Now and then one comes upon a quietly profound gem of a book. Reading Shifting Shorelines is both an awakening and a solace, much like reading a contemporary Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. In the loveliest and most inviting way, Helwig offers the reader the elusive experience of pausing to reflect and re-find the joy, meaning, and sacredness of being alive.
Shifting Shorelines is a heart-warming invitation to the treasury of the shoreline and the full beauty of life. Helwig opens our eyes to the phases of the moon and the sea's bounty, then seamlessly connects all she witnesses in nature to the inner tides that define our life's journey.
Author of Stars at Night and Waking Up to This Day.
Shifting Shorelines explores the author’s intimate relationship with the barrier island where she lives and the wisdom she gathers along its shores. Certain to resonate with women of all ages, this remarkable book is an ode to the natural world and to nature’s ability to deepen, inspire, and heal us. It is a powerful reflection on navigating the ever-changing contours of our lives.
SUE MONK KIDD,
New York Times Best-selling author — The Book of Longings, The Invention of Wings, and The Secret Life of Bees
ANN KIDD TAYLOR,
New York Times Best-selling author – The Shark Club and Traveling with Pomegranates
I love Terry Helwig’s Shifting Shorelines. Her captivating vignettes, followed by meaningful reflections, bring a rich wisdom to this thoughtful and poignant book. An absorbing read about life lived bedside the sea.
Founder and director,
The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC
Award winning author Terry Helwig, a naturalist at heart, with a master’s degree in counseling psychology, writes about the solace and well-being she finds at the intersection of mother nature and human nature.
Her highly anticipated book, Shifting Shorelines: Messages from a Wiser Self, a Gold Winner of the 2022 Nautilus Book Awards, describes not only the shoreline of the barrier island where she lives, but, more importantly, it explores the changing shoreline of life. Helwig’s writing celebrates hope, wisdom, and fresh perspectives for navigating life’s journey and challenges.
Her coming-of-age memoir, Moonlight on Linoleum, won ELLE Magazine’s 2012 Grand Prix Nonfiction Book of the Year.