In their presentation, Terry Laszlo-Gopadze, author of "The Spirit of a Women: Stories to Empower and Inspire," and Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of "Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World," will explore our relationship with "wildness" as it lives inside and outside of us. Each author will offer their stories and reflections about how our own wild nature empowers and heals our selves and our planet. In the workshop series, Mary and Terry will offer up techniques and inspiration to help you explore and create your own wild stories. Join other participants and discover the gifts that wildness brings to you.
Terry Laszlo-Gopadze, a compelling storyteller and award-winning author, brings humor, courage and compassion to her listeners, as she inspires them to create their own stories and to live their most meaningful dreams. She is a public speaker, therapist and personal development workshop leader. Offering workshops on storytelling, creating your destiny, finding the gift in the challenge, forgiveness, and healing are her passion and joy. In her work as a licensed psychotherapist, Terry has spent over thirty-five years listening to the stories of others going through difficult passages and helping them to positively transform their lives. This led her to celebrate the heartfelt stories of women, who live inspiring spiritual lives in challenging circumstances, and to gather them into the book "The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire." You can join her story-telling network and visit Terry and the authors online at http://www.womens-spirit.com
Terry is currently a faculty member and coach for Leap to Success, a leadership and empowerment program for women. The participants are rebuilding their lives from homelessness and domestic violence.
Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of "Embrace Your Inner Wild," is a life coach and facilitator of poetry and journal therapy. She serves on the core faculty of the Therapeutic Writing Institute and the council for the National Association of Journal Writing, and conducts writing and eco-spirituality workshops throughout the U.S. Her love of wildness has lead her to trek all over the planet, from the Himalaya to the Andes, but it is the golden hills of Marin County, California, she now calls home. She walks daily, learning to slow down and pay attention to what the wild has to teach her – teach all of us seeking to understand our own wild nature. She is at work on her second book: "Reclaiming the Wild Soul: A New Soul Journal for the Ecological Age." You can reach her at: www.writethedamnbook.com and www.reclaimingthewildsoul.com