Activating Purpose doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with seemingly small moments. From nurturing your body to simple acts of kindness, every decision you make ripples outwards. When you live with intention every day, even in the most basic ways, it changes you and affects everything around you. How do you find and fuel your passion? What does it mean to Activate Purpose? It means being empowered. Whole-heartedly honest. Fully yourself.
Power in Purpose
We wanted to find out what this looks like in action, so we profiled unconventional artisans who fuel their purpose in different ways. A kombucha maker draws inspiration from the wild. An essential oil distiller finds healing and energy from the Sitka Spruce. And a pair of tropical flower farmers unleash their inner artistry as they harvest bouquets.
What connects these Purpose Activators is a love of plants, a respect for nature, and a profound sense of purpose. Our friend and Hawaii-based filmmaker/photographer Gretchen Powers captures their stories beautifully in this three-part film series.
As you watch their journeys, we invite you to consider your own purpose. What makes YOU come alive? When do you feel like your most authentic self? By Activating Purpose, you’re better equipped to give more to others in your life. And there is no greater reward.
Meet the Purpose Activators
Part I: Bounty Farm, Kodiak, AK
Judy Hamilton grows a diverse array of food and flowers on her one-acre farm in Kodiak, Alaska. Using Numi organic loose leaf tea, Judy brews kombucha to nurture her gut health and connect with the wilderness inside her.
Part II: Emerald Isle Essentials, Kodiak, AK
Surrounded by Sitka Spruce on Alaska’s largest island, Kodiak, Maggie Dellemann-Zadina wild-harvests plants from mountaintop to shoreline. Maggie uses a few drops of Sitka Spruce hydrosol in her tea to keep her body in balance through seasonal changes.
Part III: Cocolani Gardens, Waimanalo, HI
Daniel Mench and Leandra Gollob grow over 50 varieties of ginger and heliconia on their lush, tropical land in Hawaii. With a deep passion for nature and its aesthetic essence, they find purpose in showcasing the raw organic beauty of rare flowers.