Kelly Thornton Smith

Kelly Thornton Smith founded the Center for Living Peace, a place where all can come to connect to themselves, their community, and “Be the Change they wish to see in the world”. The Center offers classes in arts, the environment, peacemaking, and communication.

The Center inspires others to make Good Happen. In partnership with UC Irvine, the Center sponsors the Living Peace Series; conversations with international leaders committed to making the world a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate place. The Series service initiative encourages and supports the community in donating to the field of work presented. Speakers have included: Charlize Theron, Sir Richard Branson, Geena Davis, Abigail Disney, Queen Noor of Jordan and the Dalai Lama.

Kelly created Love 365 with Suza Scalora. Through their conversations, workshops and website, Love 365 explores what it means to have a loving relationship with ourselves to Be the Love we wish to see in the world.