Ways to Survive is now available in print. This little book of poems and paintings is intended

to serve as a meditative handbook that will offer its readers a meditation exercise each time they engage with it. Readers are invited to interact with this book, in stillness, taking their

time patiently with each pairing, painting or poem.

All proceeds from sales of the printed version of Ways to Survive are being given to
organizations that Donna and Berna have chosen to support. In United States, the proceeds are being received by four strong and effective NGOs Donna is deeply involved with that support families and communities living in deep poverty. In Istanbul, the proceeds are

going to an NGO that supports families and children who are displaced by the ongoing war in Syria.  

If you wish to purchase a paperback edition of this book, learn more about these

organizations and share your feelings and thoughts about this initiative contact either Donna (donna.friedman@umb.edu) or Berna (berna@boprods.com).

Purchase a book by directing your payment as a donation to one of the organizations below. 100% of the proceeds from book sales will go to these organizations. We expect the books to be in print in the summer, at which time the book or books you have ordered will be mailed to you.   


The organizations (listed alphabetically):


ATD International Fourth World Movement  https://4thworldmovement.org

Donation link:  our donation site


Friends of Matènwa https://www.matenwa.org

Donation link: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/FriendsofMatenwa/waystosurvive.html


Project Hope Boston www.prohope.org  

Donation link:  https://app.mobilecause.com/form/F7wddg


Small Projects Istanbul  https://www.smallprojectsistanbul.org

Donation link: https://www.smallprojectsistanbul.org/waystosurvive/


Learning Community https://thelearningcommunity.com

Donation link: https://thelearningcommunity.com/site/waystosurvive/

Graphic and Website Designer: 

Anı Ekin Özdemir