About Shell and The Essential Creative Community

Shell Vera

Voice Discovery Coach | Writer | Marketer | Oils Enthusiast

I am a Voice Discovery Coach, writer, and marketer on a mission to empower others to talk about the things that are uncomfortable until they become everyday conversation; to remove the phrases “too deep,” “not enough”, and “too much” from the human vocabulary; and prove to everyone that even the most wounded inner child can be healed and partner with us for a successful and impactful life. I am the person who can both encourage you and make you laugh, sometimes simultaneously. It’s not often you’re in my presence for more than a few minutes without hearing a great story that makes you laugh, cry, and/or remember how much power lies within you. I believe we all have a story within us that will help at least one other person find the will to continue, know they aren’t alone, or find the key to the prison they have trapped themselves within.

I created this blog to build a community where we express ourselves at new levels of creativity through various platforms we have been assigned in life, such as faith, family, business, and community. (If you’d like to write for the blog, please contact me to discuss an arrangement. I am always open to guest bloggers.)

I am a mother to 26-year-old and 13-year-old daughters, an avid reader, and a follower of Christ’s teachings. I live life in a way that allows those I am around to know they are loved and to elicit smiles from anyone I come in contact with. I am an introvert who receives my energy from time alone in prayer, meditation, and journaling, usually by the water or outdoors. I enjoy nature, movies, and plays. I really enjoy essential oils, spoken word, kickboxing, street tacos and guacamole, and time with family and friends (though limited to one-to-one or very small groups). I don’t mind ending sentences with prepositions, and I favor the Oxford comma. If I am not working, I can usually be found creating art with my youngest, lost in the woods listening to an audio book by Bob Burg or Darren Hardy, or coming up with a million business ideas with friends.

Here on The Essential Creative, I release my love for all things creative, community, and Christ. I share tips about reaching new levels of creative expression related to faith, family, business, and community: the areas in which I believe we all want to reach higher levels of expressing ourselves creatively while influencing change and challenging others to grow. While I write from a Christian worldview, I don’t believe you have to be Christian to enjoy my blog. We have readers across all faiths and lifestyles here in our growing community of readers. All are welcome to read, comment, share, and even guest blog if you have posts that fit into these areas. As I share posts I write, I incorporate how essential oils can help in these areas as well by referencing Young Living products, which are the ones I use them to enhance my creativity and wellness.

I am looking to build a community here, so if you would like to post, please ask! I’d love us to build a community of bloggers who share various styles and types of creative posts to help us rise together.

If you need helping discovering your voice, please visit my website (www.ShellVera.com).

I look forward to connecting with you and hope one of these sites will inspire you to be more creative and more fully you!


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