It’s time for health-conscious souls to take our place in history and step into our power. Step into your role as a powerful creator on the planet. 

HeartPickings is for the rebels, the creators, the visionaries, the troublemakers, the odd ones and most of all for anyone who is here to create a healthy life, and a healthy world with systems that serve people and the planet.

HeartPickings provides a place for dialogue and connection as we unlearn, learn and rewild ourselves.

A platform where you connect based on:

  • what you are passionate about,
  • curious about,
  • what troubles you,
  • what excites you,
  • what you want to create in your own life and the world.

You are who you are and how you show up at any point in time. Are you ready to step into your power as a powerful creator on the planet? You no longer need to feel alone or the only one who sees a different path for yourself and those around you. It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you are from or what level of experience you have as much as a capacity to create something you need that you will integrate into your life.

HeartPickings offers an opportunity to create new ways of working in community; developed through experimentation by supporting each other and helping each other grow and develop at our own pace. We are truly trekking into the unknown, trusting our hearts and universal guidance.

Why Now?

Healthy systems will not come from those in the mainstream who are fearful of exploring opportunities and charting healthy paths. It takes the ones willing to walk on the edges of possibility and bring real-world examples of igniting ourselves and building holistic systems. It takes great courage to see beyond problems that others are still struggling through.

Visionary authors Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze guide us: “This is why it’s so important that pioneers work as community, encouraging one another through the trials and risks natural to those giving birth to the new in the midst of the breakdown of the old.”

Can you see yourself stepping out of the manual of how you were taught life should be, to trek into the unknown and follow your heart’s calling?

Let’s be Clear on what HeartPickings Is Not

For egos, Illicit activities, toxicity, the past, those not longing for adventure or playing it “safe”


HeartPickings is not for everyone.

It is a radically different platform bringing to life ways for us to reconnect with ourselves and each other. It is not for anyone who wants to be an influencer; there are plenty of existing platforms to broadcast how amazing you are and build your audience and followers. There are no likes, followers, or divisions.


HeartPickings has no audience and it is truly community based.

It is a place of deep connection, open dialogue exchanges, and relationships. A place to bring your curiosity and embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

What are you creating?

We would love to know more about you and this will also help us match you with others in the community crew

Our Community

Kay Newton

Love is what makes the world go round. Kay loves to find love in life even when it seems unattainable. No matter how dark the tunnel may seem, Kay will create the space you need to find your own light.

As a Midlife Strategist, and author Kay is passionate about simplicity. No magic, heebie geebie, weird stuff, pills or potions, just plain practical down to earth, ‘Spade-a-Spade’ Yorkshire common-sense for change.

You can find Kay at KayNewton.com

Natalie Leigh Dyer

Dr. Natalie Dyer, PhD, is a research scientist studying the therapeutic effects of integrative medicine and spiritual practices, including yoga, meditation, Reiki, psychedelics, and universal love. She completed her doctorate in neuroscience at Queen’s University and postdoctoral fellowships in psychology at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School.

She currently works as a research scientist with Connor Integrative Health Network, and as President of the non-profit organization the Center for Reiki Research. She has published many scientific papers and presented her research to diverse audiences throughout North America and Europe. Together with over 300 other scientists and physicians, Natalie was the first signee of the Manifesto for a Postmaterialist Science, a declaration for science to move beyond the outdated materialist paradigm. Natalie is also an energy medicine practitioner specializing in Reiki and North American, European, and Tibetan shamanic practices.

You can find Natalie at drnataliedyer.com

Carol Chapman

Carol Chapman is a student and teacher of the spiritual heart. After a long and successful career in corporate roles and two entrepreneurial ventures she began her journey into heart-centered living. This transition led her to co-found Hearts Rise Up, a community of impassioned, heart-centered warriors and enthusiasts.

Carol is passionate about guiding others to live an intuitive, heart-centered life. She is host of the Hearts Rise Up Podcast, named to Feedspot’s “Top 35 Wisdom Podcasts You Must Follow In 2021.” She is co-creator of the Heart Resonance Primer, a 6-week online course to create coherence and harmony in mind, body, and spirit, and creator of a series of heart-opening guided meditations for self-discovery and expanded awareness. She is also an author, writer, and speaker.

You can find Carol at heartsriseup.com

Christopher Drummond

Christopher Drummond is a recording and mix engineer, music producer, composer, sound designer, violinist and Grammy Award voting member. He has composed and produced original musical scores for radio, television, film, interactive media and ambient music. He is Technical Director for Robert Aubry Davis’s Millenium of Music, a weekly radio program that airs on Sirius XM Radio and national public radio.

Christopher is co-founder of the Hearts Rise Up Community, co-creator of the Heart Resonance Primer online course, and composer and producer of heart-opening guided meditations for self-discovery and expanded awareness. He is a lifelong student of esoteric and indigenous spiritual traditions.

You can find Christopher at sonic-ocean.com

Jo Rawcliffe

Ive always had the inclination to ‘make things better’ which has brought many hard lessons, but such valuable learning to my door over the years.

My vision and passion stems from being a conscious creator and independent thinker, aligned to productive ways of living, ensuring people and well-being are interwoven for best results. Connectivity and preparedness being at the heart of all I do. I’m known as a ‘straight talking, thought leader and invigorator of people’ inspiring and helping others through change in whatever context with a comfort and realism that embodies my true authentic self. Honesty, integrity and transparency translated into my being heart led, always humble, keeping things simple and fun, and acknowledging what’s true for myself and others.

You can find Jo at morphosispartners.com

Ayelet Baron

Ayelet Baron is a futurist + strategist dedicated to the evolution of the next generation of humanity. She has a successful career working with conscious leaders and is a former Cisco leader. She is the author of the award winning book, Our Journey to Corporate Sanity: Transformational Stories from the Frontiers of 21st Century Leadership.

Her trilogy, F*ck the Bucket List, is for anyone ready to ground ourselves in reality, with the awe, courage, and imagination to create the bridges leading to a healthy, thriving life, and world. Her books are for anyone ready to start questioning everything, and to simply say f*ck it—or whatever words you choose to use, when something in life no longer serves you. They will help you become more aware of the choices you make; where you’ll truly know yourself and understand your purpose as a living, breathing, healthy creator of your life.

You can find Ayelet at ayeletbaron.com

Lynnda Pollio

An intuitive and empath by nature, Lynnda has been on a life-long journey into spirituality and consciousness. This mission has guided her through a successful executive-level career heading New Business within the advertising industry, as a pioneer and thought leader in conscious business and communications practices, and as the world’s first Chief Consciousness Officer for a futurist marketing consultancy, infusing the human technologies of wisdom, intuition, compassion, empathy, forgiveness and gratitude into Fortune 100 corporate culture.

Lynnda studied in various spiritual disciplines and wellness modalities, with a passion for helping others understand and engage energetic frequencies and their languaging. Lynnda is the Founder of Hearts Afire Consulting, supporting businesses and individuals intent on setting hearts afire with positive change, inspiration and meaningful communications. She is author of Trusting the Currents, a multi-award winning, Amazon Bestseller in Inspirational Fiction.

You can find Lynnda at lynndapollio.com

Sue Sheain

Sue Sheain is a serial entrepreneur, a writer and an attorney, who reinvents herself every five to seven years. Her government legal career specialized in information systems security, computer law, ethics, intellectual property, contract negotiations and the privatization of ARPANET, the Internet’s predecessor. 

Sue’s next reincarnation was in home furnishings for a new direct sales brand of a high end fabric house. A need in her local Baltimore community for an orchestrated transportation system, spearheaded Sue to become the founder and CEO of a fast growing yellow school bus company. Spawn from her passion for an effective fitness method for all, Sue also founded the first barre studio featuring an “approachable” workout in her summer resort community where she now lives year-round seaside in Delaware. 

Sue manages and markets her own and her clients’ writing projects for adaptation to the screen or publication, while consulting in the transportation, fitness and real estate fields. Sue is a true testament that it is never too late to journey on a new path and follow your heart.

Find Sue at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-sheain-73495840/


Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald is a force of nature who always helps anyone he can. He is a generous, kind, compassionate and a brave soul who cares deeply about humanity and builds community everywhere he goes. He is the former Director of Community at Huffington Post, Founder of My Community Manager, and Director of Communications for Social Media Club Chicago.

Tim works with organizations and individuals who are stuck to get them unstuck. He helps people connect with their voice and stories. He is also a speaker and facilitates workshops. Recognizing how fear held him back, he has changed his relationship with fear and has used it to get unstuck and leave a toxic job, end a 17 year marriage, move to a new city, meet his life partner, and currently looks at having stage 4 metastasized colon cancer as a gift.

You can find Tim at speaking.business

Tara Sheahan

Tara Sheahan is the co-founder of Conscious Global Leadership, Breathelab, and Where Bison Roam. After being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 1998, Tara began working with renowned Ayurvedic practitioners and neuroscientists, using breathwork and meditation to support her healing from chronic illness to full recovery. She was eventually able to manifest her dream of cross-country ski racing in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games at age forty-five—and, within two years, she was among the top ten ski racers in the country.

Tara is now on to a new dream of building a space for heart-centered people to gather. Oniya, a beautiful sanctuary and biodynamic farm in southern Colorado, which is now being built to activate our connection with Nature and Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth). The thirty-seven acres, attached to thousands of acres of BLM managed lands, lies along La Jara Creek and is home to antelope, elk, bear, beaver, lynx, mountain lions, ermine, hawks, and eagles. The reintroduction of bison is a vital part of Oniya’s mission and vision to heal the soil and share biodynamic practices for local and global soil restoration.

You can find Tara at breathelab.com

Donna Cravotta

Donna Cravotta is the the CEO and Founder of Social Pivot PR and the creator of The Gather Method™.

She works collaboratively with leaders, small businesses, authors/content creators, and nonprofits to accelerate their growth and impact by redesigning their online presence in a strategic, organic, and human way.

You can find Donna at socialpivotpr.com.

Romanus Berg

Born in Guatemala City to German parents, Romanus’ calling is to end needless suffering and to realize a world in which everyone has the opportunity to self-actualize in shared prosperity. On this path he has he has supported large initial public offerings ($1.8B) as well as smaller, more nimble startup initiatives in roles ranging across CIO, COO to Board Member (Ashoka.org, Oceana.org, Lifeline.org)

In his spare time Romanus can be found with family and friends working on anything from cars, boats and cabins to blue crabs and campfires.