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Rachel Merrill

About Rachel Merrill

Rachel Merrill, author of I Sang Anyway: A Stepmom’s Spiritual Memoir of Healing, is passionate about human potential. She grew up on a farm in North Dakota, USA, and moved to Vermont for graduate school in 2006. Rachel spent more than a decade fighting poverty and hunger in New Hampshire as a manager for the welfare to work program for single parents. Some of her specialized knowledge includes French, Indigenous Rights, the topics of mental health, substance misuse, domestic violence, and workforce development. In addition, she is a certified Diversity & Cultural Competence trainer. She has enjoyed working in refugee resettlement, as a camp counselor for kids from inner-city Chicago, and as a grant writer for Life & Water Development – Cameroon, among other jobs. Rachel has worked for an international non-profit since December 2018 where she leads guided meditation for their employees. She is a fundraiser inspiring giving from individuals and community groups; she also supervises volunteers. She holds a Master’s in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute.

Rachel is a Reiki Master, Certified Holistic Life Coach, witch, singer, writer, wife, mom, and stepmom. To learn more about working with Rachel, or to inquire about a speaking engagement, please visit www.RachelMerrill.me.

I Sang Anyway: A Stepmom’s Spiritual Memoir of Healing

I Sang Anyway: A Stepmom’s Spiritual Memoir of Healing

Like Rachel, stepmoms and moms can turn their cries into song by finding their voices and healing the past with spiritual tools, speaking their truth, reconnecting to nature, releasing trauma from the body, and trusting their inner voice.
Rachel ends her silence and shares her truth as a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, and being a stepmom. I Sang Anyway is a return to nature and the discovery of self-love. This memoir is her story with spiritual advice woven throughout the text. If you are feeling lost and desperate to figure out how to cope with life because nothing else has worked, this book is for you. You will gain spiritual wisdom and ideas for how to trust yourself for what to say and do in tense family situations.

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New Book: I Sang Anyway: A Stepmom's Spiritual Memoir of Healing by Rachel Merrill

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

Rachel’s story is a profound look into the world of someone who has risen from the depths of trauma to heal others on her journey to wellness. It is a story that will resonate with anyone who yearns to find meaning and lessons in life’s challenges. In sharing the lessons she’s learned, Rachel helps the reader uncover and transform their own trauma into a healing opportunity. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in personal transformation from someone who’s taken the journey herself. To alchemize pain into growth is no small feat and one that can inspire us all.

—Carissa K.

Rachel invites you into the most intimate moments of her life as she shares experiences that shaped her quest for self love, strength, and acceptance. From a young age, she knew she was meant for big things and didn’t let challenges stop her on that journey. Instead, she forged on, learning coping mechanisms to heal her wounds, adapting to her ever-changing environment and became her authentic self. She is now offering up that spiritual and personal knowledge in this book. From the clever chapter names, to the reflection questions and list of resources, it’s apparent that Rachel is passionate about using what she has learned to help inspire others to do the same. Thank you Rachel for sharing your story and your passion. You’ve inspired me on a journey of self love and have given me tools I need to get started.

—Jaime N.

There are sometimes no words to describe the pain we have been through. A beautiful and powerful story of hope and transformation. Well done.

—Sarah N.

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