A Life in Balance

A Tribute to My Father

by Ronnie Kopp Wiener, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/15/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781438931494

About the Book

Hyman Albert Goldstein wrote poetry as a hobby.  This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth and 18 years since his death.  In Hebrew the word for 18 is chai, which also means life. The author gathers many of her father's poems to illustrate the values by which he lived and which maintained balance in his life.  The collection includes poems such as a tribute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt which was placed in the archives of the United Nations as well as in the FDR Presidential Library at Hyde Park.  This poem started a correspondence between Mr. Goldstein and Eleanor Roosevelt which spanned more than a decade.

About the Author

            Ronnie Kopp Wiener, Ph.D., is a college counselor, marriage and family therapist, and teacher.  She earned a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Counseling Psychology, doing her doctoral research on the positive aspects of multiple roles for women.  She conducts workshops for college and community groups, as well as government and corporate groups, on such topics as creating a balanced life, managing stress, practicing mindfulness, building and maintaining self-esteem, developing communication skills, and dealing with clutter.

            She is a regular participant in workshops at a prominent holistic center in the northeastern United States combining mind, body, and spirit.

            She has studied mindfulness practices under world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for peace efforts during the Vietnam War.

            Dr. Kopp Wiener is a wife, mother, and grandmother, and resides in New Jersey.  Having inherited her father’s love of travel and different cultures, she has visited and experienced diverse locations around the globe.