Healing Journey

"If a living system is suffering from ill health,
the remedy is to connect it with more of itself."
Francisco Varella

"Strength of heart comes from knowing that the pain that we each must bear is part of the greater pain shared by all that lives. It is not just 'our' pain but 'theÕ pain, and realizing this awakens our universal compassion."
Jack Kornfield
Let us help you design a truly life-affirming blend of experiences to support you in your Healing Journey. The Big Island of Hawaii is renowned as "the Healing Island." This unique vacation opportunity offers guidance in exploring healing experiences in nature, meditations, tai chi & chi kung, yoga, visualizations, Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, energy medicine, oriental medicine, and integral medicine, healthy regenerative & cleansing diet, biofeedback & neurofeedback training, and other life-affirming approaches that promote greater health, vitality, and resilience. The healing energies of the ocean, the fresh trade winds, the hot pools, and the deeply attuned practitioners of this land create a powerful synergy to bring healing, balance and renewal for body, mind, and spirit.
"Joel & Michelle offer a skilful blend of time proven antidotes to the stress of modern life."
Dan Goleman, Ph.D. Author of Emotional Intelligence, Science Editor, NY TIMES

"May the beauty youÕve created be a source of everlasting health and joy."
Bruce Pavitt

"You are being perfect models of your magic, providing me a view of the enchanting harmony of all ideas operating from the principle of love,. Thank you for the spaciousness and ease and art for my healing. Thank you for including me in your generosity. I will continue forever unfolding the treasures of your gifts." Heronemo
"Sometimes I go about pitying myself
and all the time I am being carried
on great wings
across the sky."
From the Ojibway people

"The winds of grace are always blowing,
but it is you that must raise your sails."

Living (and Working) on Purpose

For many people this is a time for radical re-definition and re-creation as we pause and reflect more deeply on the purpose, meaning, priorities, and directions of our lives. This personal vacation experience offers inspiration and support to help you find clear direction, inspiration, and passion for the next stages of your life~work~relationships. Come and clarify your personal values. Identify, question, or redefine the "stories" that weave your identity. Recognize options and discover new dimensions of freedom & possibility. Deepen your intuitive intelligence, build your resilience, and clarify a life purpose that affirms your highest, noblest potentials for how you choose to live. Ideal for individuals, couples, or teams.

"I came here with my soul in pain, confused, lost and my body screaming for help. While here, I found calm, physical healing, time to think and explore. It was clear that "a path with heart" was missing in my life. In 11 days here, I feel that I have taken more control and accountability for who I am and where I am going. Thanks for the help, support, and friendship." F.W.

"There comes a time in the spiritual journey when you start making choices from a very different place. . . And if a choice lines up so that it supports truth, health, happiness, wisdom, and love, itÕs the right choice." Angeles Arrien
"And in all of my experience,
IÕve never seen lasting solutions to problems,
lasting happiness and success,
that came from the outside in."
Stephen Covey

"I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit."
Dawna Markova
"The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell - donÕt go back to sleep.
You have to ask for what you really want - donÕt go back to sleep.
You know, there are those who go back and forth
over the threshold where the two worlds meet,
and the door, it's always open, and it's round - don't go back to sleep."
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Tapping Our Collective Intelligence & Wisdom

"A problem cannot be solved
at the same level of thinking that created it...
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking
if humankind is to survive."
Albert Einstein

The Island of Hawaii offers a wide variety of perfect settings for project teams to engage in the deep reflection and generative dialogue necessary to "source" clear direction and inspiration for breakthroughs in creativity and design. Let us find your team the perfect place to meet and then facilitate a most memorable, productive, and renewing experience for your team. Our research and work gives us confidence that our collective wisdom and intelligence holds the greatest promise for individually and collectively tapping the wellsprings of wisdom, inspiration, and clear direction necessary to bring forth the highest potentials in our world, and help us respond more wisely to the myriad of challenges of our modern times. We'll host you in the Aloha Spirit and facilitate a special session to support your circle of friends & colleagues in discovering the breakthrough next steps, new products, or inspired works that affirm the highest potentials for all. Our guidance is inspired by over 30 years as consultants and facilitators of collective wisdom research projects for organizations around the globe including: NASA, World Bank, MIT, Stanford Research Institute, Boeing, Monsanto, Hewlett-Packard, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center.

"The need to relinquish our certainty lies at the heart both of modern science and ancient spirituality. From the science of Complexity, Illya Priogogine tells us that 'The future is uncertainÉbut such uncertainty lies at the heart of human creativity. It is uncertainty that creates the space for invention. We must let go, clear the space and leap into the void of not knowing, if we want to discover anything new.'" Margaret Wheatley