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How Self-Reflection Can Revolutionize Our World

Article  published by Rank and File  in Issue Six’s “Tools of the Trade” 

A Broader Inquiry for Deeper Meaning: How Self-Reflection Can Revolutionize Our World with Joel Solomon

 

Impact investor Joel Solomon’s life should have turned out quite differently.

Born into a family that successfully developed shopping malls in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he could easily have slipped into the family business, made a very good living and been hailed as a wealthy businessman. Instead, Joel left home on a journey of self-discovery, leading him to a life and career with a deeper, more profound type of impact. He is now the chair of Renewal Funds, the largest mission venture capital firm in all of Canada, with $98 million assets under management, and most recently, the author of “The Clean Money Revolution.”

Rank & File chats with Joel as he rides on the ferry from Cortes Island in the Pacific Northwest, his spiritual home for decades. With the sound of the ocean breeze in the background, Joel’s gentle voice still carries a hint of his southern upbringing, and underscores his deep, unhurried wisdom.

An Uncertain Future

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Pendiculation and Healing

By Elizabeth Claire Burr.

Scroll down for a guided meditation video.

The word pendiculation means ‘to yawn’ and it is a three-part process of contraction, a slow mindful release, and then letting go. This process is natural to our being. When an animal, for example, experiences trauma, it moves into a pendiculation process. So it contracts, releases, and lets go. The animal doesn’t hold onto trauma – the mind doesn’t hold onto trauma and make a story of it – because it is able to let it go. Animals release trauma more readily than humans do because the mind grasps onto the trauma and makes it concrete in the body.

When we hold trauma in our bodies, over time it becomes sensory-motor amnesia.

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3 Tips for Taking Unique and Stunning Photos

By Dr. Charles Steinberg, who will be presenting Digital Photography Capturing the Light at Hollyhock in August.

Here are some images that Charles Steinberg took during his recent workshop, with tips for taking your own photos!

The above image is a riddle. Who or what is this?  The name of the photo is “Manson’s Lagoon Sphinx.” Does that help you sort this image out?

How does one create such a symmetrical image?   The blue is the top right corner is a clue for you.  Our class participants often find using reflections can create unusual and exciting images.  Okay, rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise and you will see the shoreline reflection I saw on a very still day.

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Presenter Profile | Nicole Bertram

via Nicole Bertram‘s website.
feature photo via Flikr taken by normanack.

Nicole Bertram is a professional sewing teacher and yoga instructor. She’s a passionate facilitator of new experiences for those who want to reconnect with their bodies and the objects that surround them.
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Inspirit Grant to Attend Story Money Impact

Calling all media-savvy changemakers!

Are you 18-30 years old? Are you making media for social change?

You could be eligible for an Inspirit grant to attend
Story Money Impact May 27 – 31, 2015 at  Hollyhock on Cortes Island, B.C.
Today’s best projects are a dynamic synergy of art, partnerships and activism. Story Money Impact is a conference designed to raise the bar for filmmakers and changemakers who use documentaries or short films to promote sustainability, inclusion, and social innovation.

APPLY BY MARCH 23, 2015!

If you are a young media-maker or a changemaker interested in using media to create change, apply now and tell us how you will use this learning opportunity in your practice. You could soon be on your way to Cortes Island, B.C.!