The Grateful Jar Project began as an experiment.

How would my life be influenced if I dedicated a year to radical gratitude?

If I was determined to focus on being grateful each day. . . no matter what transpired?

The experiment quickly became a powerful anchor in a turbulent year surging with swift change and dramatic redirection.


The Grateful Jar Project goes beyond theory or philosophy by vulnerably demonstrating cultivating a grateful heart in the face of challenges.

Join My Little Roommates and I, affectionately dubbed the Ocean of Estrogen, in our soulful adventure!

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• Talewind Books in Sechelt,
• EarthFair Store in Madeira Park,
• Eco Freako in the heart of Roberts Creek village.

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My Journey With Gratitude:

I didn’t wake up one day and declare, “This is fabulous- I’m going to be SO grateful!”

My slow moving journey with gratitude began more than twenty years ago. A time when the likelihood of my survival was up for debate.

To prevent self-destruction a lifelong wound needed to be tended to. The next decade of my life was dedicated to intensive psychological healing.

“You’d benefit from learning mindfulness” a patient psychologist observed. It was clear I had not yet connected the impact of my thoughts upon my well-being.

Mindfulness was the precursor to gratitude. By first learning to recognize my thoughts I could then learn to influence them.

When medicine is truly effective, we sometimes think we can stop taking it.  So too it was with my gratitude practice. Some days I would, some days I wouldn’t.

Eventually I wondered “How would life be if I deliberately chose to focus on gratitude?”

The journey of The Grateful Jar Project began. A year long commitment to a daily gratitude practice… no matter what. 

Journey along side ‘My Ocean of Estrogen’ as we bob, bounce (and sometimes crash) from one change to another. Rediscover your own appreciation and be inspired to embark on your own adventure of gratitude.  

“Krystin has a way with words that is truly life medicine! Reading The Grateful Jar Project transported me to the wonder that surrounds us all.” 

“I love her deep dives into divinity and how she brings everything to life, whether it be a thought, a movement, an unknown whisper, a dog, her Little Roommates, or a jar full of ‘gratefuls’.”  

~Elizabeth MacLeod

Founder, Wild Woman Enchanted

Author & Illustrator of the Wild Woman Mystery Cards

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