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About Cynthia Osterman

Cynthia is a lover of words, people, and places. Her happiest moments are spent with son Holden, dog Ivy, and too many wonderful friends to name individually. She's the mother of Benji and the founder of Benji Project. Her spiritual path is Buddhism and her professional path is journalism. She has had assignments in Chicago, Washington, D.C., London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Vancouver as well as a stint as a humanitarian relief volunteer in East Africa. She has worked from home as an editor since moving to Port Townsend in 2000.

Self-Compassion and Teen Suicide: A Mother’s Quest to Break Barriers

My son Benji reminds me of Lovejoy, the glowing green comet that visited earth a few years ago for the first time in 11,500 years. Both are beautiful and rare, other-worldly phenomena transiting my life. Benji died by suicide on May 7, 2015, at age 15. I still struggle sometimes to believe this isn’t just [...]

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