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By c michael goodwin Cézanne … Picasso and Matisse called him "the Father of us all". Painting in the time of Impressionism he went beyond, Cézanne’s passion to find the truth in perception. Cézanne was after what he called “the lived perspective.” He wanted to capture all the complexities that an...Read more
Kristina Campbell is a multimedia artist and an intern at The Haven. She is collaborating with Jennifer Hilton on the Haven Video Portraits. “Your muse needs to know where to find you.” I had always attributed this quote to Pablo Picasso. Like a game of telephone I have filtered the quote through...Read more
By Catherine Fallis. Catherine is teaching Moving into Connection at The Haven November 10–12. I’m excited to be offering this workshop again this fall. Last year I had a wonderful experience doing it for the first time with a lovely group of curious and willing participants. I have been tweaking...Read more
By Cathy Wilder. Cathy is a member of Haven core faculty, and a friend and colleague of Linda Nicholls. In May of this year, Linda Nicholls was diagnosed with one of the rarer forms of breast cancer. Along with some of her other friends, I have set up a fundraising campaign, and we would love your...Read more
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Nietzsche. Jennifer Hilton writes about the creation of The Haven's Video Portraits: Stories of Transformation . Click the link to see this growing collection. Last fall, as part of my Core Plus role at The Haven, I attended an on-...Read more
By Susan Clarke. This article was first published on Susan and CrisMarie Campbell's website I often hear leaders talking about how they want to be the best leader, a great leader, a perfect leader. I also hear other leaders wanting to be an authentic leader. All of these aspirations...Read more
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017 Reviewed by Wayne Dodge This is a very important book that has been getting widespread press attention. Professor Barrett is a researcher in the area of emotions, with a background in...Read more
Here are some articles Wayne Dodge has found interesting recently. Enjoy! The Detransitioners: They Were Transgender, Until They Weren't By Katie Herzog The Stranger , June 2017 This is an important article published in the local Seattle weekly called The Stranger (well known for their sex...Read more
The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief. By Francis Weller, North Atlantic Books, 2015 Review by Wayne Dodge Although short on actual description of rituals, this is an in-depth discussion of the place of grief in human life – with a particular bent towards Jungian...Read more
I recently spent some rich time with colleagues, who are also dear friends, leaning into some work about ‘what the Haven does.’ Along the way the fact that we (as an organization) value ‘living in uncertainty’ came up. Today I am reflecting that this is exactly where I am right now: living in...Read more