From Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul

Who Is Julie Firman?

Julie Firman is the mother of two daughters—her coauthors—and one son. She has eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She has been married, happily, for more than sixty years. Julie has been a school teacher and school administrator. In her fifties, she returned to college to get a master’s degree, and she became an active psychotherapist, group leader, trainer and speaker. She and her daughter, Dorothy, are the authors of Daughters and Mothers, Healing the Relationship. They lead workshops on the mother/daughter relationship at numerous conferences and centers around the country, including Esalen, Big Sur, California; The Synthesis Center, Amherst, Massachusetts; The Wellness Program, Columbus, Indiana; the Common Boundary Conference, Washington, D.C.; Armstrong State College, Savannah, Georgia; Women at the Crossroads, Salem, Massachusetts; Chestnut Hill Healthcare, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and The Family Therapy Networker Conference, Washington, D.C. They have given mother/daughter workshops every year for over twenty years at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, and hope to continue to do so for many more years.

At eighty-three, Julie thinks about giving it up but continues each year because she has so much fun. She reminds herself that it is not the number of years that govern what you do but how you feel and what your goals are. Learning, teaching and growing are her goals still.

She can be reached at:

28 Woodlot Road
Amherst, MA 01002
[email protected]

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