What a wonderfully moving and inspirational book. The stories will resonate with anyone who has lost someone they loved. The stories will pull at your heart and inspire you to pick up the phone and tell someone you miss them, love them and appreciate them being in your life. –Jan Tucker, Ph.D., Higher Learning Institute
What greater service can women provide for women than to share their stories? Speaking Your Truth shares poignant, first-person accounts that other women can use as a source of strength, direction, or encouragement. It helps to know that other women have experienced similar things as we have. Their words can help us to see greater possibilities. This is a must-read for women of hope or searching. – Sharon Simpson-Dogon, RMT, CR, and Certified Rossiter Coach
The stories in this publication speak from the heart. The writing alone took courage, and for many, the ability to set their ego aside. I found inspiration and hope within these pages, and the validation that strength can be gained from some of the most unsuspecting sources. This is a book that will touch men and women alike. – Melissa Foster, Bestselling author and founder of the World Literary Cafe, Melissa Foster
Many women believe secrecy is the price they must pay for the past. The authors of Speaking Your Truth decide that secrecy is a prison. By airing out the skeletons in their closets, they discover how different the truth is from what they were told. And they learn to love and value themselves–no matter what. Women who read this book will feel admiration for these authors’ courage, as well as inspiration on their own journey. – Carol Marleigh Kline, author of Streetwise Spirituality: 28 Days to Inner Fitness and Everyday Enlightenment.
In reading the many stories of this volume of Speaking Your Truth, I was struck by how many of the experiences were similar to ones I have gone through in my life-the loss of a child, the loss of a dear parent, abuse by a loved one, loss of a true love. More than any other book, I was overwhelmed by how courageous and vulnerable these truly remarkable women have made themselves—for a chance to change someone else’s life. It is powerful, and I am grateful for their stories. I had the profound gift of editing one of these stories and being close to another of the authors in this book. It helps me to know that women of faith and courage are strong enough to speak their truths. I will never forget them. I cannot recommend this book enough. It is a voice for those of us who have none. – Dr. Jeanine Zinner
This is a book filled with love, tears ,laughter and hope. It takes you on a journey that will inspire you to find your inner truth through the deeply moving real stories of its amazing authors -Sue Crosbie, Contributing Author of Extraordinary You – The Art of Living a Lusciously Spirited, Vibrant Life, www.spiritedwomancoaching.com.au
Speaking Your Truth delivers insightful, inspiring stories of possibility as an abiding mindset with specific tools to empower women to achieve extraordinary success.
These stories remind us of the elegance of simplicity; that we experience moments, not days; that we remember instances rather than seasons in our lives; that we understand by making an experience a story. For some of life, words are not important enough – yet these stories show us in a very real sense, they are. -David Krueger MD, Executive Mentor Coach, www.MentorPath.com
I love inspiring women who have the courage to lift up and give heart and hope to others. We live in a world of billions of people. That makes billions of different life journeys, yet in Speaking your Truth, Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women, you will be taken on an exhilarating soulful ride by the words, wisdom and stories of others; Heart words which of some, will no doubt seem to be spoken as if your own. -Vanessa Talbot, Success Creation Guide, Author of Extraordinary YOU ~ The art of living a lusciously spirited vibrant life
This title stretches the boundaries of giving and sharing with personal stories that will touch your heart and raise your awareness. A wonderful gift that fits everyone. – Nancy Naigle
Speaking Your Truth, Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women” is a compilation of motivational and inspiring stories about incredible women facing life’s challenges head on. Each story is filled with a heart-felt experience that we can all benefit from. A must read.” – Susan Dintino, author of the Hay House book Songs of My Life…Slightly Out of Tune
In reading Michelle Post’s story of her mother’s passing, I was again reminded of my own mother’s passing. So many issues emerge when one becomes a motherless daughter, not the least of which is deep grief and a grieving process. One moves from knowing a person—one’s mother—to knowing a process—one’s own. Dr. Post, I think, captures the essence of shock, loss, grieving, and recovering through healing. Her story is an important one and can inspire others. – Candice L. Miller, PhD
Dr. Michelle Post’s story of her mother’s passing is touching and emphasizes the importance of seeing a loved one’s passing through God’s eyes. Above all, it teaches us to embrace and rejoice a loved one’s new journey with God. – Trish Elley, M.A., Thomas Merton, the renowned author and Trappist monk, once said: “We make ourselves real by telling the truth.” By this standard, this is a book chocked full of real women and two-hundred proof truth. Sip slowly and be amazed. -Joe Zarantonello, M.A., Director of Loose Leaf Hollow Retreat Centre
These vivid well-wrought essays will pull you in to the tumult and triumph of others and deliver you transformed. Carol Henderson, www.carolhenderson.com
Wow!… …inspiring, touching, heart breaking. As I read each story I felt as though a bit of my own story was being told. Women seem to have this incredible ability to articulate, relate and understand one another’s lives, if we will let it in; letting our hearts be broken open. Be it loss of Mother, cancer that gives us a second change, the need for the approval that comes from deep inside, or difficult and guilt ridden decisions that we often bare alone; I can relate. Welcome to the wonderful world of being a woman. My heart was broken open. Thanks so much! – Marsha Sage
Dr. Post is a natural stylist with a beautiful use of words. She lovingly shares the loss of her mother with the glow of God’s love and eternal glory. A touching inspiring read. -Nancy Cristadoro
Sabrina Fritts tells a brilliant tale of transformation. When life sends us wake-up calls, we don’t always listen. Sabrina’s journey jumps out and grabs our attention, both gently and firmly, assuring us all is well. Then, upon further exploration, if we merely pause for a moment, we can hear the subtle callings of our heart and our own true path. She assures us, we need not fear what we might find – and we don’t have to have our own brush with death. We can stop right now in this moment and open to what is possible. Thank you Sabrina for being our guide. Kristen Moeller, MS, Author of Waiting for Jack
Bearing their souls through story, the women of Speaking Your Truth reveal wisdom that comes from sadness, growth that emerges from grief, and motivation found in inherent strength, in hearing one’s authentic voice, in God. Their messages are intimate, uplifting, inspiring. – Robert M. Weir, writer, author, speaker, coach and editor for emerging and established authors, www.robertmweir.com
Speaking Your Truth, Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women is a spiritually galvanizing, heart felt and authentically expressed gift to the world. These courageous women offer their personal life experiences in a way that will deeply touch you and empower you to speak and live your own truth. -Diana Drake Long, Speaker, Coach & Author, wwwDianaLong.com
Much of history has silenced the wisdom of women but these inspirational authors remind us that by sharing our joys and sorrows we become stronger, more tolerant and more compassionate with ourselves and with each other. -Delinda Korrey, Publisher of the South Platte Sentinel in Sterling and author of “The Neverending Journey”
The best thing about this book is the vulnerability of the women who write the various chapters in their own unique voices. Facing challenges that would be daunting and overwhelming for some people, they manage with courage and dignity and without glossing over the difficulties to take us with them on their journeys to personal triumph. A very moving book! – Betty Cannon, President of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute and author of Sartre and Psychoanalysis
This book is a very special collaboration of admirable women emerging boldly and triumphantly from silence and the dark to speak their truths about healing, self-discovery and defining moments that shape lives. It is a gift to it’s authors, many speaking out for the first time, showing the ways that the creative act of writing can light the way to healing. And it is a gift to us, the readers, that inspires us to also tell the truth, and illuminate dark places to nurture healing and self-confidence. -Curtis Koren, President, FrontiersAfar (frontiersafar.org)
Speaking Your Truth, Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women is a heartfelt book that truly inspires the reader to keep boldly on no matter what her circumstances may be. With rich personal stories of courageous women from many different walks of life whose hopes and dreams are beautifully woven into an authentic tapestry for us to identify with. We read and recognize that we too can overcome the odds and emerge victorious. I applaud each woman for her resounding truth and dedication to sharing her story with us and for the uplifting message that each imparts to us. Thank you! -Dr. Jo Anne White
Lisa and Andrea did it again! Just like the first and second volumes of Speaking Your Truth, this third remarkable compilation of authentically and wonderfully written stories from courageous women deeply inspired me and warmed my heart. Read these stories slowly, drinking in the beautiful wisdom and insights. You will be truly enriched!
-Kate Heartsong, author of Deeply We Are One and contributor to Speaking Your Truth, Volume 1.
In reading Michelle Post’s story of her mother’s passing, I was again reminded of my own mother’s passing. So many issues emerge when one becomes a motherless daughter, not the least of which is deep grief and a grieving process. One moves from knowing a person-one’s mother-to knowing a process-one’s own. Dr. Post, I think, captures the essence of shock, loss, grieving, and recovering through healing. Her story is an important one and can inspire others. -Candace Miller, PhD
I was riveted. Direct, clear story telling. Amazing narratives with the flavor or their particular lives. You want these amazing women to be your friends, colleagues, and neighbors. -Helene Sorkin
Speaking Your Truth is just that…truth. Real women, amazing stories and a realization that we are not alone on this journey called life. We can’t control how we play the hand. These women chose and contrive to choose to make a difference not only in their lives but the lives of numerous others. Thank you for sharing your stories! -Stacy Graham
Every once in a blue moon, someone comes along who shares a story that makes you delve deeper into your own spiritual journey, triggering self-reflection, and ultimately down a path of peace. Praise to the authors of this book for creating this gift, and for having the courage to share this poignant journey with its readers. -Lisa Krug Avery
This is a collection of such honest and inspired life stories. As I am going thru the daily struggles with a mother with severe dementia, they gave me peace and hope to read stories so full of love and the conquering of life’s obstacles. I loved reading how women just like me bounded forward and came out with such wisdom and spirit after their trials. -Patricia Nichols
What a truly inspiring, heartwarming, and delicious compilation of stories! Each story is distinctly personal, courageously personal, and moving. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to have a brief “peak” into these women’s lives! -April Young, PhD.
The women of Speaking Your Truth present their messages of hope and transformation in ways that take your breath away. A roller-coaster ride of sorrow and joy; their stories of heartbreak and triumph, loss and redemption, keep you cheering for them until the very end. -Susan L. Harvey, author of the upcoming book, Journey of a Grown up Black Woman
This is a collection of such honest and inspirational life stories. As I am going through the daily struggles with a mother with severe dementia, they gave me peace and hope to read stories so full of love and the conquering of life’s obstacles. I loved reading how women just like me bounded forward and came out with such wisdom and spirit after their trials. -Patricia Nichols
“I personally believe in the power and grace of words as the truth gets released, balance, integration and healing takes place. ” – Kary Broffman, R.N., C.H.
“‘Speaking Your Truth’ is one of those rare gems of a book that will touch your heart, inspire your spirit and move your soul. The personal stories that each of the contributing authors share are so honest, so revealing and such powerful examples of women who made the choice to tap into their inner courage through self-worth and self-love to overcome their most difficult life obstacles. This book is an absolute must read for any woman looking to find her courage to live a more empowered and fulfilling life, no matter what.” ~ Roslyn Franken, motivational speaker and best-selling author of The A List: 9 Guiding Principles for Healthy Eating and Positive Living (www.roslynfranken.com).