Once upon a time…

I found myself in a deep, dark forest having lost my path. My children were leaving the nest for college, and I lost my sense of identity. Who was I if I wasn’t known as my son’s mother, my daughters’ mom?

And for some reason, the identity crisis triggered other things that had happened in my past—painful events and relationships I had never full processed. It’s true what they say about things that happen in our past. What we don’t handle in our 20’s follows us into our 30s, and then sideswipes us in our 40s until it roars like a dragon in our 50s.

It’s a been long, hard journey of a lifetime, one that for me began with pain and depression but is now full of wonder, mystery, and joy. And I don’t think it would have been possible without three things: Journaling, Creativity, and Yoga.

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Now as a mentor to women,  I’m devoted to bringing these same practices that helped me mend to other women going through life challenges because I believe a life of thriving is possible for you, just like it was for me.

A lifetime of experience, education, professional development, and self study have molded me into the mentor I am today, a woman who believes in the integrative power of yoking several practices together for self exploration and healing so we can soar in a world that needs our passions, creativity, and compassion now.

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These are the practices I wish to share with women going through life challenges through my Women of Wonder workshops and during one-on-one facilitation. The practices themselves have been around for a very long time:

  • Yoga, including Trauma-Sensitive yoga and Hatha yoga
  • Journaling, or expressive writing
  • Creative expression with basic art supplies
  • Gratitude expression

So as a mentor of women, I facilitate the space and time while we engage in these practices together so you have opportunity to:

  • reconnect with your body
  • calm and center
  • discover self-acceptance
  • move through shame
  • open to the possibility of healing and hope
  • discover inner critics and inner wisdom
  • take fresh steps forward on your healing journey towards wholeness, strength, and resiliency.
  • discover your dreams

To be clear, I do not claim to be a healer, a magician, nor am I therapist or artist. I am simply a guide who believes you have much inner wisdom that’s just waiting for you to explore.

The nitty gritty details of my lifetime experience include the following:

Educationally, besides my bachelor’s in medical science, I hold a master’s in interdisciplinary studies from Hiram College and an MFA in creative writing from Ashland University.

I’m also a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend, too, who lives with her husband and two dogs in Warren, Ohio, about an hour southeast of Cleveland. I love dark chocolate, peanut butter on graham crackers, good coffee, my yoga mat, writing, and most of all, my grandson, who calls me GiGi.

If you have questions about Women of Wonder or what I do (or don’t do), please feel free to contact me: Ginny(at)WomenofWonderCircle(dot)com. Or, simply use this contact box. I’d love to hear from you. And if you’re looking for someone to speak on any of the above topics, I’d be interested in having a conversation with you!

Ginny

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