photoEvery Woman Has a Story…. And every story has a purpose in creating the life of your dreams. You’ll only have to think for a moment why you landed on this page.

I’m Sandy Peckinpah and I’m an Author, Speaker, & Coach. I help women write the stories that will change their lives.

You came here with a backstory… a set of events that shaped who you are. Now what? I’m guessing you’re here because you have a deep desire to have the life you’ve always wanted and the freedom and flexibility that comes with it.  Or maybe you’ve been dreaming about finally writing your book!

If this is you, and you’re serious about achieving your goals and a new quality of life, it’s time for a different approach.

Now is the perfect time to get motivated, claim your worth and begin designing your epic life. The truth is, we really do know what we want, but sometimes we just don’t know where to start.  

Start with a complimentary Discovery Session! I’d love to personally offer you perspective and incentive to get your dreams up and running.

Book now: Complimentary 30 Minute Discovery Session 

Chateau writingThis new year, I was thinking about my goals and dreams. I asked one important question: How can I use my life to help more people? 

Two years ago, I dreamed about writing a book to help guide grieving parents as they navigated the healing process following the loss of a child.

I knew that story well… It was my story. Writing the book was also a way to fulfill my son’s legacy; giving meaning to his life of 16 years, 3 months, and 10 days.

I achieved that dream. I felt much personal resistance and fear in actually writing my story… in revisiting the toughest time of my life, but I realized my desire to share my message of hope was stronger than my fear. I’m so glad I didn’t give up. My book, How to Survive the Worst that Can Happen, is now helping many parents with their own recovery, and nothing feels better than that. 

The book also recently won another award! The Readers’ Favorite Silver Award for 2015! Garrett was active in sports throughout his 16 years. Awards meant the world to him! I know he’s thrilled.

I had another dream, I wanted to help others experience their own dreams of having their stories make a difference in people’s lives.

I wanted to share my knowledge about what I love to talk about… writing. Whenever I tell people I’m a writer, the typical response to me is… “You know… I’ve always wanted to write a book!”

A week ago, I fulfilled the dream of helping people get started writing! I wrote and produced the 5 Day Emerging Writer Challenge on a Livestream Broadcast! I had 50 people sign up for that challenge on!

Having been married to a writer for television and film, and having personally written 4 books, I’d learned a heck of a lot about the writing process!

On the Periscope writing challenge, participants learned how to get started writing with tools, worksheets, and plenty of insight to organize and trigger the writing process… even if they’d never written banner

These 3 Challenge participants are already on their way to writing their own stories:

I’m writing every day….notebook with me at all times….thank you Sandy Peckinpah….you’ve made a positive change in me….I can’t wait to see where this amazing new journey takes me!!!! -E. Valerie Nyiri

The Writing Challenge, organization tips, and worksheets you provided are helpful, and your enthusiasm is contagious…  -Susan Ullmann

I would have paid $5000 at a retreat for this information! Now that it’s over, it continues to carry the message YOU delivered, to inspire and trust ourselves, and WRITE NOW! Thank You! -Grace Melinda Sermos

If you’ve ever had a burning desire to write your story, this is an opportunity to fulfill that dream. I’ve  packaged the 5 Day Emerging Writer Challenge for you to get started writing!

Here’s the link to learn more:

Emerging Writer Challenge

Don’t leave this earth with your story still inside of you…

It’s your story, your legacy, your purpose for being on this planet.

Here’s my gift to you for this new year… Do you want to create your own achievements for the coming year? You can sign up to receive my free Emerging Goals Worksheet by entering your name at the top right box of the side bar. It’s time to face your dreams head on!

With best wishes and love,




My Paris Awakening

by Sandy Breakthrough to Happy

I never expected what happened in Paris. It was supposed to be a time to recharge, visit the sights, and enjoy being with my husband. Until I arrived in Paris, I had no idea how a different perspective and culture would help me appreciate what I’ve already achieved and inspire me even more. For months […]

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A Summer Mixed Bag of Gifts for You!

by Sandy Breakthrough to Happy

This summer is the culmination of some of the happiest times in my life…. and the most difficult. As you know, my son, Jackson, graduated from college in May; my daughter, Julianne, got married in June to a man I adore; and in the midst of it all, my son, Trevor, fell in love with […]

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Uncover Your Life’s Purpose and Discover Your Hearts Desire

by Sandy Emerging Woman

“Ask yourself…what is my heart’s desire and how can I use that to make a difference in the world?” This last month was a huge milestone for me… it was one I’ve been a little afraid of since I gave birth to my first child. I’ve emerged from this chapter of my life and I’m […]

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And now, the next act truly begins…

by Sandy Emerging Woman

“The modern woman is a blur of activity. She is pressured to be all things to all people.”Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. –author, Women Who Run With the Wolves Yes… that quote describes me… in fact it’s most women I know. We suffered a deep identity crisis that began decades ago when women went out into […]

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A Secret and the Back Story

by Sandy The Emerging Woman

“You will only have to think for a second to know exactly why you received this message today.” As many of you know, for years, I worked with my late husband, a television screenwriter who wrote and produced popular television series like Beauty and the Beast for CBS, Sliders, the sci-fi thriller about people sliding […]

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9 Story Points for Writing Your Script for a Life You Love

by Sandy Breakthrough to Happy

Writing Your Script for a Life You Love You never could have told me the day I married David Peckinpah, several decades ago, that I would not be married forever. I visualized my whole life, from that day forward, extending into a lifetime. On the night we first met, we walked along the beach in […]

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Make Room for the Unexpected

by Sandy How to Survive the Loss of a Child

How do you know if you’re ready to take the lead in the story of your life? You might be struggling right now, having been thrown into a set of life circumstances you didn’t expect at all. My “unexpected” story began the day I was born. I popped out with red hair. Did you know […]

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