Amy Lyles Wilson, M.A., M.T.S., is a story coach and spiritual director in Nashville, Tennessee. With degrees in English, journalism, and theology, and more than 30 years of experience in the world of words, Amy works to explore and enhance the relationship between spirituality and creativity. She has coauthored or contributed to 8 books, and her work has appeared in a variety of publications, as well as on National Public Radio. Amy has served as adjunct professor and writer-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion. In addition, she holds a certificate in spiritual direction from the Haden Institute, and is a trained SoulCollage facilitator and an Amherst Writers and Artists affiliate. Her tagline is, "It's the sharing of our stories that saves us." www.amylyleswilson.com
Minding Your Passion
Does anger sometimes get the best of you? Are there days when you feel mad at the world? Anger is a common human emotion, yet it often leaves us squirming with discomfort and worrying that we're not spiritual enough. In Anger: Minding Your Passion, you'll find a collection of writings that explore the constructive use of this powerful emotion. Sometimes we have every right to get good and mad. It's what we do with our anger that matters. As you read and ponder thoughts from such noted auth...
It's More Than Wishful Thinking
A collection of writings that reminds us how hope plays a role in our lives today, not just tomorrow, and that hope is more than false optimism to those who believe.
Thoughts on Cultivating a Good Heart
Do you practice extreme compassion? When a calamity strikes, you're ready to organize, donate, volunteer.
But there are quieter personal tragedies all around you every day. Whether it's a faraway look in the eyes of a coworker, friend, family member, or stranger at the next table in the coffee shop, burdens come in all sizes but weigh equally.
Carrying one another's burdens means being attuned to stressed intimates as well as suffering strangers.
Sometimes we all may be a little guilty of ste...
Perspectives on Making Peace with Your Past
Go beyond merely forgiving and forgetting … and discover how to make peace with your past.
"Like many of you, I've been dealt a few cards I do not think I deserved," writes Amy Lyles Wilson. "In response, I used to think forgiving and forgetting meant I had to act like I had never been wronged. The writers in this collection tell me otherwise. Forgiving, they say, does not require pretending you were never hurt. It does mean, however, that you'll need to make peace with your past to embrace t...