As a culture, we find ourselves in an urgent moment.

We’re over-communicating, but not always listening.

We’re good at expressing hate and uncomfortable
expressing love.

We fear for our future and are unable to rest in the present moment.

But I’m not here to start a lecture. Let’s start a conversation.


To live in this world authentically and spiritually, we need three things:
vulnerable connection, compassion,
and… each other.

That’s why I want to walk alongside you and explore life together, inspired by my childhood drawings, featured here. PLUS…


The full scope of life – its darkness, its light, its breathtaking joy and grief.

What it really means to be well, and move through pain (medicated, or unmedicated).

How to live authentically in a reality TV-obsessed nation.

The annoying farce of self-help “quick fixes”, and what vulnerability and doing the work really looks like.

…and so much more

Author Photo Abel's Hill

My name is Priscilla Warner

two-time New York Times Best Selling Author, wannabe monk, and artist writing from the frontlines of life’s inevitable trenches.

Through my books and essays, I’ve tried to delve into my own struggles honestly. Now I want to share what I’ve learned and help us both come through this gorgeous mess called life on earth a little bit wiser.

We’ve all felt lost in the woods, or trapped in the dark with no way out. Living with an open, vulnerable heart is a courageous act. So let’s do that together. Let’s peel back the layers of our doubts, insecurities, and fears, and celebrate what we have in common…which includes our doubts, insecurities and fears!

My writings can’t cure you.

They won’t change your life in five minutes or less, and they won’t give you a 30-day money back guarantee.

What they will do, however, is help you to feel less alone.

With all of its complexity and challenges, life can be achingly beautiful.

And I’m so grateful to have you here with me.


Want to dive deeper? Let’s go.

I cover everything from Grief to Joy to Living Authentically in a Reality-TV-Obsessed Culture.

Need help navigating life, death, mental health, or interfaith friendships? I’ve got you covered.

Time travel with me as I make collages combining my childhood art with my recent iPhone photos.

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