Lisa Jo Barr is a prolific writer. Her articles, columns and blogs have been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide, and has been featured in Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul, Daily Inspirations. She is currently working on her first book.

Lisa has a PhD in the school of hard knox. Not only has she survived the trauma of violence and other forms of abuse, but she has overcome addictions and has learned how to manage Bipolar I and Complex PTSD. One of the brightest beacons in Lisa's life has been a strong determination to know herself, no matter what it takes, along with a knowing that she can deeply inspire -- that her experiences can help others realize they are not alone, that there is always hope for a better future. Lisa loves to swim, travel and listen to music. She lives in Denver, Colorado.