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    On May 11, 2014 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

     A powerful & excellent reminder to not judge situations or circumstances. A difficult childhood (my dad a Vietnam Vet was severely clinically depressed & tried to kill himself 5 times before I was 21, he died when I was 22) led me to great compassion & to seeking out joy in the small things in life which has led to creating Storytelling programs about discovering joy within the darkness. Being bullied in school also cemented compassion and a mission to never allow anyone to feel as hurt as I did which led to workshops with students & teachers. Anorexia and a 20 year challenge with body image also led to now speaking about it in public and hopefully helping others embrace & celebrate their bodies whatever their body size. A family that was fearful led me to stepping outside the comfort zone. The list goes on. Are there challenges? Yes, but I do believe that our challenges also can serve us and others. Nothing is 100% good or bad, everything is Maybe. HUGS to everyone.

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    On May 12, 2014 A wrote:

     A BIG hug to Kristin!  Amen to your mission, compassion and drive!  Yay you!  Thank you for your work!

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    On May 13, 2014 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

     Thank you A for the kind words and encouragement. Big HUGS back to you. I feel blessed to do the work I do and for the journey that led me here. 

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