Nature-Inspired Art & Other Whimsies


Illumination Cards

Filled with poetic metaphor and meaning, this deck contains 57 animals that inspire. Combining nature and sentiment, each card encourages the reader to find connection and to discover their inner wisdom at any time.



A Journey of the Soul
Find Your Truth • Nourish Your Heart • Love Yourself


A Note from the Author: This book has been a long time in the making. I started writing it over five years ago under a few different titles. None seemed to fit and I never had enough time to immerse myself in its weighty but relevant content. And, truth be told, I hadn't come far enough in my journey to feel certain that Finding Essentia could (or should) even exist. Over the next few months, as the sun sets sooner, you will find me curled up in my corner chair bringing life to the many lessons I have learned over the years. As a nurse, I owe much of this book to the tender souls who have touched my heart. Their raw reality, imparting wisdom beyond measure. Their stories entwined in mine, I have become a better human because of them. Tethered to every courageous moment in life, I have found grace, hope, and fortitude to be the trident of the soul. – Rebecca Lefebvre