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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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Finding Our Voice, Living Our Heart: Using Council Principles In Daily Life

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“Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening.  Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest.  This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life.  Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us.  These secrets are what make us sick or fearful.  Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.” – Sara Paddison, The Hidden Power of the Heart It took me until my early thirties to really accept that in order to live a life of authenticity and truth I needed to make a paradigm shift.  This shift was based on moving the guiding force in my life from the mind […]

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Letting Go, Embodying Life: Finding Happiness & Well-Being in Recovery

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Recovery is a reclaiming of the self.  As the wonderful, Melody Beattie shares in “The Language of Letting Go”: “Recovery is not about being right; it’s about allowing ourselves to be who we are and accepting others as they are.”  “Others do not have our magic. We have our magic. It is in us.” “Beliefs create reality.”  Letting Go: On the journey of Recovery, we arrive with many patterns, feelings and beliefs, which we have gained through our life experiences.  Sometimes our area of Recovery is clear — there is one pattern or addiction, that brings to this path. And, there may be other patterns we don’t see right way.  As we begin to recover, we discover many of the places where we […]

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