THEME:life purpose

LINDA HALL After her husband and father's deaths and unexplainable illness, Linda faced a frightening unknown. By staying with the emptiness and moving to the country she started to follow a quiet inner voice. Subtle guidance through dreams, dancing, therapy and building a safe haven opened Linda to healing.
Occupation: In transition
Age: 53

Interviewed: May 24, 2002
Location: Luppit, Devon, UK
Severe bodily pain started Mary on a path of complete physical, mental and spiritual transformation. Her whole reality changed as she connected to lost parts of herself. Through total self-acceptance and learning to express herself freely she discovered the meaning of true strength. Mary's healing led to a brand new life.

Age: 50

Interviewed: June 18, 2001
Location: West Chester, PA

PETE H Pete's life of crime and addiction was healed through spirituality, love and compassionate service. By responding to fatal diseases with a spiritual program of recovery Pete has lived years beyond what doctors predicted. His faith, prayer and loving ways as a father and volunteer at the penitentiary sustains him daily.
Occupation: Home Improvement
Age: 50

Interviewed: January 12, 2002
Location: Phoenixville, PA

Denise's healing centers around relationships and her life's work. Her writing and teaching in philosophy and spirituality were bridges to deeper ‘knowing’ through the upheavals of many changes including divorce, relocation and the mystery of love. Astrology, mysticism, nature and spiritual study support her ongoing healing.
Occupation: Philosopher and Writer
Age: 47

Interview: December 25, 2000.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Janet’s experience, on both sides of the Atlantic, speaks of the way cultural and family influences effected her healing. Full of remarkable turning points her story traces her growing faith as she created a new life through the challenges of divorce, addiction recovery, mothering, painting and expanding her life purpose.
Occupation: Artist
Age: 55

Interview: September 5, 2000. Crickhowell, Wales, UK.


Having grown up in southern USA, Virginia challenged traditional beliefs to heal her sense of personal power, sexuality, and authenticity. Her healing tells of a return to wholeness and inner beauty. Through therapy, writing, psychospiritual growth and community she found joyful release from rape, depression, and addictions.
Occupation: Writer
Age: 44

Interview: January 24, 2001.
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
AletaLyle finds healing everywhere. As a woman who grew through abuse, divorce, illness, depression and discrimination she found strength and healing in standing up for herself and other women. Therapy, work and a healing mission were potent tools. Music, writing, singing, and acting all connect her to a presence of God.

Age: 73

Interview: February 16, 2001

Teresa Rose woke to healing through her mother's death. She found a new life and career in holistic health and experienced relief from chronic illness through an accelerated path of growth. As a parent she speaks to the changes healing brought to her family and work and the importance of responsibility.

Occupation: Holistic Health Practitioner
Age: 50

Interview: March 28, 2001
Paoli Pennsylvania

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