A national award-winning storyteller, historian and author, she is best known for her original works and recollections of life's experiences blended with history. Teresa has presented and performed throughout the United States. Of her, it has been said, "Charming, witty, soulful, and wise, her performances are filled with a compelling sense of wonder and an irresistable zest for life." Her story work involves performance, education, production, and advocacy. From the main stage to individual consultations in living rooms across America, she delights in the excavation and sharing of family story. Most importantly, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother to her favorite playmates and best friends.
The miracle of a letter is that it’s there to remind you when you lose your way. It refreshes your heart and guides you back to center. It illustrates everything worth fighting for. It testifies when you are holding true to your dreams and plans.
If she’s learned anything during her quest to this moment it’s this: You don’t FIND happy – you CREATE it. No one can MAKE you happy – you BECOME happy.
Music is testimony and memory.
Holding on to a favored tradition just because “it’s what we always do” can actually lead to a whole lot of stress if you’re not careful.
Some things you have to discover on your own. Others are simply too good to keep to yourself.
I guess some things become part of your soul without you even noticing.
The day had clutched at my heart and convinced me if my daddy were leading a hike, it would be an adventure. We were a hiking family.
Ancient tales warn us against 'crying wolf' too often. But what if 'crying wolf' again is truly the only way to save the sheep - no matter what has happened in the past?
First, What is a jump tale? A jump tale is a story you tell for the sole purpose of startling someone. You lull your listener into a place of quiet comfort, then BAM!! you startle them with the last line and they jump. It’s great fun. Here’s a little tale: