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The Gratitude + Grit Project

Finding happy...

Welcome to a place of hope where you'll find tangible resources and ideas to walk with you on your journey to wholeness.  True words, real struggles, and unending tenacity.  Sharing tools that helped me from trauma to soul wellness...a happy mind, body, soul and spirit.  It is possible to find that again.  Welcome to the tribe.

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About Deb

I'm driven to share my own story to give others hope for a happy and fulfilled life after trauma or transition.  Living with intention can get you there.  That's where the grit comes in, but it truly starts with gratitude.  We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what we have been through.  On my blog, you'll find vulnerable stories and ideas for finding gratefulness in new places.

Be sure to read to the end for the silver lining outcome.

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  I'll be sharing valuable tools and resources on the resources page, which will be continually updated, along with a recipe page (coming soon) that will be brimming with deliciously satisfying, nourishing recipes.

I'm a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, mom of three adult children, recently now a grandma, and a hiking and paddleboard enthusiast.  Photography has been my favorite hobby since high school, so all photos you see on my blog are taken by me specifically for each story.


  I believe we are all a work in progress and that we can change our personal world through our perspective, if rooted in thankfulness and intentional living.  This website, and my work as a Strengths Coach, is devoted to helping you find soul wellness through a healthy mind, body, soul and spirit.  I believe these are all connected, just as we are all connected to one another.

 Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaching

What would happen if we focused on our strengths, rather than our weaknesses?


One on One Strengths Coaching

Maximize your strengths for your best successes at work, school and in your relationships.

Many people are not aware of their natural talents and spend most of their energy trying to improve their weaknesses.  We'll start with your natural talents and I'll teach you to maximize your strengths for successful living in all areas of your life; vocation, transition, education, and relationships.

Strengths Workshops and Corporate Trainings

Find out how to understand yourself and your teammates better.  Experience increased productivity and the immense satisfaction of reaching your goals together.

Finally understand why your co-workers and partners don't see processes the way you do.  What currently may be a source of frustration and stalled teamwork, can become a great partnership when you see the benefits of having different strengths, and truly understanding why each of you do what you, the way you believe it is best.

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