Beverly Anne Harden, Jan 1937 – Dec 2018. May my beautiful mother Rest In Peace. Even her last action was one of service to the world – she donated her brain for Alzheimer’s research. Always spreading love and friendship through flowers and Ikebana, she used these principles in many aspects of her life. May we all weave the concepts of “shin/soy/hikai” meaning heaven, earth, and man; into a harmonious relationship with each of our actions, every day. Thank you mom. I miss you with every breath I take.
Academy award winner Marcia Gay Harden joins Dina in studio to share her new memoir, ‘The Seasons of my Mother’. She opens up about her mother’s battle with alzheimer’s and her motives for writing this book.
by Lynn Posluns for Women’s Brain Health Initiative:
Marcia Gay Harden has played many memorable women in her remarkable career, winning acclaim on Broadway, TV and in the movies and picking up an Academy Award along the way. But no woman has had a bigger role in her life than her mother.
Beverly Harden raised 5 children during the course of a nomadic existence as the wife of a US Navy officer, instilling in all of them a love of discovery, beauty and creativity. Although busy running a bustling household, with her husband often away for months while at sea, she found time to become an expert practitioner of ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.
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