Nancy Weidner
(pen name Nancy W.)

On the Path

Embracing the Journey

Both of these books were originally published by HarperSanFrancisco in the early 1990's. They are now available from iUniverse.com publishers. iUniverse is a publish-on-demand company and provides copies as they are ordered. My books may be ordered directly from iUniverse or from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. For a look inside both books, please look at the iUniverse.com website under "Bookstore."

These books may also be ordered from any "bricks and mortar" bookstore in your area.

My Works

On the Path: Affirmations for Adults Recovering From Childhood Sexual Abuse
The first book of affirmations for adults recovering from childhood sexual abuse, this gentle yet powerful guide to healing covers every aspect of the road to wellness, whether the abuse was physical, emotional, or spiritual.


"A book full of validation and insight." Whether your strength comes from a "higher power" or the power within, you will find nourishment here. Put yourself in the embrace of On the Path and learn to love yourself.
E. Sue Blume, author of Secret Survivors


Book signing of On the Path in 1991, Denver, CO

Review from Amazon.com

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars A true gem!, July 28, 2002
By S. Richards (TX USA) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)

The only downside to this book is that it isn't longer! But the small size doesn't mean it doesn't offer powerful statements, powerful thoughts, and hard topics. This book covers topics and then offers a short affirmation. Topics include reclaiming your body, reclaiming your right to be alive, reaching out and accepting help, seperating what was done to you as a child from the child you were, and honoring survival. This is a true gem, a rare find, and a must have for all survivors.

Embracing the Journey: Affirmations for Living Life as a Sexual Abuse Survivor
Nancy W's affirmations in ON THE PATH were hailed by Laura Davis as "gentle, kind and empowering," and by E. Sue Blume as "full of validation and insight." Now, the fifty-two uplifting refelctions in EMBRACING THE JOURNEY help female and male readers move through second-stage recovery's major issues: sex, relationships, personal talents, work, self-esteem and dreams.


5.0 out of 5 stars a real Gem, November 21, 2009
By Ms. Jyoti Thomas (Austria) - See all my reviews
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This book is a wonderful support to anyone who has experienced sexual abuse. Written in an easy to read style covering all sorts of different feelings, self doubts, insecurities or difficult days that all survivors can relate to. You can look up the relevant issue and read a segment making sense of that feeling and then it finishes off with an appropriate affirmation to help combat it.
It helps one to make sense of confusing thoughts or feelings and brings you back to your self. What I especially like about it is that its not just affirmations it actually explains why you may feel a certain way as a result of abuse and makes sense of how you're feeling. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. I work in this area and often recommend it to clients also.

Selected Works

A book of 52 affirmations
A refreshingly nondogmatic spiritual approach to healing - a feast for the child within." -- Laura Davis
Affirmations for Second Stage Healing
"Offers wise and healing messages of self-acceptance for people in the second stage of healing from sexual abuse."