MEET ANN

Educator. Encourager. Chocolate-lover. 

A few facts:  I'm an educator who loves helping people become the heart-centered author of their own lives. I've spent the last 13 years studying intention and the power it has to transform us from the inside out. 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 your life takes courage. 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 Prince. 

A few highlights:

1963:  Named Ann Drew (clever) and raised in small-town Iowa. Love ya, big bro's.   

1963:  Named Ann Drew (clever) and raised in small-town Iowa. Love ya, big bro's.   

 
1971: Start first grade. Am a competitive reader.   

1971: Start first grade. Am a competitive reader.   

 
1982:  Senior year. Debunk my librarian image.  

1982:  Senior year. Debunk my librarian image.  

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

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

 
1993:  Marry Raymond!  My new union leads to a magical, Dr. Seussical name:   Ann Drew Yu. 

1993:  Marry Raymond!  My new union leads to a magical, Dr. Seussical name:   Ann Drew Yu. 

 
1997 & 1999: Our sons are born, 2 years apart.  My greatest privilege begins - being their mom.

1997 & 1999: Our sons are born, 2 years apart.  My greatest privilege begins - being their mom.

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

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

 
2004:  Found Good Intentions to help people be the heart-centered author of their own lives.   

2004:  Found Good Intentions to help people be the heart-centered author of their own lives.   

 
2007: Develop The Intention Box, a positive lifestyle tool. A client asks me, "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" Creating this labor-of-love is the answer.

2007: Develop The Intention Box, a positive lifestyle tool. A client asks me, "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" Creating this labor-of-love is the answer.

 
2011:  Launch The Intention Box for Girls. Develop in collaboration with girls, teachers, mothers, social workers, and counselors. Discover girls' desires are UNIVERSAL human desires. 

2011:  Launch The Intention Box for Girls. Develop in collaboration with girls, teachers, mothers, social workers, and counselors. Discover 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:  Launch a new talk that brings together everything that I most want people to know about intention and energy.  Feels like coming home.

2017:  Launch a new talk that brings together everything that I most want people to know about intention and energy.  Feels like coming home.

 
2017:  My bro's and I in Iowa at family reunion time. Another homecoming - we debut our newly formed band, D3, as a joyful tribute to our dad.

2017:  My bro's and I in Iowa at family reunion time. Another homecoming - we debut our newly formed band, D3, as a joyful tribute to our dad.