The Core Conversation: Essential Steps for Difficult Times
During times of stress or economic hardship, it is tempting to give up on previous hopes and ideals and withdraw into the basic anxieties of survival. This will be an evening to revisit the core conversations of our work and vocation and look at the essential elements that make up our approach to life.
We will look at the way previous outer successes can often lead to a fatal preoccupation with peripheries in which we lose both focus and a sense of real satisfaction. We will look at the steps to take in returning home to more necessary and saner simplicities.
Poet David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. The author of six books of poetry and three books of prose, he holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, the Amazon and the Himalaya. He now makes his home, with his family, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. What should we be asking ourselves? 10 Questions by David Whyte
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Oak Ridge Country Club
700 Oak Ridge Road, Hopkins, MN 55305
5:30: Pre-event reception with David Whyte
7:30: Book signing
The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Innovative and Integrative Health Care
The Penny George Institute provides integrative health and complementary services and approaches in hospital and clinical settings. Founded in 2003 by the George Family Foundation and the Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation, the Penny George Institute offers integrative health approaches that blend the best conventional medicine with complementary healing therapies that embrace the strengths of the whole person in body, mind and spirit. The Penny George Institute has grown to serve thousands of people through therapies, services, education and innovative clinical research.