MEET ANN

Educator. Encourager. Chocolate-lover. 

A few facts:  I'm a Minneapolis-based educator who loves helping people become the heart-centered author of their own lives. I've spent the last 15 years studying intention and the power it has to transform us from the inside out. I do my best to practice what I teach, and — whew! — it’s made an incredible difference in my life. I'm the creator of The Intention Box, The Intention Box for Girls, and The Intention Program.

A few beliefs: I believe cultivating positive energy in one’s life is worth the effort. I believe chocolate is meant to be eaten immediately. And I absolutely believe if you want to rock out in the kitchen, turn up some Earth, Wind & Fire. 

A few highlights:

1963: Named Ann Drew (amusing name, Mom & Dad). Raised in small-town Iowa with my big bro's.

1963: Named Ann Drew (amusing name, Mom & Dad). Raised in small-town Iowa with my big bro's.

 
1971: Start first grade. Distinguish myself as a competitive reader.

1971: Start first grade. Distinguish myself as a competitive reader.

 
1982: Senior year. Debunk my librarian image. (Hint: I'm the one with the mic.)

1982: Senior year. Debunk my librarian image. (Hint: I'm the one with the mic.)

 
1989: Begin teaching Language Arts to teenagers for 10 wonderful, exhausting years...first in Maryland, then in Minneapolis.

1989: Begin teaching Language Arts to teenagers for 10 wonderful, exhausting years...first in Maryland, then in Minneapolis.

 
1993: Marry Raymond! Our union leads to a new amusing name. This one rhymes: Ann Drew Yu.

1993: Marry Raymond! Our union leads to a new amusing name. This one rhymes: Ann Drew Yu.

 
1995: Earn my Masters in Literature from Middlebury. Friends in England and Raymond help me celebrate.

1995: Earn my Masters in Literature from Middlebury. Friends in England and Raymond help me celebrate.

 
1997 & 1999: Our sons are born. My greatest privilege begins - being their mom.

1997 & 1999: Our sons are born. My greatest privilege begins - being their mom.

 
2002: Introduced to Feng Shui.  Love it.  Inhale a 15-month training program. (Thank you to my teachers for answering the call to teach.)

2002: Introduced to Feng Shui. Love it. Inhale a 15-month training program. (Thank you to my teachers for answering the call to teach.)

 
2004: Founded Good Intentions to help people bring more positive energy into their lives.

2004: Founded Good Intentions to help people bring more positive energy into their lives.

 
2009: Create The Intention Box after a client asks me, "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" For the beauty factor, collaborate with designers Nancy Hope and Amy Arias ... simply the best.

2009: Create The Intention Box after a client asks me, "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" For the beauty factor, collaborate with designers Nancy Hope and Amy Arias ... simply the best.

 
2011: Create The Intention Box for Girls. For the Intention Card topics, I collaborate with girls, teachers, mothers, social workers, and counselors. From the heart-warming response I receive from not only girls but boys, men, and women, I realize girls' desires are universal HUMAN desires.

2011: Create The Intention Box for Girls. For the Intention Card topics, I collaborate with girls, teachers, mothers, social workers, and counselors. From the heart-warming response I receive from not only girls but boys, men, and women, I realize girls' desires are universal HUMAN desires.

 
2011: My dad -- my rock -- in his final year.

2011: My dad -- my rock -- in his final year.

2013: Launch The Intention Program to help teens and adults learn positive thinking skills.

2013: Launch The Intention Program to help teens and adults learn positive thinking skills.

2017: My bro's and I in Iowa at our family reunion. We debut our band, D3, as an unspoken tribute to our dad. Pure joy.

2017: My bro's and I in Iowa at our family reunion. We debut our band, D3, as an unspoken tribute to our dad. Pure joy.

 
2019: Launch a version of The Intention Program that distills everything I know to be true about intention into a joyful, hands-on training program. Gently taking others through their own personalized experience fills my heart.

2019: Launch a version of The Intention Program that distills everything I know to be true about intention into a joyful, hands-on training program. Gently taking others through their own personalized experience fills my heart.

 
2004 - present: A shout-out to my office mate, Atlas (Tibetan Spaniel). He knows how to keep things chill. He also knows how to command a tummy rub. Right?

2004 - present: A shout-out to my office mate, Atlas (Tibetan Spaniel). He knows how to keep things chill. He also knows how to command a tummy rub. Right?

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