Carolyn S. Davis is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. She is an author, sales and marketing professional, real estate broker consultant, and artist. Spirituality has always played a major role in her life. It started with a deeply religious upbringing by her parents. Her passion for art, business, and creativity came from both parents. While maintaining a fulltime position with Hallmark Cards, she designed and produced her first trademarked product, the Flowergraphic. The three-dimensional wall graphic came in four styles and two different color tones. The Flowergraphics were advertised in the Los Angeles Times newspaper and sold out!
The next forty years were spent working in sales and marketing of products and financial services for major corporations. During this period she was a member of the United States Tennis Association, competed and won several local tournaments in Los Angeles and San Diego County, she published newsletters and blogged about real estate finance.
The years of sales training in handling objections and overcoming negativity on the job, as well as on a personal level, required more positive energy than normal. She was intrigued by the communication process—how we can control the thoughts in our mind and our general disposition. During her early years of sales training, she was introduced to books such as Think and Grow Rich, The Greatest Salesman in the World, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, The Power of Positive Thinking, Psycho-Cybernetics, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Effective Speaking, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, The Game of Life, Murphy’s Law, OM, Blink, and many other inspirational books.
She has been enlightened, inspired, and motivated by the Science of Mind teachings, and she attended Founder’s Church of Religious Science when Dr. William Hornaday was the minister. The teachings helped expand her view of spirituality and day-to-day living.
In 2000, she created the Founder’s Keepsake Anthology, a hardbound book about the history of the church. The anthology was used in a presentation to win approval for Founder’s Historical Landmark status. After 9/11, a thought that kept recurring for seven years caused her to complete the Center Mandala. The completion of that project led to this book. Here it is, some of the life treasures she has learned along the way.