Who I Am…

I am Shell Vera, a writer and Voice Discovery Coach who empowers people to tell their story, increase their faith through solid grounding, live their best life, and combat the storms of life we face. To do this, I write and coach professionally and have created this blog to build a community where we share ideas for becoming more creative and expressing creativity at new levels through various platforms we have been assigned in life. (If you’d like to write for the blog, please contact me to discuss an arrangement!)

I am a mother to 25-year-old and 12-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 gaucamole, and time with family and friends (though limited to one-to-one or very small groups). If I am not working, I can usually be found creating art with my little one or coming up with a million business ideas with friends.

Here on The Essential Creative (www.TheEssentialCreative.com) I share tips about reaching new levels of creative expression. This includes posts 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. As I share, I incorporate how essential oils can help in these areas as well. In my posts, I will reference Young Living products from time to time, as 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 professional 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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