An unexpected collaboration occurred at the Nature of Self Retreat in early September. Water came to play! The end of the retreat, which is usually closed with a fireside ceremony, was rained out. We emerged from the forest to a petite downpour. We gave thanks to the water for showering and cleansing us. Water was definitely the dominant element of the day! Watch the video.
There is nothing better than getting together with a circle of friends after a long hiatus. VividLife.me Founder and Author, Shayne Traviss, celebrated his birthday and anniversary at The Hive Centre and Stay with close friends who were treated to a delicious meal, singing, dancing and cold creek plunging. Take a look at a short video of the event.
Like many of you, I am shifting – gently figuring out my place in this new world while attempting to stay healthy and support and sustain the needs of my family. If we let our instincts and interests guide us, I think we will forge new and innovative paths that are in alignment with ourselves, the earth and all beings. Read the newsletter.
The Hive is honoured to be featured in the latest edition of the Spark Centre's Business & Innovation Magazine. I love the layout, imaging and content... and we are in good company with many amazing community builders and innovators from our region. Read the Queen Bee article on pp. 38-39 to find out a little about how The Hive came to be. Big thanks to Central Counties Tourism for the photos on p. 39 via Barry Best Photography.
A hearty laugh before the “Let’s Chat” video call lead by Your Vivid Life’s Shayne Traviss. So grateful to share thoughts about sustainability via The Hive Centre and 1COMMUNITY1. It was a full zoom room with interesting perspectives and insights on how people are navigating this unchartered territory. What a great ending with Jeremiah Hill’s beautiful version of “Feeling Good”. #ItsANewDawn #ItsANewDay
Lead by VividLife’s Shayne Traviss, we will be engaging in a much needed conversation on May 14th at 7pm EST to discuss what we are experiencing, how we feel about it, and how we can create a more sustainable world inside and out. Join my dear friend Shayne Traviss, with a Special Musical performance by Jeremiah Hill, and I for an inspirational and interactive chat. Email Elsii@TheHiveCentre.ca to register.
It feels like the world is on pause... nature and our true nature is calling. We can live in fear and let this amplify our disconnection with each other or we can go inward, focus on the things that matter, get healthy and cultivate compassion. Read the March edition of Elsii E-News.
The first UP! Sales Talk of the year was bigger and better with more than 200 people registered for event in Ajax. Ryan Smolkin of Smoke's Poutinerie, Audrey Jamieson of Marketing Kitchen and Mark & Carissa Stewart of WonderMakr did not disappoint! They offered insight, entertainment and value to everyone who attended. Click to view some of the media from the March event.
Sometimes special people come along and give you what you didn't know you needed. What an incredible gift from Shayne Traviss and Timm - a Holi Celebration at the Timm David Shampoo Company. It was a feast for the senses - kundalini movement, meditative music, indian cuisine, flower confetti and a community of people to celebrate with. So much gratitude. View the video.
Designed to help entrepreneurs learn how to grow financially, Community Innovation Lab offers a full day of learning and inspiration at the Finance UNConference. Between 4:15pm - 5:15pm, I will be holding a Masterclass workshop on how citizens, businesses and government can work together to create high value communities. Join us on February 26th at the Durham College Centre for Food. Click to learn more.
A magical night and day with amazing writers/artists from Toronto Bloggers Collective. We played, explored, learned and, shared. Than you for a delicious vegan meal from Copper Branch Bowmanville and Twenty 1 Desserts. Big thanks Central Counties Tourism, York Durham Headwaters & Durham Tourism and everyone who made it happen! View the video.
Thanks to friends Frank & Kim Auddino, we attended the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise 1920's themed fundraising event. I have a strong connection to this era — I was certainly transported through sound and sight. The costumes were incredible and the atmosphere at Heydenshore Pavillion in Whitby was transformed. It was a night to let loose and enjoy dancing, gambling and mingling with a great group of people. View a short video of the event.
Every decade has an essence. The 1920s were about modernity, technology and consumerism. 100 yrs later, we are seeing the impacts of this movement. 2020 has come in like a lion — my hope is that we go out like a lamb in 2029 — let's make good choices and set the tone! Read the February Edition.
I find that the best way to gain insight is to go inward.. and there is no better guide than nature. The process of going inwards helps me be the person I need to be – to go to the heart of a challenge no matter how difficult and to vision the next best steps for me. Read the Jan edition of Elsii E-News.
Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation is working on a pilot project to bring affordable micro homes to the region. A 320 sq ft converted shipping container home currently resides in the DRNPHC parking lot in Oshawa. The compact home is completely accessible and has everything that is needed to live with dignity at an affordable cost. 1COMMUNITY1 is excited to continue working with DRNPHC to help them advance the important goals of their organization.
|As part of the Do It in Durham line-up, the Spark Centre held a fireside chat with strong female founders at Little Beasts Brewing Co. in Whitby. CEO of the Spark Centre, Sherry Colbourne moderated a discussion with a panel of amazing women including Carissa Stewart of Wondermakr, Diane Kellow of Durham Recruiting, Natasha Cultraro of Investor’s Choice Property Management and Erin Broadfoot of Little Beasts. View the video.|