Journaling has always served as therapy for Ruth. Her words became her 'recipes for life,' and she wishes every person kept a written log of their life events to remember where they have been and how far they have come.
We all have a story to tell, and no two stories are ever the same; we gain empathy from each other's stories. Ruth’s interest in social atmospheres led her to earn a B.A. in Human Development and work with teenagers and women of all stages of life. She’s spent the last decade sitting alongside women, listening to their stories; and teaching kids church in San Diego and Australia.
In April 2022, Ruth took the extra step to become a Certified Life Coach to bring together her leadership and mentorship traits.
While raising her own family, Ruth facilitates writing groups and workshops and operates Shoalhaven House. The focus is always to help women gain greater insight into their purpose, inspire young and wise writers, embrace their stories and write them down, and find a balance between work and rest.
Ruth lived the military family life (now retired) in San Diego, Ca; the expatriate life in Australia; and speaks to youth and groups of women about all things writing and storytelling. She believes every person has a story to share and that our stories are uniquely ours for a reason.
Ruth imagines a world where we connect through the story while building bridges of empathy and healthy communities who support one another.
You can find out more about Ruth's writing at www.ruthadeaton.com
Ruth strives to give grace to others and herself, showing love and allowing hope to sit at our table.
Bring yourself as you are and expect to grow in this space.
Our goal is to create a haven where all are welcome. We strive to grow wiser, stronger, and ultimately more loving in everything we do.
Ruth believes the best way to start our day is to step into nature.
Now and then, take off your shoes and let the grass tickle between your toes. When you are able, sink you feet into sand or a river, and look up to the heavens.
Weekends away are life-giving but small steps toward every day health should be a part of our daily rhythms.