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By Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer It is always satisfying when a good idea becomes a plan and the plan becomes a reality. When I suggested to Rachel that The Haven would be an excellent site for an artist's residency I was pleased by her enthusiastic response and delighted to help formulate the plan for...Read more
By Toby Macklin Transforming Anxiety and Stress is scheduled in 2015 for May 28–31 and October 1–4. One of the first things I remember about coming to The Haven was grappling with the idea that (to put it loosely) anxiety is a good thing. This was problematic for me, as I didn’t like feeling...Read more
Thank you to everybody who posted on the Shen blog page Celebrating Jennifer Sass. And thank you to everyone who attended the beautiful memorial for Jennifer during Reflections.Read more
By Libo Ma. Libo travelled from China to take part in this year's Living Alive Phase II. 生命的回归 —记加拿大Haven学院阶段二学习归来 It has been more than one month since I finished 26-day Phase II program in Canada. Every time I recall the memory, it is so vivid and just like it happened yesterday. Till now, I can...Read more
A mining company in the heart of the Rockies is not the first place you might think of as fertile ground for the Communication Model. For Terri Wolfe, however, bringing Haven learnings into the organization she co-leads is having very positive results. Terri first came to The Haven in 2000. She is...Read more
By Rachel Davey I always read the articles coming from The 99 Percent with interest. I was struck reading one recently that lists 8 Counter-Intuitive Ways to Improve your Well-Being and Creativity, because I think The Haven offers 7 out of the 8 ways! Eat breakfast – no problem at The Haven. Sit...Read more

By Peter Joyes. Peter's Harmonograph in The Haven's Games Room has entertained and fascinated children and adults for many years.
 Origins I built this double pendulum drawing machine from parts gleaned from the Haven maintenance shop. My wife was involved in a Living Alive Phase program and I was...Read more
Take a look at this wide-ranging interview with Dr Dan Siegel, talking about his new book The Whole Brain Child ... and much more. The second part of the interview is here . Daniel Siegel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. Here he speaks with Studio 4 host Fanny Kiefer...Read more
By Danielle Richey A group of students enrolled in the Royal Roads University’s MA in Intercultural and International Communication program visited Gabriola earlier this month and stayed at The Haven. They created a number of online Postcards from Gabriola Island . We're delighted to publish one of...Read more
By Don Mattson Hi, Don the gardener here. Well, another season in the Haven garden has come to an end and I am home catching up on some projects that have been put off for too long. The long cold wet spring turned out to be a blessing for the garden, with perennials, shrubs, and trees flourishing...Read more