Abby Cahoone

Abby is a Shaman and Reiki healer (soon to be Reiki Master), and Guided Meditation teacher. She has been working with meditation and energy healing since 2013 and her main goal is to help open other people up to their own abilities and the power they hold within. After learning from spiritual teachers like Abraham- Hicks, Louise Hay, and Bentinho Massaro she changed the way she looked at things. She went from the victim mentality, to being a conscious creator and hopes to help other people learn the same! We have so much phenomenal power within us that when it is understood and focused correctly, we can change so much about the realities that we live in. Abby has experienced this firsthand and loves to help other people further understand this, and use the knowledge in their own lives!

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Susan T Braider


I started doing origami, or folding as I call it, when I reached a challenging point in my life at which I needed to learn to be still.  I found folding, particularly folding kusudama, the perfect way to meditate and be still.  When I say I am folding… my family knows that my head is in the clouds and all is well. Kusudama are ancient Japanese medicine balls.  I put lavender in mine to instill calm and well being in the beholder.

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DeWayne Allen

I grew up in Spokane WN, and graduated college in Missouri with an MS in Education. I then lived in St Louis with Xerox, and AT&T. I am the founder of DeWayne Allen & Associates Business Consultants and the Business Owners Management Team, working in business brokering and business financing. I later moved to RI for sailing and became a crew member on the refurbished America’s Cup winner, the 12 Meter yacht Courageous. I still live in Rhode Island, and now manage FSA for millennials in the art of wealth creation.
By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: Inspiriting People|0 Comments

Vivian J Reddin

I am….a writer, artist, sailor, speaker, advocate, and outgoing energetic woman with a passion of inspiring others to find what makes them want to keep going forward when life seems to have stolen their spirit. My younger brother and sister took their own lives at age 19 and 20, when I was only 22 and 26, living in Denmark, newly engaged, and starting my own adventure. Their deaths inspired me to never say no to a challenge, and to question authority when I felt that a vulnerable person was not being treated fairly with loving kindness.  My education took me to nursing, then occupational therapy, then counseling, then as a licensed therapist, and I am now working on my PhD in Health Psychology.When my mom died last year following a short 5-month battle with Pancreatic cancer, I decided I needed to find my center again, and because this was my 3rd major family loss, my heart hurt so badly I needed something big to help heal the loss. I became a Yoga Instructor, graduating in the Spring of 2016. Yoga has inspired my research focus to heal trauma with Yoga. Being a therapist and dealing with personal suicide loss creates a life of constant self-healing and growth to be able to help others. I want to be in a community of healers that inspire others to use their life experiences and journeys of grieving to not only heal themselves, but educate medical professionals that complimentary medicine works, and is crucial for mind/body healing.

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: Inspiriting People, Inspiriting Stories|0 Comments

Design your life with intention: a step by step guide

Lynne Bryan PhippsDesign your life with intention: a step by step guide

I love designing!  I learned this at an early age when I began building tree houses by laying boards between branches.  My father had a rule that we could not nail the boards to the trees because it could harm them.  That was not only a great rule for the trees, it was also a wonderful creativity booster.  I discovered that depending on what game was on for the day, or how many neighborhood kids were playing, the tree house could become something different each day.  One day it became multiple tree forts; divided between avocado trees from which we threw rotten avocados at each other…Another day it was a  hide away  in the tallest tree  that separated me from the world.  Still other days the treehouse was a house with rooms and levels as complex in my imagination as the most amazing castle.

I’ve been a designer all my life…. and i’m realizing, that design is an approach to living as much as it is a profession.  The principles of the work of design apply to so much of what we do and how we do it.

 Designing is a powerful act.

It’s taking what you want to see in the world, and making it real.  concrete. bringing it into existence.

You want a dress that you can’t find in a store anywhere.  You’ve seen something like it, maybe the style in a different pattern. or maybe you’ve never seen anything like it, but you’ve imagined it.  Design is the work of creating that dress exactly as you envision it.   Or maybe its a space in which you can do your yoga.  You have a difficult time setting aside time for self care because there’s no good place in the house in which to do it.  Our homes have rooms dedicated to particular uses.  some of them unused most of the time, and the kids have their stuff all over the house.  Carving out just a bit of space should be easy but it isn’t; and then we have a million excuses for why even if we could, we don’t actually do it. looking at this set of circumstances is the first step of designing your life.

Designing is living intentionally.

It’s living bravely.  It’s rooted in the faith that things unseen are possible. It’s the belief that even if I don’t have all the skills to make something happen, I know someone who can help.

It makes life fun.

— Lynne Bryan Phipps

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Inspiriting People, Lynne Bryan Phipps|0 Comments

Carol Garfinkle

Carol GarfinkleI am passionate about my work as a clinical psychologist and practice in Canton, MA. This passion has driven me to continue training over the past 25 plus years so I can have all the tools possible to help others on an incredible journey which I am privileged to witness. I believe that therapy is for those who wish to embark on the courageous path of creating meaningful changes in their life. The good news is that people already have everything inside them that they need to get to know themselves, solve their issues and be happy. I see it as my job to create a safe, non-judgmental place where clients receive support to learn how to access that happiness. I also see myself as a guide to help people find the answers that are right for them so they can live the life they design. If you are interested in finding resources to inspire you, please feel free to visit my website at!

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Inspiriting People|0 Comments

Jackie Zerio – Marketer & Photographer

Jackie Zerio believes that with hard work along with trusting your destiny creates a life that is experienced as a beautiful journey. Jackie is currently enrolled at Roger Williams University and pursuing a degree in Public Relations with minors in Marketing, EBusiness, and Digital Media and Photography. Photography is a way to express herself and her view on the world. She also enjoys art through music and movies of all kind.

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Inspiriting People|0 Comments

Lara Hakeem – Health/Holistic Professional

lara hakeemLara Hakeem has been a fitness trainer, personal coach, and health/holistic professional since 2001 and has obtained decades of experience in marketing, retail design, advertising and theatre arts.

Essential Oils immediately catapulted Lara into a profound life change. Her first hand success from a lifetime of digestive challenges was the first of many “aha” moments. She selected and distributes Young Living Essential Oils based on their high quality and process that makes them world class.

Lara offers workshops and webinars on essential oils, natural alternatives to health maintenance as well as personal training and life style coaching. She public speaks, directs, teaches and performs theatrically nationally.

“When you share something positive and good, it becomes explosive in the community.”

Driven by health and Young Living’s purest line of essential oils in the world, Lara has combined her marketing and wellness proficiency to enrich knowledge and awareness throughout the country building an international partnership as well.

With 30 plus years performing and directing, Lara uses theater arts as a teaching tool for all involved.

Currently she offers a wide range of sharing and promoting and lends her knowledge and contributions in varying forms and media platforms.

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Don Coyne – Videographer

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Don Coyne


“On the Outs Productions is a full service video production company owned and operated by 25 year Providence Television Personality and life-long Rhode Island resident Don Coyne.  Don Coyne has won the New England Emmy for Sports Reporting and has been a finalist another eight times, including for Sports Production and Play by Play

On the Outs Productions is a leader in producing and successfully distributing video to media outlets in RI and around the world. Then using the video to produce features for Facebook, YouTube and other social media uses. Don Coyne has also produced over 60 half hour programs including “Fishing the Ocean State”. From educational videos and product demo’s to real estate and college recruiting videos, you name it and On the Outs Productions can produce the highest paid for quality.



By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Inspiriting People|0 Comments

Reuben Lowe – Mindful Creator for Good

Hi, I’m Reuben.

reubenWhen I was 13, I got the worst report in my school for bad behaviour. I had problems with my attention and little interest in much else. This isn’t what you’d expect from someone who is into mindfulness, is it? It wasn’t until I got well into my 20s that I started to find an interest. Fast forward a few years and I’m now working part time in mental health, specializing in addictions, at a health clinic in Melbourne, Australia. I’m the founder of Mindful Creation, a social enterprise that develops and presents resources on the human mind and behaviour for self-growth and meaningful connection. I’m also the president of a charity called ACT on it. We’re currently developing a free psychotherapy smartphone app that is accessible for young people, yet suitable for all. My vision is to inspire and empower one million people towards lasting patterns of mindful change. What a difference that will make to the world! And the ripple effect from this, who knows?

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I’d love to hear from you should you wish to connect at

Mindful Creation // ACT on it

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Inspiriting People|0 Comments