New Life Foundation will be three years old this weekend. It is hard to believe that in such a short time something so extraordinary has been built. Community members Claire, Doreen and Janelle felt the anniversary was the perfect excuse for a celebration.
Life Coach Adam How is a recent addition to the New Life family. He is affectionately known around the community as Dr Kleenex for his uncanny knack for guiding residents towards uncovering emotions that have been deeply buried for a long time. In this interview, he talks about the journey that brought him to New Life.
Meet Trish, who is traveling with her husband Ryan. They decided to spend their honeymoon volunteering around the world. In this interview she talks about what brought them to New Life and what they will take with them when they move on.
We hope you enjoy this touching farewell poem from Sophie, who volunteered at New Life in May: “When I first arrived I didn’t know what to expect. I was looking for some peace and a time to reflect (…)”
Our lake is actually a reservoir where we collect rainwater for agricultural irrigation. As part of this project, we’ve deepened and expanded the lake. The soil dredged from the lake bed has been piled around the shoreline – and our goal is to build something beautiful with it.
For Sookie from China it is already the 2nd stay at New Life. She came back because she “had such a great time” the first time around. In this interview she opens up about what she likes best about the community and what she struggled most with.
“Sit and Share” is a Buddhist-based recovery meeting that has been introduced as part of New Life’s recovery program. While the concept of sharing is hardly a new one at New Life, it took on a new depth and shape as it was looked at it through a lens of Buddhist practice.
With Jeff Oliver, 22 – 25 August 2013: These few days together will be based on developing and sharpening our awareness and especially our communication skills. If we can learn how to communicate effectively, with patience, compassion, awareness, wisdom and LOVE, we will surf the waves of life with ease and a smile.