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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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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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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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Welcome To Holistic Recovery Pathways!

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“RECOVERY is a reclaiming 
of 
the
 self.” Giving  an experience of the “whole” self
 as well as the 
knowledge 
and awareness of holistic resources and tools
 can help people to create a foundation for long-term recovery and well-being.  Knowing oneself – body, mind, emotion and spirit, is a key to transformation and healing on many levels.  By learning to connect with themselves on a deeper level, people in recovery become better able to 
understand
 and respond to what is arising
 for them as 
they move through the stages of
 change,
 self-exploration and
 the creation of a new way of being – one of long-term recovery. Holistic Recovery Pathways offers a person-centered, transformational, strengths based support for Addiction & Mental Health Recovery by: Providing
 knowledge
, understanding & 
awareness
 of
 […]

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