We are a community of lifelong learners: artists, social entrepreneurs, teachers, communicators and designers.
With Gratitude Blooming, we seek to intentionally integrate gratitude into daily life through reflection and meaningful connection.
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
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 moves us enough to express in the world -- and that the road to mastery requires continual learning and improving of our skills in our mediums of choice. 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).
Stephanie is a heart-centered coach and thought leader in adult learning and people development. She has co-founded and led strengths-based leadership pathways in large education institutions. Her work on communities of practice has been featured in Mills College’s research publications. Her superpower is her ability to inspire organizations and individuals to intentionally connect with their purpose.
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.
Anca is a communication designer with a love for typography, silkscreening and forests. She seeks to bring play and wonder into everyday moments. Her superpower is to create meaningful communication.