We are a group of strong characters—primarily solo-practitioners doing resonate work in the world as artists, conversation hosts, community organizers, mindfulness guides, facilitators and consultants.
We all work from similar life-affirming values, principles and beliefs. We all know we are in a time when the old era is dying and a new one is being born. In our own ways and work, we are hospice workers and midwives — helping the old die and the new be born. We are the stewards of the new stories.
Why do we gather? We need each other. We need a group of people we trust and respect to learn together. We need those who can help us think about our own work and understand it better. We need those with whom we can partner and learn with as we separately and collectively do new and meaningful work in the world. We want to share what we are learning as we laugh and cry and pause in an increasingly uncertain world.
We gather to:
• Form this community, face-to-face, with each other.
• Have precious time to think about what we each plan in our lives and work for 2016 and beyond. Time to think with each other and by ourselves
• Discover points of intersection in our visions and aspirations that may naturally lead to creating some new partnerships and collaborations
• Think about how to use NewStories more as one of the platforms to nourish the work of these times
• Celebrate life, and each other, and the special Chinook Lands of the Whidbey Institute.