As we approach the end of 2020, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for all the love and support I felt and received over the course of this year. 

Thank you for being patient with me as I navigated the realities of serving in a pandemic world: I appreciate you switching to a mostly virtual format with the occasional outdoor, socially distant gathering.

Thank you for continuing to support the Little Free Pantry and Little Free Library: your thoughtfulness and generosity are feeding neighbors and providing much-needed entertainment.

Thank you to all who worked in and supported the Shakti Garden: we grew some amazing herbs and vegetables which we made into medicine and food to share with our neighbors.

Thank you for tuning into my first Facebook Live event and for continuing to connect with me every Wednesday morning: seeing your hearts and reading your messages are so affirming and encourage me to keep showing up.

Thank you to all my clients who trust me to hold space: being with you is a gift that I keep opening and opening.

Thank you to all the folks who make a monthly love donation: your commitment to our community is one of the main reasons I am able to offer a lot of free services.

Thank you to Carolyn Witt, my technical and design warrior: I would be lost without you.

Thank you to Lydia Blackwell, my officemate: I am so grateful our community is served by a therapist who is as kind and gentle as you.

Thank you dear readers for accepting me into your inbox every week and for sharing your thoughts with me: you make my life richer.

Thank you to my partner and our sons: if I had to be quarantined, then I am glad it was with you. I love you bunches.

May each one of us stay well and continue to grow and to learn in 2021. 


Kim Bushore-Maki


Kim Bushore-Maki is a soul-driven entrepreneur who understands the undeniable urge to create a business and a life filled with meaning and purpose. Her vision of opening a center where women could heal and grow led her to open Shakti in the Mountains in Johnson City, Tennessee: a place where the creative, feminine energy is nurtured and valued.

Five years later, Kim is still in the flow of supporting and building a healthy, vibrant community and now guides retreats, teaches yoga, and provides one-on-one services for women who want an immersion experience into the life-affirming, Shakti energy.

Kim’s training as a therapist and yoga teacher allows her to safely and compassionately guide women on a heart-centered journey to Self, where women re-connect with their beautiful, authentic spirit.

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