About Me

I have been a freelance writer and workshop leader for over twenty years. I started this blog in 2010 so that I would have a special motivation to maintain a writing practice around awareness, mindfulness, and gratitude. I also wanted to use the example of my practice to encourage others to make conscious appreciation a greater part of their lives. As I committed to this practice, I found my life changed significantly. I discovered that the greatest power of gratitude was not in counting my blessings or even in remembering to say thanks to people that make a difference in my life. Expanding on basic principles of mindfulness, I discovered that the greatest power of gratitude is in understanding what I personally feel grateful for and then practicing seeing these things in the present moment. I wrote the book Transform Your Life with an Attitude of Gratitude Writing Practice and am now leading Attitude of Gratitude writing and reflection groups to share what I learned.