Richard La Plante.

Author and mind/body teacher.

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Lonely heart,will travel

Online dating, sex and self-discovery after 50.

Married twice, each time for 18 years, Richard began online dating at the age of 64, after the end of his second marriage. Lost in the cyberspace of strange faces and distant places, he chronicled his journey to discover a true soul connection. Many years, many encounters, and countless lonely nights later he produced Lonely Heart, Will Travel in a cathartic effort to heal his own wounds while helping others to navigate the quagmire of finding real love.

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About

Richard La Plante was born in Easton Pennsylvania and currently resides in the high desert of Southern California. With degrees in literature and psychology, and teaching grades in martial arts, he is a long-time student and instructor of physical and mental training for heightened awareness, specializing in those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. He hosts regular workshops, and weekly Zoom seminars on breath and movement, stress release and mindful breathing.

First published in 1988, his books, both novels and memoirs, have taken him on tours and speaking engagements across America and Europe and onto hundreds of radio and television shows.

Richard is funny and often irreverent; he is also deeply spiritual and compassionate, both to himself and those he loves, teaches and trains. You can connect with him through his website. He’d love to hear from you. No photos and no profiles required.

Books

All book purchases come with an invite to Richard’s weekly Zoom Readings

Lonely Heart, Will Travel

Lonely Heart, Will Travel

Online dating, sex and self-discovery after 50

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Real Strength Now

Real Strength Now

The lost art of breathing

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Never Again

Never Again

Building the dream house

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Detours

Detours

Life, death, and divorce on the road to Sturgis

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Hog Fever

Hog Fever

Richard realized that something was missing from his life

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Mantis

Mantis

A time-toughened cop, hardened by personal tragedy

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Leopard

Leopard

To find the killer, he must rediscover his Japanese heritage

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Steroid Blues

Steroid Blues

A world of performance-enhancing chemicals

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Mind Kill

Mind Kill

A cult leader convicted of ordering to kill

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First Born

First Born

From his first breath, people know that John Reed is special

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Last Day

Last Day

Two men who could not be more dissimilar—or more the same.

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Lonely Hearts Book Club

Join me virtually each week for an intimate book club where I read from one of my books and take questions from the audience. Subscribe below to receive weekly invitations. And, if you can't make the readings live, I'll send recordings out afterwards.

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Consultations

Richard is now offering 1 on 1 consultation sessions in breath, movement and relationships, beginning with the relationship with the self. Each session costs $100 and lasts a full hour.

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