Welcome to my world! My name is Marta Davidovich Ockuly and I am the Chief Inspiration Officer and founder of this website. I am delighted you found your way here and I sincerely look forward to getting to know you. I believe this is a very exciting time to be alive. Positive change is in the air. Joy and happiness are gaining credibility in the scientific community. Creativity and innovation are the wave of the future. Those factors alone make this era heaven for artist/writer/creator/imaginers like me! I’ve just published my first two books, and many more inspired projects are on their way. One of my greatest joys is sharing inspiration. This web site lets me do that 24/7. Thank you for sharing my world and this vision. I invite you to get inspired…and pass it on!
As a joy-focused life coach, I help people connect with their passions and purpose through the path of joy. You’ll find my coaching and action tips sprinkled throughout this site. I’ve collected quotes I find to be particularly positive and empowering to encourage you to begin taking baby steps in the direction of your happiest dreams. Living the life you have imagined – the life you were born to live – requires dreaming, daring and lots of doing. Positive inspiration provides an energetic jump start. If you do nothing else, start each day with a click of our INSPIRE ME! button and do one thing that brings you joy. Those two steps alone will start stimulating positive change.
Since this page is called Meet Marta, I’ll share part of my story. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I graduated from Normandy High School in Parma and earned my first degree from Ohio University. Now I live in sunny Sarasota, Florida. My joys include Latin music and dancing, journaling, laughing at the antics of my Maltese puppy Alejandro, creating collages, Siesta Key beach walks, trail bike rides, Selby Gardens, butterflies, rainbows, anoles, the scent of jasmine, lemon blossoms and gardenias, photography, helping/sharing/caring, travel adventures, taking part in Mission of Love (www.missionoflove.org) humanitarian aid trips, cruises (I’d live on a boat), long walks and talks, flirting with babies, tweeting, teaching Creative Process at Eckerd College, doing creativity research as a doctoral student at Saybrook University, and, of course, sharing quotes, encouragement, and positive inspiration through JoyofQuotes.
I am of Ukrainian descent and can speak and read the language (which is closer to Polish than Russian since my roots are in the Lviv region). I also speak some German and Spanish. My current list of happy dreams includes: completing my PhD in Psychology+Creativity, co-presenting my research at the APA conference in Orlando as as the South African Creativity Conference in Bela-Bela, traveling to Santorini, Greece, and cruising around the world teaching and inspiring people to live with joy, passion, and awakened creative potential.
In 1995, I was ordained in the order of Melchizedek and licensed as a non-denominational minister. I founded the Angel House Center for Creative Change in Strongsville, Ohio and ran that facility from 1995 until 2002. I returned to college in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Counseling from Eckerd College in 2006. I am proud of the fact I graduated with high honors, because during that period I was also diagnosed with AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) and aspergillis pneumonia. I underwent a year of intense treatment and another year of complications and emerged symptom free.
I am now blessed with vibrant health and a joyful appreciation for each precious moment.
This website was built using Site Build It. Click the link to learn how to set up your own information-based business – step by step - whether you are an absolute beginner or a pro. The purpose of life is to be happy. My deepest wish is that you’ll find inspiration for making your happiest dreams come true on this site. Remember….dreams without action are just wishes. All the information you need to get started is in this special report. It’s my gift to you! Click here for your Activate Joy Power Report. Now get inspired & pass it on!
Your personal joy and inspiration coach,