Phillips, Jan

Jan Phillips

Jan Phillips is known internationally as a visionary thought leader, award-winning author and speaker. She has spoken and presented multimedia works at the National Organization for Women convention and at dozens of universities and spent three years as a contributing artist and co-editor of the annual Women Artists Datebook In Praise of the Muse. She is also the co-founder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation. 

Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Her workshops cover many facets of creativity, some sponsored by the International Women's Writing Guild, and her award-winning photographs and feature articles appear in national publications such as the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Utne Reader, and many other national and regional publications. 

Jan is the author of many books on spirituality and creativity, includingThe Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader (9th Element Press, 2006), God Is at Eye Level: Photography as a Healing Art(Quest Books, 2000) and Marry Your Muse: Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity (Quest Books, 1997). She lives in San Diego. For more information visit

Other Works By the Author
Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path (Cloth): A Road Map to Joy and Rejuvenation
God is at Eye Level: Photography as a Healing Art
Marry Your Muse: Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity