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WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE BELIEVE

OUR VALUES

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of heart-centered, sensitive individuals who are here to support each other in healing and living from the innerside out.

Whether you call yourself a healing arts practitioner, social worker, counselor, artist, maker, social entrepreneur, visionary, parent, non-profit worker or educator,  you care about others and have a deep desire to serve and make the world a better place.

The challenge is that sometimes it is hard to be heart-centered and sensitive in a world that is constantly telling us to "toughen up" and "get a thicker skin."  Actually, the opposite is true.  The world needs to receive a deeper level of compassion and empathy for it to heal - and the best way for that to happen is for each of us to be strong in our sensitivity.

To stand true in one's own authenticity is definitely a hero's journey that we can only make ourselves, but we don't have to travel alone.

This group is designed to be an oasis of mutual support and inspiration that can keep your inner well inspired as you create the extraordinary life that you were meant to live. 


WE BELIEVE

HEALING IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION
Life itself is a healing process by which we become more of who we really are.

PLAY IS PRODUCTIVE
Let’s not take ourselves too seriously here…Creativity, humor, and imagination can break us open to new places that no amount of self-absorbed rigidness ever could!

UNIQUENESS WITHIN COMMUNITY
We celebrate the unique gifts and identity that each individual brings to our community. Together, we can mutually lift each other up to be the best version of ourselves and accomplish our dreams – while also bringing forth our gifts to make a positive impact on each other, our communities, and the world.

AUTHENTIC IS BETTER THAN PERFECT
Perfection is an idealized, external idea of what we think we SHOULD be or do – it often involves struggle and a lot of unnecessary stress. Relax!

“Success” is not about doing, rather it’s about taking action from a place of being our authentic selves. Only you can be your authentic Self and give life to your unique gifts – so there is no competition, no struggle, no test to take that makes you worthy. The world needs you EXACTLY because you are who you are. What a relief!

THE SOURCE OF OUR POWER IS WITHIN
We have a source inside of us that can help transform suffering into wisdom, challenges into growth, and that allows us to flow with change and crisis. How we make meaning of our life determines how we experience it.

IT’S TIME TO BRING THE WISDOM TRADITIONS OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS AND MONASTERIES INTO DAILY LIFE
It’s much easier to maintain equanimity when all your needs are taken care of and you are in a serene environment. The real test of spiritual practice is to exercise that muscle out in the “real” world.

We believe that it is not only possible, but also desirable to live a mindful, meaningful, joyful life right where you are.  This is the basis of our Pragmystic approach.

OUR VALUES

HONESTY & OPEN COMMUNICATION
We assume the best of others first, and resolve miscommunications.
 
INTEGRITY TO SELF & OTHERS
Mistakes happen AND we strive to use these experiences as opportunities to come back to alignment with our inner self.

IMPOWERMENT VIA SELF-KNOWLEDGE
Developing a relationship with and understanding our True Self helps us find freedom and joy in the human experience.

AUTHENTICITY & OPENNESS
We enjoy being authentically who we are and sharing it with others.

STRENGTH IN VULNERABILITY
We choose to be strong in sensitivity and model compassion.

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
We create a safe space where all feel included, held, and supported.

CELEBRATION & PLAY
We celebrate each other's successes and enjoy play.