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Episode 5

Conversation with Dr. Marianela Medrano on Promoting Healing through Language, Poetry, and Story

Published on: 24th September, 2021

Dr. Marianela Medrano was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has lived in Connecticut since 1990. A poet and a writer of nonfiction and fiction, she holds a PhD in psychology. Her literary work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Her poetry has been translated into Italian and French. She is President of The National Association for Poetry Therapy, NAPT. She directs Palabra Counseling & Training Center, LLC, with offices in Stanford, New Haven and Middlebury in CT.

Her individual publications include: Oficio de Vivir (Buho,1986), Los Alegres Ojos de la Tristeza (Buho,1987), Regando Esencias/ The Scent of Waiting (Alcance,1998), Curada de Espantos (Torremozas, 2002), Diosas de la Yuca, (Torremozas, 2011), Prietica (Alfaguara, 2013).  Rooting (Owlfeather Collective, 2017). 

 In 2015 she did a TEDTALK at Ursuline College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQeBYd2oJk

Dr. Marianela Medrano and I discuss how we can create a healing pathway to our own stories by:

  • Writing poetry
  • Opening to our Political and spiritual consciousness
  • Understanding our Root connections with ourselves and others
  • Relating to the attributes of a Woman of Power and Grace.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/08os5Ir_mJQ

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Mensimah's Round Table: Conversations with Women of Power and Grace
Conversations with Women of Power and Grace is a community of women who are open to sharing stories of self-love, self-healing, self-understanding and transformation to benefit and empower other women.
Mensimah's Round Table: Conversations with Women of Power and Grace is a community of women who are open to sharing stories of self-love, self-healing, self-understanding and transformation to benefit and empower other women. We will have conversations on the simple how to's to cultivate and hold wisdom, leverage our integrity and dignity--all the tools that lift us up to our place of power and grace.
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Dr. Mensimah Shabazz

Dr. Mensimah Shabazz is a transformational coach, teacher and author. She focuses on women’s empowerment and spirituality. She holds a master’s degree in Transpersonal Studies from Sophia University and a doctorate in philosophy and religion (Women’s Spirituality) from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Mensimah is an inspiring speaker, whose passion focuses on issues facing women in the world. The author of Sankofa: Learning from Hindsight, Mensimah offers a unique perspective on spiritual and intuitive living drawn from her multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and indigenous background. She believes in creating a safe environment for individuals and groups to cultivate a spiritual and soul-based practice that is empowering and authentic. Mensimah brings a wealth of knowledge in how to balance life issues that lead to self-healing, self-understanding and transformation.
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