About Me

Claresa-40Hi. I’m Claresa, and I have a heart for sharing the positive stories and powerful testimonies that help us see beauty in the world around us.

I’m a wife and stay-at-home mom who lives in South Carolina, and loves writing, organizing and spending time with my amazing family.

For nearly a decade, I made a career out of writing and producing news for radio, television, and online media.

As you would imagine, many days were spent covering tragedies; but there were also a lot of great stories about overcoming adversity, and neighbors helping neighbors. I loved the positive stories, but I learned from them all. And each story made me see why we need to live intentionally, and why we have to make a conscious decision to see the good in a world that can often be overshadowed by the bad.

I see the good, and the thinking that often propels it, as inspiration to help you become a first-rate version of yourself — a more productive you, living a life that’s a little sweeter. And finding that inspiration, with the help of an ever-growing faith in God, is what this space is all about.


To get a better idea of my story and my heart, here are some of my favorite posts:


Blessed By Tragedy

Life is Serious. Keep it Simple.

It’s Okay To Standout

Do You Dance?

Back To My Roots

Delight In The Little Things

Learning From The Lord of the Rings

On Gapped Teeth, Lupita Nyong’o, And The Journey To Self-Acceptance

What a Baby Taught Me About Life in 2013

On Trying To Be Productive

 Feel free to leave me a comment or send me a message to let me know your thoughts. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.