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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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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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