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Articles by and about Leah

As I forgive myself, I am able to forgive my dad
The Forum, the national journal of Al-Anon
Published May 2014

My dad and I had a difficult relationship. I vacillated wildly between love and hate. On one hand, he was a hero to many people, including me; on the other, he was a highly functioning, emotionally abusive alcoholic.
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Wisdom From Leah Carey
Care2.com – Make A Difference

Published Oct. 3, 2012

75 trillion.

That’s approximately how many cells there are in the human body. Each one of them is performing millions of teeny tiny miracles a day.

Why do I call these miracles?
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Inspire Me Today
Leah Carey, Featured Luminary
Published Sept. 13, 2012

Leah is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, finding inspiring, wonderful and unexpected things that happen every day.

If I could share 500 words of wisdom to summarize what I’ve learned so far in life, these are the important things I’d want to pass along to others…
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Living A Miraculous Life
Naked Girl In A Dress
Published July 26, 2012

I awoke on January 1, 2011 thinking it was just any ordinary day.  Little did I know that by the end of that day I would have begun the most important journey of my life thus far.
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“Fat Talk” is a Big No No in Front of Your Children
Head Drama / The Daily Buzz
Article by Amy Hoglund, published May 16, 2011.

What you say and don’t say in front of your children is extremely important. Remember, your kids hear everything! The perception you have about yourself affects your children as well. If you slip up saying you are “fat” in front of your child, you’re sending them negative messages about self image and worth when you are putting yourself down.
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Local writer turns personal journey into published book
Littleton Courier
Article by Kayti Burt, published November 3, 2010.

LITTLETON – Last week, local Self-Empowerment leader Leah Carey published her first book, “Transforming Your Body Image,” which she hopes will lead others through the same transformative process she went through to learn to love her body.  “I struggled with my own body image for most of my life,” said Carey who said there were a lot of people and programs telling her that she could love herself, but not how to do it.
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Come hear The Morrison’s stories July 28
Littleton Courier
Published July 20, 2010.

Writer Leah Carey’s story-gathering residency at The Morrison inWhitefield concludes on Wednesday, July 28, with a reading at 2 PM that will paint a picture of life at the nursing home and assisted living facility from the perspective of residents, staff, and family. Members of the public, including staff from other health-care facilities, are welcome to attend and then stay for a “talk- back” following the performance, when they can ask questions and learn about the process used to gather stories from individuals and groups.
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Reading their own memories: Seniors work with theater artist
Connecticut Valley Spectator
Article by Katina Caraganis, published July 2, 2009.

Residents at the Upper Valley Senior Center got a chance to act out their memories last week in a dramatic reading before an audience at the center. It marked the culmination of a five-week series at the center called “Mindful Things: Exploring Memory through Science and Art,” a series that began in May. For the last five weeks, senior citizens from the region have been working with theater artist Leah Carey to craft a series of writings created from their memories and experiences through the years.
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Seniors bare souls as part of “Mindful Things” program
Littleton Courier
Article by Krystin St. George, published July 8, 2009.

There was laughter, tears, nervousness and exhilaration at Alumni Hall recently, as a group of seniors from the Horse Meadow Senior Center in Haverhill bared their hearts, souls, joking natures and serious thoughts during the Mindful Things program on a warm afternoon. The seniors spent five weeks putting their thoughts down on paper through the guidance of Life Coach Leah Carey, of Franconia. Carey then transformed their words into dialogue scripts that the seniors read aloud to an audience of family and friends.
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Bosom Buddies: Healing through writing
New Hampshire Sunday News
Article by Stephen Seitz, published November 7, 2004.

Call it catharsis. Call it expression. Call it closure, if you must. They’re calling it “Bosom Buddies.” For the breast cancer survivors who meet once a week with theatre professional Leah Carey and her teaching partner novelist Jodi Picoult, learning to put their experiences down on paper – with an eye to performing their writing in December – has proven helpful and therapeutic.
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Bosom Buddies: Breast cancer survivors find solace through theater
Connecticut Valley Spectator
Article by Gary Dutton, published December 2, 2004.

It’s not exactly theatre, but then again it is. No, it’s not exactly theatre, it’s more powerful, far more powerful. It’s players are not actresses – their portrayals are stronger than that, brutally realistic. The stars of Bosom Buddies are, after all, survivors, each a survivor of breast cancer who brings her own story to tell.
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Bosom Buddies
Valley News
Article by Steve Gordon, published December 6, 2004.

When Kathy McGovern was diagnosed with cancer in 1997, the tumor and her right breast were removed. Everything else – her anger and fear, her need to talk to people about the experience – stayed inside. She avoided traditional support groups because she didn’t see herself as high enough in the hierarchy of suffering”; despite having a mastectomy, she hadn’t undergone chemotherapy or radiation, which can make cancer treatment even more painful and sickening. “I really didn’t think I was worthy of a support group.”
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Area women share their stories in writing and dramatization
Littleton Courier
Article by Gina Hamilton, published December 8, 2004.

Leah Carey is making it possible for a group of breast cancer survivors to tell their unique stories in writing and drama. In collaboration with Hanover novelist Jodi Picoult, who has led the writing workshops, she has helped eight women prepare dramatic presentations from their stories. The project was conceived by Carey.
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Cancer survivors turn their experience into powerful theater
Brattleboro Reformer
Article by Carolyn Lorie, published March 31, 2005.

Bonnie Ladeau remembers the moment she decided the cancer in her breast wasn’t going to kill her. It was a day five and half years ago, just hours before she was to go into surgery. Ladeau stood before a mirror, looked at a woman she wasn’t sure she recognized and lamented her fate. Cancer had killed her uncles and aunts and siblings and now it was her turn. “No,” she told the mirror. “I am not going to let it eat at me.”
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Cancer survivors bring Bosom Buddies show to scene of their recovery
Connecticut Valley Spectator
Article by Gary Dutton, published May 5, 2005.

It will be more personal this time, more introspective for the Bosom Buddies as they speak of their own battles with breast cancer in the building where they were first diagnosed, where they individually underwent mastectomies to save their lives, and from where they finally walked out the door as survivors.Betsy Duany had never met Renee Russell until they each answered an ad asking breast cancer survivors to share their stories with Leah Carey last year.
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Articles about Leah – Bosom Buddies

VALLEY NEWS
Bosom Buddies
by Steve Gordon
Valley News Staff Writer
Published December 4, 2004

When Kathy McGovern was diagnosed with cancer in 1997, the tumor and her right breast were removed. Everything else – her anger and fear, her need to talk to people …

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Articles about Leah – Healing through writing

NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY NEWS
BOSOM BUDDIES: Healing through writing
by Stephen Seitz
Sunday News Correspondent
Published November 7, 2004

HANOVER – Call it catharsis. Call it expression. Call it closure, if you must.

They’re calling it “Bosom Buddies.” For the breast cancer survivors who meet …

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Articles about Leah – Local author

LITTLETON COURIER
Local turns personal journey into published book
By Kayti Burt, published Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

LITTLETON – Last week, local Self-Empowerment leader Leah Carey published her first book, “Transforming Your Body Image,” which she hopes will lead others through the same transformative process she went through to …

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Articles about Leah – Powerful theater

BRATTLEBORO REFORMER
Cancer survivors turn their experience into powerful theater
by Carolyn Lorie
Reformer Staff
Published March 31, 2005

BRATTLEBORO – Bonnie Ladeau remembers the moment she decided the cancer in her breast wasn’t going to kill her.

It was a day five and half …

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Articles about Leah – Reading memories

CONNECTICUT VALLEY SPECTATOR
Reading Their Own Memories: Seniors work with theater artist
by Katina Caraganis
Published July 2, 2009

LEBANON – Residents at the Upper Valley Senior Center got a chance to act out their memories last week in a dramatic reading before an audience at the …

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Articles about Leah – Scene of their recovery

CONNECTICUT VALLEY SPECTATOR
Cancer survivors bring Bosom Buddies show to scene of their recovery
by Gary Dutton
Contributing writer
Published May 5, 2005

LEBANON – It will be more personal this time, more introspective for the Bosom
Buddies as they speak of their own …

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Articles about Leah – Seniors bare souls

LITTLETON COURIER
Seniors bare souls as part of “Mindful Things” program
by Krystin St. George
Published Wednesday, July 8, 2009

HAVERHILL – There was laughter, tears, nervousness and exhilaration at Alumni Hall recently, as a group of seniors from the Horse Meadow Senior Center in Haverhill bared …

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Articles about Leah – Sharing stories

LITTLETON COURIER
Area women share their stories in writing and dramatization
by Gina Hamilton
Courier Staff
Published December 8, 2004

FRANCONIA – Leah Carey is making it possible for a group of breast cancer survivors to tell their unique stories in writing and drama. In …

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Articles about Leah – Survivors find solace

CONNECTICUT VALLEY SPECTATOR
BOSOM BUDDIES: Breast cancer survivors find solace through theater
by Gary Dutton
Contributing writer
Published December 2, 2004

HANOVER – It’s not exactly theatre, but then again it is. No, it’s not exactly theatre, it’s more powerful, far more powerful.

It’s players …

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Articles about Leah – The Morrison

LITTLETON COURIER
Come hear The Morrison’s stories July 28
Published Wednesday, July 20, 2010

WHITEFIELD – Writer Leah Carey’s story-gathering residency at The Morrison inWhitefield concludes on Wednesday, July 28, with a reading at 2 PM that will paint a picture of life at the nursing home and assisted …

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