Pat Samples has spent the past 17 years supporting positive personal transformation for older adults, family caregivers, and others wanting to generate more vibrancy, creativity, and peace of mind in their lives. She has given more than 500 presentations to audiences across North America, including many at state and national conferences.

She also frequently conducts classes, retreats, teleseminars, and one-on-one sessions. In addition to her eight books, she has published more than 600 articles and has been the editor of several wellness publications.

  • "Awesome, warm, loving compassionate, wonderful sense of humor, excellent presentation!"
  • "Wonderfully down-to-earth, accessible"
  • "Calming, well-informed, knowledgeable, very pleasant"
  • "Very engaging"

The Secret Wisdom of a Woman's Body: Freeing Yourself to Live Passionately and Live Fearlessly

Body Odyssey: Lessons from the Bones and Belly

Daily Comforts for Caregivers

Self-Care for Caregivers

Comfort and Be Comforted: Reflections for Caregivers

Three more books — on mental illness and chemical dependency

Samples has also authored hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on spirituality, health, aging, caregiving, body wisdom, and human behavior.

International Speaker and Workshop Leader

on these and other topic areas:

Conscious aging

Creativity and aging

Self-care for family caregivers

Body wisdom

Writing and publishing


Masters in Human Development

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

Past Work Experience

health care

social services


arts education

Member of Adjunct Faculty

Metropolitan State University (past)

Saint Mary's University (graduate human development program)