Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Passage of the StorkMadeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and sensitive child, she feels at home in nature and in the world of books. As a young adult, she escapes to the Netherlands and settles down to raise a family and build a career. But her real journey has just begun.

Her life story is told using poetic vignettes and commentary by archetypes from Nordic mythology and fairy tales, with the aim of inspiring others to understand their life’s journey and have the courage to make difficult choices.


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“Read, learn, feel.”

Linda Wormhoudt, author and shamanic teacher,

“An inspiring life story told by a wise woman!”

Pauline van Hezik, certified 5Rhythms® teacher

“Madeleine’s vivid prose and extraordinary narrative technique held me spell-bound.”

Sabine Eiche, writer and columnist

 “A must read for those who seek their soul’s true design.”

Robin Youngblood, author, Path of the White Wolf

round_maddiMadeleine Lenagh was born in the United States and grew up in Westport, Connecticut. She moved to the Netherlands in 1970. This book is her life story. Madeleine is a trained counselor  and body-worker. Additional training in Systemic Ritual®, mindfulness, and Voice Dialogue followed. After a long career in urban planning and project management, she took early retirement and opened a practice for life coaching and counseling. She works with individual clients and organizes workshops, helping people make difficult choices, process grief and loss, learn to take care of themselves, and live their lives in accordance with their soul’s longing. She shares her passion for nature with others through her writing, art and photography, and shamanic practices.


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