Loraine Y. Van Tuyl

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2017 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS: Amazon Wisdom Keeper became a finalist in the following categories: Psychology/Mental Health, Multicultural Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction Book Cover.

About the author: Born and raisednear the edge ofthe Amazon rainforest in Suriname,Loraine assumed that her deep connection to nature was as commonplaceas the ancient mysticismand exotic wildlife aroundher. Her multiracial heritage—consisting of the four races on the medicine wheel: Chinese, Jewish Portuguese/Dutch, and Creole (West African and indigenous Surinamese) ancestry—richly nourished and rooted her until a military coup upended her life at the tender age of ten.

Three years later, at the height of ordinary adolescent mayhem,her family immigrated to Miami, Florida,
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Loraine Y. Van Tuyl I wrote the kind of book (and I am now creating the kinds of retreats) that would have provided me the clarity, practical tools, cutting-edge skills,…moreI wrote the kind of book (and I am now creating the kinds of retreats) that would have provided me the clarity, practical tools, cutting-edge skills, and guidance I yearned for as a spiritual seeker, graduate student in psychology, and budding healer in search of answers and support. I'm a big picture intuitive, and the different training and learning settings I moved through tended to compartmentalize my sense of self and reality according to modern-day split views of reality. I felt perpetually fragmented and upset about these split parts not being aligned and communicating with one another, let alone expressing the wholeness and interconnected beauty and mystery I experienced in my soul and daily life. Without realizing it, I began to accumulate single case-study data (my objections) in line with the Evidence-Based Wisdom movement in traditional psychology (see article below). During a spontaneous "urban vision quest" I realized that my message needed to reach readers outside of academia and the field of mental health. I joined a memoir writing group led by Linda Joy Myers, now president of the National Association of Memoir Writers, in 2004, became a diligent student of the art and craft of memoir writing, and birthed Amazon Wisdom Keeper in the process.

Great article about the double bind in Western psychology that I struggle with and address in my memoir: https://evidencebasedwisdom.com/wisdo...(less)
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