Patricia Benavidez

With uncompromising honesty, courage, and vulnerability, Ardine Martinelli brings forth through her own personal and inspiring journey, the archetypes that have identified many a woman’s life regardless of race, ethnic origin, class or sexual orientation. Listening to My Life is must read for every woman who has experienced the pain, agony, and the rewards of finding ourselves.  It is for the young millennial who wants to find her voice and experience the empowerment that comes with the exploration of the truths that exist within us beyond the illusions  of power and appearance.

A strong and courageous voice speaks loudly as Martinelli shares with us that it is possible to reach amazing healing within ourselves and forgiveness for ourselves and others as we embrace the journey to live our soul’s whisperings.

I started Listening to My Life and could not put it down until I finished the last page and then I kept wishing it would just keep going.  It is definitely a book that I will read again and again.

Patricia Benavidez, writer and retired teacher