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Our Desire For Health and Change

  • The Centre for Social Innovation—Annex 720 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4 Canada (map)


We invite you to join us for an inspiring evening dedicated to exploring the forces that push and pull on us, in our desire for health and change.

This tug of war might look like:
“I should exercise but so many things are crowding my time – my work, my kids, my parents.”
“I know I should eat better but it costs so much to buy fresh food and it takes too much time to prepare healthy meals.”
“I was shocked when the doctor told me I have high blood pressure and my blood sugars are borderline. S/he told me I should make changes in my life. I know I should.”
‘I leave work exhausted and wired at the same time. I don’t know what to do first.”

You Will:

  • Reflect on the many things that contribute to your health today.
  • Discover which aspects of your health are pulling you forward and towards action.
  • Explore new ways of understanding the pressures that impact your life and well-being.
  • Engage with others in stimulating conversations and experiential exercises.
  • Leave with a personal gift to inspire you onwards.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:00pm


This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Judith Kanee is a health professional with her M.A in Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychology. Judith worked for many years nationally and internationally as a Registered Nurse. She has explored the human experience of healing and personal growth as a nurse, teacher and artist. She worked as an Expressive Arts Therapist and an educator in geriatric institutions. Judith brings knowledge and expertise to the area of group process and individual growth experiences. In 2003 she experience a health crisis that lead her through her own journey of transition and change. “What I learned and put into practice is that we have within us the wisdom to know and to take the next step that will move us forward in our life. Being present to that inner knowledge allows it to unfold and become part of our personal journey of discovery and growth.” 

Ruth Tamari is a Certified Life and Transition Coach who worked as a geriatric clinician for 20 years prior to embarking on her own career change where she offers individual and group coaching, consults on aging-in-place, facilitates workshops and courses, and blog about transitions of aging. With a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology and Adult Education, she brings a curiosity about what contributes to our experience of health, well-being, aging and personal growth. Starting in 2010, Ruth initiated an independent interview project called “Our Thoughts on Aging” to explore ideas of aging, death and dying in conversations with adults of all ages which will be published in a forthcoming book.

“This workshop did everything I hoped it would do but was afraid to hope for. It cracked open a window in my “stuck-ness” and enabled me to pull together a lot of loose pieces that I couldn’t seem to pull together.”
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