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SeasonsCTL Alumni Reflections & Information Curated by Alumni for Alumni

“Seasons” is a digital, quarterly communication to the Courage to Lead Alumni community. It exists to increase the level of engagement and connection between in-person opportunities, to inspire reflection and courage in life outside retreats, and to help make the Courage community aware of Alumni activities and events.

Summer 2018 Edition

Summer Poem for Reflection

Below is a poem read during the current cohort’s July retreat: FLOWER COMMUNION By Lynn Ungar From Blessing the Bread: Meditations What a gathering – the purple tongues of iris licking out at spikes of lupine, the orange crepe skirts…

Words of Wisdom from our Fantastic Facilitators

Learning to Linger By Ken Saxon A few years ago, I had a revelation.  Every time you bump into someone at a meeting or on the street, and you start chatting, someone has to initiate the end of that unplanned…

A Conversation Between Two Alumni

August Iced Lattés with Terri and Judy By Judy Hawkins With over 30 years cultivating deep work in preschool teaching, families and healing, Terri Allison “retired” from Storyteller Children’s Center 3 years ago. Clearly, she has not retired from this…

Community News

–Carl Palmer and Greg Gorga organized a delightful CTL Annual Summer Gathering in Montecito on July 14 and led a discussion on collaborations that have sprung from within the CTL community. –Ernesto Paredes (cohort 1), Executive Director of Easy Lift…

Upcoming Events, Activities, & Opportunities

Help welcome new alums! Cohort 7 will have their final retreat on November 7 – 9th.  Our tradition is to welcome new alums into our Courage to Lead community by planning a Rite of Passage Ceremony. Please save the date…

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Spring Poem for Reflection

Here is a taste of what the current Cohort is reflecting on during its May retreat. Infinitive By Ursula LeGuin We make too much history. With or without us There will be the silence and the rocks and the far…

Words of Wisdom from our Fantastic Facilitators

Being, for a Change By Ken Saxon I’m fortunate to live a life that consistently brings me pleasure.  Certainly I have struggles and burdens as all people do, but I have the privilege of doing work that is meaningful to…

Catalyst’s Corner

Dear fellow alums, I first want to take a moment to thank Kim Irish for volunteering to lead the publication of this new newsletter, which we intend to produce seasonally. The CTL Alumni Council developed this idea after listening to…

For Future Editions of Seasons

Please contact Kim Irish at kirish@one-justice.org with anything you’d like to share with the CTL Alumni Community in a future edition of Seasons. We would love to highlight your work and life updates, what you’re reading and inspired by, ways you’ve been courageous, and more!

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