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Lost & Found: The Birth of a Shaman ~ A Healing Story

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The following story, “Lost & Found: The Birth Of A Shaman“, was first published in February 2013 in Inspired Voices: True Stories Of Visionary Women.  The writing of this story came through my participation in a 9-month Heal My Voice Writing program.  The mission of HMV is to: “empower and support women and girls globally to heal, reclaim their voice and step into greater leadership in their lives and in the world.” (www.healmyvoice.org) In addition to writing these stories, this program has helped me to step forward as a leader and share my voice with the world.  I am excited to share my first Heal My Voice story, Lost & Found: The Birth Of A Shaman, with you below.  If you’d like to explore writing as […]

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I’m Okay, Really! ~ A Healing Story

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The following story is one of a series of pieces I’ve written as part of Heal My Voice collaborative book projects.  It was originally published in “Harmonic Voices: True Stories by Women on the Path to Peace” and is available on Amazon. “I’m Okay, Really!” by Beth Terrence It was a quiet Sunday afternoon when I headed down to my favorite coffee shop with my journal in hand. It was just a few weeks after joining this Heal My Voice Peace Project and I was ready to begin to invite in an idea for my story to emerge. It wasn’t until I actually sat down and began to write that I realized it was Mother’s Day. It’s usually a day or two before […]

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Recovery Is Possible!

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The following story was originally published October 2014 in Feminine Voices: True Stories Of Women Transforming Leadership, a Heal My Voice collaborative book. RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE! By Beth Terrence “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” ~ Working Definition Of Recovery (www.samhsa.gov) My life has been a journey of recovery.  I grew up in a family with severe mental health challenges and active addiction.  I experienced extreme psychological, verbal, emotional and physical abuse.  How I managed to survive those experiences is a miracle in many ways, but somehow I did.  Today, I am able to see the gift in what for many years felt like pointless suffering. […]

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