The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild introduces the Byrdcliffe Forum, a series of free virtual talks beginning in July 2020. The talks will take place every two weeks on Monday at 5:00 pm on Zoom.

Bethany Saltman in conversation with Lisa Phillips
Monday, November 30 at 5:00 pm

Bethany Saltman will discuss her book Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey into the Science of Attachment with author Lisa A. Phillips.

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Bethany Saltman

In Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey into the Science of Attachment, Bethany Saltman discovers that while our behavior is important, what matters most is the way we think and feel about our attachments, transmitted mind to mind from generation to generation. This is excellent news. After all, as Saltman’s decades of Zen practice tell her and her readers, the one thing completely within our power to change is our minds.

Bethany Saltman is an author, award-winning editor, and researcher. Her work can be seen in magazines like the New Yorker, New York Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Parents, Town & Country, and many others. Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey Into the Science

Lisa A. Phillips

of Attachment (Ballantine, April 21, 2020) is her first book. Bethany also serves as a bestselling book partner and in-demand mindfulness mentor, helping writers and entrepreneurs at all stages of the creative process envision and execute their projects, including book proposals, books, content development, big ideas, messaging, and more. In 1992, Bethany graduated from Antioch College where she was one of the architects of the nation’s first Affirmative Consent Policy. She went on to receive her M.F.A in poetry from Brooklyn College in 1994, where she studied with Allen Ginsberg. A longtime Zen student, Bethany is devoted to the fine art and game-changing effects of paying attention. She lives in a small town in the Catskills with her family.

Lisa A. Phillips is the author of Unrequited: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Romantic Obsession. Her essays and journalism on what she likes to call the “love and heartbreak beat” have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, Salon, and other outlets. She’s working on a new book about what parents go through when their kids start having romantic relationships. She teaches journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz.