You will find an array of interesting and helpful resources and links, dedicated to improving your quality of life, whether it be supportive information for helping an aging parent maintain dignity and independence, fostering butterflies in your garden, or finding new and interesting ways to improve your creative skills.  Or, how about interesting organizations for volunteering your talents? As our community grows, our global resource list continues to expand as well!

We welcome your suggestions of other resources that have been helpful to you – just drop us a note!

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Linda Aman is an award winning artist and art instructor, with a passion for painting and teaching fine art.  Her students gain inner satisfaction of painting and creating an original artwork of their own.  To learn more about her art and classes, visit her website:


Visit the Asheville Shop inside the Visitor Center

A Lighter Move Logo 001Senior Move Management lifts the burdensome complexity of moving from the shoulders of older adults who, though once totally capable of managing life transitions themselves, need trustworthy, professional assistance.  All things related to “stuff” – downsizing, selling, shipping to family, packing/unpacking and move management become the responsibility of A Lighter Move….and the clients can deal with the details of their life-at-the-moment!  Adult children find relief in having experienced and ethical hands and feet-on-the-ground to assist their parents.

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As gardeners and nature lovers, we can undo a lot of environmental damage and negative impact on pollinators that has taken place through the use and spread of non-native plants. Once you start transitioning to native plants in your landscape, you’ll be amazed at the increased number and variety of birds and beneficial insects that show up. This website shows you how to use native plants, particularly to increase the population of Monarch butterflies, a species heading for extinction.

True North Navigation Partners

Personal & Professional Development

True North Navigation Partners is a personal and professional development firm committed to assisting individuals with successfully navigating life’s transitions and achieving one’s goals and aspirations.  Living in alignment with one’s purpose and values leads to a richer, healthier and more fulfilling life; which is more personally rewarding and results in the ability to more positively contribute to the betterment of humankind. True North Navigation Partners


Creativity Coaching Association

A great group of people exploring creativity from a multitude of platforms. Training as well as articles and workshops


Ojai Valley Land ConservancyOVLC is now the largest landholder in the Ojai valley. Dedicated to preserving and maintaining open space and public access to it. Lots of opportunities for docents and volunteers as well as workshops, classes, and a lovely system of well defined and cared for trails both around town and into the back country. website


The Botanical Gardens at Asheville is located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, one of the most diverse temperate ecosystems in the world. Our mission is the preservation and promotion of the native plant species and habitats of these mountains. We hope to increase public awareness of this region’s unique botanical diversity by maintaining gardens for the enjoyment of the public and by providing educational programs and research resources for the community. website

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Patty Van Dyke, Fine Art Online Gallery



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Suzanne Shaffer, Studio Inspiration for Creating with Purpose  Creative Studio




Happify Daily.  Daily emails on a variety of topics to brighten your day!  website

Linda Graham, MFT  Healing and awakening into aliveness and wholeness – Resources for Recovering Resilience. An ongoing newsletter focused on building resilience mentally and emotionally as we meet life’s challenges.

Road Scholar. As the leader of the lifelong learning movement, not-for-profit Road Scholar is the world’s largest and most innovative creator of experiential learning opportunities. They have guided generations of lifelong learners on transformative learning adventures from San Francisco to Siberia, and nearly everywhere in between. visit website

Changing Aging Blog featuring Dr. Bill Thomas : Changing Aging

   Dementia Society

Byron Katie (as mentioned in Your Creative Companion Guidebook) Byron Katie website

The Ojai Art Center  website

The oldest , multi-purpose nonprofit art center in California. A fabulous resource for classes and workshops as well as performances and exhibits.

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OVA arts is a unique gallery of contemporary arts and crafts by over 40 local artists. website

Celebrating Hand Made Living at Cattywampus craftsvisit website

Phoenix RisingEllie Pechet, M.Ed. is a Metaphysician, Shaman, and Medium and has helped thousands of individuals over the last 32 years, using her own successful Pechet Healing Technique. She is an expert at identifying, communicating with, and dispelling earthbound spirits who have attached themselves to unsuspecting individuals. She recently published a book titled “Hitching a Ride: A Guide to Earthbound Spirits and How They Affect You,” which describes case studies of her work in this area spanning a period of over twenty years.visit website