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About Sharon Swing

Sharon Swing is an author, retreat leader, speaker, artist and consultant with interests in life story as a spiritual development tool, crafting experiences that give God space to do what he does best, art as a spiritual pathway, and change. With Sibyl Towner, she has co-authored Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story. For more information, visit She is an organization development consultant specializing in planning, meeting facilitation, leadership development and change management. For more information, visit

Imagine Life Without Grace

By Sharon Swing, Co-Author Listen to My Life “I need to live a life of amends,” said Tiger Woods in his first interview after the public discovery of marital indiscretions.  He stood with hands folded in front of him, still and stoic.  His eyes had lost their youthful sparkle, his familiar smile absent.  “I turned away from my Buddhist roots.” I felt my emotions rise, and tears filled my eyes as I watched and listened [...]

Define or Refine

by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen to My Life In the movie, “Because of Winn Dixie,” a young girl says to a new, older companion, “The most important thing you need to know about me is that I don’t have a mama.” As a viewer, my heart sinks as she says those words that reveal so much about the identity she has assumed. She sees herself as unlovable, unlikeable and somehow at fault for her [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:29+00:00 March 3, 2010|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Plot, Subplot

by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen to My Life Maybe you’ve experienced reading a book, having your mind drift, and losing the handle on the storyline? Flipping back some pages, you might have to find the place where you absent-mindedly left the story to make sense of where the plot is going. Have you ever lost the handle on the story of your life? If you consider your life as a story, “What’s the plot?” [...]

Strengthening Gratefulness Muscles

By Sharon Swing, Co-Author Listen to My Life  What would your life be like without gratitude? Our friend’s 16 year-old son, Will, was diagnosed with leukemia this summer. His mom, Joan Kelley, has been writing a blog entry each night on Will’s CaringBridge web site: Through her writing, Joan has given us a glimpse into a mom’s life, heart and soul as she walks with her family through this very difficult time. She’s not [...]

Cryptic Signs

by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story Often, I pass the hours of car trips by sleeping while Tom drives. But things were very different while my family vacationed in the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. The sights were beautiful and fresh at every turn. While traveling on dirt roads in a rented sedan, we were always interested in what was down [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:30+00:00 September 1, 2009|Categories: My Life Now, My Life Story|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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