The Ripple Effect of Kindness

I work for A Book for All Seasons, a small, independent bookstore in downtown Leavenworth, Washington. Over the holidays, I noticed that despite the busyness, the crowds, and the moments when people could barely move until one person inched forward so another person could inch to the right and thus clear the way for more movement from one place to another, people acted with courtesy, respect and kindness.

A New Year's Revolution: Loving Ourselves Just as We Are

Happy New Year!

My wish for 2018 is to accept and love the strange places in myself. I send this wish to all of you as well. I wish you love and acceptance in even the strangest of places in yourselves. It is the beauty of being human, that we all have these gems of strangeness.

Dear friends.

Grandparents Day Activity Sheet

We're excited for the upcoming Elder Speak Program this coming Grandparents Day, September 13th at the Snowy Owl Theatre in Leavenworth.

The Initiation and The Return


Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you? --Joseph Campbell   A series of tests, tasks, or ordeals that we must undergo to begin transformation. We explore the ‘dark forest’ territory within us and around us and succeed in attaining the ultimate achievement of the quest. We must walk into the depths of the unknown and metaphorical death in order to know what makes us live

Let The Love Flow

The capacity to love, fully without holding back, is inherent in the heart of each and every one of us.

So why do we so commonly withhold our love? Who is it that we are “punishing” when we withhold our love? And is there a demand that we place on the other; i.e. who they need to be, or what they need to do, before we will allow our love to be expressed?

The Great Quest

Welcome to January. Named for the mythological Roman god Janus, January represents both beginnings and endings. It represents transitions, and thresholds, it marks the passage of time from the past to the future.

The New Year is seen as the ultimate time to contemplate and share how our past experiences have enriched us. It also offers the opportunity to express not only what we will do, but more deeply, what kind of person we wish be in the coming months.

The Hero Within ~ Reflections from the group

This past weekend in Leavenworth, WA, a group of 20 men and women from wildly diverse backgrounds meet for the weekend culmination of The Hero Within program.  The course offers the opportunity to explore, experience, and challenge ourselves so that we can become evermore deeply and courageously engaged in our life.  Here's what some have said about the experience:

Nia 5 Stages of Healing Workshop by Gayle Holeton

The Nia 5 STAGES is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. This system provides a tool for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.

Welcoming The New

Christmas has passed and we welcome in the New Year with cold gray skies and the warmth of the holidays in our hearts and home.

Updated 2014 Breathe! Workshop Pricing

Expand your life by expanding your breath. This 2 hour workshop is all about expanding the vessel of our breath to oxygenate your body, rejuvenate your nervous system and breathe out what is no longer useful. Our highly trained facilitators utilize movement, music and individualized care and attention to make this experience unique, powerful and different every time! Even if you have attended this workshop in the past, don't miss out on a great opportunity to Breathe! into the new year and your intentions!

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