Charissa began dreaming up Being Human when she realized how much compassion and groundedness she experienced when she gave herself and everyone around her permission to simply be and become. She and her South African hubby have made their home on three different continents and now reside in the Pacific Northwest. Together, they have four wide-eyed little explorers and endless wild ideas. Charissa is an early morning runner, word weaver, outdoor lover, deep thinker, and adventure seeker.
Michal is a software engineer by day and a professional kid wrangler by night. Although he was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa he spent many years living in Austria and The Netherlands. He currently resides in Washington State with his energetic children and beautiful wife. Michal is endlessly curious about life and the world. Along with coffee, dark chocolate, and good conversation, he gets excited about building friendships and creating hospitable, joy-infused spaces where everyone’s hearts and ideas are welcomed and valued.
Brittany is a writer, artist, and outdoor educator living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Where she lives with her husband Mike and their dog Riley. Whether in the forest with kindergartners or hiking in the mountains, nature is her best teacher and where she feels most at home. She’s fascinated by the intersections of spirituality, culture, and human development, and hopes her words can play a small role in bringing us into deeper connection with each other and the world around us.
Ben & Jenna Winship
Ben and Jenna both have a passion for writing their stories, and they write in the early morning and late night hours in between their chaotic days of raising three kids and working. Ben has a degree in English and has worked Law Enforcement most of his adult life. Jenna is an award-winning children’s book author. They spend all of their spare time exploring and adventuring their home of Alaska. You can find more about their family life and Jenna’s books at her website.