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.
SUE MONK KIDD, New York Times Best-selling author — The Book of Longings, The Invention of Wings, and The Secret Life of Bees
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.
PAULA D'ARCY, Author of Stars at Night and Waking Up to This Day.
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 beside the sea.
CAROLYN RIVERS, Founder and director, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC
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.
ANN KIDD TAYLOR, New York Times Best-selling author — The Shark Club and Traveling with Pomegranates