Hi. I’m Claresa.  I am a freelance writer and editor with more than a decade of journalism experience and a heart for sharing positive stories.

I earned my degree in Mass Communications, and spent most of my career 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. 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 is what this space is all about.

These days, I am living a pretty sweet life with my husband and baby girl in South Carolina.