This blog is written by Petra Martin, who believes that we were all born with an inner guidance system. She created a tool to help us access it. Here, Petra lives out loud, navigating life from the heart.

Petra owns Heron Lake Press, which publishes the Mixed Emotions card deck. She founded the Whidbey Island Writer’s Refuge, which provides writers and other creatives with inspiring accommodations where they can escape the distractions of everyday life and  focus on their work. And she founded a nonprofit organization called Whidbey CareNet, which provided emergency responders with free services that helped them heal body and soul.

Petra grew up in the United States and in Germany and speaks both languages. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in English, and completed a year-long certification program in poetry at the University of Washington.

She lives in an intentional community (co-housing) on Whidbey Island in Washington State.

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