MAKE THE LEAP
Invited Speakers: Dayna Dunbar and Julia Padawar, authors
Dayna Dunbar’s latest novel, Awake: The Legacy of Akara, is the untold story of why the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012 according to the Mayan prophecy. And how we were saved by an alien civilization far more evolved than our own.
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND...THANK GOD
Invited Speaker: John J. Hurby
John earned a 3-year master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in Consciousness, Health, and Healing. His online writing and creativity group, Let’s Create Tuesday! assists men and women worldwide with starting and deepening their writing and creativity habits.
HAPPINESS IN ACTION
Invited Speaker: Mike Basch
Thank you to all that joined us and to all our wonderful speakers! As our invited speaker, Mike Basch pointed out, happiness is sometimes viewed as a frivolous endeavor, but all of our speakers today demonstrated how that's not the case.
THE SPIRIT OF OUR COMMUNITY
Invited Speaker: Author, Bodhi Martina
Thank you to our participating speakers: John Seeley, Nadine de Jong and Sunny Crowley.
Martina's book: Dust In My Sandals https://www.amazon.com/Dust-My-Sandals-Tales-Traveler/dp/B092CHCJF3
HAPPINESS IN ACTION
Invited Speaker: Freeman Michaels
Thank you to our participating speakers: Rose Lee, Nadine de Jong, Tom Werder and Doug Rye.
Freeman shared a poignant and personal story of pain, perspective and resilience. The message was powerful: "Choose to presume that challenges are good!"
Invited Speaker: Author, actor, spiritual leader, Tina Lifford. Tina has visited the La Misión area many times and last spoke at Not Church in 2013, when her first book was just out. The Little Book of Big Lies is in it’s second edition by publisher Harper Collins. We’re excited to have Tina back at Not Church for her talk, “Rising Above the Surviving Self."
Invited Speaker: Tom Werder who will spoke on The Possibility of Love and Relationship. Tom is a valued member of the Tranquilo Leadership Team, a seasoned speaker and workshop leader. He is certified teacher of Robert Holden's Happiness Project; he's led numerous Landmark seminars; he is the leader of our Enneagram Group .
FINDING THE SACRED IN EVERYTHING
Invited Speaker: Rafael Jesús González, was Poet in Residence at the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library under a "Writers on Site Award" from Poets & Writers, Inc. in 1996. Four times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, he was honored by the National Council of Teachers of English for his writing 2003.
WISDOM OF THE HEART
Invited Speaker: Melinda Dewey from HeartMath, shared valuable information about our heart and took us through two beautiful guided heart meditations. We can use any time we need to establish heart coherency to deal with life in a more calm and peaceful way.
TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT
Invited Speaker: Lynne Jones, shared readings from her new book The Migrant Diaries. Lynne has worked in the migrant crisis in Europe and Central America through which she has established a storytelling project for children: https://migrantchildstorytelling.org.