In her presentation, “Creating Your Destiny,” Terry Laszlo-Gopadze, editor of “The Spirit of a Women: Stories to Empower and Inspire,” will share stories from her book with the hope that they will inspire you to live your life with more meaning, passion and purpose. Each of us has a great calling, or dream. Our dreams, our longings and even our challenges can lead us to where we belong in the world. We are creating our future, whether we realize it or not, by the stories we choose to guide us.
Author and poet, Mark Nepo, tells us of the importance of story, “Knowledge that matters, that helps us to live, comes to us through honest stories. And those only surface because of the courage of those who admit to the messy splendor of living.” Let’s gather together and celebrate the messy splendor of living!
The workshop series will bring participants together to hear stories with the diverse themes: “Connections,” “The Gift in the Challenge,” “Changes and Choices,” “Divine Interventions.” We will gather in a circle to conceive, compose, and tell stories, while being offered ideas to start your own stories. In our final session, we will carry our stories in to the Labyrinth in the Ranch’s oak grove. Every story has a gift. What will yours be?
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.