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The only lasting beauty

is the beauty of the heart.

-Rumi

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Whoever you are,

your story matters

Some of us come from strong family origins. Others have suffered unspeakable trauma. Whatever you carry, know that you are the one best equipped to tell your story. With sparkle and shadow as grist, take courage and claim your offering. Trust that your words have value. They may be the balm that someone needs to hear in this moment.

Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

-Leonard Cohen

 
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Honor your boldness

and your vulnerability

Ignite your vision and set it free in the world. What is your deepest longing, and why haven’t you achieved it yet? Let yourself dream. Walk by the water or look up at the sky. Know that you are as ephemeral as the clouds, with less time than you think. Learn to trust your preferences and your vision. It’s time to get started.

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

-Vincent Van Gogh

“Kristie has an innate ability to positively impact lives, whether meeting someone for a minute or a day.

From a man cooking gyros, to a woman selling mandalas, to some guy in a prison class, each life is enriched, enlivened and enlightened.”

—Brandon O’Brien, Co-Founder, Communities of Belonging

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Wisdom by the Water

Join a monthly, yearlong women’s circle along Alki Beach!