the haven

The Home For Gentle Rebels and Quietly Creative Misfits

THE CREATIVE SANCTUARY OF TRANQUILITY, GROWTH, AND BELONGING FOR DEEPLY SENSITIVE THINKERS AND INTROVERTED FEELERS

This is your Haven. A virtual world of encouragement, inspiration, and community for people like you, who want to plug into their natural tranquilityjoy, and creative courage to gently counter the self-destructive, hyper-active demands of a world that often forgets to take a breath.

Join The Haven and Get a FREE 45 Minute One-to-One Writing Consultation with Kendra Patterson

Kendra Patterson

Whether you are still looking for your big idea, have that spark of inspiration but don’t know how to start, are in the dreaded middle-stage doldrums, or just want to finish the damn thing already, Kendra will help you get clear on how to make it happen.

Welcome Home

I imagine you’ve arrived here because you are a reflective person with a caring, creative, and compassionate spirit?

You know there’s so much more within you, waiting to burst into life. But maybe you don’t quite know where to start or how to bring it out in a way that feels good to you.

If so, you’re found the right place. The Haven is a virtual online village of resources and community, full of people like you.

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Meet Like-Spirited People

The Haven community is built around interest groups. So whether you want to meet people with similar passions, or learn new things, you can connect with gentle like-spirited souls in the process. And who knows, you might even consider starting a group of your own.

- Deep Creative Growth -
Life-Changing Resources

The Haven is built on cycles and seasons of breath and becoming. We are stepping into who we are, not down one linear tarmac road, striving for some preconceived destination. But gently peeling back layers and peering into the mystery and magic of unimaginable beauty and joy.

- Rest and Recharge -
A Restorative Environment

Whether you want somewhere to call home, or you just need some temporary respite from our noisy world, you can use The Haven as your sanctuary. Get the encouragement, support, and inspiration to find your footing and build your life with more meaningful intention.

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Plus, you'll receive a generous gift from Kendra...

Kendra Patterson

Kendra Patterson is kindly offering a complimentary 45 minute One-to-One writing consultation if you stay beyond the free 7 day trial. Whether you are still looking for your big idea, have that spark of inspiration but don’t know how to start, are in the dreaded middle-stage doldrums, or just want to finish the damn thing already, Kendra will help you get clear on how to make it happen.

Just sign up through the link below and you'll be able to book your call with Kendra.

Monthly Pass (with free 7 Day Trial)

$15 a month
  • Full Access To The Haven Virtual Village (with Theatre, Library, Café, and Couch)
  • The Archive of Interviews, Videos, and Courses since 2014
  • The Haven in Your Letterbox (physical post sent to your door)
  • The Exclusive Haven Private Podcast Feed
  • Access to Community Happenings and Interest Groups
  • Opportunities to Join Creative Partners in Exclusive Groups, Events, and Workshops
  • Invitations to One-on-One and Group Coaching Programs, as well as Access to Unique Courses and Services
  • A Complimentary 45 Minute One-to-One Writing Consultation With Kendra Patterson

Meet The Team

In the autumn of 2021, The Haven begins a gradual shift towards a collaborative leadership structure, led by Andy and facilitated by a small team of creative partners.

While Andy will continue to run things as before, we get to enjoy the added contributions of gentle rebels with a variety of interest areas and backgrounds, from around the world. Some will take more active roles in organising and running events and workshops inside the membership.

Andy Mort
Founder

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Andy created The Haven in 2014 as a private annex connected to his blog, where he invited introverted and sensitive people to explore more of who they are as creative gentle rebels.

He is a songwriter, professionally qualified life coach, and multipotentialite who's life is shaped by a diverse and disparate set of interests, endeavors, and explorations.

Tuula has been a member of The Haven since it started, and followed Andy's gentle journey of growth and flourishing over the years. She describes it as her soul's home. It's a place of memories, personal growth, friends, love, and music.

You will always find her nearby as a kind and gentle spirit, waiting to welcome you home. She runs the Photography Group as well as many of the live happenings in and around the community.

Tuula Ahde
Assistant Coordinator and Sous Chef

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Lindsay-Celeste Graf
Creative Community Partner

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Lindsay-Celeste is an eclectic creative in her mid-thirties. She lives on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada, and loves the variety of outdoor beauty and exploration available in her hometown.

Lindsay-Celeste runs the Sacred Space and Creation Station Groups in The Haven. You'll also see her in and around the community discussing the monthly themes with Andy.

Kendra could never figure out if she is an intellectual or a creative, and for many years split her life between the two. She writes and speaks about how to thrive as a sensitive, curious creative in a world that makes it difficult to stray from conventional paths.

Kendra recently finished a novel and will be seeking publication for it over the next year. She runs the From Burnout to Book group in the Haven, where you can find support for all your writing needs.

Kendra Patterson
Creative Community Partner

Kendra Patterson