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Atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, psychologist Harriet Wrye felt a millennial call to “pull up stakes” in her life, as she did with tent and llama stakes each day whenever she and her husband backpacked in the high Sierras with their llamas. Inspired, she closed her Los Angeles psychoanalytic practice of 30 years, leased their house at the beach and set out on an odyssey into the “back of beyond.”
Creating a sabbatical away from the familiar, her journey became a life-changing spiritual pilgrimage that led to a deep practice of letting go of assumptions, habits and patterns, and stepping into freedom.
Wrye is a training and supervising psychoanalyst Emerita at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. She is co-author of “The Narration of Desire” and more than 25 articles. Wyre lives with her husband Jim Wheeler, their five llamas, two horses and two dogs in Santa Cruz, Calif., where she practices mindfulness and psychotherapy.
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