Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without by Natasha Josefowitz - Book Cover

As a primary care physician, I FINALLY have a remedy I can give to my patients in their most painful time to start them on their healing journey. When no one seems to know the right words to say, these poems provide solace and the sense that ‘you are not alone.'”

—Pamela K. Brar, MD

Natasha's Highlights

July 2014: Natasha with Robert Redford at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California

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June 2014: Natasha with the new Chief of Police, Shelley Zimmerman

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Natasha and her mother in Paris, France

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Natasha with her daughter, Nina, at 2 weeks

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Natasha posing for a portrait with Dutch painter Chris Van Dongen

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Natasha and Sam viewing their collection shown at the Tate Gallery in London, England

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Natasha with Alexander Calder in his studio

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Natasha And Her Children, Nina And Paul Josefowitz

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Natasha and Sam on an African safari on the plains of Ngorongoro

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Herman And Natasha As Professors At UNH Graduation

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Natasha was the First-Year M.B.A. Program Coordinator

Natasha was the First-Year M.B.A. Program Coordinator at the Whittemore School of Business and Econo...
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Natasha with her granddaughter, Laura

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Natasha with her best-selling first book

Paths to Power: A Woman’s Guide from First Job to Top Executive...
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Natasha and Herman Speaking at the international travel agents conference

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Natasha’s article “Management Men and Women: Closed Vs. Open Doors” in Harvard Business Review

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Natasha’s article “Women Executives: The Accessibility Factor” in the Work/Life section of Ms. Magazine

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Natasha with her brother Alec Chapro

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Natasha’s poem: “Impressions from an Office”

on the front page of The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly...
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Natasha being honored at the Third Annual “Tribute to Women” at the California Women in Government Conference in San Diego, California

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Natasha being inducted as the first woman in the Rotary Club in San Diego, California

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Natasha and her mother at Herman's 60th Birthday

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Natasha and Jonas Salk facilitating a week-long symposium creativity

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Natasha and world-renowned artist Francoise Gilot, who illustrated Natasha's first book of poetry

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Natasha receiving “Woman of the Year” award at the Women in Management Conference in Los Angeles, California

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Natasha, commencement speaker, with Dean Richard Atkinson

...at the UCSD Third College commencement in La Jolla, California...
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Natasha on the cover of San Diego Magazine

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Natasha giving “Celebrating Getting Older” lecture aboard MS Sagafjord’s World Cruise

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Natasha playing guitar and singing poems from her children’s book

A Hundred Scoops of Ice Cream: Tiny Tales, for kindergartners in San Diego, California....
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Natasha and her cousin Andre Gregory from the movie

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Natasha and First Lady Hillary Clinton in La Jolla, California

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Natasha and Herman Lecturing at Stonebridge college

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Natasha and Asaro Mudman in Papua New Guinea

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Natasha and Dr. Andrew Weil at Scripps Clinic Integrative Medicine Forum

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Natasha and President Barack Obama in La Jolla, California

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Natasha and the Honorable Bill Clinton in La Jolla, California

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Natasha and Herman, 1st Rotarian Couple

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Natasha and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame

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Dr. Eric Topol, well-known genomics researcher, showing Natasha how to use an iPhone to do a cardiogram

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View from Natasha's balcony at her home

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Natasha's Words

Knowing and Knowledge

what children know
is soon forgotten
replaced by learning

what women know
is oft discounted
in a man’s world

what black people know
is devalued
in a white society

when knowing
is replaced by knowledge
we cut ourselves off
from the truth.

Never lose sight

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” Katharine Hepburn, American actress (1907–2003) I never lose sight of the fact that just being is something to be grateful for on a daily basis.

Giving and Receiving: The Reasons and Occasions for Giving Gifts

A guest just brought me a box of milk chocolates; I only like the dark kind. So I will re-gift it unopened the next time I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner. I remember my mother receiving a box of dried fruits with someone else’s card—a re-gifting three times over! The protocol is that if MORE >