A Musical Mother’s Day Gift – “Melt”

“Melt” A song for mom
And an opportunity to show love
To young girls in need


This song “Melt” was inspired by my sweet mother.  I’ve learned so much from my mom; and one of the most important things I’ve learned from her was how to help those in need.  She was always opening her heart and our home to people that needed a place to stay, or a warm meal.  I remember being inspired when she would let me help her bring lunch outside to our gardeners each day when they were working on our yard… and then send them home (back to Mexico) with bags full of hand-me-down clothing for their families.

After my dad died when I was 5 years old, she started a support group for widows and widowers called “Friends in Common” and in the midst of her own grief, she created a space for others like her to come together and heal their hearts.

All my life she volunteered and served at whatever church we were part of, consistently showing up with devotion and so much love.

Since visiting Africa when my older brother was a baby, she always had a soft place in her heart for the people there.  So, after all her 5 children were grown and out of the house, she moved to Africa to serve and devote her life to bringing hope to the hopeless.

She spent 6 years there and eventually established a cafe called “Garden Cafe”, where young men and women who could not afford to stay in school could learn a trade.  Through her program there they learn many skills, including waiting tables, cash register, and cooking.  At the end of the program they get help with their resumes and help securing jobs in the city.

So many lives have been touched, healed, and transformed by the generosity and love of my mother, Catherine Petersen-Duran.

Today, on Mothers Day, I honor her the best way I know how… by sharing this song that I wrote for her and inviting you to support a cause that is near to my heart, International Network of Hearts.











You can download the song here for free as my gift to you.


Donate any amount of your choosing to support the rescuing of young girls from sex trafficking and sexual violence.  


100% of your donations go to International Network of Hearts.  



These girls cannot show there faces on camera because they are in hiding from their perpetrators.

Our Mission
To restore the lives of survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence, and prevent commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor through increased awareness, training, advocacy and collaboration at an interdisciplinary and international level.

Our Vision
A world where women and children are valued, protected from violence and exploitation and their human rights are defended.



These young girls need a mothers love more than anyone I can think of.

Thank you for listening and watching this video honoring all mothers.   I hope you’ll partner with me in supporting this very important cause and bring hope to these tender hearts.

Please SHARE and POST the link to my video below and help get this message out.

I love you!

Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers!

Sending you LOVE through the sound-waves…






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A Love Experience with Krista Richards – “Broken” EP Release Party & Fundraiser

Join us for

“A LOVE Experience

with Krista Richards”

Saturday June 18th

at a beautiful Private Estate

in Del Mar, CA.  


We will be celebrating the official release of “Broken”, the second release in Krista’s 4 EP series taking us on a journey through LOVE.


Come experience LOVE through the full activation of all your senses!  Indulge in the glorious sights, soul stirring sounds, and tantalizing tastes presented in a luxuriously beautiful and intimate setting.


This event will benefit Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter & Shakti Rising.  We will also host a Silent Auction to benefit these amazing organizations that are making a powerful difference on our planet and in our communities.


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The event will include:

  • LIVE Music, Art, & Entertainment
  • Amazing heart connections with wonderful like minded people
  • Gourmet Hors D’oeuvres by Chef James Montejano (local, organic, Non-GMO, GF, Vegan)
  • High Vibe Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Beverages available at the bar
  • 8pm ~ $30 GA or $60 for VIP Access (does not include the full dinner)
  • 11pm ~ Dance Party ~ DJ lineup: Atypical, Matt Cole, and a few surprise guests!!  😉


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Krista Richards will present all the songs off the new EP and sprinkle in a handful of other intentionally selected love songs for your listening pleasure and will be accompanied by a full band of talented musicians including: Domonic Estes (guitar), & Christine Cyr (cello).

The Master of Ceremonies for this lovely evening will be none other than the Scott Brandon HoffmanHe lives to empower humanity and be a catalyst for change through truth, laughter and multimedia entertainment. Scott has a hilarious way of pointing out the ABSURDITY of it all. Get ready to LAUGH your ass off!

Charmed Life is bringing the heat with stunning Fire Performance Acts from Jennifer Quest aka HoopCharmer, accompanied by Alyssa Glitters, and Jayme Jordan.


Nomad Artz Theatrical Characters will be roaming the party, and the heated pool infusing extra playfulness into the experience!



And the icing on this delicious LOVE CAKE?? You guessed it!!  Heart Light Photos!!

Heart Light Photo with peeps at Aum Dome

Come and get an unforgettable portrait with the creator of the Original photographic Heart Light capable of producing a heart-shaped reflection in your eyes, Aaron Dressin Photography.

****An Exclusive Intimate VIP experience is available to a limited 50 guests and includes; a full dinner with a champagne toast, private mini concert, meet & greet w/ Krista (including a heart light photo), prime VIP parking, “Broken” EP, and access to the VIP ONLY areas.  The VIP experience begins at 6:30pm ~ $90.

Behind the scenes making this incredible event happen are Maura Rassman, Betsy Finkelhoo, our host Ian Oliver, and The Love Warriors dream team!

Everyone of us co-creating this LOVE EXPERIENCE eagerly await the opportunity to connect with you, entertain you, uplift you, and shower you with LOVE!!

See you there!!

Krista, Maura, Betsy, Ian and the Love Warriors

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