Terry Laszlo-Gopadze is a licensed marriage and family
therapist. She worked for several years with youths in East Los
Angeles, many of whom were involved in gangs. Laszlo-Gopadze also
ran personal development workshops and groups in West Los Angeles
for women, singles, and adolescents. She later expanded her work to
include such diverse groups as cancer patients, Alcoholics
Anonymous, university students, women's groups, and health centers.
Offering workshops on storytelling, shamanism, forgiveness,
courage, intuition, healing, and creating destiny has been her
passion and joy. She lives in Del Mar, California.
Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, educator, and cultural anthropologist. She is the founder and president of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research and author of many books, including The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Life.
"Brings together a circle of women who tell their stories with the
honesty, courage, and humor that lift both the storyteller and the
one who listens." Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author, The Invitation
and The Call
"This book, by telling stories of individual women, helps all of us to see past the circumstances in our lives which seem to be roadblocks. We find, as we relate to each other, resilience within our own spirit which adds life and color to our lives." Gladys Taylor McGarey, MD, author, The Physician Within You and Born to Live
"Filled with stories from women who, at key points in their lives, acted authentically; any one of them could be a role-model who inspires you to do what is true for you." Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, author, Crones Don't Whine and The Millionth Circle
"The medicine here is twofold: demonstrations of how to be a spirit here on earth and living examples of how the feminine works to enliven our place in the Universe. This book will help you meet yourself and the world." Mark Nepo, author, Facing the Lion, Being the Lion
"I have no doubt that some of the stories in The Spirit of a Woman will remain with me forever." Charlene Spretnak, author, Missing Mary
"All of the women's stories are full of courage, compassion (including self-compassion), discovery and authenticity. . . . one can't help but feel empowered by them. The power of the stories themselves, the writing of them, and the sharing of them in the book, is a marvellous gift." storycirclebookreviews.org