Hope and Love Prevail

by Healmyvoice on March 12, 2018

Screen Shot 2013-02-18 at 10.58.22 AMMy favorite film of all time is, The Field of Dreams. It is a film that is filled with examples of hope, following your heart, listening to your intuition and a belief in the good of humanity. So, when I woke up this morning with the song, “I’m feeling good,” playing in my head and I saw the beautiful sun rise over Mt. Rainier, I felt hope in my heart. And I thought of The Field of Dreams.

There are times in my life when I feel like Ray, in the Field of Dreams. One of those times was when I listened to my inner voice and spoke up about abuse  and alcoholism in my marriage and people thought I was crazy. Now, 30 years later, I see a President in the White House who is disrespectful and childish and I am no longer alone in what I see. There were 3.2 million people who marched around the world in the Women’s March the day after the inauguration. They marched for love and basic human rights and care. We stand for #humanity together. The Women’s March has continued to open the voices of women and men. #metoo #timesup . We are in this together.

Hope and Love Prevail.

Each of us is being called into greater service and love and kindness. Each of us is being called to stand up for something and someone; to use our privilege to speak up for each other. Each action, no matter how small, is sending a ripple effect into the world. This is a long game, a marathon. So, take care of yourself. Look for the glimmers and sparks of hope. Take Action and Rest. Take Action and Rest. Take Action and Rest. Find the balance that works for you.

At a community group meeting in Seattle, I witnessed a group of 50 people come together and talk about how they can improve their neighborhood. Improve the systems of education, mapping the needs in the community, creating sanctuaries of safety for all, and increased support for marginalized groups.

One of the conversations was about the low income housing that was just built and how to welcome people into their community. How can they come together and create a supportive, friendly environment for all income groups, for all races, for all genders? They are acting locally and that will ripple into the world. One of my friends is knitting welcome mats out of strips of donated fabric. As refugees come to this country and their new home, there is a welcome mat at the door, handmade with love.

Hope and Love Prevail.

I leave you today with a song by Andy Grammar called Fresh Eyes. It was filmed in Los Angeles at the Union Rescue Mission. It is time for Fresh Eyes and finding ways to work together in love and action. We are in this together!

https://youtu.be/5bgemCaaQkU

In love and gratitude,
Andrea Hylen

 

315353_10201052497332086_1044127686_nAndrea Hylen believes in the power of our voices to usher in a new world. She is the founder of Heal My Voice, an organization that inspires women to heal a story, reclaim personal power and step into greater leadership. Andrea discovered her unique gifts while parenting three daughters and learning to live life fully after the deaths of her brother, son and husband.

She is following her intuition as she collaborates with women and men in organizations and travels around the world speaking, teaching and leading workshops. Her passion is authentically living life and coaching others to do the same. To connect with Andrea and learn about current projects and on-line writing circles go to: www.andreahylen.com and www.healmyvoice.org.

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Next Steps: Support the Voices of Women

by Healmyvoice on March 10, 2018

fullsizeoutput_10aaHeal My Voice was started in 2011 as a way for women to break the silence, share their stories and step into greater leadership in their lives. For seven years, we have been meeting in secret Facebook groups, behind closed doors, healing our voices and writing 200 stories that are now in ten books on Amazon. Each story was written over a 9 month period in a community of women. The women had the courage to go down into the emotional basement of their lives to tell the truth of what happened to them. By shining a light on the shadow, they have emerged ready to step into greater leadership in their families, communities, businesses and the world.

Innovative Voices

Innovative Voices

We are entering a time of even more chaos that will allow us to break free from an old broken system and to rebuild together. There is a climate for change and change takes time with an upheaval, a feeling of “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” or a quiet, compelling pull from the Universe. “It’s time.”  The next steps for change come with a plan and a structure and the willingness and courage to do the inner work, as well as, the outer work. The next steps involve consistent action, rest, perseverance, patience and courage. Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and use the momentum and timing to implement more change.

After seven years of this nine month Heal My Voice program, we are ending that as a program to begin something new. The ending was all beautifully orchestrated with the final book: Innovative Voices: True Stories by Women Awakening a New World. As the next steps for our stories and Heal My Voice as a non-profit organization are being revealed, we are creating Study Guides to encourage women and men to read the stories.
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The first Study Guide is Ready! Click here to download the Study Guide for Conscious Choices: An Evolutionary Woman’s Guide to Life. This book is the mother seed for Heal My Voice.

The stories are ready to be shared as inspiration for individual reflection and healing, for inspiration in book circle discussions, as gifts of encouragement and hope. These are the voices of women. Our first goal for the next three years is to shine a light on women’s voices. The stories in the books are filled with hope, next steps and triumph. The stories are here to light the way for others during a time when women are speaking up. #Metoo  It is time for the healing of the feminine and masculine aspects in all of us. The stories are a foundation for what the world needs now.
Some ideas on how you can be involved and support the voices of women:
Buy Heal My Voice books.
Read the stories and write a review on Amazon
Give the books as gifts.
Donate the books to community centers, schools and religious institutions
Find little free libraries in your neighborhood and place books there. https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/
Send a donation
List your business
Screen shot 2012-04-06 at 7.40.51 PMSign up for the 100 days of writing program with Andrea to cultivate, connect with and grow your voice

http://www.andreahylen.com/summer-miracles/

Sponsor a woman in the writing programs.

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Your Voice Matters!

Thank you for your support!
Andrea Hylen

 

Andrea Hylen

Andrea Hylen

Andrea Hylen believes in the power of our voices to usher in a new world. She is the founder of Heal My Voice, an organization that inspires women to heal a story, reclaim personal power and step into greater leadership. Andrea discovered her unique gifts while parenting three daughters and learning to live life fully after the deaths of her brother, son and husband.

She is following her intuition as she collaborates with women and men in organizations and travels around the world speaking, teaching and leading workshops. Her passion is authentically living life and coaching others to do the same. To connect with Andrea and learn about current projects go to: www.andreahylen.com and www.healmyvoice.org.

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4 Ways You Can Pursue Your Dreams AND Be A Great Mom

October 22, 2017

From one of the contributing authors in the Heal My Voice book: Innovative Voices: True Stories by Women Awakening a New World. Guest Blogger, Tamara Latrese Robinson What do you dream of? You probably have hopes and dreams for your children and their futures, but what are your dreams for yourself? Do you remember what […]

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Everyday Innovation

October 7, 2017

When you hear the word Innovation, what or who do you think of? A famous inventor or entrepreneur? A leading edge, Fortune 500 company or a start-up? Do you think of yourself? In an inspirational TEDx Talk  called, The Art of Innovation, Dimis Michaelides describes 3 ways to Innovate: 1st way: Innovation can be very radical […]

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Landing On Your Feet with Sherry Burton Ways

July 23, 2017

Landing on Your Feet and Putting Down Roots: 21 Rituals to Transform Your Life and Interior Space By Sherry Burton Ways Today is Day 5 on a 9 stop virtual book tour. From July 14 – July 28TH. Sherry is visiting Nine Websites on a virtual book tour. You are invited to follow the tour, […]

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Discover Your True Potential: What does that mean to you?

February 6, 2017

Discover Your True Potential: Building an Innovative Business (and Life!) Today is an overview and preparation for the 8 Tips to Building an Innovative Business and Life. On the video, I begin with a story about a moment when I was sitting on the metro in Washington, DC and asked a series of question: *Why […]

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Grief Transformation: Letting Go of Our Identities, Part 1

April 19, 2015

By Andrea Hylen “To let go of duality, we must first establish our separateness. We must first learn where we end & the other begins. As a general rule, if we’re too rigid, we’re over-boundaried. Imprisoned behind a wall of armor, there is no way for anything to touch us. But if we’re too malleable, […]

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Exchanges, Gifts and offerings

March 14, 2015

Over the past 2 days (the first weekend in March 2015), 20 women gathered for conscious conversation at two locations—a living room and a yoga studio—in different parts of Maryland. There is something energetic about authentic sharing. People are willing to not only be vulnerable but to take emotional responsibility for their journeys—their losses, their […]

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An Author Interview: The Caregiver’s Companion by Carolyn Brent

January 25, 2015

  Caregiver Companion Author Carolyn A Brent Talks About Caregiving and Offers Tips Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 6 of the Virtual Blog Tour of author Carolyn A. Brent whose book The Caregiver’s Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself is […]

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A Gift: Wisdom I learned from my mother

January 6, 2015

  By Andrea Hylen As I was clearing my email inbox this week, I found a series of FaceBook posts that were written by my daughter, Elizabeth in 2011. For 7 days leading up to my 55th Birthday, she posted a wisdom each day that she had learned from me during her life. At the […]

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