I grew up wanting to be an ecologist or a professor. However, after bearing three children while acquiring three Harvard degrees, I decided I’d rather just lie down for a few decades. During that time I became an author and life coach. My books include Expecting Adam, Leaving the Saints, Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, Steering By Starlight, Finding Your Way in Wild New World, and The Martha Beck Collection: Essays for Creating Your Right Life, Volume 1. My most recent book, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening, is part of a new trilogy I'm calling The Bewilderment Chronicles and it will be released in the spring of 2016. I’ve been a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine since its inception in 2001.
As president of my company, Martha Beck, Inc., I continue to speak around the world, as well as offer virtual teleclasses and in-person workshops a few times a year, primarily at my ranch on the Central Coast of California, where I live with my partner, Karen, and my son, Adam. I also train life coaches worldwide with my life coach training program.
When not covering myself in bird seed and sitting outside in nature, I am painting or writing book 2 of The Bewilderment Chronicles.