There is a theme in my Brave Yes Coaching sessions with women who are ready to reclaim their wholeness and design an inner and outer life that is more fulfilling and makes a bigger impact.

They didn’t chase their childhood dream like they wanted to.

Such is the case of my guest this week on The Brave Yes Show.

Julie Artz longed to be a writer as a young girl.

But she was told that wouldn’t be a good job, that she might become a struggling artist.

And so she put that dream away for a long time.

Until a life change that was out of her control opened a new door for her — a door she was excited to walk through and afraid of as well.

A perfect Brave Yes moment for sure.

Listen to Julie’s Brave Yes Voices story now and prepare to be inspired.


Julie Artz spent her  young life sneaking into wardrobes searching for Narnia. When people started thinking that was creepy, she had to find other ways to explore her passion for mystical adventures. Now she finds those long-sought doors to magical story worlds in her work as an author, developmental editor, and book coach. An active member of the writing community, she volunteers for SCBWI and Pitch Wars and is a member of EFA and AWP. Julie lives in an enchanted forest outside of Redmond, Washington, with her husband, two strong-willed teenagers, and a couple of naughty furry familiars. You can find her as @JulieArtz on Twitter and Instagram.