As 2023 comes to a close we want to thank all of our followers who are supporting us as we launch the important work of empowering families who have loved ones struggling with substance misuse. We also wish you and yours a peaceful Holiday Season. 
We will try to update you on our evolving work on a monthly basis.  This month we are sharing our awesome leadership team and the gifts they bring to our shared Living Kindness work and an update on our 501 (c) (3) status.

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Meet the Living Kindness Team

Founder – Christine Quinn, Ph. D is a visionary leader in higher   education, a certified coach, and an energy healer driven by a   profound commitment to meaningful and compassionate endeavors. Her journey began in a nurturing, empathetic family that instilled in her a deep sense of service from a tender age.

But it was her personal experience, supporting a loved one through the trials of substance misuse, that ignited an unyielding determination within her. Christine’s mission goes beyond her own lifetime; it’s a movement designed to thrive through the unwavering dedication of healing professionals and volunteers who will carry its torch forward. Her story is one of transformation and an unwavering belief in the power of compassion to change lives.

Lori Frison MS LPC is a Psychotherapist and Certified Relationship Coach. She is passionate about helping women experience greater love in their relationships, both with others and with themselves. Lori believes that self-love creates the foundation for all other relationships. This led her to develop the Redefining Love coaching program which guides women to stay centered, speak their truth, and set healthy limits with others all from a place of kindness and respect. She enjoys meditation, spirituality, and all things nature. She is an ongoing student of love in her marriage of 30 years and with her three grown children, who she adores.

Maureen Lien is an abstract artist, retired reading teacher, and lifelong farmer-shepherdess. Her journey is one of constant exploration and connection. Through her art, she paints emotions and dreams; as an educator, she has shaped young minds, and on her farm, she has nurtured life. But beyond the tangible, Maureen’s spiritual journey spans decades as she seeks inner peace and harmony through various practices, all while embracing the abundant spirit of Mother Earth.

Jessica Riphenburg is a Shamanic Practitioner and founder of Be The Light Shamanic Healing, where she offers group and one-on-one work. She revels in facilitating uplifting and safe environments for participants to find inner peace, transformation, and soul aligned community through empowering experiences that center emotional, spiritual & energetic healing. Her mission is to help all that join her circle to connect more deeply with their personal spiritual nature while respecting cultural boundaries and walking lightly on our Mother Earth.

Born into a family of natural intuitives, mediums and clairvoyants, brushes with the spirit world have always been a normal part of life for her and her family. In her late teens, supernatural occurrences and health issues intensified in ways that are typically known as “The Call” to step into the role of Healer. However, while her family had retained their lineage’s natural gifts, the wisdom of their ancestors had been stripped away in previous generations, and without that framework, those experiences were pathologized for years before she found spiritual mentors that understood. Jessica has since received training in both Core & Peruvian shamanism, and has been walking the shamanic path since 2011.

Stephanie Lochetta is a powerful facilitator, artist, woman and enough! She is co-founder of Anew Vintage Dream, with her husband, Tom, it is a creative studio on a mission of bringing your dream to reality in a creative community. Here they created Power Passion coaching that empowers others to embrace their story, their why, their passion and their purpose to serve others. Their motto is: Be YOU! Do YOU! For YOU! Through her own personal healing journey and growth, focusing on inner child and self-love work, Stephanie Locchetta Art emerged. Stephanie turned to art as a healing tool for her and found that this was a very calming and powerful way to let things up and out. She finds true happiness in dedicating this next phase of her life to helping others love their true, unique, authentic selves in both of her businesses and coaching. Stephanie is an abstract artist and a self-love coach that focuses on inner child healing and art. Her signature workshop is the “I AM…” Mindset Workshop where she teaches you to lean into your inner child and create with your eyes closed and with your fingers. Yup…you heard that right let’s really bring out your inner child through art and play! Through her own story of healing wounds from in her inner child she states life does not stop challenging you to dig deeper, to keep evolving, to keep growing, to keep peeling back layers and to keep healing on this journey. She has made it her life’s mission to inspire and help as many other women as she can to love who they are through the art of self-love in her Ignite YOUR Vibe: Self Love community through workshops, her membership and coaching. She is certified as a life coach, neurographic arts facilitator, women’s healing circle facilitator and meditation teacher. Her motto is: You are enough! You are love! You are worthy! You matter!

Marnie Hess, MA, LPC Is a psychotherapist and crisis stabilization clinician. She is passionate about being present for and empowering adults who struggle with mental health and substance use issues. She utilizes years of both professional and personal experience to assist and support individuals as they work towards self love and a healthier way of living.  

She has a deep gratitude for the life she has been given and is called to continue learning how to heal and bring light to those she serves. Her deep belief in the miraculous healing power of spirit guides her and positively impacts the lives she touches.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her fur babies, grandchildren, friends and family. 

It’s official

Living Kindness has become designated a 501 (c) (3) non-profit entity. We rely on you, our supporters, to be able to do our work. Please consider making a donation this holiday season. All donations at this time will go toward scholarships to support retreat and workshop attendees who can not afford the experience.