For the brave and weary sojourner. I will help you remember your way to freedom.
Step 1. You’re In The Right Place If…
You are in the right place if you are looking for hope & practical encouragement to help you get clear on what “enough” looks, sounds, and feels like for your life or business in this season of life.
You are in the right place if you want to craft a slower, simpler life. One that is intentional and mindful and has lots of breathing room for meaningful connection and savouring the small gifts of today.
You are in the right place if you’re a non-hustler, HSP, you or a family member live with chronic physical or mental illness or you tend to feel like you don’t “fit” well in this noisy, busy world.
You are in the right place if you’re curious about seasonal living: showing up to life in a way that respects natural rhythms, fertile and fallow times, and honours your unique wiring.
You are definitely in the right place if you are a wrestler, a questioner, one who struggles and desires a brave space to hang out and be reminded that you are not alone and that you matter.
You are in the right place if you want to live mind-body-soul healthy but you opt-out of fads and care more about loving yourself well than following the crowd.
And you are absolutely in the right place if you are ready to quiet the noise of perfectionism, comparison, and fear, and show up fully to your imperfect & beautiful life, in every season.
A map of my work, how you can get engaged + stay connected. ↡↡↡
Step 2. The Hope Map: An Invitation to Pause + Consider
A little bit of light for the journey. I write about real life as I know it – the messiness and imperfection, learning to love ourselves well and put down deep, strong roots of self-awareness and self-compassion, about simple living, slowing down, about heartache and joy, mindfully mining for the wisdom in every season, and doing our best to show up with joy and “on purpose” through it all. I don’t ever try to tell you what to think (you’re the expert on your life!); I invite you to simply pause and consider. Sign up for The HOPE Map and gain access to the Resource Library.
Step 3. The Brave & Beautiful Membership Community
Because the journey is best made in brave community. The B&B community will help you feel safe, seen, and supported. It is a group of brave and growth-minded women in the “messy middle of life” seeking friendship, compassionate and evidence-based support, and the opportunity to deepen wisdom and grow together. Monthly themes and consistent rhythms of rest, rise and release reinforce a seasonal approach to life and help us build new skills, habits, and ways of seeing that strengthen and equip us for the rest of the journey.
Step 4. Deep 1:1 Work with Krista for the Brave + Weary
Come aside and rest awhile. Be nourished, strengthened, and put down deep, hardy roots to hold you fast as you continue the journey. As you do some deep, inner soul work, I’ll come alongside you and help you remember your way to freedom.
Learn about Krista’s story – Meet Krista.
Step 5. Mini-Courses, Mindfulness Journals + More
Food and tools for the journey. These resources are offered to help you put down deeper roots of self-awareness and self-compassion, learn a more compassionate, seasonal approach to living, and practice taking imperfect action to show up fully to your messy and beautiful life in every season. Mini-Courses, Seasonal Mindfulness Journals, Purposeful Printables, books and more to help you live an unshackled life of purpose, wholeness, and joy. Click here to visit the ALIP Shop.
Your program is far superior to a lot of offerings out there. They are kindergarten and you are graduate school. —Amy D
Step 6. More Food for The Journey
(Free gifts for you!) The ALIP Resource Library
I offer a collection of free resources, ready to download, to my email subscribers. I periodically change them up. Go here to access the Resource Library.
(Free) Topical Resource Pages
7 Topical Resource Pages to support you in showing up fully to life in every season. Each page includes blog posts, videos/interviews, and a couple of other resources to support you in going deeper into the work of becoming your healthiest self and building your life imperfectly – on purpose. Access the ALIP Topical Resource Pages here.
(Free) Favourite Resource Recommendations
A thoughtfully curated collection of resource recommendations in a handful of different categories for doing life and slow business – on purpose. I change things up periodically to reflect what I’m loving and using in my own life and work. Check out this page.
(Free) Interviews on Youtube with Guests Who Walk Their Talk
Since fall 2019 I’ve been uploading my guest interviews to youtube so those of you who opt out of social media can enjoy and be encouraged by them. Visit my channel. I’ve also shared a few of my favourite interviews here.
(Free) Consistent Encouragement from My Social Pages
The heart of my work is A Life in Progress – but under this umbrella, I choose to run different social pages that speak to certain facets of life and work; you can choose the one or two that MOST serve you in this season.
Facebook – A life in Progress: Hope and practical encouragement to help you show up fully to your messy and beautiful life in every season.
Facebook – Holding Your Breath: On grief, mental health, the beauty of diversity, self-compassion, and finding our way through loss.
Closed Facebook Group: Live on Purpose: This group is an offshoot of my work as a Holistic Health & Joyful Living Educator – specifically my Voice & Vision Consulting programs. The group offers regular encouragement and education related to mind-body wellness and living a compassionate and purposeful life, occasional book clubs or challenges, and a warm and welcoming space to hang out and forge relationships with other growth-minded and kind people.
Instagram: Inspiring quotes, thoughts & images from daily life, space to play with words, question ideas, and explore slow/purposeful/joyful living, and personal growth.
I also have pages under the name Rebranding Middle Age but I’m taking a break there this season.
Finding you and your work has been life-giving for me. It feels like a debt I’ll never be able to repay. —Roxanne R
I gained great courage from a quote I heard regarding the power of telling our truths and being authentic as a catalyst for others to do the same. Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui is a perfect example of just how true this is. Her courage in telling her truth, no matter how messy, has been an inspiration to me for almost a decade. And, in her Brave & Beautiful Membership community, she has provided a safe space where others can follow her lead in the company of like-minded women. Truly a gift! —Sandra K.P
Step 7. Ways to Support My Words + Work
Here are a few ways you can support my words and work.
The O’DaviDesign Art Scholarship
After my son died, I chose to create an art scholarship in his name – this is one way I can honour the full, beautiful truth of who he was and join the conversation around being a highly sensitive human and/or living with mental illness, or simply being human in a messy world. Donate, Apply, or Learn More Here.
Sponsor a Grieving Mama to Join the B&B Community
If you want to gift a membership to someone you love or to sponsor a grieving parent, please reach out to me at email@example.com to discuss. From one grieving mama to another or one hurting human to another, you are welcome here.
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Many in my community have asked for a way to send me a donation to say thank you for the impact my work makes in their lives. If you’d like to send me a donation, big or small, you can do so here. A hearty thank you!
I’ve been reading your writing for a long time and want you to know your thoughtfulness and candour are always a huge help to me. You help me remember that there is no guarantee that things are going to go smoothly. There is just a need to try again the next day. Thank you for sharing your struggles and triumphs so openly. Your insight and perspective are greatly appreciated. Thank you! —Holly M.
As part of my sustainable lifestyle, I respond to email two times a week. If you’re curious about joining one of my programs or working with me 1:1 and have some questions or need help determining the best place to get started on your “journey to freedom,” email Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org. or use this contact form. Tell me what’s up in this season of your life and how I can help.