Pam Grout is a hopeless romantic who still believes the world is a beautiful place, that people are noble and that anything is possible. For a living (and she always wonders why people think that's such an important question), she writes books and articles for such places as People magazine, Men's Journal, CNN Travel and Huffington Post. She also enjoys writing bedtime stories for her granddaughter, but that's more about making a life than a living. She's keenly aware there's a huge difference. In making a life, she has traveled to all the world's continents, learned 59 ways to make a fort out of sofa cushions, perfected a mean tennis forehand and volunteered at a women's prison and free health clinic. Her book, E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments to Prove your Thoughts Create your Reality, was on the New York Times bestseller list for 20 weeks and has been translated into 30 some languages.