Live While You're Online?

Live While You’re Online?

By Rachel Davey. This article originally appeared in the Times Colonist Learning for Life February 3 2015. “Every minute spent online is a minute of face-to-face time lost.” Daniel H Wilson If New York Times bestselling author Daniel H Wilson is right, we are losing increasing amounts of face-to-face time. A study done in 2011 […]

“The most beautiful part of the garden needs frequent watering”

“The most beautiful part of the garden needs frequent watering”

By Ellery Littleton. Ellery has been a Haven faculty member for 25 years. His next writing program at The Haven will be The Spirit Journal Intensive – May 14–18, 2015. A full description of the program is on our website. I first started keeping a journal regularly, seriously, about 35 years ago. I now allow […]

Integrating: The Haven's word for 2015

Integrating: The Haven’s word for 2015

By Rachel Davey Integrating is a very fitting word for The Haven in 2015, a year in which: We will launch our first ever blended onsite/online Living Alive Phase I Integrative. We undertake some of the ‘front door’ projects of the Facilities Masterplan, integrating the new with the old on the property. Our programs and […]

A new septic treatment plant for The Haven

A new septic treatment plant for The Haven

By Rachel Davey On your next visit to The Haven, you will see a new septic treatment plant on the edge of the forest opposite the Raven building. The need for this major new piece of infrastructure came from the discovery phase of the Facilities Masterplan. In the process of finding out everything we needed […]

Thank you: from a Financial Aid recipient

Thank you: from a Financial Aid recipient

During the month of December, every donation to Financial Aid will be matched. Contact Louise Amuir (*protected email* 1 800 222 9211 ext 222) or donate online via the Haven web site.  Dear Rachel and Louise The last week of August 2014 was the week that, with the generous financial aid support from The Haven, I was able to […]

Christmas Poems

Christmas Poems

By Ellery Littleton. Ellery’s next program at The Haven is The Spirit Journal Intensive, May 14–18, 2015. As unofficial Haven historical scribe, I want to offer a few words to the greater Haven family, as we all go through the solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s rituals. Some of us were lucky enough to be able […]

Thank you from two recipients of Financial Aid

Thank you from two recipients of Financial Aid

In order to provide Financial Aid at The Haven in 2015, we are selling Haven Holiday Granola and offering a Matching Pool for donations made in the month of December. If you are wondering about the impact of your giving to this program, these two letters from Financial Aid recipients say more than we ever […]

Sylvia Edlund: Let's Face the Music and Dance

Sylvia Edlund: Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Rachel Davey writes: Our friend Sylvia Edlund died in hospital in Nanaimo yesterday, Tuesday November 11. Sylvia had been in hospital for a while with many different health challenges, and in the end succumbed to an infection. She was peaceful and comfortable in her last days. Sylvia was known by many at The Haven for […]

Mindwise and the Haven Communication Model

Mindwise and the Haven Communication Model

By Rachel Davey. This book review first appeared in the May/June edition of Scientific American Mind. Reading it, I am immediately reminded of the Haven Communication Model and one of its most important components, ‘check it out’. The reviewer seems somewhat disappointed at the end of the article that the best way of understanding another person is “just ask what […]

Haven Woods

Haven Woods

By Harriet Thomas. Harriet is a long time friend and supporter of The Haven. She recently named 50 acres of forest on Gabriola Haven Woods in honour of The Haven, and allowed public access in partnership with the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GALTT).  The plight of the Canadian forests and my relation to them […]