The Gladstone Project

Collaborators in home and heart, Stephen Podry and Helen Lowe----in conjunction with artistFrancie Allen----are cultivating and stewarding an urban sanctuary for relational alchemy, in the historic York neighborhood of Bellingham, WA.

Through The Gladstonewe serve the Great Blossoming of our times

Our offerings foster curiosity, vulnerability and creativity, and support people to encounter life's mystery and cultivate relational rapport with the awe and beauty of self, others, and the natural world.

Your support makes possible this community resource! 

In attending our offerings, by helping to spread the word, and through your generous, occasional or on-going donations, we are able to serve Life, together.


Stephen Podry taught and directed arts-based literacy and parenting programs for incarcerated mothers for 14 years. A facilitator, writer, and musician, he offers arts-based services for those struggling with grief and other overwhelming experiences.

Helen Lowe serves as a creative catalyst for living a soul-directed life and cultivating resilient communities. She and Stephen collaborate in many life adventures, practicing ways to stay open-hearted, curious, and joyful, even in the mucky parts of human dynamics.