Our mission is to help people THRIVE


We are committed to providing simple tools to alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression
and to help people become healthier, happier, and more successful.


What we do:

We identify proven strategies to improve mental health and well-being, so that you don’t need to sort through the overwhelming mass of research, advice and misinformation to find what works.

We build these strategies into accessible self-help tools for individuals and ready-to-implement wellness programs for educational and business settings.

We take a strengths-based approach that focuses on building resiliency and developing skills for thriving. This appeals to a broad audience and does not carry the stigma that is often associated with receiving mental health services.

Who we serve:

Individuals may enroll in a program or use our workbooks to reduce stress, increase well-being and realize goals.

Schools and colleges can implement an evidence-based wellness and resiliency program to improve student mental health, academic performance, and retention rates.

Businesses and organizations may offer our professional development workshops to promote employee wellness, engagement and productivity.

"I now feel I have a great set of tools to help reduce stress and increase happiness in my life."
-2016 ReST Participant


The Four Weeks to Wellness workbook offers a careful selection of exercises--backed by research--to help readers improve their health and well-being, and to clarify and accomplish what really matters to them. Exercises are focused on goal-setting, emotional skills, social connection, health, meaning, and self-talk. Four Weeks to Wellness is the companion workbook to the Resiliency Skills Training (ReST) program, which has been offered on several college campuses, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback and resulting in significant reductions in stress, anxiety and depression. You may download a free facilitators guide with detailed instructions on how to implement a 4-week group or online program. Orders of 35 or more workbooks may be purchased directly at a discount.

"I just participated in a facilitated Resiliency Skills Training based on Jessica Gifford's book, Four Weeks to Wellness.  I found the curriculum engaging, accessible, attainable and deeply empowering.  The exercises brought me into a more trusting relationship with my own inner wisdom, truth and belonging.  I can't recommend this book or this training enough!"
- Pete McLean, True North Facilitation


Journal to Success offers a careful selection of reflective writing exercises that provide step-by-step guidance to help you identify, prioritize, and accomplish what matters most to you. Each exercise is backed by research and has demonstrated effectiveness in helping people overcome challenges, achieve goals, and boost well-being.

Journal to success is the companion workbook for the Student Success Initiative program and is used by Actualization Teams.

“This course helped me organize my thoughts and figure out how I want to spend my time. I think I was way more focused in my classes than I would have been otherwise, and made progress toward a goal I’d been procrastinating on.”
- 2018 Student Success Initiative Participant