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Common Ground is a spiritually-conscious and socially-caring non-profit organization that is committed to meeting people where they are and making a difference in their lives.
what does that mean?
It means that we understand people have both
spiritual needs and practical needs.
we are spiritual
We can lose sight of who we are
And feel like a victim of our circumstances
And lost inside of ourselves
Because of what we’ve gone through
And what we believe about our worth.
It’s overwhelming to think that our past and our pain is more powerful than we are.
Then, we mix that into our wonky ideas about God and put heavy expectations on ourselves,
And can end up with superficial religious acts on the outside of our lives
But feel anxious, afraid, and unhealed on the inside.
At common ground, we meet with people, through our community events, counseling, and meaningful conversations to see what broken beliefs are present, and shift them to empowering ideas of clarity, strength, and healthy partnership with the Divine.
we are practical
We have to live every day life on planet earth
And have basic needs of health, shelter, food, clothing, and safety.
When people are physically hungry, they can’t hear the wisdom and guidance for their next best steps.
When people are hopeless, they lose their hunger for life.
We believe in meeting both the practical and spiritual needs.
Food, clothing, shelter, and safety.
Encouragement, inspiration, guidance, and hope.
We believe that “spiritual” is practical and practical is spiritual.
This is our idea of holistic well-being.
Respecting the whole person standing in front of us.
This is a core commitment we have in common ground.
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Stacey is an Author, Trusted Advisor to Leaders, and a Spiritual Coach of Mindset, Relationships, Business, and Health.
She’s taken her mix of beautiful and painful experiences and turned them into places of purpose and service to others, as she coaches her clients to take 100% responsibility for their life, health, happiness, and peace.
When we remember that we are not what happened to us in our past, we can use our personal power and Divine partnership to use everything in our life for our good and the good of others.
Stacey also leads Italian retreats and loves to travel with her husband, Rock, and sons: Caleb and Seth.
– You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone
– An Unconventional Life: Where Messes and Magic Collide
– Bloom Beautiful
“To find the beautiful, we must carry it with us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vice President and Treasurer
Rock is an author, tech geek, and saxophone playing, karaoke-loving husband and father of 2 boys. He and his wife, Stacey Robbins, travel with their family giving hope to men, women, and couples on their life / health journey.
“Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.” — Jordan B. Peterson
Tracy Panzarella Anton
Director of Communications and Marketing
Tracy Panzarella Anton, mother, COO of a medical practice, and is slightly obsessed with beach volleyball. She holds degrees in English and Economics, along various other certifications and licenses.
Tracy loves to learn, loves authenticity, lives honestly, and with no regrets.
She would rather be home with her husband, kids, and dogs than anywhere else on earth.
Tracy says: “I live a great – albeit at times challenging – life, which is why I’m here, with all of you in Common Ground. Let’s go do some good together.”
“God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Neibuhr
Director of Spiritual Discovery and Outreach
Phil Shinners has worked for various non-profit organizations for over 20 years, in Orange County.
He and his family live in San Clemente, where he spends most of his time helping people buy and sell homes.
A lifelong spiritual explorer and guide, Phil loves helping people ask good questions and see things differently.
In his free time, you will probably find him out for a run, at a local brewery or down at the beach.
“The greatest spiritual journey is accepting that you are accepted” — Richard Rohr
Artist. Photographer, writer and watercolor painter.
Wife. Mom. Homesteader. Trauma healing and Health junkie. Grief alchemist. Truth seeker, embodier, and sharer.
Jessi resides in her North Carolina homestead with husband and 2 sons and is grateful to be actioning with us!
our current cause
This December, we are raising funds for two single moms in great need:
One, a brilliant, world-changing soul with two teenage boys, who has impacted her community with her work, community, service, and bright mind.
The second, a brilliant, creative, hard-working momma with three jobs and 4 girls (from 12-20).
They both have touched my heart deeply, personally, professionally, and compassionately.
The first one has cancer.
The second one has had pneumonia for the last 6 months.
They are strong,non-complaining, champions of their home and family. They turn hard circumstances into wisdom and share those with the world. They help others even when they need help themselves.
They need our help.
Would you please join us in bringing the relief and remedies they need? Would you help us meet their basic needs of food, shelter, and care? Would you help us to do something joyful for their kiddos?
Click the ‘donate’ button below.
We thank you from the bottom of their hearts and ours!