Posts by Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs

Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs is an artist and bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings and Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion.  She founded “Creative Awakenings,” a transformational creativity program that she teaches nationally. She and her husband, artist Bobby Jacobs, founded “The Spread Your Wings Project,” a 501 (c) 3 to share the profound benefits of the arts and art therapy.  To learn more, visit and

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Compassion Is the Key to Overcoming Hardship (and Insomnia)

“You can never know how many lives you’ve touched, so just know it’s far more than you think. Even the tiniest acts of love, kindness, and compassion can have a massive ripple effect. You have made the world a better

Why I’m Grateful for Accidents, Pain, and Loss

“If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.” ~Unknown

I couldn’t feel my legs.

There wasn’t any pain, just this odd “sameness” of non-sensation.

My body was frozen as I turned my eyes downward to scan down …