Lesa Weller is an artist and author, and is an advocate for global wellness. Her colorful multi-media artwork is inspired by her recovery journey from trauma. She is the co-author of the daily inspirational book, “The Trail Is the Thing: A Year of Daily Reflections Based on Pathways to Recovery,” published by the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas in 2010. Weller is the gallery coordinator for Lawrence Creates Makerspace, is a presenter, trainer, and consultant for non-profit organizations. Weller’s experience with wellness has led her to be an advocate for those dealing with mental health issues.