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As this podcast goes to air we are moving into our next full moon.

The sun sign is in Leo and the moon is full in Aquarius… a reflective time time to nourish our creations and break through our limitations.

Aquarius energy teaches us to break free of our limitation and the social norms to find our true self.

The vibrations coming in now are all about breaking free and finding new perspectives.

And as we have been talking about… this full moon is allowing each of us to open up fully to our light… to that part that inspires us to go beyond… to heal our wounds… to know that we are all evolving – evolution – revolution.

It is also about questioning your own consciousness and where each of us can awaken… individually and collectively.

This full moon asks you to feel your truth and then send it back out into the consciousness around you to help share a new reality.

Aquarius and Leo energy encourages us to know where we are and insures us to shed expectation from others, to rise above the fear of rejection and align with our essence. 

When you can reframe your challenges and problems as portals of energy… ways to illuminate the lessons rather than as just limitations, you open yourself up to discover the immense power you hold within yourself to heal and let go of your emotional blocks. 

All of this I talk about about on the Energy Focus of the week which you can find live on Sunday nights on Facebook or Instagram. 

Download my free guide to help you set up your own daily Practice. You can find it on my website at  TerriAnnHeiman.com. Or if you would prefer some private help, join me in my Empowered Spirit Program

Schedule an Empowered Spirit Discovery Session with me and let’s discover what three things are draining you of your energy and if this program is a fit for you.

I am seeing clients, virtually and  some in person, and I do have just a few spot left for my private mentoring program .

In today’s episode, I talk with Amy Oestreicher about her life, her challenges and especially her creativity and how it has helped her to overcome her obstacles. 

Her book, My Beautiful Detour, is one of the most inspiriting story I’ve heard in a long time. I absolutely fell in love with her!

We talk about creating and art as a means to heal, detours, resilience, abuse, PTSD, eating and so much more that went into her own personal healing. Talk about reframing your challenges and problems… wow.

Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD Specialist, Audie award-nominated playwright, performer and multidisciplinary creator. Amy overcame a decade of trauma to become a sought-after traumainformed teaching artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, international keynote speaker, RAINN representative and health advocate.

She has given three TEDx Talks on transforming trauma through creativity, and her story has appeared on NBC’s Today, CBS, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping and MSNBC, among others.

A singer, librettist and visual mixed media artist, she dedicates her work to celebrating everyday miracles, untold stories and the detours in life that can spark connection and transform communities.

Amy has toured her autobiographical musical, Gutless & Grateful, to over 200 venues from 54 Below to Barrington Stage Company since its 2012 NYC debut, as well as a mental health program for colleges, conferences and organizations. She is currently developing her full-length play, Flicker and a Firestarter, which just had its first AEA Staged Reading, and More Than Ever Now, a play based on her grandmother’s story of survival.

She most recently premiered her one-woman multimedia musical, Passageways, at HERE Arts Center, for which she created music, book, lyrics and artwork. As the 2014 Eastern Regional Recipient of Convatec’s Great Comebacks Award and WEGO Health “Health Activist Hero” and WeGO Health Expert, she speaks for National WOCN conferences and the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress and writes for the official print publication of the UOAA. She has devised programming for the Transformative Language Arts Network National Conference, the Eating Recovery Foundation, the 40th Anniversary New England Educational Opportunity Association Milestones Conference, three Annual National Mental Health America Conference and others.

She has been the featured keynote speaker for national conferences including the Pacific Rim Conference of Diversity and Disability, the International School of Social Work Conference and Women of Resilience.

As a playwright, Amy has received awards and accolades for engaging her audiences in dynamic conversation on trauma’s effects on society, including Women Around Town’s “Women to Celebrate” 2014, BroadwayWorld “Best Theatre Debut,” Bistro Awards “New York Top Pick” and the “Singular Award” at the Sarasolo Theatre Festival, presented annually for a “performance that is exceptionally uncommon, groundbreaking, original and inventive.” Amy has performed excerpts of her solo oral history play, Divers, as part of Brooklyn’s immigrants and Exile, Beechwood Art’s Giving Voice, Dixon Place, Seekonk Storytelling Television Special, and Museum of Jewish Heritage Festival of Untold Women.

She is a cabaret and theatre reviewer for BroadwayWorld, Her theatre education essays and monologues have been published in Creative Pedagogy journals, as part of a theatre curriculum for high school students in the Philippines.

Her play, “We Re-Member” honoring the immigration stories of her grandparents, has been performed in twelve states, and her full-length play, Factory Treasure, has been performed at the Philadelphia Arts Center, Identity Theatre, LIU, The Depot and Actors Theatre of Newburyport. Her short plays have been published by the Eddy Theatre Company and finalists in Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Short Play Festival, as well as NYC Playwright’s Women in the Age of Trump. Amy’s collaboration with Beechwood Arts on the immersion salon, “Resilience and the Power of the Human Spirit,” has traveled around the world to health and arts facilities as a public installation, incorporating her monologues, art, writing and recipes to express the life-altering detours and ultimately the invaluable gifts of her resilient journey.

Amy is also an active artist and teacher in the Jewish community, being honored by United Way in 2005 for her music programs at Hollander House, completing artist residencies at Art Kibbutz, and delivering “Hope, Resilience & Biblical Women” keynotes for synagogues and religious schools. She is a teaching artist with Brooklyn’s Community World Project, and trained ACTSmart, a Playback Theatre troupe in Amherst, MA.

She is also a passionate arts education advocate, a successful mixed media visual artist, a continuing education studio arts teacher and her artwork has been shown in esteemed galleries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Chicago, San Diego and New York, as well as published in national publications including Conquer, Topology and Cargo Literary. She has recently published her memoir, My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful.

See more at www.amyoes.com. Facebook. Instagram. YouTube #lovemydetour Join The Campaign.

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As Amy says… we are have this creative force within us. 

Allow yourself to go within and find this energy to help overcome any obstacle.

Reach out to Amy for inspiration, her programs or to bring her to your group and have her share her inspiring story. I fell in love with her.

#Lovemydetour – be a part of the movement!

And, if you need help on your spiritual path, reach out to me. I have a few openings for my private mentoring program.  

Thanks again for listening.

To your Spirit,

Terri

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Gutless to Grateful #lovemydetour with Amy Oestreicher

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August 1, 2020

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