About us

We have created this platform for you, for us, for our children, and our future, as we all rely on support to keep balance in these unprecedented times. We have experienced, that even in rocky waters, we can find deep sources of strength and transformation.

Meet the people who create these loving inspirations for you and your children to mindfully thrive – everyday – during a global pandemic and beyond. Let’s develop a future full of respect, gentleness and empathetically united around the globe!

Meet the people behind Beginning Well Everyday


Pia Dögl

CEO & Founder, San Francisco

Pia Dögl, mom, author, parenting counselor, CEO & founder of Beginning Well Everyday, originally from Germany, has …


Susan Bruck

Early Childhood Expert and Lead Editor, Colorado

Susan Bruck has been a Waldorf teacher for over 20 years. Much of that time, she taught Parent-Child classes for …


Mandi Brown

Media Strategist & Content Creator, USA

Mandi supports us – from the very beginning – with her deep wisdom in Media Strategy, Creative Ideas and Content. Mandi is …


Amy Griffith

Doula and Certified Nutritionist, California

As a postpartum doula, Amy offers support to women and their …


Anna Ruth Myers

Early Childhood Expert and Parent Consultant, NYC

Anna Ruth Myers is an infant development …


Dorothy Marleen

Early Childhood and Parenting Expert, UK

Dorothy offers us parents a deep understanding and awareness of …


Dr. Deborah E. Laurin

Early Childhood Expert and Researcher

Dr. Deborah Laurin, professor of Early Childhood Education, is …


Dr. Karin Michael

Pediatrician, Germany

Dr. Karin Michael is a specialist in children’s and adolescent Medicine at …


Dr. Michaela Glöckler

Pediatrician and President, ELIANT, Germany

Dr. Michaela Glöckler is a globally published author, …


Elizabeth Sustick

Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist and Rhythmical massage therapist, USA

Elizabeth has been in the …


Elke Maria Rischke

Waldorf Early Childhood Expert, Germany

Elke Maria Rischke is a Waldorf educator who has worked as a Waldorf …


Francesca Bocolini

New Mom and Tech Entrepreneur, San Francisco

Francesca, Franci to her friends, is originally …


Julia Sterling

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, California

Julia Sterling, a professional dancer …


Katherine Scharff

Director of Teacher Education, USA

Katherine is director of Teacher Education at Sophia’s Hearth,


Kathy Gehlken

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, California

Kathy Gehlken is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, …

“With 4 kids I often felt exhausted. But I learned that self-care is not selfish! Thanks for empowering my soul, body and mind!”

Alix von Studnitz Nell,
Fashion Designer, NYC

“Beginning Well Everyday has been a terrific source of inspiration as we raise our precious boy. As a father, I’m grateful for the emotional guidance that the project has offered me.”

Eric Rodenbeck,
Dad, Founder and CEO
Stamen Design, San Francisco

“Every time I watch a video here, I feel better. I am calmer and see my little one with new eyes.”

Francesca Boccolini,
New Mom and Tech Entrepreneur,

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To help you and your young family thrive – even during a pandemic,
with empowering parenting classes, simple activities for early
childhood and soothing self-care ideas.

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