About Deborah

Deborah Blackwell is a writer, advocate, and certified mind-body life coach inspired to share ways to conquer adversity and discover the hidden wisdom found in everyday life.

Her courageous journey through abuse, cancer, and trauma brought her unique insight and an ability to help figure out what makes people tick, and find the common thread in humanity—every person just wants to be happy.

Life—like fairy tales—is filled with intriguing characters, adventure and magic. In spite of challenges, Deborah believes life offers extraordinary surprises that often go unnoticed, and during the bleakest of times, there are magic wand moments that help us discover who we really are, and the truth of what makes us happy.

She is currently writing a book about the struggle to become a whole woman, and coming to understand ourselves in the deepest sense as we continue to evolve. Her blog “Where’s the Fairy Tale” explores the wisdom found in everyday life.

Deborah is a correspondent for Harvard University covering the arts and sciences and her compelling content includes human interest stories, personal profiles, and feature articles for publications in the arts, education, health and well-being.

Deborah is also a longtime practicing yogi passionate about global health, well-being, and happiness. She holds Awareness Training Institute certification from the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkley. Inspired by her own journey with healing, her mission is to welcome truth, expand knowledge, and embrace joy.

Married to her kindred spirit, mom of grown kids, a sassy cat, and Massachusetts resident for most of her life, Deborah cherishes time with her family, close friends, great books, good jazz, rainy days, walks on long beaches, the sacredness of nature, and authentic smiles.