"Kindred is a miracle. Kindred is more than a media outlet, a community, a non-profit (which is already so much). It is a movement of awake, intelligent, informed and deeply caring human beings around the globe. Shepherded by the venerable Lisa Reagan, Kindred provides us resources that are grounded in neuroscience, wisdom, psychology and social innovation, so that we can thrive, raise conscious, caring, strong, empathetic children, and support others to do so also." – Kelly Wendorf, Kindred founder; Flying Lead Change: 56 Million Years of Wisdom for Leading and Living
Kelly Wendorf, PCC, MECD is an executive coach, author, transformational mentor, and socially responsible entrepreneur. Kelly founded Kindred as the first global eco-parenting magazine out of Byron Bay, Australia in 2002. Kindred moved to an online platform as an alternative media outlet through Kindred World in 2009. Kelly is now the Founding Partner of EQUUS, an innovative leadership development organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico. EQUUS uniquely combines neuroscience, systems theory, contemplative wisdom, attachment theory, somatic processes and nature based wisdom in their coaching approach that is both experiential and transformative. Her commitment is to changing the narrative inside leadership platforms to one that steers the world towards sustainability, compassion, and humanity.
On a Mother (of a) Quest for 23 years as an award-winning journalist, activist and nonprofit visionary, Lisa Reagan explores the space between our unsustainable, industrial Old Story and the emerging New Story of what is possible for Cultural Creative families – who are listening to their children, while envisioning and exploring the way forward.
Lisa's interviews with conscious parenting thought leaders, collaborations with organizational partners, and the creation of parent support programs over 23 years is available on the Kindred Media site as a living wisdom archive and oral history chronicles.
She is a co-founder of the nonprofit Kindred World and the executive editor of Kindred. Her unrelenting passion for our home planet, Earth, and her belief in the unfolding capacities for our human family drive her vision for Kindred, but it is her beloved community of friends, family, and fellow activists who have made the Mother (of a) Quest, below, possible and joyful.
Read Lisa's full bio, and current projects, here.
Listen to her podcasts and read her features on Kindred here.
For over 20 years, Kindred Media and its sister initiatives have been exploring this New Story from the ground up, in grassroots’ communities, and from the top down, with frontier science researchers and social changemakers. Kindred’s nonprofit work has been led by diverse and brave humans who have sought out insight and solutions to shifting their own awareness from the limits of the Old Story to the practical wisdom for conscious living emerging from a New Story.
This New Story comes with its own language, phrases like Cultural Creatives, Grounded Expansion, Mindful Parenting, and the Ecology of the Child. You can see our collection of New Story language, the New Story Glossary, at Kindred here.
What is needed at this time is a gathering place, a sanctuary, created with great compassion and willingness to call upon our imaginations, to engage in open dialogue, to create community and to identify resources that support an adventurous exploration of holistic, peaceful and sustainable living.
Kindred Media, with its extensive platforms supporting dialogue and exchange of experiences, insights, and ideas for re-imaginging and rebuilding our world, fulfills this need.
Read over 88 five-star reviews, endorsements, and stories of collaborations from our partners on Kindred World's Great Nonprofits' page. Kindred World has received the Great Nonrprofits' Top Rated Nonprofits Award every year since 2014.
“Kindred, especially Lisa, has interviewed members of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) and Reaching Our Brothers Everywhere (ROBE) more than once yet every opportunity is relevant and done with care. The depth of each interview and the various interviewers keeps everyone wanting more. ROSE and ROBE encourage the continued support of Kindred and hope that Kindred will keep illuminating the stories that matter.” – Wesley Bugg, Director, JD, Reaching Our Brothers Everywhere, ROBE
“I am a parent educator and I love the depth of research and wisdom that I can find on this site. Kindred World and Kindred Media are a wealth of resources that I can rely on for a current perspective in this emerging field of science. I especially love the insightful interviews with the leaders in the field of conscious parenting.’ – Lynn Korst, Vice President, Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and health, APPPAH
“Trustworthy, compassionate, essential. Kindred (and Executive Editor Lisa Reagan) takes a cross-discipline approach, amplifying the work of healers, scientists, psychologists, child development experts, activists, even artists (and parent-artists like myself) so that we may understand, holistically, our shared bio-cultural situation. The research, articles, and online community are guideposts in my journey as a modern day parent -- rooted in values, authentic, and connected to the larger human story. An invaluable resource.” – Cathleen O’Malley, MilkDrunk, playwright
“I have been involved with and supporting this organization for many years. There is no other that shares a similar global-vision of human development that goes beyond the traditional frame of parents. Lisa, the director, has been involved with numerous nonprofit and educational organizations and has a vast, interdisciplinary view that is rare. She and I collaborate in continuing the legacy and insights of Joseph Chilton Pearce, along with the vision of human potential and intelligence found in the works of J. Krishnamurti and Physicist David Bohm. It is an honor to be part of this unique expression of what humanity can be. – Michael Mendizza, The Life and Insights of Joseph Chilton Pearce, Author, Touch the Future, Founder
“Kindred World helps to bring us vital education on how we can change the world we live in, not just for us and our children, but for generations to come. The world needs more conscious parents. The resources shared in FCL is the first vital step to make that change. – Sharon King, Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life, Author
“Kindred World is an incredible resource that supports families and those who work with families. Resources are easily accessible, very interesting and incredibly valuable. Kindred Media weaves the latest research from many fields into practical, easy-to-apply suggestions, applications and programs that support parents and professionals. Their reach is international and their offerings always feel like they are right next door. Thank you so much, Kindred, for all you continue to do that makes our jobs easier and more effective!!” – Marti Glenn, PhD, Founding Director, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, Clinical Director, Ryzio Institute
"The challenges facing parents today are numerous and daunting. From African American women’s outrageously high maternal morbidity rate to our failing education system, it can be hard for parents to know who to turn to for guidance in facing these systemic challenges. Lisa Reagan’s Kindred World provides an invaluable resource that parents from all walks of life can turn to. Kindred World’s mindful, holistic approach empowers parents to make healthy decisions and to fight for a healthier future for everyone." – Stephen Gyllenhaal, American Film Director, In Utero Film Collaborator with Kindred
"As a neuroscientist, mother and grandmother, I feel intimately linked with the mission of Kindred to provide resources that promote equanimity, inner confidence and co-regulation for children and families. At this juncture in history when safety is illusive and often non-existent, inner anchoring, alignment and personal empowerment are crucial. If we are to meet this existential threat and systemically transform society we need the Kindred orientation towards connection and alliance with the natural world. I speak for both the TARA Approach for the Resolution of Shock and Trauma (www.Tara-Approach.org) and Climate Change & Consciousness (www.cccearth.org). These two global organizations are dedicated to a more beautiful world for the children of the future." – Stephanie Mines, PhD, Climate Change and Consciousness, Founder, We Are All In Shock, Author
The Old Story of Separation that dominates our culture and conditioning today is entering a natural composting stage... it doesn't work anymore. The New Story of Connection, who we've always been, is emerging in our consciousness and marrow. We are all in the space between these stories, exploring the possibilities, deciding what our new narrative will be...