Listen to Lisa Reagan talk about the origins and nonprofit collaborations of Families for Conscious Living, Kindred’s parent nonprofit.
On a Mother (of a) Quest for 15 years as a journalist, activist and nonprofit visionary, Lisa Reagan explores the space between our unsustainable industrial story and the emerging story of what is possible for Cultural Creative families – who are leading the way forward.
Lisa is a co-founder of the nonprofit, Families for Conscious Living and the executive editor of, Kindred. Her vision of serving Cultural Creative families is currently carried forward through nonprofit collaborations and over 300 international Pathways Connect Gathering Groups sponsored by the award-winning, conscious living magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness. (Listen to the above audio recording for the FCL story.)
Lisa shares her personal stories of shifting in features, such as Spiritual Composting, in Kindred. In her presentations at conferences and workshops, she inspires parents to look toward Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, for guidance on transforming themselves as a path to transforming our unsustainable culture.
Her Kindred Fireside Chats and interviews with conscious living leaders, like Deepak Chopra, MD; Paul Ray, PhD; Marilyn Schlitz, PhD; Thom Hartmann; Joseph Chilton Pearce and others, continue to forge the new story of holistic family wellness at a time when the United States ranks dead last for infant, child and maternal wellness among its 40 industrial nation peers. You can watch her video interviews on Kindred’s Vimeo and You Tube Channels. Listen to her interviews and teleconferences with Dr. Lauren Feder, president of the Holistic Pediatric Alliance, here.
Lisa is featured in the upcoming film documentary, The Love Bomb. Her forthcoming books share her 15 year adventure exploring the conscious living movement.
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More About Lisa’s Nonprofit Work
Because a major concern for parents who wish to make wellness choices is finding supportive holistic practitioners, Lisa has served as the parent representative on the board of directors for the Holistic Pediatric Alliance since 2004. The HPA, along with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, also sponsors the publication of Pathways to Family Wellness and Pathways Connect.
Lisa is also honored to serve on the advisory board for the new and first-of-its-kind, Museum of Motherhood, MOM, in New York City, where she helped to coordinate the first ever Mindful Mothering conference in November 2011. She serves on the venerable Touch the Future’s board of directors as of 2012, and is working with founder, Michael Mendizza, to create an adult learning center from TTF’s 30 years of video interviews with thought leaders and research scientists who connect the dots between child development and sustainable living.
Lisa’s exploration of the obstacles to conscious living led her to become a trained facilitator of the Worldview Literacy Project through the Institute of Noetic Sciences, IONS, in 2011. Lisa incorporates consciousness research, including that of IONS, into her written and live presentations on holistic family wellness to small groups and conferences. In 2012, Lisa served as the EarthRise Retreat Center at IONS’ Writer-in-Residence for their first ever Residency Project, Omnibus One.
Her professional journalism background includes being the former East Coast Editor-at-Large for the groundbreaking, natural parenting magazine Mothering and the US Contributing Editor to the first global magazine on sustainable family living, byronchild, or Kindred magazine. In 2007, 2012 and 2013, she served as a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence college journalism awards. In the very beginning of her career, she worked at the Virginia newspaper, The Daily Press, where she earned two Virginia Press Association awards for Gulf War Special Editions of the paper, Coming Home Proud.
In 2011, Kelly Wendorf, founder of Kindred, gifted the online magazine to FCL, who took on the site as an educational project with Lisa as its executive editor. Lisa is currently developing Kindred’s capacities for a global dialogue on conscious living through collaborations with authors, activists, like-minded nonprofits and College of William and Mary interns. In 2013, Kindred is launching a virtual retreat and webinar series, along with a few other innovative projects to fulfill our nonprofit vision of empowered families.
Lisa is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR, member of American Mensa, member of the Society of Professional Journalists, a Reiki Master Teacher and former organic Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, farmer (read about her farming adventures in Spiritual Composting). She lives with her family on their small farm in Toano, Virginia, where she is writing a book about her adventures in the conscious living movement.