About Us

Take Heart’s Team Members

The people behind our publications, digital media, and events

ACOL in twelve languages
Glenn Hovemann

I’m Glenn Hovemann, and I was born in the City of New York, but I’m really a country boy, for my heart loves nature. I co-founded a rural intentional community in 1972. Why? Well, in part because our society back then seemed to be at war with itself on many fronts. (Sound familiar?) Maybe cooperation was an answer. There I met my wife, Muffy.

After our first child was born, Muffy and I left and I went to law school and practiced law; but after a few years, I felt, for the first time ever, that the firm was not where I needed to be. So I quit.

Muffy and I owned a spiritually-oriented bookstore in Portland, Oregon, where we also hosted events. Later we took over a publishing company, Dawn Publications, and started publishing beautiful books about nature for children. Then something unexpected happened: the universe presented me with the remarkable opportunity to publish two spiritual masterpieces, A Course of Love and the seven-volume Choose Only Love, through our new company, Take Heart Publications. It’s been a huge gift—and has kept me very busy!

Muffy Weaver
My name is Muffy. Community has been a major thread in my life. I met my husband, Glenn, in 1977 at a Quaker-based rural community in Oregon that he co-founded in 1972. After the birth of our first child in 1982 we moved to Portland where Glenn practiced law and I started a metaphysical bookstore, New Renaissance Bookshop, with two friends.

Community called again in 1993 and we moved to Ananda Village in California with our three children. After a couple of years we had the opportunity to purchase Dawn Publications and for more than two decades published and promoted children’s nature awareness titles to inspire in the next generation a deep love for our Mother Earth.

During my two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training, as well as six years of working with Thomas Huebl in the field of healing collective trauma, I learned much about allowing and presencing and the miracle of connection that is birthed from that sacred space.

At Take Heart Publications, I help with bookkeeping and serve in the Board of Directors with Glenn.

Rodrigo Cayres and Budhi N.

We are Rodrigo P. Cayres and Budkhand “Budhi” Namjilsuren. Rodrigo is originally from Brazil, and Budhi, from Mongolia. We feel we are global citizens and travel extensively, having been to over 35 countries and lived in Nepal, India, Mongolia, Thailand, Brazil, and Spain.

Our life is about sharing love and wisdom wherever we go, having made over 2,500 presentations on topics related to Self-knowledge, meditation, awakening Consciousness, accessing our inner wisdom, practicing compassion, non-dual awareness (oneness), and so on. We are not affiliated with any religion or philosophy, but we draw inspiration from diverse wisdom traditions, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Gnosticism, Advaita Vedanta, A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, and Way of Mastery.

In the past years we have been particularly involved with A Course of Love (ACOL), the main title published by Take Heart Publications, working to make it available in different languages and in every part of the world. We helped to bring it to Brazil, where we live and are actively participating in organizing events with the ACOL community in Brazil. We work closely with Glenn Hovemann in a number of projects, which are described on the Support Us page.

Currently (2023) we are setting up an organization in Brazil to help expand Take Heart’s presence and reach, making its titles available in Portuguese language.

Visit www.rodrigocayres.com for more information on our life experiences.

Rodrigo Cayres and Budhi N.
I’m Lynn Kidd, and I love bringing people together. I hosted A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love groups for many years. I have been supporting Take Heart Publications since 2018 by managing its social media channels.

I am one of the producers and the host of several video and podcast series, such as Love is the Answer, Heart to Heart, Wisdom of the Heart, Love in Movement, having published nearly 100 videos on our YouTube channel.