111 Values. 111 Stories. Infinite possibility.
Through a life-long philosophy of Compassionate Creativity, Kali weaves a tapestry of experiences into an inspiring, funny, moving, and magical testament to the abounding resiliency of the human spirit. Each chapter starts with one of the 111 Values of Compassionate Creativity and speaks to a time in her life when she didn’t know what to do and how she moved through it.
Words from the Introduction
“Let these stories become medicine, fuel, fire, and companions. Let them remind you of your best abilities, dreams, and intentions. Let them encourage you to consistently value your life as your art and your art as your life, sharing the story of who you are with those around you.
Whatever your post or position, age or creed, I invite you to come sit by the fire, listen, warm your hands, and sing.”
“Original, incisive, and gently challenging – this debut book provides thoughtful companionship and provocation to deepen one’s own compassion not only for others, but for oneself. I recommend keeping it close at hand to incorporate the original 111 values as part of one’s mindfulness practice. It is a lovely gift to give to those searching for calming, innovative meditations in difficult times.”– Heather Stanford, Chaplain and Professor of Theater, UCSB
“A compelling coming of age journey through a life in the arts, social activism, human encounter, and spiritual engagement. A litany of joyful, hilarious and extraordinary experience… This teaching memoir illustrates universal truths and we learn that wisdom is possible at any age…” – Brattleboro Reformer Article by Jerry Levy, Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Marlboro College
Stories from I am Compassionate Creativity are featured on the following blogs:
I am Compassionate Creativity is available for sale in the following locations:
- Brown University Bookstore in Providence, Rhode Island
- Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro, VT
- Talking Leaves Books & Dog Ears Bookstore in Buffalo, New York
- Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center Bookstore in Hiawatha, Iowa
- Lang Memorial Library in Wilson, Kansas
- Bookworks in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Essence of Tranquity Hot Springs in Safford, Arizona