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POETRY COLLECTIONS

Being in Between

“To read a poem in this collection, the poet’s sixth, is to bear witness to the moment of unveiling secrets from the subterranean veins of the human psyche. A dazzling glimpse of what is usually hidden or it might be deeply comforting, conveying a premonition, a hint, of unspeakable truth.”
Fayre Makeing, MFA, Editor  

“Yolanda Koumidou gave a poetry reading at Sheriar Books and all present were taken by the simultaneous depth and simplicity of her poems. Often times, the listeners would request to hear the poem read again and again. These poems are most definitely spiritual in nature, specifically, they are about the inner journey and the lessons learned along the path.”
Laura Smith, member of the Board of Directors of Sheriar Foundation and Manager of Sheriar Books 

“The thought-provoking poems communicate powerful emotions with such few words, they capture the very essence of an observation, an idea, a feeling, as only poetry can.  Koumidou’s deeply personal poems are timely and timeless, resonating with an authenticity fans of poetry should not miss…” 
-excerpt from an article published in The National Herald (Vol. 22, Issue 1123) by Eleni Sakellis on Koumidou’s reading of the book at Poets House in NYC.

 

Merciless Path

“Merciless Path speaks the soul’s predicament; Veiled, but present…These poems speak of a spirituality found daily, where separating the noise from the sound must take place, to find the trail back to God.”
Renate Moritz, Teacher, Painter, Author.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veiled Soul

Veiled Soul is a two-part CD poetry collection. Part I contains verses honoring the Soul. Part II describes its Veils; how our various states of being, such as desires, the mind and emotions distract, delay and prevent us from experiencing the perfection of our Soul-State which is unified with all life.

 

 

 

GREEK POETRY COLLECTIONS

My Wavy Life (Kimmatisti mou Zoe)
Poems by Yolanda Koumidou
Cyprus 1974 (Kypros 1974)

The late Greek-Cypriot Nobel nominated poet Costas Montis, wrote about Yolanda’s poetry “…Her lyrics are flooded with emotion undisturbed by the transparent worries existing in a city like New York.  The poet talks to us with sincerity and the directness and compactness of her verse does not affect its simplicity.”

 

 

 

 

BOOKS ON PSYCHOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY

Responding to Loneliness and Longing
By Yolanda Koumidou & Renate Moritz

“…Bringing together their rich backgrounds in psychotherapy and mysticism, Yolanda Koumidou and Renate Moritz have created a clear, incisive, and easy-to-read guide to their own joint psycho-spiritual explorations…This is a book well worth reading and we would hope you enjoy the gift it carries!” 
-Hal Stone, PhD, and Sidra Stone, PhD, authors of Embracing Our Selves

“This book is amazing. In a very concise form it answers one of the most essential existential questions of mankind: Why are so many people haunted by feelings of loneliness and longing, even if they live in a satisfying relationship, are professionally successful and seem to lack nothing that is considered necessary for a ‘happy life’?…” 
-Stephan Schuhmacher, author of Zen in Plain English

 

The Inner Eater Selves
Integrating the Parts of Personality Involved in Overeating

“We are delighted with the remarkable program that Yolanda has organized…She has designed here this most creative program utilizing our work as well as many other products of her long work as a psychotherapist.  Be prepared for what could be the most exciting journey of your life.” 
Hal Stone, PhD and Sidra Stone, PhD, authors and creators of the Voice Dialogue method

The Diet Know More program goes well beyond the traditional as well as the newest fads and approaches to weight goals…The program provides opportunities for greater physical fitness and emotional balance and increased body-spirit connection. A rigorous process of awareness, acceptance and action that provides results.  Hope is alive again.”
Mary Adamo, MS ED., SPHR

“…As a physician who is passionate about preventive health, what struck me was that the program aims right at the heart of the problem of overeating and is geared towards overcoming the psychological triggers that cause this problem…I very highly recommend it.” 
Lygia D’sa, M.D., Internal Medicine