Lois Hjelmstad

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Compassion and courage for the times you need it.

Widow Wilderness

A widow’s quest for courage.

Abidance: A Memoir of Love and Inevitability

Navigating the Land of the Old Old with grace and unshakable love.


A poetic tribute to 73 years together and the author’s ensuing grief journey.

This Path We Share: Reflecting on 60 Years of Marriage

Do you want a long, successful relationship? Do you wish to be crazy-in-love when you are eighty? Do you covet a sex life that lasts as long as you do? Are you willing to laugh, cry, draw your lover closer?

The Last Violet: Mourning My Mother, Moving Beyond Regret

Healing a mother/daughter relationship during and after death.

Fine Black Lines: Reflections on Facing Cancer, Fear and Loneliness

Find validation and courage for your breast cancer journey.

Impact: The Story of Dr. Robert Pace and His Comprehensive Musicianship as Taught and Loved in Colorado and Throughout the World

In My Father’s House: A Memoir
Written by Mabel Woods Mullett

Charming stories from the 1930s in rural Indiana, written in 1977 by Mabel Woods Mullet and republished for the now 103-year-old author.