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Jess Keating is a bestselling non-fiction author, novelist, artist, scientist, & creator of the online space The Brave Edit.

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Jess Keating is a bestselling non-fiction author, novelist, artist, scientist, & creator of the online space The Brave Edit.

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What I'm All About Here...

As an author, artist, scientist, & speaker, my work investigates & explores everyday truths about creative, curious living and I've been reading & writing about the art & science of living well since 2009.

My work & books have been featured in the New York Times, CBC, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, Glamour, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, and more, and I've been fortunate to appear on both in-person & virtual stages to talk all things creativity to more than 100,000 people worldwide.

My writing covers topics like:

  • How to build sustainable creative & happiness habits¬†
  • Overcoming our blocks to self expression¬†
  • The art & science of¬†noticing, &¬†living well¬†
  • Growing courage, enchantment & inspiration¬†
  • How to tend ourselves as curious, creative people¬†

Most importantly, I write about well being in a way that actually fits your daily life.

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How My Work Can Help You

 

The question that's been on my mind from the very beginning is "How can we create the life that's right for us?", and I love to bring in insights from all fields to help us answer it.

I'm a renaissance soul at heart, so whether it's art or biology, history or physics, architecture, philosophy, zoology or astronomy -- I believe all forms of knowledge talk to each other, and we've all got things to learn from the ecology of creative history that we all share.

As a creative ecologist of sorts, my job is to find the best ideas out there, and connect the dots in a way that's fun, easy-to-understand, and practical for your everyday life.

It's no secret that the best advice for creativity is often the best advice for life.

Why? Because living well is a creative act.

There's always more to learn, and I hope that -- big or small - my writing sparks something wonderful to help you cultivate the kind of life you want.

I want you to have a you-shaped life.
But living well requires bravery, awareness, & intention.
If you're called to a more colourfully-you-shaped life, I'm on a mission to help deep-feeling, big-dreaming curious souls like you make brave choices to explore, so they can feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in who they really are.

 

The Resumé
 

 

Here are a few notable tidbits about me & my work.

  • Bestselling Author and Lifelong Writer I'm the author of more than 20 books, and have written in nearly every category, including fiction, nonfiction, picture books, novels, and more. I've been writing since I could sling a crayon!
  • Artist & Creative Entrepreneur¬†I'm a renaissance soul at heart, and have been a full time¬†entrepreneur¬†my entire adult life, including as a singer, photographer, sculptor, & artist. I've never had a 'normal' job!
  • Teacher & Guide¬†Most of my life's work has followed Mary Oliver's advice: "Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it." No matter the field, I'm always drawn to share what I've learned with others, whether it's in books, columns, videos, or classes.
  • Scientist & Lifelong Nerd¬†I've got multiple degrees in science & philosophy, and a Masters of Science; my specialty is in interdisciplinary work so we can better understand both the science and soulful side of life as creative humans.

Most of my columns and work online revolves around cultivating the bravest form of your life that feels like you. If you're a fan of conversations about creativity, well being, and the courage to find your own path, this space is for you.

FAVE BOOK:

Inkheart


USED TO BE:

a singer


FAVE DESTINATION:

Iceland

FAVE TREAT

donuts (always!)


CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:

Pilot pens


NON-GUILTY PLEASURE

90s action movies
Where we headed today?
 

 

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