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Amy Roost
Amy Roost is a multi-dimensional freelancer. She and her husband are the authors of "Ritual and the Art of Relationship Maintenance" published in Ritual and Healing: Ordinary and Extraordinary Stories of Transformation (Motivational Press). Amy is also a certified yoga instructor and Executive Director of Silver Age Yoga, a nonprofit offering free yoga instruction to underserved seniors.

Entries by Amy Roost

What the Scent of Patchouli Reminds Me Of

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 7:04 PM

I was six. She was 26. I was a chubby, dishwater-blonde tomboy. She was a lithe, brunette model. I wore football jerseys. She wore patchouli. The only thing we shared in common was a love for her boyfriend -- my dad, which is saying something because he was not an...

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Mother Ganesha

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 11:52 AM

When I was a little girl my mother told me the story of a woman who lifted a car off her child who was pinned beneath it. Since there was no Internet to serve as fact checker back in the day, I accepted her story with a healthy dose of...

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To the Allegiant Ticket Agent Who Assigned Me Seat 36F

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 12:43 PM


Dear Jeanette,

I'm sorry I complained and spoke to you in a nasty tone of voice when checking in four hours before my flight on Friday. It's just that I was a little surprised when you informed me that it would cost me...

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A Mother's Advice to Her Graduating Son

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 6:07 PM

I received a text from my son in the middle of the night. It read, "I love you." My first thought was to text back are you okay?!, but then I remembered he's on mile 26 of a marathon. He's delusional.

In a week, he'll take his GRE. In...

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