Terri Tate: A Crooked Smile

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December 7, 2016

Terri Tate: A Crooked Smile

Terri Tate December 7, 2016

Terri Tate is a clinical nurse specialist, teacher, and down-to-earth inspirational teacher disguised as a standup comedian. Drawing on the experience of nearly dying from oral cancer, Terri infuses stories of some of the darkest moments of her life with a spritely humor. With Sounds True, she has published a memoir called A Crooked Smile, which shares her experiences of cancer diagnosis, falling into the endless machinery of the healthcare system, and emerging with a startling new appreciation for all of life. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Terri discuss the ability to tap into inner guidance and recognition of the different internal voices she learned to discern during her ordeal. Terri reads and comments on a passage from A Crooked Smile. Finally, Terri and Tami consider the greatest lessons learned after going through a life-threatening crisis. (62 minutes)

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Terri Tate: A Crooked Smile

Terri Tate is a clinical nurse specialist, teacher, and down-to-earth inspirational teacher disguised as a standup comedian. Drawing on the experience of nearly dying from oral cancer, Terri infuses stories of some of the darkest moments of her life with a spritely humor. With Sounds True, she has published a memoir called A Crooked Smile, which shares her experiences of cancer diagnosis, falling into the endless machinery of the healthcare system, and emerging with a startling new appreciation for all of life. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Terri discuss the ability to tap into inner guidance and recognition of the different internal voices she learned to discern during her ordeal. Terri reads and comments on a passage from A Crooked Smile. Finally, Terri and Tami consider the greatest lessons learned after going through a life-threatening crisis. (62 minutes)

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