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I’ve been telling you that gratitude saved my life!  

I even gave a TEDx Talk about it…


So now, let it inspire your art, work and life.

The best way to start is with some journaling prompts…

Check out my free journaling inspiration prompts here!

Take My Gratitude Challenge…

Take a blank page from A to Z and on your art journaling page, think about what each of those letters might mean to you.  What are you grateful for starting from A all the way to Z?

Want to find yourself-

Make it an Art Challenge…

Now get out a blank page, and draw the letter you feel most grateful for today.  And if you’re feeling especially grateful, draw a few of those letters!

Dance to the Rhythm of the Universe

Today…I’m grateful for the world.

Hey – it’s your page.  Who’s to tell you what’s too cluttered for one 8 x 10 sheet?

  • Apples
  • Broadway songs
  • Chill in the air…
  • D___ecide!  It’s up to you!

And catch up with some previous Art Journaling Challenges here.


And besides, is there such a thing as too much gratitude?

Gratitude is how we find the power in our stories:

I used my gratitude list as an essential survival skill.  Creating my gratitude list helped me remember who I was.

And once you know who you are, you can…

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Read the story in Huffington Post here.

huff post essay

Read my 6th Huff Post Essay here!

I’m especially happy to share with The Huffington Post the story of “my” story because learning how to find the “story” in my journey was not just a creative venture – it was the necessary survival skill that kept my hope alive and in turn, kept me alive too!

Do you know your story?

As you read this, remember that you are the hero of your own journey, so today, start the next chapter fearlessly, bravely and like the author of your own life!

When life takes a detour, we need to reframe our lives a bit.  lucky for us, that is the power of story.  When we write our own lives, we can put it in any frame we wish. We control our destiny.

leaping tree

Where will your story take you today?

The most exciting stories take detours every now and then.  So be the Detourist in your story.

I turned my detour into the best trip ever.

And get your Detourist guide here!

I was sexually abused.My stomach exploded.I was in an coma for months.I've had 27 surgeries.I couldn't eat or drink for 6 years.

To learn more about private coaching to navigate those beautiful detours, click here.

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