Award-winning Canadian poet releases her first full-length book of poetry—inspirational poems for women about self-worth, trauma resilience, and healing.
Healing can happen in an instant. Opening this book of poetry for women is like opening your awareness. It’s the first step in the direction of love, of listening to your heart.
You are not defined by what happened to you. You are what you do in this moment.
You may feel misunderstood, different, broken, unloved, or lonely. Or you may remember a time when you felt this way.
We are not schizophrenic, depressed, drunk, addicted, abused, or victims. We are love. We see and attract the good and we evolve to our potential. We do this through visualization and by remembering our true nature. We do this by taking steps to embrace where we are, as all we need is already within.
Where there is light, there can be no darkness. Love is like a switch that heals our darkness.
"You are not alone and you can do this—as I have.
You’re a star. It’s never too late to shine.
Thank you for taking this journey to the light with me.
I hope you enjoy my poetry in No Matter How Dark the Stain."
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No Matter How Dark the Stain is a lyrical opus. This collection provides the impetus for a reader to reflect on the distant and recent difficult past with the view that there is the promise of future restoration.
Tiffany L. Gallagher
PhD, Professor, Brock University
Andrea provides great insight into her journey. Very moving.
Loretta P. Merritt
Human Rights, Advocacy, and Criminal Lawyer Torkin Manes LLP Barristers & Solicitors
Andrea Lynn Wehlann
Author Andrea Lynn Wehlann has received the Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry by The National Library of Poetry (Canada), Honourable Mention from Illiad Press, and a Poet of Merit Award. Her poetry has been published in The Brock Press Literary Supplement, The 1996 Blue Ribbon Collection, Portraits of Life published by the National Library of Poetry and the International Society of Poets, and Another Nobody: A Tribute to the Homeless by Niagara’s Poets. Andrea was a distinguished member of the International Society of Poets for more than seven years and has in the past been a member of The Canadian Theosophical Society. She’s been featured in publications like Niagara Life Magazine.
Andrea is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher and owns and operates the Ganga Moon Yoga Studio in Beamsville, Ontario, Canada. With a BA in psychology from Brock University and a social services diploma from Niagara College, Andrea’s work as a recognized social services worker, practitioner of first degree Usui Reiki, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Chi Kung, Feng Shui, and meditation round out her teaching experience.
Her dedication to spiritual healing comes from overcoming childhood, mental, physical, and emotional abuse, surviving rape and sexual assault, miscarriages and infant loss, personal experiences make her an effective healer today. The gift she strives to share through her poetry for women is that the world is whole and we are all equal parts of that whole.