I know LIFE.
Only 43 years of age, and I live, fully, to my heart's content.
Creating spaces, like the Prosperity Hive in San Diego's East Village, where people came together to dance, sing and celebrate moments. As well as, Mama's (& Papa's) Cooperative Encinitas, home of the Little Sprouts Learning Garden, where families would regularly gather to meet their needs for in-person connection as well as meaningful conversations.
As an event producer, I am known to foster experiences that promote diversity, warmth and joy.
A published author, my work can be found in places like Resilience Magazine, Esperanza Journal, Wild Woman Rising, Elephant Journal, medium.com, Vision and Radiance Magazines and more.
A local entrepreneur, I have been profiled in the San Diego Union Tribuneand, more recently, in Shoutout SoCal.
I serve my community well by: acting as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Roots San Diego Sustainable Food Project; serving on the advisory board of Tree of Life Birth Center; and volunteering for social change organizations like Shakti Rising and the Jenna Druck Foundation.
For over a decade, I have been a core member, and sometimes producer, of our free-form San Diego dance communities, including San Diego DanceJam!, Ecstatic Dance San Diego and Dance Church Encinitas.
I have traveled extensively. Climbing mountains in New Zealand, teaching gymnastics in Switzerland, leading children on outdoor adventures in France, and dancing in a mud and grass thatch roof hut in a village in Zimbabwe.
When I became an older mother to a newborn in 2014, I turned my educator's gaze towards women's health and well being. In response to areas that I felt were lacking, I created programs to help support my friends and other women in: thriving during their postpartum periods; creating rituals for healing after miscarriage and other loss; and in co-creating a cooperative preschool in my backyard.
After my partner received remission from a 4th stage cancer in 2019, my family and I began "worldschooling"
through Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala before landing in southern Ecuador to thrive for six months.
Today, my almost six-year old son and I are on our newest adventure of "roadschooling" up the west coast & into the Pacific Northwest.
I am a mother, sister, friend and lover.
I am a community leader and a tribe member.
I am a dancer, artist and writer.
I also know LOSS.
Like miscarriages and a cancer that brought with it the loss of my life partner, the father of my son.
Emotional Fitness is the legacy that my partner, Burt Lo, left behind in January 2020. You can learn more about him at burtiful.com.
I know the loss of innocence through early childhood trauma; the loss of confidence through co-dependence; and the loss of vulnerability through physical and emotional abuse.
I also know the loss of not having a family of origin to lean into.
By embodying permission, I feel it all.
My authentic power and joy as well as my rage and fear and, also, my deep upwelling of grief.
However, I also know reclamation and healing.
Once upon a time, I never thought that I would be so successful at relationships and love.
Yet, here I am.
Because all along, I followed my heart, and passion.
Let's "LIVE OUR PASSION" together.
Enroll now and let's get you and your family THRIVING.
Cara H. Cadwallader
at your service