We are a team of introverted artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, designers and community builders who believe that world change begins with our own inward journeys.
We combined our strengths to create a simple experience for people to make a meaningful connection with themselves and with others: loved ones, co-workers, and even strangers on the street.
Belinda is a teacher, community builder, and entrepreneur. For over a decade, she worked in the urban public education system to create thriving environments for students to learn and adults to collaborate. Her superpowers are shining a light on people’s strengths, bringing them out into the world, and creating life-changing group learning experiences!
Arlene Kim Suda
Artist and Co-creator
Arlene is a lifelong aspiring painter, musician, poet and designer. She believes life is one big practice of art when we stay open, curious and pay attention to what we are moved to express in the world -- and that the road to mastery requires continual learning and devotion to our craft. Her superpowers are time bending, being able to "hear" plants and poets, and feeling love even in the darkest places (all various forms of extreme patience, presence and understanding).
Melissa is a masterful relationship builder who uses her passion and background in positive psychology and social emotional learning to foster strong communications, collaborations and partnerships. Her superpowers are her strong sense of empathy and natural curiosity, which she uses to help others connect with the people and world around them.
FACILITATORS & COLLABORATORS
Nayad is a healing artist and empowerment educator sharing her love for world music, dance, and comedic theatre with kids ages 5-105. She infuses gratitude, compassion, and social-justice among the children, youth, and elders she works with in schools, senior homes, and community centers. Her superpower is sprinkling playful healing energy to the world around her through creating soulful rhythms, spreading sweet silliness, and building genuine and meaningful connections within diverse and intergenerational communities.
Gratitude Blooming for Families Author
Liz is a writer, yoga instructor and mother of two energetic, loving children. Her writing explores the intersections of ancient wisdom traditions, modern feminism and social justice. Her children have been instrumental in helping her understand what it means to live fully in the present moment with a wide-open heart. Her superpower is using language to help others connect more deeply to the inner wisdom that is already present within themselves.
Melorie Serrano Masacupan
Melorie is a writer, reiki practitioner, and entrepreneur. With her background in holistic wellness and mindfulness in education, she holds space for groups and individuals to embody the benefits of empowered storytelling. Her superpowers include amplifying experiences of live music, reflecting on transformative processes, and telling you exactly why you're awesome.