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Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times

May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Book Reading and Conversation with Kate Davies and Larry Daloz

Come and explore what hope can mean in these troubled times and how it can be sustained – no matter what happens. Senior Fellow Kate Davies will read selections from her new book on ‘intrinsic hope’, interspersed with conversation with the audience. Senior Fellow Larry Daloz will facilitate the evening and contribute his own thoughts on hope.

This event is free however, donations to the Whidbey Institute are invited.

Books will be available for purchase. Cash and checks only please.

For more information about this event, contact Kate Davies at [email protected].

About Intrinsic Hope

“There is no healing or transformation without hope, yet we are in times of global crisis that breed denial, hopelessness and despair. This deeply wise book guides us in nurturing the “intrinsic hope” that evolves our consciousness and frees our heart to act on behalf of this world we love.”

—Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task.

Intrinsic Hope offers a powerful antidote to these feelings. It shows how conventional ideas of hope are rooted in the belief that life will conform to our wishes and how this leads to disappointment, despair, and a dismal view of the future. As an alternative, it offers “intrinsic hope,” a powerful, liberating, and positive approach to life based on having a deep trust in whatever happens. The author, a hopeful survivor, shows how to cultivate intrinsic hope through practical tips and six mindful habits for living a positive, courageous life in these troubled times.

Whether working directly on ecological or social issues or worried about children and grandchildren, this book is for everyone concerned about the future and looking for a deeper source of hope for a better world.

Kate Davies MA, DPhil, has worked on environmental and social issues for her entire career. She is emeritus faculty at Antioch University, senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and clinical associate professor in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. Her written work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, and she is the author of The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement.


May 2, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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