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Are you feeling…

  • Stressed?
  • Exhausted?
  • Overwhelmed?
  • Depressed?
  • Stuck?

The Problem

Caring for everyone in our lives except for ourselves leaves us feeling chronically overwhelmed and exhausted and robs us of our health, inner peace and belief that our lives can be different.

The Solution

Learning to nurture ourselves consistently empowers us to transform our stress into peace and ease and cultivate lives filled with joy, meaning and vibrant health.

The Impact

Nurturing ourselves provides endless benefits including improved health and relationships, renewed strength, optimism and confidence, increased creativity and self-awareness, and the expansion of self-compassion, love and belief in ourselves.

Are you ready to transform your life?

Our mission

We empower overwhelmed and exhausted individuals to live with more peace, joy and meaning through the practice of self-nurturing in order to nurture peace in the world from the inside out.

Kelley Grimes

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Meet Kelley Grimes, MSW

Kelley is a counselor, bestselling author, self-nurturing expert, and founder of Cultivating Peace and Joy. She is passionate about empowering people to live with more peace, joy and meaning through the practice of self-nurturing and is dedicated to cultivating a more peaceful world.

She works with individuals, facilitates workshops, speaks at conferences, leads retreats and provides professional and leadership development to organizations dedicated to making the world a better place.

She also teaches self-nurturing strategies and mindfulness at local nonprofits to women overcoming domestic violence, homelessness and other major life challenges, to people living with epilepsy and to youth and adults engaged in peace making.

She would love to be your guide and mentor and support you in cultivating your self-nurturing practice so you can nurture peace in the world from the inside out!

Inspiration For A Woman’s SoulCultivating Joy

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy, and keep choosing it every day.”  – J.M. Nouwen

Kelley is a featured author in this inspiring collection of stories from women who know what it means to live in joy every day. These moving, heartfelt tales illustrate how authenticity, inner courage, and a deep belief in the power of choice guided these amazing women to create lives of peace, beauty, and abundant joy. Kelley’s transformational story “The Daily Choice of Joy” is her personal journey of recognizing how essential self-nurturing is in thriving in difficult circumstances and how empowering it is to choose joy.

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy, and keep choosing it every day.”

J.M. Nouwen

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”

Jean Shinoda Bolen

“Our capacity to make peace with another person and the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”

Anna Quindlen

“Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor E. Frankl

“With a daily ritual of self-care, an inner worthiness begins to blossom. Once it does you will find the courage to act in ways that are self-expressive and self-protective. You will start caring for each of yourself with a fierce and tender concern.”

Alice Domar