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Hivery Circle: Yearning to Belong: Why we seek meaningful connection, community, and the support of each other


Hivery Founder & CEO Grace Kraaijvanger will speak and facilitate a lively, interactive discussion on why we seek connectedness and a yearning to belong more than ever before. While technology and social media have provided us with the ability to stay connected, we’re more mobile and increasingly disconnected, leaving us with temporary, ephemeral closeness. The natural desire for more intimate and authentic connection is what is driving people to communities like The Hivery where we can experience solidarity in communion, beauty, and art.

Dutch writer Harry Mulish of Two Women said, “Every person has, I believe, the feeling that she doesn’t belong, in the lives of other people. That she is in some way different, a guest, and she takes all possible measures to make sure that others won’t notice. This is the feeling that all people have, and that is precisely why we all belong together.”

Grace will discuss how we experience belonging, why we go through different transitions in life that lead to the pursuit of greater fulfillment and how community is the modern day spiritual solution for greater closeness and deeper meaning.

Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are.
— Brene Brown

Don’t hesitate to bring a friend or come alone and mingle with your Hivery community or feel free to bring a friend. Guests will enjoy complimentary lite bites and local wines by Bee Hunter Wine and sips from Living GTS Foods Kombucha.


The Hivery Circle is one of The Hivery's monthly member events. Mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm to join this program. Please note the special date of this month’s event.

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About Grace Kraaijvanger


As a former professional ballet and modern dancer, Grace's career began with the very fortunate experience of doing work that she loved and was passionate about.

As her career evolved from dancer to mother to marketer to founder of a women's collaborative work lab, she has always been committed to the mission of inspiring women to pursue those things that instill creativity, passion, and purpose.

Grace is a sought after speaker, visionary entrepreneur, artist, and community-maker.

Earlier Event: June 7
Monthly Member Coffee
Later Event: June 12
Writer's Circle: Open Mic