mother's suicide, father's absence, remarriage, child tells story, child's point of view, Reversible Skirt, Laura McHale Holland

Reversible Skirt by Laura McHale Holland 
May 27   2019

Healing childhood, child's voice writes, writer's child voice

Mother's suicide when Laura was 2, having two older sisters taken from her and then returned, father also taken away and returned, and father's remarriage to a woman he tells Laura is her "mommy" creates a world of chaos and confusion around her. Yet the child's point of view, told with unerring directness and the force of honesty reveals to the reader how Laura made it through. Laura talks about how she wrote Reversible Skirt.  Listen in as Laura talks about her childhood and writing Reversible Skirt.

Trigger Warning: Suicide Discussion, Hope After Suicide, Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved, Dr. Sarah Neustadter, healing after suicide

Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved by Dr. Sarah Neustadter 
May 13, 2019 

suicide, left behind, healing after suicide of a beloved

Trigger Warnings: Suicide Discussion

Dr. Sarah Neustadter feels a calling to help those left behind after suicide of a beloved. In her book she offers not only her own story of survival but several exercises to help those who, like her, have been left to cope with the death by suicide of a beloved. Listen in here for more. 

Yoga memoir, healing memoir, yoga as healing path, healing through yoga, healing through mistakes, self forgiveness,

The BreakAway Girl:Secrets of a Tantric Yogi 
by Paulette Bodeman
April 29 . 2019 

yoga, life lessons, path to higher self, memoir, memoir of drugs, healing, self healing

Join Paulette Bodeman as she explores with me the place of forgiveness, self-forgiveness as part of the highest art—new forms of healing. Bodeman finds joy in the latest science blending with ancient traditions. Take 15 mins to refresh yourself, here, with Paulette Bodeman. 

memoir, yogi, teacher, bliss from hard beginnings, drugs to healing, health, Inspiration, Paulette Bodeman, The Breakaway Girl: Secrets of a Tantric Yogi

The Break Away Girl: Secrets of a Tantric Yogi by Paulette Bodeman 
April 29 . 2019

memoir, life's journey, goddesses, guidance, faith, yoga, yogic practice

Paulette Bodeman, Tantric Yogi explains her direct connection with the power of the Goddesses Kali, Sarasvati and Lakshmi in her own life.  She has written this book, The Break Away Girl: Secrets of a Tantric Yogi as a memoir of her life's journey, and paean to her help from the Goddesses.  
Listen in as Paulette describes the three Goddesses who guided her deepening faith. 

Women, Women's Anthology, Inclusive Women's Anthology, Feminine Rising, Lara Lillibridge, Andrea Fekete

Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility  
by Lara Lillibridge and Andrea Fekete 
April 22  2019 

Women's Anthology, Inclusive Women's Anthology, great writing,

When Lara Lillibridge, freshman, was taken under the wing of Andrea Fekete, senior, little did either know they would co-create an anthology of the voices of women. These poems and stories rise from the authors' sense of power and of invisibility or silence. Listen in as Lara Lillibridge describes the process of creating this anthology and her reasons for championing the cause.

Memoir, Karen Keilt, The Parrot's Perch, healing after torture, amazing women, Brazilian torture, CIA politics, healing from abuse/torture/rape,

The Parrot's Perch by Karen Keilt 
April 16th 2019 

Karen Keilt, the woman who was arrested and spent 45 days in a Brazilian prison for crimes that still remain undocumented, speaks to us about her writing process. She reveals how writing her story in fiction first helped her feel strong enough to engage with her memoir. Listen in here for more from this remarkable woman.