I spend my days working as an artist; I write, I wallow in the treasures found in mindfulness, and I share –  as I can – ideas about letting go of the past and reimagining our lives.  I share – as I can – the restorative benefits of finding gratitude, of shedding doubts, fears, perceived injustices, and ideas about how to let go of the negative narratives which can have such debilitating power over our souls and the lives of others.

Educationally I have a Master’s degree in Social Work and I studied art and design during in my undergraduate years.  While my career focused on the field of child welfare – specifically the issues of child abuse and neglect and the treatment of loss and grief issues – I have pursued, over the course of my life, my interests as an artist and a writer.

I hope you’ll join me at my online magazine Reimagining Our Lives where I consider the lessons and gifts to be found in an ordinary day, thoughts about letting go of the things that are so often dragging us through to clouded dust of a yesterday, and  ideas about how we can rewrite those parts of our stories that prevent us from living the bountiful and creative lives that are available to us.

After having died from a cardiac arrest and resuscitated through 40 minutes of CPR in 2010, I wrote a book titled, Parentheses, A Memoir of my life before, during, and after my death.

It is available on Amazon: click here.

If you’d like more information about or would like to purchase a painting please contact me at: fswan@q.com