Friends, I’m so incredibly excited and proud to announce that today is the official release date for my illustrated creative journal, FIND YOUR AWESOME!

Check out my fun, animated book trailer, made possible by creative mastermind Dillon Wall. It includes illustrations and words taken right from the book.

I poured my whole writerly, doodly, love-warrior-self into this book because I believe that if we could learn to love ourselves as ardently and sincerely as we love others, we could change the world. It’s hard to imagine it, but try. Imagine a society of humans comfortable in their own skin, certain of their own worth, confident in their ability to maneuver this world with equal parts badassery and love. It would be dazzling, right? Love, kindness, and empathy would abound.

The world needs more love, and all love starts with self-love. I wrote and illustrated FIND YOUR AWESOME not to help people become someone new, but to help them uncover the imaginative, openhearted, amazing selves they already are. I truly believe that if you complete this book, committing yourself to just 30 days of self-discovery and celebration, it will change how you move in the world and infuse your life with love, fun, connection, and creativity.

Let’s do it together!

On May 15th, I’ll be embarking on my own 30-day self-love challenge using FIND YOUR AWESOME, and I’d love for you to join me. There will be a Facebook group, short daily emails of encouragement, and more animated videos to inspire you. It’ll be free, fun, and good for your soul, plus if you sign up, you’ll be automatically entered to win a signed copy of FIND YOUR AWESOME. (Even if you’ve already purchased my book , sign up. These little journals make wonderful gifts.)

Sign up for 30 days of self-love!

I’ll be posting more about the book and the challenge over the next several weeks.

Leave me a comment if you have any questions. I’m really looking forward to playing with you!


p.s. You can also win a copy of FIND YOUR AWESOME on Goodreads! Go enter! (And read the reviews. I’m so touched by them.)






  1. TheOriginalPhoenix on April 4, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I tried to sign up for the 30 days of self-love challenge but Mailchiml is saying my email address has too many subside attempts. I’m already signed up for your newsletter, is that why?

    • j on April 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

      I don’t know what that means. I tested it yesterday, and it worked. I’ll test it again. Meanwhile, I’ll add you myself. Thank you!!! xo

  2. Estrella on April 4, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Congrats!!! I love it, J, so very glad you have come so far! *hugs you tight*

    • j on April 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thank you, Estrella! xo

  3. peggi on April 4, 2017 at 6:49 am

    great video… your awesomeness is… well… awesome!

    • j on April 4, 2017 at 6:56 am

      I know! I swear I’m as excited about that video as I am about the book! 🙂

  4. Maggie on April 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Got my copy in the mail yesterday! Woot! I’m signed up and ready to go!

    • j on April 4, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Yay. You know how I love playing with you. xo

  5. Julia on April 4, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Oh J. My heart just filled up so full reading your newsletter and then watching this completely awesome little trailer. You amaze me. You inspire. You move me so with all you are and all the incredible good you continuously put out into this world (HOW do you do it all? And with so much love…). I just signed up for the self-love challenge (I’m so in!) – sounds like just what I need right now. Huge congratulatory hugs to you. So proud to call you my friend. 💕

    • j on April 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

      As I am inspired and so often awed by you, my friend. One of the best internet days of my life was the day I stumbled upon your blog and learned all about saying YES. Big love and gratitude back to you! xoxo

  6. lunajune on April 4, 2017 at 8:14 am

    fabulous !! I’m soo happy for you, and so grateful to have been around these past few years watching and being part of all you share <3

    • j on April 4, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Oh, June, how I adore you. So happy to have your wild, messy heart in my orbit. <3

  7. Mary Trumbull on April 4, 2017 at 11:38 am

    My dear Judy — Thank you for the “awesomeness” of you and sharing it with the world. We are the lucky ones! And, Dillon, thank you for sharing your talent with us through your Mom’s gift — loved the video! You two are quite an “awesome” pair!

    • j on April 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      I’m very lucky to have such a talented partner in crime, and to have loves like you in my life. Thank you! xoxo

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  9. terrepruitt on April 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Awesome video! Love it!

    • j on April 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks, Terre!

  10. Annie Neugebauer (@AnnieNeugebauer) on April 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you. <3

    • j on April 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you, Annie! Exciting times. 🙂

  11. Diane Murphy on April 24, 2017 at 7:42 am

    This looks great! I’ve tried to sign up twice, but still no confirmation email. Hoping I’m signed up.

    • j on April 24, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Hi, Diane! I’m not sure why that’s happening, but I’ll go add you myself. Thank you for letting me know!

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