About JW

Sometimes I feel like a cat, counting my lives, each one as surprising as the last.

In 2017, I sold all my stuff and moved to Mexico where I spent two glorious years exploring and basking in the perfect climate of Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico. I fell in love with the culture, the history, the incredible festivals, the friendliness of the people, the food, but most of all the people.

I assumed I would stay forever until one day in the summer of 2019, I visited my family in Reno and was hit by a wave that told me it was time to "come home" ... a little strange since Reno had never been home.

Anyway, here I am ... writer, photographer, digital artist, and omni-curious student of life.

The header for this blog comes from a huge BELIEVE statue which lives in the center of Reno by the Truckee River and was created by Jeff Schomberg and Laura Kimpton.

Digital Art:

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
Fiesta de Cristo Rey
Aurora Flight
Calle Colón after the rain
Egret Dance
Rainbow Forest

Books and Blogs:


- Sarana’s Gift, a young adult, fantasy novella
- Yellowstone Howling, Book 1: It Changes Everything (Series), in progress

Specialty Journals:- Gratitude Miracles, the 5-minute journal that could change everything!
- Writer’s Conference Journal ... designed to help you jumpstart your writing career 

Non Fiction:- To Do … Doing … Done! A Creative Approach to Managing Projects & Effectively Finishing What Matters Most (Simon & Schuster) with G. Lynne Snead
- Mindmapping, Your Personal Guide to Exploring Creativity and Problem-Solving (Berkley Books)
- Innovation Training (ASTD), with Ruth Ann Hattori
- Transformation Thinking (Berkley Books)
- Breakthrough Selling (Prentice-Hall), with Barry Farber
- Joy after the Fire, memoir (Self-Published)

Blog: http://www.JoyceWycoff.com

Blog: http://www.MexicoStories.com
Blog: http://www.GratitudeMiracles.com
Blog: http://www.SaranasGift.com


  1. Hi Joyce,

    Love your tree of life. I would like to do a needlepoint o fit. Is the image copyrighted and if so may I have permission to make the needlepoint? Judy jak142@gmail.com

  2. Judy ... just sent an email but in case it has changed ... I am so sorry … Just noticed your request for permission to use my “Tree of Life” to make a needlepoint from February 24, 2017.
    The answer would have been yes and that I would like to see your work. I’m sometimes reuse titles so I’m not sure what image you’re referring to …
    however, if you are still interested, the answer is still yes and I'd still like to see your work.