I created this site to share resources for healing from depression and trauma(resources which I have been using), to share what I learn as a self-defense instructor and activist, to inspire everyone to be an artist and to help others create a life filled with inner peace and balance.  

My new book is published!!


Have you ever wondered what you could do -what possibilities would open up- if you didn’t feel overwhelmed by depression? When traditional therapy is out of reach or isn’t working it’s time to cultivate your own therapy plan. In “D.I.Y. Therapy: Healing Depression”, you will learn realistic and inspiring tools to use on your healing journey.

Purchase the paperback or e-book here, Amazon.com

I’m certified in Mental Health First Aid, but not a licensed therapist. What I share is from my own experiences with depression, grief and trauma. I recognize that we each have unique journeys and need different tools to thrive. You know what’s best for your own healing.

Below are quick links to my most popular resources. You can also use the menu above to find more tools to guide you on your life journey.

With peace and hugs, Leah


  • Share your story! Let’s learn from each other by sharing our stories. Visit the What’s Your Story page.

  • Browse my art, greeting cards, clothing and gifts at Zazzle.com.



  1. Enjoyed reading your blog and your comments at totsymae’s. Your personality is attractive and reflects what I believe to be a beautiful personality.


  2. Tyrone Washington · · Reply

    I am an ex-drug dealer, gang member, and ex-con who, in the mist of my incarnation, have changed my life and is now attending UTA. I need your assistance in starting a non-profit organization geared towards preparing inner city youth for a higher education. I have a desire to fix what I was instrumental in destroying… Please help!

    1. First off, thank you for wanting to give back to others and for sharing your story. That is inspiring to hear. Since you have been through the system you are now an awesome example that it is never too late to turn your life around.

      Since I don’t live in Texas I suggest finding a mentor in your area that would be willing to work on this project. I am not sure how far Pflugerville is from you, but there is this amazing woman named Deborah Orr who mentors youth through literature. She might be able to help or connect you with someone who can. http://outreachlibrarians.org/about-us/

      Here are two mentors I would suggest connecting with or studying, even though they are not in Texas.
      Ron Tinsley who mentors young men, https://impoweryou.org/2013/03/04/role-model-ron-tinsley/
      Christoher McFadden of the Philadelphia Youth Project, https://impoweryou.org/2013/04/08/christopher-mcfadden-pyp/. Both have done amazing work for the youth in their community.

      It takes a lot ot start a non-profit including money, but you can start a program without NP status if you are really determined. Either way it is good to be informed of all your options. Check out this site that has info on how to start a non-profit in TX. http://www.startnonprofitorganization.com/starting-a-nonprofit-in-texas

  3. Thank you for this inspirational place to grow and stretch~

    1. You’re welcome. I like to share what I learn with others and let them decide if they take anything from that. 🙂

  4. Go Leah. I tried to comment on the page about your stats but it came up as no page? But you go girl, keep up the good work 🙂 And Happy New Year

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate your kind words. Sorry to hear about the commenting. I will see if I can fix that. Happy New Year Jenna. I hope it is your best year yet. 🙂

  5. I found your blog courtesy of kimberlyharding. It’s great!

    1. Thank’s Lynette. I appreciate the comment. I will check out your blog as well.

  6. Your profile is outstanding xx

    1. Thank you. 🙂

  7. Hi Leah!
    I want to know if you would like to be showcased in our 2nd Annual Summer 2012 Social Change Campaign. We want to highlight all the work you have been doing to change the world with your God given gifts and talents. Please reach out to me via my email voice4society@gmail.com if you are interested! We’d be honored to have you 🙂

  8. Hi, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I know you already have this award, but I enjoy your blog and hope you don’t mind that I included a link to it on my post Blog-O-Rama.

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  10. cravencreativity · · Reply

    I just wanted to stop by to let you know that I am bestowing another award upon you,The Very Inspiring Blog award! You are very much deserving of it and I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog and how much I appreciate what you are doing for girls and women too, I think it’s amazing. If I wasn’t a starving artist I would definitely be contributing towards your book publication fund! Feel free to accept this award or just relish in the fact that I think your blog is great and you, very inspiring 🙂 I have just published a post about it on my blog where you can find out more about it.

    1. Thank you. I accept with much gratitude.

  11. Great art! Great writing! Great action in life! Great blog! Can’t wait to read more…

    1. Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review. I am happy you are enjoying my work.

  12. Your work with young girls sound wonderful. I love the title to your book. I will try and check it out. Your art is beautiful as well. You are certainly an inspiration. Along with my art I too have worked with those in need. Individuals with disabilities and special needs. It is a honor to have found you and your blog.
    Peace and Light

    1. Thank you. My only wish is to have found how much I like to share and empower others sooner. Still I am very happy knowing I can spend the rest of my life doing what I love.

  13. Hi Leah, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such great comments on there. I would love for you to write about self-defense for young women for Marinagraphy/Empowering Girls and Women. Maybe I can write something for yours as well. It’s exciting that you are so empowered that you have started your own business, blog, and writing business. Thanks for the support, know you have mine, and keep in touch.


    1. Wonderful. I will send you an email. I would love to have a guest blog from you as well.

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