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Supporting Social Change

Listen to these change makers talk about how Hollyhock has affected them and their work. What are the critical factors that contribute to social change? How has Hollyhock supported you?

Do you have a Hollyhock story to share? Add your stories to the comments below!

Scholarship Success Story

Meet Sylvi Marjeyeh, who traveled from Nazareth to Cortes Island to take Ann Bradney’s 2017 Radical Aliveness program. She wanted to share her experience and gratitude for receiving a Hollyhock scholarship to attend the program.

Do you have a touching story to share about your Hollyhock experience? Add to the comments below!

Golden Sunshine Healthy Chai

By Risa Salsberg, Hollyhock Chef

Every time I make this Golden Chai, it’s different according to the day, the weather, the stories and feelings of the moment. I improvise from this basic recipe. Be creative, enjoy the process of making something unique!

This recipe truly is a general recipe that will give you the very basic groundwork needed to make your own unique dairy-free-healthy-warming-your-soul chai tea.

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Facilitation is Not a Dark Art

By Julian Griggs, IAF certified facilitator, who will be presenting Alchemy of Group Facilitation in Vancouver on Nov 20-22, 2017.

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” – A.A. Milne

“Could you facilitate this meeting, please? Here’s a flipchart marker.”

For some people, this invitation marks their first adventure into the world of group facilitation. It is an invitation to leap in to an unfamiliar situation, often under the scrutiny of peers, and with little or no preparation. The scope of responsibility implied is ambiguous, although there is some expectation that the facilitator is a kind of ‘servant leader’—whatever that confusing term may mean.

‘Drop in’ facilitation of this type is uncomfortable and highly challenging, particularly for facilitation novices. This approach also reflects an assumption—that facilitation is a mysterious, mercurial role, practiced ‘on the fly’, characterized by brilliant interventions and enlightened guidance, which somehow enables a group to operate at its best.

I think that assumption is false and misleading.

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Writing to Awaken at Hollyhock

By , originally published in AT FORTY FIVE

Writing To Awaken, the latest book by bestselling author, Mark Matousek, begins

When you tell the truth, your story changes
When your story changes, your life is transformed.

and that set the stage for the 5-day retreat I attended in mid-August at Hollyhock, Canada’s Lifelong Learning Centre on Cortes Island in beautiful Desolation Sound, British Columbia.

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