Welcome to Authenticity & Purpose
For 25 years, I have fed my wanderlust for “everything the world has to offer” by passionately writing feature articles and reviews on a variety of topics. I travel, write, speak, facilitate workshops, and have authored a new book. My mission, through the written and spoken word, is to inspire others to create lives full of passion, authenticity and purpose.
Check out my book!
"I Cried. And people loved me anyway."
On the outside, I appeared to be a confident, outgoing woman who no one would have ever suspected was anything but content. Beyond my smiling face, however, after a series of setbacks over a short period of time, I was contemplating checking out for good. In my debut book you’ll learn how after unearthing the subconscious façades I had built up since childhood, I discovered my life still had value and meaning.
What people are saying about the book...
Lysa Allman-Baldwin offers a raw and relatable account of the ups and downs, highs and lows, ebbs and flows, yin and yang – of that living dynamic that so defines what it means to be human.
~ Dr. Richard Loren Held, Spiritual Director, Unity in Lynwood
Lysa Allman-Baldwin is a travel writer by profession. “I Cried” chronicles a trip of a different type. Her transparent, gutsy look at the journey toward transforming her long held limiting beliefs is full of twists and turns. And it’s a heart-led road map for anyone who wants to explore the terrain of their own greatness.
~ Jeanne Looper Smith, Author of Retro Road Trip: Taking the Long Way Home
This beautifully-crafted masterpiece reflects the hope and joy that is possible when we embrace life's challenges. Lysa inspires and motivates anyone seeking to find purpose and meaning in their lives with words that reflect sensitivity and humor in this courageous adventure.
~ Julie A. Connor, Ed.D., TED Speaker | Leadership & Teamwork | Communication & Conflict Resolution
In writing “I Cried. And People Loved Me Anyway,” I believe Lysa has laid bare these essential truths: it is okay to feel our feelings, to not feel okay, to not put on a glossy smile, and ultimately ask (or scream) for help. It is okay to be fully present in our own humanity. In fact, it is essential for our growth.
~ Mike Ringhouse, Member, Center for Spiritual Living, Kansas City
For people suffering, depressed and frightened, perhaps the worst part is the sense of being alone! Lysa Allman-Baldwin’s bravely intimate account of her own 'rough seas' can give comfort in the realization that “I am not alone in this terrible time and my getting outside support is critical to the healing process.”
~ Jim Deuser, a fellow seeker
Lysa has taken the very worst of experiences, filleted open her soul, and allowed us to take a peek inside. Her brutal honesty, willingness to show all the warts, and bravery in coming through this dark journey holds treasures for the rest of us.
~ Kate Guimbellot, Motivational Speaker and Trainer