By Peter Wrinch, Director of Politics and Advocacy at NationBuilder
I remember the first time I went to SCI at Hollyhock. It was 2007 and I was a young Operations Manager at Pivot Legal Society. Hollyhock was somewhat of a mystical place that the founder of Pivot talked about with a sense of awe. Most of Pivot’s first major donors came from connections made at Hollyhock conferences like SCI, SVI, Web of Change, and Media that Matters.
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By Rob Selmanovic, who will be presenting Somatic Yoga: Movement Solutions for Pain-Free Living at Hollyhock in June, 2017
So much has been written about pain, our bodies and how to tend to those achy muscles, joints and tissues. All the advice and information can become overwhelming and confusing for someone who needs relief and prefers to avoid drugs or surgery.
Still, many people continue to live in pain with conditions that persist, limiting their freedom of movement and quality of life. The tips I suggest here are simply a reminder that your precious body knows how to heal itself when it has the proper conditions.
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By Leslie Davenport, who will be presenting Deepening Climate Advocacy at Hollyhock in June, 2017.
Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order. -Samuel Beckett
Movement is life: the rhythm of our heartbeat, the ebb and flow of tides, the turning of the seasons, the cycle of our breath. Even the youngest infant expresses a range of core emotions in the language of movement. It’s a tiny dance with an arching and contracting torso, flailing arms and legs, before releasing the physical energy of delight, fear or frustration into sound. Continue reading MOVE THE EARTH