Pam Grout is a hopeless romantic who still believes the world is a beautiful place, that people are noble and that anything is possible.
For a living, she writes books and articles for such places as People magazine, Men's Journal and CNN Travel. She also enjoys writing letters to her daughter, but that's more about making a life than a living. She's keenly aware there's a huge difference.
In making a life, she has traveled to all the world's continents, learned 59 ways to make a fort out of sofa cushions, perfected a mean tennis forehand and volunteered at a women's prison and free health clinic.
Her recent book, E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments to Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, was on the New York Times bestseller list for 20 weeks and has been translated into 30 some languages.
Find out more about Pam and her out-of-the-box take on life at her sometimes updated website at www.pamgrout.com or @PamGrout