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Who I am:
I write creative nonfiction --narrative/memoir-style musings on life, spirituality and faith, the nature of us as humans and my own walk down a crooked mile, as a crooked mystic.

I am someone who finds strength in silence but struggles to grab a bit of it in the white noise of my life and the clutter in my head.

I am a writer, psychotherapist, and yoga teacher who believes in the healing qualities of meditation and sharing with others the fruits of our own silence, in the contemplative actions in our lives.

I love writing and reading in equal measure; to me both experiences have always been as intimate as a prayer, and sometimes were prayer in their own right. I was the proud winner of my yearly bookworm award 3 years running in elementary school (insert applause here).

I also run a faith group called SEEKERS, locally, for young-ish adult seekers of faith practice and understanding (through a Christian lens).

I teach contemplative prayer and a variety of contemplative practices in the context of both my ministry/church and secular work.

I am an advocate for the Christian contemplative tradition and hope that through the collective practice of discussing it and teaching it to younger (my) generations it will continue forward for generations to come.

I have been fortunate enough to study contemplative practices with a variety of faith traditions (particularly yoga and buddhism) and the extensive history of tools of practice within other contemplative faiths have informed and enhanced both my own ability (when I am regimented enough) to cultivate silence and also ways to teach others to ease into silence in a world of "white noise".

I discuss more of my crooked journey and philosophy over at: http://www.crookedmystic.com
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.mendingbroken.com
http://www.crookedmystic.org
@tbpasquale
http://www.facebook.com/tb.pasquale
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Society-for-Young-Christian-Conte...
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
mending broken: a personal journey through the stages of trauma + recovery

www.mendingbroken.com
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WIP: Propelled by Grace: Essays on the Movement of God in the World

WIP: Voices Out of Darkness: a collection of stories from survivors of trauma, addiction, suicidailty, and mental health issues
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I have contributed to :
The Ooze: evolving spirituality @ http://www.theooze.com
Burnside Writers Collective @ http://burnsidewriters.com
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts, Theory
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
crookedmystic.com
Services I offer to other writers:
Reviewing spiritual and/or religious books on my website and SHEWRITES blog.

Contemplative practices for life and in the context of writing.

Writing as a spiritual process and practice.

I have created "A Society for Young Christian Contemplatives" on Facebook as well as my website and am beginning to send out monthly newsletters to those interested in and/or practicing contemplative prayer. The newsletter will contain information regarding practice, education, and general information both from my background and available resources in the virtual and corporeal world.You can access this through my website or here:ttp://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Society-for-Young-Christian-Contemplatives/432589686756198
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Cenacle Writer's Group
My professional associations:
Yoga Alliance
NASW {national association of social workers}
PATH Intl {Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship}
{none related to literature or writing}
I found out about She Writes from:
Blogosphere

Teresa B Pasquale's Blog

A Prayer of Words: Writing As A Spiritual Exercise, PART 1

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The prolific spiritual writer and Zen-inspired Christian monk, Thomas Merton, said: "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."  

Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones, directs us that,“What writing practice, like Zen practice does is bring you back to the natural state of mind…The mind is raw, full of energy, alive and hungry. It does not think in the way we were brought up to think-well-mannered,…

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At 5:03pm on May 20, 2012, RYCJ said…

Hello TB,

Thanks for friending me & welcome to SheWrites. I'll have to look into some of your work. Perhaps maybe your memoir.

Rhonda 

At 8:35am on July 20, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi TB,

 

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

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At 2:35pm on July 18, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi, welcome!  This is a great site.  Hope you enjoy and let me know if you need anything.

Jennifer Lauck, Blackbird

At 9:15am on July 18, 2011, Amber Medina West said…

Hi TB,


So glad you are here, and welcome to She Writes! 

You can check out theGetting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

 

All the best,

 

Amber Medina West

Volunteer Coordinator

 
 
 

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