Category Archive for: 2015 Event

Kent Hoffman

Infinite Worth. Each of us carries within the gift of infinite worth. Find out what that means for us to walk in relationship with others with a new sense of interconnectedness. Kent Hoffman is a clinician, attachment researcher, and co-founder of the Circle of Security program. His life work has included building intervention approaches for…

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Kris Dinnison

Young Adult Lit Belongs To Everyone. A lifetime as a teacher and librarian has taught Kris that young adult literature is everyone’s literature because that stage of life lends itself to stories that resonate emotionally. Kris Dinnison spent nearly two decades as a teacher and librarian, while dreaming of becoming a writer. She lives in…

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Ceci Garrett

Hoarding as a Mental Health Issue Having launched the first service program in the Greater Spokane area for individuals self-identifying with hoarding behaviors, provides a better understanding of this mental health disorder. Ceci Garrett is the founder and Executive Director of Lightening the Load, a ministry that works to connect those in the Spokane area with…

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Jonathan Wisor, PH.D.

A researcher at the world’s leading sleep institute unlocks the secrets to a better night’s sleep, which he says we all need more of to perform better at work and in life. Dr. Wisor is an Associate Professor of Medical Sciences at the WSU Spokane Health Sciences Campus. He runs the Wisor Lab to identify…

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Sarah Wolcott

Myth Busting Wine. Sarah invites wine enthusiasts and novices alike to shed the pretense as she busts myths about how to learn about wine and to enjoy it for its own sake. Sarah is a well-traveled wine lover who grew up on a cherry and apple farm in SE Washington State.  Her agricultural roots help…

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Robert Lombardi

Food As Ministry. Bob takes a pastoral approach to cooking and food and reflects on what it means to be a chef and Food Network star in a time when people want to make meaning of sharing a meal together Award-winning Chef, Robert Lombardi is a member of the American Culinary Federation and holds various…

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Lisa Iversen

Receiving Life in Ancestral Blueprints. Lisa shares how her work as a psychotherapist with individuals, couples, and families inspires her perspective on U.S. history, belonging, ancestors, race, and love. Lisa is the Founding Director of the Center for Ancestral Blueprints where she developed programs such as the Family Matters Immersion Series, An Embodied Conversation with…

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Mattie J. Bamman

Words, Not Ideas: How to Write a Book. A professional writer who also coaches other writers, helps us find ways to dust off our manuscript and finish that masterpiece that’s been calling our name from under those piles of aspirations. Mattie John Bamman is a writer and editor focused on food, travel, and poetry. Wine,…

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Tim Gales

Active as a classically trained cellist as well as a rock vocalist and drummer, Tim Gales blends the styles and sensibilities of the rock and classical worlds in his compositions.  Having studied cello under Dr. John Marshall, he has performed with the EWU Symphony Orchestra and with EWU chamber ensembles, as well as staging recitals…

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Matthew Chase

Personal Leadership. Transformational life experiences are opportunities to refine a personal leadership philosophy. Matt will share his harrowing near-death experience that launched his inner journey that has shaped his approach to life, love and teaching. Dr. Matthew Chase is a professor of Recreation and Tourism Management at Eastern Washington University. He also serves as Co-chair…

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