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Centre Events:  Toronto 
1. Our Soul's Journey: meditation + conversation with Sue Vandittelli  (Sat May 27th, 10 am)
2. Growing in Self-Love: conversation with Susan Vaughan (Sat June 3rd, 10 am)

Growing our Work/Life:  Online
1. A Deep Exhale by Steve Melville, Conscious Business Initiative – from LinkedIn
2. Sidehustleschool.com: Earning new money on the side - podcasts by Chris Guillebeau
3. The Painter of Jalouzi: Using our work & love for the greater good - video/KarmaTube
4. Jobs: Spiritual Care positions (Toronto & Thunder Bay) -from Cdn. Multifaith Federation
5. More Jobs: CSI, International Cooperation, Creative Downtown Judaism & more (Toronto)
6. Your Calling as a Lifelong Journey by Kevin/Kay Marie Brennfleck - from WorkLife.org
7. If you compromise your desire, you'll compromise your strength - by Tama Kieves


Resources & Events in our Networks:  Vancouver, Toronto & Online
1. WISE Circle on Aging & Spirit (Sat, May 27, 1pm), New Westminster -from Glo McArter
2. The Power of Self-Care in Health Care (Sun May 28, 7pm), Toronto - from SHCNetwork
3. Sanctuary: 25th Anniversary Celebration (Fri June 2, 6:30 pm), Toronto
4. Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better (Harvard BusinessReview) -from CathyAllon


Resources from Other Networks:  Online 
1. The Three Great Money Myths: a dialogue with Lynne Twist+Tammy White (online) 
2. Worldview of Abundance by Richard Rohr (Daily Meditation, May 24, 2017)
3. The Lifestyle of Happiness: Why It’s Not All In Your Head by Shawn - from Goalcast


Conferences:  Online & Various Locations 
1. International Conference on Spirituality in Management (Jun 30-Jul 1) Kolkata, India
2. Conspire 2017: Transformation hosted by Richard Rohr (July 7-9), New Mexico/Online
3. New Economy, Old Traditions: Caring Entrepreneurship (Sept 4-6), Tel Aviv, Israel
4. Wisdom for Modern Workplaces (Oct 3-4), Santa Fe, New Mexico
5. Mindfulness in America co-hosted by Anderson Cooper (Oct 8-9), New York/Online  
 

Inspiration & Reflection:  Online & Below
Three Quotes of the Month: (see below)
   1. “Only the ego could get bruised..." - by Catherine Allon
  
   2. "With all the people you meet... Set them free." - by Tama Kieves
   3. "Go into the wilderness of your intuition..." - by Alan Alda
4. Don't Let the Darkness Win, with John Travolta - short video from Goalcast
5. Be Still, by Nathen Aswell (Unity of Vancouver) - song on YouTube
6. Beannacht, a blessing by John O'Donohue - from OnBeing.org


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Centre Events:  Toronto

Saturday, May 27th - 10 a.m.

Your Soul’s Journey:
Meditation & Soulful Conversations

Join us for a morning of reflection, meditation and conversation. Led by Sue Vandittelli. [Read more] 

PLEASE RSVP here   (Refreshments; $10 suggested)
Location: St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto
Directions (TTC/Parking). For more info, call 416-490-0911
Next meditation: June 24th
Saturday, June 3rd - 10 a.m.
 

Growing in Self-Love 
A conversation/exploration with Susan Vaughan

Join us to explore how we can deepen our self-love... and how this can help us grow our work, relationships and life. [Read more]

Must RSVP to attend: sue@selflovediet.ca
Location: St. Andrew's United Church, Toronto 

Growing Our Work/Life: Online

1. A Deep Exhale, by Steve Melville, Conscious Business Initiative – from LinkedIn
"My departure from Oracle [a major computer technology firm] in 2015... was no spur of the moment decision. It represented the culmination of a long-standing tension between what I now sometimes refer to as my Economic Self and my Essential Self..."
2. Sidehustleschool.com: Earning new money on the side
- a podcast series by Chris Guillebeau

When you have more than one source of income, you’re no longer dependent on a single employer. You’ll gain new skills, have more fun and more money. Side Hustle School is a daily podcast designed to help you create a new source of income without quitting your job.
About Chris: From 2002-2013, Chris visited every country in the world and wrote about it on a blog. He’s still traveling to more than 20 countries each year – and sharing unconventional strategies and stories on Life, Work and Travel.
3. The Painter of Jalouzi: Using our work & love for the greater good
- short video from KarmaTube

Jalouzi, the largest slum in the capital city of Haiti, is being transformed by a local painter named Duval Pierre, who works with local children to transform the community through color.
"Imagine a world without color. That place is a place without joy... Color gives us dignity. Color gives us identity. Color gives us hope."
4. Jobs: Spiritual Care positions (Toronto & Thunder Bay)
– from Canadian Multifaith Federation 

5. More Jobs (Toronto) - from Centre for Social Innovation

Positions available with Centre for Social Innovation, Ontario Council for International Cooperation, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, TechSoup, and other organizations
6. Your Calling as a Lifelong Journey by Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck
- from WorkLife.org

Many people desire to find that "one thing" they are called to do. Once they have found that, they believe they will then be set for life and not have to deal with questions about what to do with their lives. But the real world of work doesn't work that way. More important than the perfect position is: "You are called to be you. And he who calls you is at work within you."
7. If you compromise your desire, you'll compromise your strength - short video with Tama Kieves 
An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, Tama left her law practice with an elite corporate law firm to write and help others discover and live their life's work. She is a spiritually-based coach and bestselling author, and has been featured on Oprah radio and Martha Stewart Living radio.

Resources & Events in our Networks:
Vancouver, Toronto & Online

1. WISE Circle on Aging & Spirit (Sat, May 27, 1 pm), New Westminster. BC 
- Hosted by Dr. Glo McArter

As we age, the usual prescriptions for life-meaning no longer seem to meet the needs of our soul. The spiritual journey is a transformation of identity to authentic openness, connection and expression of curiosity, and compassion. Join us to explore how spiritual growth can meet the need for meaning as we grow older.
2. The Power of Self-Care in Health CareCaring for Ourselves as a Foundation for the Care of Others - with Larry Nusbaum, MD. (Sunday, May 28, 7 pm), Toronto. Hosted by the Spirituality in HealthCare Network.
In an airplane emergency, we are told: “take the oxygen first before assisting others”. On the ground, whether you are a health practitioner or not, it can be very difficult to balance care of yourself with the care of others. Together we will explore questions around these issues. 
3. Sanctuary: 25th Anniversary Celebration (Fri June 2, 6:30 pm), Toronto
For 25 years, Sanctuary has been a haven of safety, security and respect for some of the most needy and marginalized people in Toronto, meeting the needs of the whole person through a variety of programs. More at sanctuarytoronto.ca.
4. Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better by Sigal Barsade & Olivia A. O’Neill
- from Harvard Business Review
 (Jan 13, 2014) 
“Love” is a not word you often hear uttered in office hallways or conference rooms. And yet... people who worked in a culture where they felt free to express affection, tenderness, caring, and compassion for one another­ were found to be more satisfied with their jobs, committed to the organization, and accountable for their performance.
 (This article reports on results from a study in the long term care industry, with a follow-up survey of 3,201 employees in seven different industries from financial services to real estate.)

Resources from Other Networks:  Online

1. Three Great Money Myths: a dialogue with Lynne Twist & Tammy White - from Evolving Wisdom (online) 
An insightful conversation about the "scarcity consciousness" that prevails in our culture (and in most of us)... with beliefs such as there is never enough, and we are not enough. Lynne Twist is the author of the bestselling book, "The Soul of Money," and Tammy White is an acclaimed financial/wealth coach.
2. Worldview of Abundance by Richard Rohr (Daily Meditation, May 24, 2017)
"The flow of grace through us is largely blocked when we are living inside a worldview of scarcity, a feeling that there’s just not enough... Reality, with its inherent overflowing, always has more than enough of itself to give."
3. The Lifestyle of Happiness: Why It’s Not All In Your Head by Shawn
- from Goalcast

One in every four Americans aged 18 to 29 has already struggled with major depressive disorder in their lives. For those aged 60 and over, that ratio is just over one in ten (for their entire lives). How do we stop this runaway trend? And how do we all foster lifestyles that bring us more happiness?
We were never designed for the sedentary, indoor, sleep-deprived, socially-isolated, fast-food-laden, frenetic pace of modern life– Stephen Ilardi, PhD

Conferences: Online & Various Locations

1. International Conference on Spirituality in Management (Jun 30-Jul 1),
Kolkata, India

At the heart of  Spirituality in Management lie caring, compassion, selfless-service, and transcendence. This conference will focus on corporate responsibility, altruism, human values, empathy, and how to foster ethics in the workplace. It will also enable participants to understand how these can lead to implementation of the triple-bottom-line (Profits, People and Planet) in organisations.
2. CONSPIRE 2017: Transformation, hosted by Richard Rohr, Center for Action & Contemplation (July 7-9), Albuquerque, New Mexico and Online
Join Richard Rohr, angel Kyodo williams, Mirabai Starr, and Ken Wilber as they explore our misguided attempts to overcome evil. Learn to embrace your shadow self - those parts of ourselves we've denied - and find healing, wholeness and inherent belovedness.
3. New Economy, Old Traditions: Caring Entrepreneurship (Sept 4-6),
Tel Aviv, Israel

A new ethos of entrepreneurship needs to be developed in which caring for fellow human beings, future generations and nature play a primordial role. Practical wisdom of the Jewish and other faith traditions suggests that enterprises with a spiritual-value orientation can flourish - and serve the interests of business and the wider community better than conventional enterprises, following the narrow financial bottom line. 
4. Wisdom for Modern Workplaces, hosted by the Academy for Culture Ambassadors (Oct 3-4), Santa Fe, New Mexico
A landmark conference on Workplace Culture and Wellbeing: celebrating Kindness, Joy, and Love as a Business Priority. This is not your usual business conference... 
5. Mindfulness in America, co-hosted by Anderson Cooper (Oct 8-9),
New York & Online 
 
There is a movement in America, a “quiet revolution,” to live more present, mindful, and engaged with life. Come together with leaders across multiple disciplines to learn the latest research, practice together, and explore the next chapter of Mindfulness in America. Organized by Wisdom 2.0, speakers include Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dan Harris, Daniel Goleman, Karen May (VP, Google)...

Inspiration & Reflection:  Online

Photo: NathenAswell.com (see #5 below)
Three Quotes of the Month:
1. “Only the ego could get bruised..." - by Catherine Allon  

“Only the ego could get bruised. The essence of being is neutral and bounces off such possible hurts with a turn of the head or a turn of phrase...easily and effortlessly...
Now if the ego does get bruised, it simply means some stroking and loving care, and releasing and letting go, with some long deep breaths......." 


2. "With all the people you meet... Set them free." - by Tama Kieves
"Here's what I want you to do with all the people you meet. Set them free. Love their decisions. Love their indecisions. Love their spirit. Love their fear and rigidity, their skepticism, frugality, or imperfect choices. Set them free. They are not here to stuff your bank account, soothe your ego, or launch you onto the talk show circuit. Acceptance increases the chances for connection. And connection is the law of success."

3. "Go into the wilderness of your intuition..." - by Alan Alda
"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." 
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4. Don't Let the Darkness Win, with John Travolta - short video from Goalcast

'Negative is easy; dark is easy... I think you learn by your failures and mistakes. But don't take them to heart, because it takes the spirit out of you.'

5. Be Still, by Nathen Aswell (Unity of Vancouver) - song on YouTube
"Stop – take a break – whatever can wait... allow here and now – to unfold.
Let wisdom come quietly into your heart... be still and find peace – in your soul."


6. Beannacht, a blessing by John O'Donohue - from OnBeing.org
"May a slow wind work these words - of love around you - an invisible cloak -
to mind your life."

 
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