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Self-Nurturing Starter Kit

Your supportive starter kit includes:

  • The Arrival Technique Guided Meditation (mp3)
  • Permission to Nurture Yourself Audio Guide (mp3)
  • Beautiful printable Self-Nurturing Affirmations Poster (PDF)
  • Soothing printable Self-Nurturing Breathe Cards (PDF)
  • Printable Self-Nurturing Permission Slip (PDF)

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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 and overwhelm into peace, 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?

Work with Kelley

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

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, couples, families, 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 support you in cultivating your self-nurturing practice so you can nurture peace in the world from the inside out!

by Kelley Grimes, MSW The Art of Self-Nurturing

A Field Guide To Living With More Peace, Joy & Meaning

The Art of Self-Nurturing was written to empower you to become the artist of your own life and understand self-nurturing as an art form. Rather than living from obligation and overwhelm, you will learn to cultivate a life filled with self-compassion and self-love.

The practice of self-nurturing is not about being perfect or completing another thing on your “to-do” list, but rather nurturing a relationship with yourself. It is about recognizing what is nurturing in any given moment and allowing your practice to evolve accordingly. The more we nurture ourselves, the more we know ourselves allowing us to reveal more of who we are in the world.

This field guide is designed to make your journey easier and to support you by breaking down the process into 3 parts: The Foundation of Self-Nurturing, Cultivating a Self-Nurturing Practice, and Integrating Self-Nurturing Practices into Your Life. Each section is broken into chapters and will provide inspiration, best practices, examples, reflective questions, and self-nurturing practices. The field guide offers you hundreds of self-nurturing practices that you can try and return to as you build your practice.

Begin the adventure of a lifetime by nurturing the most important relationship you will ever have—the relationship with yourself!


Inspiration For A Woman’s Soul Cultivating 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.

Inspiration For A Woman’s SoulOpening to Gratitude and Grace

When we embrace gratitude in every moment, even when our current circumstances reflect something vastly different than what we desire, we invite grace into our lives. – Linda Joy

Kelley is a featured author in this inspiring collection of stories from women who have shifted their perceptions, strengthened their hearts and found ease in their daily lives through the power of gratitude. These incredible stories prove that when we embrace gratitude in every moment, we allow in the healing power of grace. Kelley’s transformational story “All is Well” is her personal journey of recognizing that by choosing gratitude, her challenges became adventures and she surrendered to flow of grace. Discover the transformational power of gratitude!

“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