Duncan Fraser: Master Bodyworker

Duncan Fraser: Master Bodyworker

By Ellery Littleton I arranged an appointment recently with Duncan Fraser, one of The Haven’s little cadre of exceptional body workers and healers. Many friends and colleagues have spoken of his remarkable skills at guiding people to a more whole and balanced experience of life. My lower back was on my mind, so to speak, [...]

A Parenting Scene: Contact Makes All The Difference

A Parenting Scene: Contact Makes All The Difference

By Denise Goldbeck.  This article gives a taste of the kind of thing you can expect in Personal Parenting with Denise and Toby Macklin at The Haven Feb 28-March 2. Good contact provides the recognition your child needs to develop optimally, and makes life easier for you! INT. SCENE – DESCRIPTION Crowded waiting room at a doctor’s office. [...]

Becoming an Elder ... Reluctantly

Becoming an Elder … Reluctantly

By Ellery Littleton There … it happened again. Three times in three days. The same card appearing in all three of my tarogram readings. “When the same thing happens three times in close proximity, you need to pay attention,” Richard Weaver – the founder of the Cold Mountain Institute, and a wise elder of the [...]

Still Alive or Second Wind?

Still Alive or Second Wind?

By Gary Holdgrafer I have just recently read Toby Macklin’s essay entitled Memento Mori: Living to the Full. He points out that we are now living much longer than in the past and that reminders of death as a part of life, such as traditional funerals, are much less visible. A recent editorial on the [...]

Things I Learned at The Haven

Things I Learned at The Haven

Kathleen Alexander first came to The Haven in 1989 as “a new, rather naive physician just starting out the practice of medicine.” “I subsequently did all three Phase programs and many other workshops. I did some interning. I worked as a GP in Vancouver and used so much of the wisdom I learned at The [...]

2014: The Year of The Rhizome!

2014: The Year of The Rhizome!

By Toby Macklin and Rachel Davey The Haven’s word for 2014 is Let’s start with the obvious question: What is a rhizome? A rhizome is a root-like stem that grows horizontally on or just under the surface of the ground, and is capable of producing shoots and roots from its nodes. Irises, ginger, and potatoes [...]

The Relationship Project

The Relationship Project

By Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong First published in 1996 and now in Joining: The Relationship Garden, available from The Haven, on Amazon, and for most e-Readers. Over the years, we have been involved in a project of self-exploration together. In the spirit of the investigative seventies, we made an agreement with each other to explore intimacy [...]

Oh Sh*t! What Now!?

Oh Sh*t! What Now!?

By Susan Clarke. With her partner CrisMarie Campbell, Susan leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I, and Couples Alive at The Haven. This article first appeared on Susan’s own website, susanbclarke.com ******** I have been giving lots of thought and effort to defining what is my skill set, my niche. Basically, I keep coming back [...]

What is Giving Tuesday?

What is Giving Tuesday?

GIVING TUESDAY BLOW OUT DEALS! HAPPINESS ON SALE December 3 – Buy one, get one FREE! By Louise Amuir, Development Manager for The Haven The Friday after American Thanksgiving is the opening of the holiday shopping season.  Retailers call it Black Friday and have huge sales with fabulous deals so people can give their loved [...]

Robin Kelley: My Haven Experience

Robin Kelley: My Haven Experience

By Robin Kelley With thanks to Ben and Jock After recently surviving a very nasty bout of depression, I was thinking about The Haven and what it means to me, and of course, the passing of Ben Wong. I’ve been thinking about how Ben (and how can we say Ben without “and Jock”?) has helped [...]