Valerie Von Sobel shares her life of struggles, misfortune, and surviving through it all. She tells of her son’s fight against a tumor, her husband’s tragic suicide, and how she survived through these critical times by focusing on the brighter side of life. She held herself strong for the rest of her family, while searching for stability within her own mental health. Through the power of the arts, she found laughter and joy again. Mrs. Sobel talks of her life as an influencer on social media, using her positive mental health process to help others who are struggling and need help as well of her participation in the writing process of The Empty Room.