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As Thanksgiving is nearing, reflecting on what I’m grateful for seems to come into my consciousness even more than usual. This year, I have had several wonderful experiences to conduct presentations centered around the Women as Healers book. I am especially grateful for these individuals and organizations for saying “Yes! Let’s do a gig!”: Woodwinds […]

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At the time Mary Simon Leuci embarked on a four-month journey to Sri Lanka in 1980, she had no idea just how deeply this experience would impact her life. As part of the International Four-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) program, her goal was to become immersed in the host culture in order to promote peace. The […]

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Shortly after writing her story for “Women as Healers: Voices” of Vibrancy, Connie Nelson Ahlberg experienced a near-fatal car accident that continues to demand attention from the medical community. After getting caught under her moving car and literally dragged down her driveway, Connie suffered three fractures (clavicle, humerus, and scapula) and underwent two surgeries. Most […]

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In a profession that values perfection and superficiality, Kay Casperson is a breath of fresh air. For the past 25 years, Kay has donned a number of titles within the beauty industry from consultant to research and development director. Now, a nationally known beauty and lifestyle expert, she has developed a skincare line called BIO […]

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For most of us, the subject of death is not an easy subject to talk about. After the passing of Ann Leach’s mother to lung cancer, she had conversations about death with many people. This inspired her life work. Today, she is the founder and president of Life Preservers: A Global Grief Support Community. Remembering […]

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As a speech pathologist, Eleanor Wiley learned something amazing! Through helping people with developmental disabilities overcome their impairment and communicate with their surroundings, she realized that being interconnected with the world is one of the most important things in life. This early experience eventually led her to design The Sacred Wheel of Peace® … A […]

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One only has to talk with Judy Berry for a short time to see the dedication she has in her professional life. Judy’s story is an amazing example of how a simple idea can grow into something truly inspiring. After observing the misuse of care towards her mother in 1996, Judy identified the need for […]

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The story of Rusty McDermott is one of undying faith. Deeply religious, Rusty had dedicated 26 years to sharing her affinity for God as a hospital minister to the sick. However, on the morning of November 17, 1991, her world (along with this religious devotion) was shattered after her youngest daughter was a homicide victim. […]

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Cathi has suffered tremendous loss throughout her life. Instead of shutting out the outside world, Cathi has turned these tragedies into motivation to help other bereaved parents. This eventually led her to get involved with Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc., a support network that serves those whose lives are touched by the death […]

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After reading Andrea Romeiser’s story in Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy, one can’t help but be inspired. Her 2 ½-year journey of triumphing over breast cancer stands as a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Throughout her experience of numerous surgeries (10 total!), Andrea maintained her determination to experience life with a […]

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