About Victoria


Victoria Stoddard Peterson

I AM Victoria Peterson a first time author, long-time wife, mother, grandmother and an award-winning retired teacher of 47 years. In my many years of teaching I  focused on the importance of kindness, the value of emotional intelligence and the cultivation of minds. 

Embracing life, I am filled with the love of family and friends. My most precious times are with my husband, daughter and two grandsons. I love to travel, to meet new people, to experience different cultures, and to discover more about myself and the world around me.  I value every minute and every day and find Joy in the kindness and goodness of others. 

I have been fortunate to have strong, vibrant women in my life who guided me to realizing the power of my I AM. These women and their qualities left a lasting impression on me and were the Inspiration for The Pathfinder

My Journey

My journey down the path to writing The Pathfinder began on the morning of June 2, 2016. Having retired from a long career as a passionate and successful teacher I needed to find a new pathway- something that would challenge and excite me as much as teaching had done. I had little interest for the usual retirement activities.  After a few months of considering my options, I had an Aha moment.  Some years back I had received a portfolio of sketches from my cousin that my aunt had been drawn in 1932.  As I looked though the sketches, I realized that many of them were reminiscent of the women in my life who had had a powerful influence on me.  These women are the foundation for the power who I AM.  They are the Pillars of my life. 

It is these Pillars that are the basis for The Pathfinder Journey. I have spent the last 18 months researching and creating activities, challenges, and explorations that are designed to enrich your experience with each of the Pillars.   My hope is that as you journey through The Pathfinder you will find a more abundant and fulfilling life. It takes commitment and courage to go down this path. We are all on this journey together and I will support you in any way that I can. May you find within the pages ways that will help you care for your body, your mind and your soul, leading to greater feelings of Joyfulness and the discovery of the power of Your I AM. 

Embracing the Power of Your I AM


I AM Inspired to live my most abundant and healthiest life.


I AM Reflective and appreciative of all my life experiences.


I AM Compassionate towards myself and others around me.


I AM Confident that good shall prevail over evil.


I AM in Harmony with my actions and my words in my daily life.


I AM Joyful to have the love and support of the people around me.

Is The Pathfinder for you?

If you are motivated toward self-discovery, self-actualization, social awareness and visionary leadership — The Pathfinder is for you.  If you wish to better understand yourself and those around  you — The Pathfinder is for you.  If you  are experiencing or have experienced a traumatic, stressful, life-changing or otherwise emotional event- The Pathfinder is for you.

Our Story in Photos

The Pathfinder is already touching the lives of people around the world as they dive into this delightful journey into the exploration of inspired joy. Here’s a collection of photos that tell a story of our experience with this amazing book! 

No matter how successful our lives have been, we all have an inner yearning for more, for a path that will make our existence even more complete. The Pathfinder provides not only principles, but daily processes that explore our inner selves over the course of a year. This book takes us on a path of greater self-discovery.


The beautiful layout, enticing words and exploration activities in Pathfinder are soothing as a guiding hand from a dear friend. Victoria shows with enchanting ease how to work through the maze of self with thoughtful reflection while using her activities and journaling to help you find your best self on your journey of life.


The Pathfinder

Is your trusted confidant that will guide you down the path to realizing the power of your I AM. Your year-long journey will guide you to:

  • Enhancing your emotional and spiritual development and realizing your innate goodness.
  • Recognizing yourself as a compassionate creative human being.
  • Being more thoughtful, insightful and mindful.
  • Valuing your strengths and confirming your authentic self – Your I AM.
  • Increasing your confidence through reflection.
  • Gaining knowledge and insights about your values, your goals, your emotions and your connections to others and the world around you.
  • Discovering Joyfulness.

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