Reflections of a Beachcomber

How to Cope with Disability, Divorce, and Job Loss

by Larry W. Gasser



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/14/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781480805460
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781480805477

About the Book

Presenting a tangy mixture of life on a Pacific beach, haiku poetry, and essays on life and living, Reflections of a Beachcomber bares author Dr. Larry W. Gasser’s soul to illustrate his errors of thought and emotion that prolonged his many crises. In this personal collection, he recalls how he successfully coped with job losses, divorce, and three disabling conditions. Reflections of a Beachcomber explores ways of thinking and feeling that lead to coping successfully with disability generally and blindness in particular, linking those coping skills with relationship issues. Gasser combines twenty-five years of teaching college writing and literature and master’s level studies in counseling and guidance with a modern existential philosophy to guide you through many of the major crises life can bring. Through a multifaceted approach Gasser offers ways of working out solutions to personal challenges, explores a practical philosophy of life, and discusses important and valuable experiences in his relationships. He shares his story in Reflections of a Beachcomber to show how you can learn from your experiences rather than being dominated by them.

About the Author

Larry W. Gasser, PhD, retired from college teaching and disability services management to his home 1,500 feet from a Pacific beach in Westport, Washington. Here, he reads and writes while his best friend and wife, JoAnne, does counted cross-stitch and also reads.