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Ayurveda has been widely practiced for over 5,000 years, so surely there's some wisdom in the tradition that can benefit us today. In this article, Josée Velsen , leader of our upcoming Ayurvedic Lifestyle Retreat draws on over 20 years of experience practicing Ayurveda to share a bit about how...Read more
Susan Clarke reflects on being a "congruent expert," as the second book she has written with CrisMarie Campbell – The Beauty of Conflict for Couples – rolls off the press.Read more
Kristina Campbell contemplates the value of hanging out in liminal space, where all transformation takes place.Read more
With a number of relationship and communication programs coming up at The Haven this summer and fall, here's an exercise you may recognize and which can be great to practice in your relationships at home. This article by Ernie and Cathy McNally was first published on Shen in 2009...Read more
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." Kristina Campbell describes the inspiration for her program Calibrating True North , coming to The Haven this September.Read more
Their personal journeys through divorce into new beginnings inspired Jennifer Roger and Blair Stanley to create the programs they are leading at The Haven in September.Read more
Wayne Dodge reviews Steven Pinker's book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.Read more
Penny Robertshaw reflects on the rich use of metaphor in working with participants in China.Read more
Ellery Littleton offers some of his summer poems. Ellery will be returning to The Haven with his program The Spirit Journal in the Spring of 2020.Read more
"To not have conversations because they make you uncomfortable is the definition of privilege," says Brené Brown. Cathy McNally writes that challenging conversations are at the heart of Dynamic Dialogue , coming up this August 8–11.Read more