Dr. Donna Rogers

has devoted her career to fostering a greater understanding of wellness within the individual, the family, and the community. As a psychologist she has studied extensively about what it means to function within a society of those who strive to achieve well-being in their lives.

Dr. Kim Rogers

is a Marriage and Family Therapist, and in his career, he has strived to understand and define well-being within the marriage, and family, and society at large.

They live and work

in North Carolina where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, camping, hiking, and the outdoors. They wish you joy and peace as you come to discover who you are and how you have cared for yourself since you were small.


I've read countless self-help books and found The Artfully Lived Life one of the best by far. Thinking of our subconscious as a committee guided by the Observer-Manager was a new way of processing behavior and emotions for me. The concept was clearly explained. Research was presented to support this perspective, and guided meditations were included to cement this visualization. Overall, I personally benefited from reading The Artfully Lived Life, and I believe others will as well…The authors did a wonderful job of compiling research, making it understandable, and providing ways for readers to apply life-changing principles in their own lives.

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The book was beautiful, full of love and acceptance, offered with a writing style that is as soothing as it is gentle. It's a book that tugged at my heart, changed my views on what it means to be human and possibly to feel broken, and it made me rethink what I know of empathy… if I could recommend it to anyone it would be the world. It's a book that I believe transcends the boundaries of the audience, and speaks to the heart and soul as much as it does to the mind. It was a work of art and a gift, and I feel as if something changed somewhere deep inside me for having read it!

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“… it has been a wonderful experience to read…your book so far. Not only because it is a unique topic in the world of self-help books but also because it has been written with beautiful passion and vigor…Your book is easy to understand and follow. People today are in so much need of reading material that helps them get through the difficult stages of life. And your book serves that purpose perfectly!

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You…have distilled decades of experience into a well-organized, scientifically rigorous approach to self-improvement, understanding, and healing. … as someone with a medical degree but little background in clinical psychology, I appreciated the guided approach to discovery and increased personal awareness. The exercises are detailed and explained well. Having taken the time to complete many of the workbook exercises, questionnaires, and journaling… I do believe that The Artfully Lived Life is a valuable resource and hope that it finds its way into the hands of many who will benefit from this self-guided approach to wellness.

Jared ChristensenM.D., MBA Vice Chair and Professor of Radiology, Duke University

The exercises in this program (book) are thought-provoking and inspirational.

Wendy LehnertzLMFT

In The Artfully Lived Life Donna and Kim Rogers have created one of the most holistic approaches to wellness and self-worth that one can find. With patience, readers will find the tools needed to reflect on both self-understanding and their relationships with others. All of us should be taking more time (even though it feels daunting) to reflect and ponder our life's various paths, journeys and distractions. This book provides a needed and ultimately transformative guide as we do so, not so that we just "do" better things, but so that we "become" better people.

Ken RogersonPh.D., Duke University

This self-help book attempts to provide a clear path to understanding one’s values and behaviors…A guide to personal growth that’s full of research, activities, and concepts…

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