To Soften the Blow with Lynnie Vessels

Lynnie Vessels lived through trauma more horrific than most of us have experienced in our worst nightmares. When her father shot her mother in their home, she was plunged overnight from a life of abuse into the private horror of living with severe posttraumatic stress. Many people have shared stories of triumph over adversities, but few, if any, have laid themselves completely bare. Ms. Vessels fully exposes her very personal journey, so that others may find their own way. Hers is not a dark journey; it’s a journey of inspiration. She found grace and miracles in the midst of horror.

Lynnie has a master’s degree in Secondary Education and has been teaching English in the public school system more than twenty years. She has taught over forty graduate education courses in the areas of communication and discipline, including Teacher Effectiveness Training, Self-esteem for Educators, Resolving Conflicts in Classrooms and Schools, Stress Management for Teachers, and Researching Today’s Students. She appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and has traveled the country as a surprisingly candid motivational speaker and is the author of the book,  To Soften the Blow. She lives in Virginia with her Maltese, Okie. Visit for more information.


About Susun Weed

Susun Weed began studying herbal medicine in 1965 and wrote her first book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year in 1985. In addition to her writing, Ms. Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 300 correspondence course students, coordinates the activities of The Wise Woman Center, and is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

Susun is one of America’s best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women’s health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known physicians and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world.

Susun is also the Host of Wise Woman Way on WomensRadio. Wise Woman Wayoffers interviews and commentary on health and well-being.

To learn more, visit her websites The Wise Woman Center and Ash Tree Publishing or email Susun Weed by clicking HERE.