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The Days Still Left
by Laura Allen
Nina McIntosh was the author of The Educated Heart, the first ethics book specifically in the area of roles and boundaries for massage therapists and bodyworkers. Her diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and her death 15 months later is chronicled through her journal on the CaringBridge website. Her dignity and her ability to maintain her sense of humor while she was ...more
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published July 13th 2013
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Book composed primarily of Caring Bridge entries by my old friend and bodywork ethics writer Nina McIntosh over the 15 months between her diagnosis of ALS and her death in July 2010 at age 67. Nina was a brilliant and complex person who had a network of friends across the country as a result of her writings and workshops as well as personal connections. She and I emailed one another regularly prior to her diagnosis so reading these entries was like communicating with her once again. For those ...more
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“When you hear about gay pride, do not think of the silly men in their drag queen outfits — think of kids being kicked out of their homes for something all evidence shows is genetic. Think of the higher rate of suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse among young gay people. Think of the children growing up in a church where they are taught to love God but taught that God has no place for them, no matter how good they are. It’s what you do with your sexuality that makes a difference.”More quotes…