She struggled with trauma as a child, adolescent, and young adult. It came to a point where she felt (and these are her words) … “Like some people are born to be stepped on.” But she discovered healing and restoration.
And now with empathy, gifts of healing, and creativity, Tammy Heidenreich moves toward pain and suffering, bringing the compassionate touch from the Father Above—the Artist of All who touches the earth with Brushstrokes from Heaven.
[Scroll down for related resources including a TED Talk by Susan Cain]
Tammy is the author of Brushstrokes of Heaven: Pain and Trauma Touched by the Healing Hand of God.
Tammy is happily married, has three amazing children, and two hilarious dogs. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy, a License in Social Work and Chemical Dependency Counseling. She worked for several years as a chemical dependency counselor. She has also served in children, youth, adult and inner healing ministry. Her own recovery from an unusual variety of life challenges has fueled her passion to help people who feel beat up by life to heal emotionally and live in wholeness and joy. Right now she is pouring most of that passion into her writing. Besides writing, she loves reading, hiking, taking nature photographs, creating song lyrics, and making fun memories with family and friends.
Visit Tammy’s website: TammyHeidenreich.blog
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Resources to Go Deeper
Brushstrokes of Heaven: Pain and Trauma Touched by the Healing Hand of God by Tammy C. Heidenreich
(via Amazon) Have you ever wondered where God was in the midst of your trauma? As Tammy Heidenreich shares her personal recoveries in Brushstrokes of Heaven, you will
- Be inspired to take a closer look to find evidence of God’s loving presence in the midst of pain
- Find the courage to trust that God is there to comfort you and create wondrous beauty in your life
- Learn practical ways to lean into the heart of God to receive healing and freedom
The first half of Brushstrokes of Heaven contains reports of Tammy’s challenging life events, with subsequent paragraphs describing evidence of God’s grace and presence in the midst of the trials. In the following chapters, she shares additional stories and principles that have a powerful impact on emotional healing and health. The book closes with her moving poetry and a brief background for each poem. She adds closing thoughts and final words of encouragement
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I referenced this book by Susan Cain on the podcast episode.
(via Amazon) At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society–from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.
This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.
The Power of Introverts TED Talk by Susan Cain
I referenced this TED Talk on the podcast episode.
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