art, writing & connection

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Tracey Yokas Creates

What does it mean to live creatively? In her book, Big Magic, Liz Gilbert writes, “A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.”

An amplified life? Whoa. To fully inhabit our enoughness? Take up the space we’re entitled to? Put ourselves on our own to-do list? And at the top! And without guilt! Yes, please.

Each of us is invited to live amplified in our own unique ways. Me, I write. I create art. I advocate for mental health. I encourage women to practice self-care and to connect to one another in community. I unravel ingrained patterns that no longer serve me and replace them with inspiration from my intuition and my relationships.

Here, you are invited to join me on an exploration of creative living. Let’s experience what happens when we give ourselves permission to Be, together.

Writing & Creativity

As a kid, I wrote stories, drew pictures, and choreographed dances. Then I grew up and got busy with Important Stuff. Reclaiming my creativity was a major step in reclaiming my heart.

Self-Care & Mental Health

My mental health improved dramatically when I learned to embrace self-care as a point of view rather than a to-do list item.

Connection & Community

My passion is empowering women to connect authentically in a safe and supportive community. Learning in action.

Hi, I’m Tracey!

I’m a writer and artist inspired by the intersection of creativity and community. I encourage other women to find joy in the beauty of authenticity and art supplies. As a recovering perfectionist and former entertainment industry professional, I still color-code my art supplies. But I’m working on it!

Writing & Reading

My memoir, Bloodlines: A Memoir of Self-Harm and Healing Generational Trauma, is being published by She Writes Press in 2024. More on that later.
My latest Virtual Book Club, featuring Mark Nepo’s, drinking from the river of light: the life of expression, has ended. You can read all the posts and comments on the Blog page. 

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Mixed Media HeArt Journaling

Moving away from perfectionism and toward authenticity is the greatest gift I’ve given myself. Creative art journaling is the tool I pull out of my kit to access wisdom, express emotions, and have fun. I’d love to share it with you. Join the #artposse.

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