Seven Nights of a Wake
The remarkable story of the legendary fiddler in the West of Ireland. He and his faery consorts bring astonishment and pleasure to all who hear his marvelous fiddle.
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