Mission Statement

Survive-All, LLC investigates the powerful impact creativity has on healing, rejuvenation, and ultimate happiness through inspiring projects that entertain, educate and invite participants to discover their creative power.

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About Ms. Duff Allen:

Ms. Deirdre Duff-Allen received her B.A. degree in theatre from Loretto Heights College and her M. of Ed. in curriculum and instruction from National-Louis University. Her area of interest is facilitating the learned skill of creativity and its importance in every aspect of one's life-work, play and personal growth.

Deirdre's life, especially the 2003 cancer diagnosis and subsequent stem cell transplant in 2007, has propelled her further into investigating the powerful impact creativity has in healing, rejuvenation, and ultimate happiness. Passionately committed to sharing her story, she has created a wide range of inspiring projects to entertain, educate and invite others to discover their creative power.
Highlights Include:
  • 20 years in the hospitality industry – restaurant management, training, service, front desk
  • Ritz-Carlton, Aspen Meadows, AFRC Europe (Armed Forces Recreation Center, Garmisch, Germany), Gateway Canyons Resort
  • Freelance writer, Grand Valley Magazine 2009, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Wrote, performed, produced “Letter by Letter” Aspen Institute 2005 Aspen, Colorado
  • Created, produced “CANcer conversations” television show, Grassroots TV 2005, Aspen, Colorado
  • Developed and facilitated eight separate Creative Collage workshops to appeal to school children, graduate students, and members of the American Counseling Association-European Branch
  • Selected as Keynote Speaker and Conference Facilitator for the American Counseling Association-European Branch Conference, Trier, Germany
  • Creative Collage videotape chosen to be shown at the American Counseling World Conference, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Traveled to 30 countries including India, Australia, New Zealand, and Romania
  • Grew up an Iowa farm girl and lived in many places, such as: Aspen, Alaska, Garmisch, Denver, and Gateway appreciating nature's stunning beauty
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