Shen blog

By Gary Holdgrafer. Along with Mary Holdgrafer and Wendy Huntington, Gary leads Creative Aging: Embracing the Second Half of Life. Being a person of a certain age, I notice that I am losing the mirror as my good friend. I glanced at myself one very cold winter morning after waking up. My hair was...Read more
By Bennet Wong, co-founder of The Haven and co-creator of Come Alive and other programs here. This entry is from In and Out of Our Own Way by The Haven’s founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. The stories in the book are also available, read by Ben and Jock, on an audio CD. Both the book and the CD...Read more
By Ellery Littleton & Wendy James Several years ago, Ian Curtin had a germ of an idea – one of those ideas that get hold of you and won’t let go. So he shared the idea with Brad Jarvis, Frank Quinby and Karen Stephens, and soon the idea became a vision – and thus the “Inner Activist” program...Read more
Following is an interview/article written by Ian Curtin, one of our talented ‘Come Alive’ leaders, with Ellery Littleton, poet and novelist, who has been offering intensive journal-writing programs at The Haven for 20 years. The Haven will be offering Ellery’s new workshop - The Spirit Journal – an...Read more
By Margo McLoughlin Margo is leading Storytelling for Reinventing the World at The Haven, November 4–6. A version of this article appeared in "Giving and Receiving," the Summer 2011 issue of Parabola Magazine. A story is like water that you heat for your bath. It takes messages between the fire and...Read more
By CrisMarie Campbell My life is very full right now. In July, I completed the second of two sixth month training programs with Martha Beck to become a Certified Martha Beck Master Coach. Then Susan Clarke and I lead our first Couples Alive I program @ the Haven Institute, which went fabulously, if...Read more
Eric Bibb has recorded a new CD, whose release in September will coincide with his workshop at The Haven, Spirit in the Song – and the CD is called The Haven . You can hear excerpts from three tracks from the album here (Wayfaring Stranger, Victory Voices, and Dream Baker). Here's some of what Eric...Read more
By Maria Gomori and first published in Shen in 2008. Maria is the world's foremost practitioner of Satir family processes. Maria celebrated her 91st birthday this year and is leading The Journey to Self and Family Reconstruction in August. On August 16 2011 she will become a member of The Haven's...Read more
By Susan Clarke Susan leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I and Couples Alive at The Haven. You can read more by her at her really excellent blog: What does it mean to be enlightened or awakened? I am asking myself this question because soon a yogi master, Shri Mahayogi, will...Read more
By Rachel Davey and Toby Macklin We are delighted that Bud and Michele Baldwin have honoured The Haven by becoming members of its Emeritus Faculty. Until now, the only other people holding this position are Ben Wong and Jock McKeen, The Haven's founders. Later this month, Maria Gomori will also...Read more