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Messages From a Wiser Self
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About The Book
If only you could meet your younger, greener self, what might you say?
Terry Helwig explores this perennial question and how the human heart, tested by time and adversity, broken open by love and beauty, ripens and bears fruit. Her lyrical and compelling reflections awaken us to our place in the vast universe, to the currents of joy and loss, and to the sacred treasure of being alive.
Inspired by her beloved Florida barrier island, Helwig discovers a landscape of fierce beauty within as well as without. She uncovers the solace of following the phases of the moon, the curve of a shell, and the solstice path of the sun. Nature reconnects us to our true center—that place where wisdom blooms.
In the end, the sea’s tides mirror the ebb and flow of life. The dance of these perpetual tides changes the contour of our lives—continually shifting the shoreline of who we are and, more importantly, who we will become.
- Publisher: Viva Editions (October 12, 2021)
- Length: 216 pages
- ISBN13: 9781632281296
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Raves and Reviews
Now and then one comes upon a quietly profound gem of a book. Reading Shifting Shorelines is both an awakening and a solace, much like reading a contemporary Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. In the loveliest and most inviting way, Helwig offers the reader the elusive experience of pausing to reflect and re-find the joy, meaning, and sacredness of being alive.
– 'New York Times' Best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd, 'Book of Longings,' 'The Invention of Wings,' and 'Secret Life of Bees'
Shifting Shorelines is a heart-warming invitation to the treasury of the shoreline and the full beauty of life. Helwig opens our eyes to the phases of the moon and the sea's bounty, then seamlessly connects all she witnesses in nature to the inner tides that define our life's journey.
– Paula D'Arcy, author of 'Stars at Night' and 'Waking Up to This Day'
Shifting Shorelines explores the author’s intimate relationship with the barrier island where she lives and the wisdom she gathers along its shores. Certain to resonate with women of all ages, this remarkable book is an ode to the natural world and to nature’s ability to deepen, inspire, and heal us. It is a powerful reflection on navigating the ever-changing contours of our lives.
– 'New York Times' Best-selling author Ann Kidd Taylor, 'The Shark Club' and 'Traveling with Pomegranates'
It is EXQUISITE. Is it like Gifts from the Sea? Yes, from what I remember, but…It absolutely stands on its own!
– Sheryl Nelsen Hutton/The Self-Help Whisperer®
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