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Meet Kim Ruggiero

I am a student of human evolution and personal transformation, asking the big (scary) questions and discovering ways to thrive in hard places.

I began practicing meditation in 2004 when facing a chronic illness. Learning the practice not only helped me alieviate physical pain, it began a transformative process of healing and growth in all areas of my being.  Favorite spiritual teachers are: Jon Kabat-Zinn,Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Adyashanti, Krishnamurti and Tara Brach.

Over the years, I have worked in corporate and small businesses and as a fine artist. Currently, I am a mindfulness facilitator and program coordinator for Integrative Health and Healing at the Graduate Institute of Holistic Studies in Bethany, CT. 

I have a M.A. in Consciousness Studies and a  B. S. in Chemistry and have also studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art.


Other Credentials:

  • Certified in Mindfulness Meditation through the Engaged Mindfulness Institute 

  • Certified International Coaching Federation

  • MBSR training through Univ. Mass Medical Center 

  • Facilitator at York Women's Prison, Connecticut

  • Gallery representation at Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT

  • Program coordinator for Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate institute of Holistic Studies

As a coach, I work with people navigating change or coping with difficult challenges. Together, we partner in a process of inquiry and creativity to open space where insights can enter and new options emerge.

Common areas of work: 

Mindfulness Skills

Overwhelm/ Burnout

Stress Reduction

Chronic Illness

Recovery/Living with Addiction


Self Care

Self Confidence/Agency



Habit Change

View my paintings at

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