Meera Lee Patel

Free Public Programs Speaker

Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist and the internationally best-selling author of several books on mental and emotional health, including My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown, Create Your Own Calm, a journal for quieting anxiety, and Start Where You Are, a journal for self-exploration.

She creates work that inspires and encourages others to connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them. Her signature watercolor paintings are known for their vibrant, evocative feel and are traditionally paired with thoughtful passages on living a deliberate life. She lives with her family in St. Louis, MO. Visit her online at or @meeraleepatel.