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Many Chairs. One Table. A commercial worth seeing... (see Inspiration & Reflection section)
In this Newsletter...

Centre Events:  Toronto 
1. Our Soul's Journey: meditation + conversation with Sue Vandittelli  (Sat Oct 21, 10 am)

Growing our Work/Life:  Online
1.  A Top NFL Quarterback searches for his spirituality - ESPN  (*highly recommended*)
2.  “We need to be true to who we are" - from Apple, on the opening of the Steve Jobs Theatre
3.  "We live by the Golden Rule" - "Human" commercial from Marriott Hotels
4.  A Journey of Beauty (and Work), Guided by Spirit - from Eric Hellman

Resources & Events in our Network:  Vancouver  & Online
1. Interfaith Dialogue & Educational Resources - from Paul McKenna, ScarboroMissions
2. WISE Circle on Aging & Spirit (Sat, Oct 28, 1pm), New Westminster - from Glo McArter
3. Celebrating Accomplishments: David Cohen (see below)
4. A new member shares his Spiritual Path & Experiences: Rex Barker  (see below)


Resources from Other Networks:  Online 
1. Live: Sept 19- 8pm(NewYork)- Global Goals Awards + Global Progress Report, Sept.20
2. The Self-Acceptance Summit (Sept 11 to 21)
- from Sounds True (sorry for late notice)
3. Having a Spiritual Career: Bringing Spirit to Work (Sept 18-29)-Living A Course in Miracles
4. How to Heal Our Divided World, with Deepak Chopra+Eckhart Tolle (Sept 20) - Chopra.com
5. Building Compassion, online film premiere (Sept 21) - from UPLIFT.com
6. Workplace Resources for Workers, Churches & Groups - from WorkLife.org
7. 83% of US military treatment facilities offer Complementary Medicine - HealthJourneys
8. Beyond the Myths We Tell Ourselves, Big Love Is Waiting, by Ali Schultz - OnBeing.org
9. JPMorgan Chase Is Fueling Detroit’s Revival, by Matthew Heimer- Fortune (video+article)

Profile:  Online
1. Remembering Louise Hay - a pioneer in personal growth & spirituality/work

Conferences:  Online & Various Locations 
1. Wisdom for Modern Workplaces (Oct 3-4), Santa Fe, New Mexico
2. Mindfulness in America co-hosted by Anderson Cooper (Oct 8-9), New York/Online
3. 4th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit (Nov. 10-11), Washington, DC  
 

Inspiration & Reflection:  Online & Below
1. 9-Year-Old Applies To NASA, Gets A Different Job Offer Instead - fr. HungerSite.com
2. Quotes of the Month - from Louise Hay  (see below)
3. Many Chairs, One Table - Walmart Commercial, Aug 2017, YouTube
4. Stand In The Light, by Jordan Smith 
- song on YouTube
5. The Inner Landscape of Beauty: conversation with John O'Donohue - from OnBeing.org

Click on the underlined link or read more below... 
P.S. If you have difficulty with any links, email us at info@spiritualityatwork.org 
To share YOUR Events, Activities, News or Ideas, email us at: info@spiritualityatwork.org

Centre Events:  in Toronto

Saturday, Oct 21st - 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: Nov 18th

Growing Our Work/Life: Online

1. A Top NFL Quarterback searches for his spirituality – from ESPN/TSN
Aaron Rodgers is one of the NFL's top quarterbacks. After winning Super Bowl XLV, he wondered what more there is to life - and has been on a journey to find out ever since. The Search For Aaron Rodgers, by Mina Kimes: Video (3:42) + Article from ESPN the Magazine   (*Highly Recommended*)
2.  “We need to be true to who we are, and remember what's really important to us." - Steve Jobs, from a video by Apple, on the opening of the new Steve Jobs Theatre + launch of its new products. Listen to first 1:15 for Steve Jobs; remainder of five minute video for Tim Cook, CEO of Apple (Sept. 12, 2017)
3.  "We live by the Golden Rule" - "Human" commercial from Marriott Hotels
"Treating others like we’d like to be treated has always been our guiding principle."
(The power of a truly good commercial: As soon as I saw this one, I wanted to share it with others. - EH)
4.  A Journey of Beauty, and Work, Guided by Spirit - from Eric Hellman
Over the past four months, I have been creating a photo-music show to celebrate the beauty of Canada. In the process, I have virtually "travelled' over 24,000 miles (38,000 km.), and looked at over 20,000 photos. It has been one of the most intense work projects of my life. It’s also been a test of all my spirit/work training and practice... Read more.

Resources & Events in our Networks:
in Vancouver & Online

1. Interfaith Dialogue & Educational Resources
- from Paul McKenna, ScarboroMissions

a) Principles and guidelines: These explore the goals, types and stages of dialogue and touches on issues such as interfaith etiquette, listening, peace-building, hospitality, respectful presence and dialogue-versus-debate. The principles and guidelines are particularly useful for those who are new to interfaith as well as for veterans of interfaith work.
 
b) Interfaith curriculum and educational resources:  These include online courses, toolkits, best practices, do-it-yourself workshops, activities, multifaith prayer services, how-to-manuals, guidelines, games, starter kits, meditations, slideshows, etc.
2. WISE Circle on Aging & Spirit (Sat, Oct 28, 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.
3. Celebrating Accomplishments: David Cohen
David Cohen is an author, business coach, and facilitator, and former host/producer and creator of the Small Business Big Ideas Show heard weekly for over 9 years. He's coached/taught thousands of people (non-profit & for-profit sectors) in entrepreneurial and small business skills. 
David is now running the City of Toronto's entrepreneur start-up training program for inner city youth and adults. Congrats, David!
Read one of his recent blog posts: The face of new leadership  
4. A new member shares his Spiritual Path & Experiences: Rex Barker
In June, I received an email from a man in England who saw our online bulletin board, and responded to one of my old articles/posts. He shared a fascinating story - about his spiritual experiences and the path he took through the military and into business leadership - which I think others will find valuable... -EH
"Actually living an authentic life seemed to be such a struggle that I also tried to deny it.  So here is a snapshot of my story..." Read more. (And Rex may be contacted here.)

Resources from Other Networks:  Online

1. Live: Tues, Sept 19- 8pm (NewYork) - Global Goals Awards
 + Live: Wed. Sept.20Global Progress Report 

This two-day event is hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF and available online. Tues, Sept 19th at 8:00 pm (New York) is a celebration of global success stories.
Wed Sept 20 (starting at 9:00 a.m.) is a report on the world's progress towards its global millennium goals.
 Since 2000, extreme poverty has been cut in half, millions of children’s lives have been saved and people are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. (see video - near bottom of page) However the Gates Foundation reports that the World is headed towards missing its 2030 Sustainability Goals. Read more here.
2. The Self-Acceptance Summit (Sept 11 to 21) - from Sounds True
(regrets on the late notice)

Self-acceptance is one of the most challenging areas of personal growth—yet when we focus on treating ourselves with kindness and compassion we become healthier, more creative, and far more effective in every area of life. 
3. Having a Spiritual Career: Bringing Spirit to Work (Sept 18-29) - hosted by Jennifer Hadley, on "Living A Course in Miracles"
"We've brought together 5 successful, spiritual leaders and teachers, and asked each of them to share their personal spiritual practice and insights that have allowed them to be truly helpful to others while living a miraculous life…so you can do it, too!" (Note: Jennifer's fine work focuses on the practical application of spiritual principles; i.e. finding ways to really live them.)
4. How to Heal Our Divided World, with Deepak Chopra & Eckhart Tolle (Sept 20)
- from Chopra.com

Awakening from the Illusion of Separateness: Spiritual Truths to Help Heal a Divided World” -- An online dialogue & workshop about the simple shifts anyone can make to find and sustain a deeply authentic sense of peace and connection in our increasingly divided world.  
5. Building Compassion, online film premiere (Sept 21) - from UPLIFT.com
This film delves into cutting-edge research on the neurology and cultural practices of compassion. Discover how compassion is key to understanding what it is to be truly human, and to creating a loving world.
6. Workplace Resources for Workers, Churches & Groups - from WorkLife.org
Christian-centred resources for...
Workers: For many, work just sucks the life out of us. No Purpose, No Balance, No Peace...
Churches: Equip people right at the point of their greatest potential impact: their work.
Groups: We all struggle at times. We believe in God, but work like He does not exist...
7. 83% of military treatment facilities offer Complementary & Alternative Medicine - from HealthJourneys
A RAND survey found that 83% of military treatment facilities offer services like relaxation therapy, acupuncture, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and chiropractic… New directives within the Veterans Health Administration declare that mind-body practices such as meditation, acupuncture, tai chi, yoga and guided imagery have been officially approved practices, and to be integrated into traditional VHA treatment.
8. Beyond the Myths We Tell Ourselves, Big Love Is Waiting, by Ali Schultz
- from OnBeing.org

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
9. How JPMorgan Chase Is Fueling Detroit’s Revival, by Matthew Heimer
- from Fortune.com (video+article)

It takes a village to rebuild a city, and the list of people and businesses collaborating on Detroit’s recovery is long. But the planning underway reflects the expertise and financial clout of one corporation in particular: JPMorgan Chase, the city's largest bank. Since 2014, the company has been in a daring experiment to help revitalize the city's middle-class core.
More on the company's work for sustainability and change here.

Profile: Online

1. Remembering Louise Hay - a pioneer in personal growth & spirituality/work

Dubbed “the closest thing to a living saint” by the Australian media, Louise Hay was known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. Yet her journey and personal philosophy were forged from her tormented upbringing... She went on to become an internationally bestselling author, teacher, spiritual and health pioneer, and business woman, founding Hay House Publishing in the mid-1980s.
Read more here.

Conferences: Online & Various Locations

1. 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... 
2. 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)...
3. 4th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit (Nov. 10-11), Washington, DC
There is an alternative to just leading from the top down. It's leading from the inside out. That’s what mindful leadership is all about: recognizing that your leadership is in service to others; and creating the space in your life to cultivate self-awareness & compassion, and leading with authenticity in a way that inspires others. Doing this, we can transform our own lives, our organizations, our communities – and the world.  Registration discounts end Oct. 20.

Inspiration & Reflection:  Online

- The power of inspiration... and a good application letter
1. 9-Year-Old Applies To NASA, Gets A Different Job Offer Instead
- from HungerSite.com (+ ABC News, Washington Post, others)
"My name is Jack Davis, and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job" (an actual job posted by NASA). Read more.

2. Quotes of the Month - from Louise Hay 
a) Every thought we think is creating our future.
b) Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
c) The point of power is always in the present moment.


3. Many Chairs, One Table - Walmart Commercial, Aug 2017, YouTube
“Inspired by what we are hearing from many of our customers and associates right now, we recognize and celebrate the importance of coming together despite our differences.”  
Music: “Get Together” by The Youngbloods

More info: on the commercial + the back story

 
4. Stand In The Light, by Jordan Smith - song on YouTube
"This is who I am, I'm not gonna hide
Cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is, by far,
To stand in the light and be seen as we are"


5. The Inner Landscape of Beauty, a conversation with John O'Donohue
- from OnBeing.org
"No conversation we’ve ever done has been more beloved than this one. This Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling, as that in the presence of which we feel more alive. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008." 
 
Send us Your News, Events, Reflections & Inspirations here

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