Hey there. I’m Corena and that’s me sitting on a rooftop in the middle of New York City in my twenties. I was hopeful about the journey ahead, more hopeful than I have been in a long time so I decided to let that picture be my visual mantra that says, heroic journeys are more than possible. I want you to believe that too, deeply in the pit of your soul.

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I live in Stamford, CT with my husband, teenage daughter and dachshund dog Noble.

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Corena Young-Dixon

A writer, willfully believing in heroic journeys.