A positive movement inspired by a difficult chapter.
At the height of fame fulfilling the role as the drummer and actor for a casted band, Ryan made the unexpected decision to quit everything and return back to his roots. The trappings of a superficial music industry had left him spiritually and emotionally bankrupt.
His transition back into “normal" life was deeply humbling. To cope with the restlessness, he made a bracelet to wear every day as a physical reminder to stay present. This simple mindful practice allowed him to rediscover authentic connection and community - values lost while chasing fame and fortune.
The word that kept coming to mind during this chapter of soul searching was kindness. He found that within his new circle of connections, there were many people feeling the same unease Ryan experienced but through the pressures of an information society. He made more "kindness bracelets” for these people and after hearing positive feedback, drew up plans for was later to become All Kinds of Kind.