Places to Be Blessed is a deliberate work documenting personally lived experiences that anyone would have interest in. A conscious interpretation of life experiences using folktale to identify and describe painful experiences allows for the freeing of the mind of the burden of those experiences. We all can benefit from using our life experience as spiritual inspiration. Yet among thousands self-help/psychology/inspirational books, none has really been geared to examine themes of social development and discuss sensitive topics like race through a personal lens. Places to Be Blessed offers a liberating source of identity and resistance to oppression through intuitive writing from psychologist and professor, Dr. Valerie Bradley-Holliday. Rather than being a chronological monologue about my life, Places to Be Blessed is a deliberate work documenting lived experiences in a focused way to articulate new learning and new understanding. If a person were interested in a book that uses writing as inquiry to journey from painful experiences and gaining a new perspective, Places to Be Blessed would be it.