You’re here because you hope to find light, joy, and creativity in a dark and distracting world. You may be seeking tools to help you heal from a complicated past. Chances are pretty good that you are curious about what a beautiful life with relationships worth sharing looks like instead of remaining stuck in the same old story. You want a fresh perspective, a friendly face, and light to combat the darkness. You’re in the right place.

Let’s chart a course to a life worth living.

I’m so glad you’re here.

My name is Pam Belding. As an author, artist, and intuitive card reader, I work with people of all ages, offering art classes, Alchemy card readings, and an analogy that lets you see yourself as a Boat, charting a course to a life worth living. I love deep conversations about healing and soul development. I’d love to hear from you if you want to learn more about working with me.

Do you want to make a magic wand, magic wand handbook, beads, or burlap art? Click here to learn more.

Perhaps you would like a card reading to illuminate your best path forward. Click here to learn about card readings.

If you’re interested in the Boat analogy, download the original 2012 book You’re the Boat: Charting a Course to a Life worth looking forward to for free on the library page. I’m also writing five more books to expand the idea for kids and adults. I’d love to hear from you if you’re an editor, book coach, or publisher interested in helping me get these books out into the world.


I look forward to hearing whether you’re interested in taking an art class, seeing what the cards have to say, or learning more about the Boat analogy. Feel free to look around the website, read the blog posts, and watch the videos. This website is always available, ad-free, to help support your journey.

Latest Posts

  • I’m working on a podcast.
    As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve had a hard time sitting down to write posts for this blog. Writing is not nearly as fun as chatting with someone in person, and after having yet another person suggest I start a podcast, I’ve decided to do it. While researching and listening to other podcasts, I’m creating a six-part series about the You’re the Boat analogy. This way, you’ll get the ideas broken down into smaller chunks, easy to digest and share with others. I aim to publish it and be ready within the next few months. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you if youRead More →
  • Digging out the sliver
    In my last blog post, I wrote about harnessing the power of Yes/And to heal and move forward. I mentioned being put up for adoption at five years old. This created long-term issues, which I’m still working on. Like a long, trapped splinter, it took a while to recognize my trauma, which brings me to today’s blog post. A funny thing happened this summer. On Father’s Day, I picked up a sliver in my thumb. While installing a power lift onto our seawall to help my husband, Blake, get on and off the pontoon boat. I felt the sliver and thought I had pulled itRead More →
  • Harnessing the power of Yes/And.
    I’ve been working on my new book, Happy Home, Healthy Life: Charting a Course to a life worth living. This book has been marinating in my heart and mind for a long time, and I’m excited to see it come to life. It’s a tool for self-realization, breaking down the elements of life into the four systems of a ship; guidance, logistics, propulsion, and navigation. Each system offers a guiding principle to support your journey. For those facing a painful situation or healing from a complicated past, this analogy offers a higher perspective to see yourself through your body, mind, and soul to recognize whereRead More →