Category Archives: Wisdom Teachings

Reclaiming Life After 40

by Maria Sirois

There is a treasure trove of tools and practices that we can tap into to help bring us into greater health, or greater happiness, or a greater sense of resilience.

Listen to the interview with Dr. Maria Sirois about Reclaiming Life After 40, on The Mastermind Show, Conversations with the Leading Experts in Mind, Body and Spiritual Transformation.

Sirois_MariaDr. Maria Sirois is an inspirational speaker, author, seminar leader, and licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the fields of wellness and positive psychology for twenty years. mariasirois.com

Join Maria for Flourishing No Matter What, on Cortes Island at Hollyhock, July 31 – Aug 4, 2013

Interviews with Students and Faculty of Radical Aliveness Core Energetics Training Program

Adapted from ANN BRADNEY’S Youtube Page:

“The Radical Aliveness Institute was founded on the idea that in order to make a difference in the world, people need to recognize they are part of a greater whole. The intensive coursework and unique group work of this program help students begin to experience themselves as not separate from or observing life, but as fully present, energetically connected to others, and able to be in service of the greater whole and their life purpose. The program teaches students that emotions not only provide a natural path to self-transformation, but that learning how to master and integrate the full depth of human emotions is key to being an effective leader and agent of social change in the world. In the Radical Aliveness process, students develop the openness and flexibility to welcome and embrace  complexity, chaotic energy, and the full range of emotions in a group setting that supports growth, honesty, and self-responsibility. This distinct process is challenging, fun, and stimulating — and leads to profound changes in individuals and groups. The Institute’s highest mission is to train others in Radical Aliveness group leadership skills so they can use these newfound skills in their professional lives to promote healing in their clients, communities, and organizations.”

Ann BradneyCCEP, is founder and director of the Radical Aliveness Core Energetics Institute of Southern California. She teaches and leads trainings internationally including at organizations for peace in Israel, and at Core Energetics Institutes in Holland, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. radicalaliveness.com

Join Ann Bradney for Radical Aliveness: Core Energetics, on Cortes Island May 26-31, 2013.

 

Please Tame Me!

by Rachelle Lamb

One of my all time favourite stories is The Little Prince. Such a gorgeous book that aims straight for the heart and contains a wealth of wisdom from beginning to end. My favourite part is where the little prince meets the fox and the very pretty fox asks to be tamed. In the French version the word “apprivoiser” is used which I much prefer over the English translation. Tame means to dominate, subdue, win over or “break”. Sadly it’s often how we are with each other and with nature. When asked what “tame” means, the fox replies to the little prince, “It is an act too often neglected. It means to establish ties.” What would our world be like I wonder if we truly established ties, if we learned the language of another, if we would take the time, stand back and observe with soft eyes, if we opened our hearts to care, if we tended the space between us as we would a precious garden, if we fell deeply in love and then wrestled with what it means to need and be needed once the bonds were forged realizing that nothing lasts forever and that our hearts can do no other than break. “What a bargain!” as Rumi would say.

The fox gazed at the little prince, for a long time. ‘Please-tame me!’ he said.

‘I want to, very much,’ the little prince replied. ‘But I have not much time. I have friends to discover, and a great many things to understand.’The Little Prince

‘One only understands the things that one tames,’ said the fox. ‘Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends any more. If you want a friend, tame me.’

‘What must I do, to tame you?’ asked the little prince.

‘You must be very patient,’ replied the fox. ‘First you will sit down at a little distance from me-like that-in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day…”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

 

Rachelle Lamb is an author and speaker and is president of Mindful Communication. She has shown thousands how to courageously and skillfully navigate interpersonal tension and conflict, leading toward breakthrough. rachellelamb.com

Raise the bar in personal and professional communication, develop your toolkit to improve trust, understanding and cooperation in all of your relationships.  Join Rachelle for her workshop, Mindful Communication, at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, May 26 – 31, 2013

 

Living an Authentic Life: Maria Sirois Tedx Talk

When we are authentic, all of our parts get to exist (Maria Sirois)

Authenticity, mindfulness, signature strengths, meaning, and passion are explored to add to our ability to address loss, trauma and stress.  Explore practices from the fields of positive psychology and mind/body medicine to build greater happiness, stronger resilience, deeper inner peace and an increased capacity to positively transform your life.

Dr. Maria Sirois speaks about “Living an Authentic Life” at TedxBerkshires

Dr. Maria Sirois is an inspirational speaker, consultant, and licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the fields of wellness and positive psychology for twenty years. mariasirois.com

Join Maria at Hollyhock for Flourishing No Matter What, July 31 – Aug 4, 2013

SVI Hollyhock Alumni Featured at TEDx Vancouver

On October 21, 2013, Hollyhock Social Venture Institute participants were some of the many 2,300 brought together for a day of ideas worth spreading for TEDx Vancouver.  The Social Venture Institute community was well-represented, with SVI participants Joel SolomonJohn IzzoMark Brand and John Bromley each taking the stage to deliver the talks of their lives.

If you missed it in person, the videos of their talks have just been released:

A Journey of Mortality, Renewal & Ethical Investment: Joel Solomon at TEDxVancouver

The Impact of an Unconventional Solution: Mark Brand at TEDxVancouver

Disrupting the World of Charity: John Bromley at TEDxVancouver

The Defining Moment for a Generation-In-Waiting: Dr. John Izzo at TEDxVancouver