Jane is a bold voice going where few voices have gone before:  to speak openly about sexual health, especially masturbation and sexual activity during senior years.  Her gentle yet matter-of-fact approach to discussing what makes most people squirm invites all of us into greater self-awareness; demystifies what may have been taboo; makes pleasure a joyful and acceptable pursuit for every body and every age.  Jane welcomes contact from older women who are experiencing sexual revival or a new awareness of their sexuality! She would love to hear your stories.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Jane makes me feel like I can say anything that is true for me, because SHE speaks her truth!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Jane has a passion that has her standing out in the open to share what many of us only wish we could be comfortable sharing. She wishes for us to be comfortable with our sexuality and feel free to explore it and play in it to our hearts’ and bodies’ content, all the while improving our own health. It’s a big calling and she is a big soul to step into it with such determination, compassion, courage and humour.

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Eryn is a soul-shepherd whose passion for fostering spiritual growth led her to found an Urban Tribe in Denver to address the needs of those who were not interested in organized religion yet still had a yearning for connection and spiritual experience.  She delves into its history and evolution with us and explores what her next creations may be in the next phase of her life and spiritual shepherding.  We dig in to how Eryn’s very nature and background have created the very opportunity and essence for the spiritual creations she engages in.  

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Eryn has a grandness of vision and audacity to simply create what she desires to have as a support in her life.  Her creations open the doors for a flood of healing and connecting within the community!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

As with many modern change-makers, Eryn changes the world to meet her own needs first and then others follow her, for the joy of it as well as to meet their own needs.

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The HiVE is a co-working environment located near downtown Vancouver, an alternative to renting office space for small businesses and startups of almost any background.  They opened in 2011 and have been evolving to suit the needs of an increasingly collaborative economy here in Vancouver, that is part of a movement that is present and growing in strength around the world.  Aaron Cruikshank has been leading operations there for two years, and although he is about to move on to new pastures in the co-working/collaborative economic scene, he took some time out to share with us the ins and out of the HiVE and his own passions in life.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Repurposing and recasting the visions of space and connection, getting down to what we are most served by as individuals and groups… Aaron weaves a team and purpose together into something beautiful!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Aaron is a proponent of laid back work atmospheres, cross-pollination, collaborative economies as well as economies of scale. As a self-professed job-hopper, he is off to pollinate other sites, learn more and share more!

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Troy Fitzgerald was raised in a fundamentalist Christian cult as the son of a pastor, yet left the church in his late 20′s, became an agnostic atheist and secular humanist, and eventually came out as gay — after being married to a woman and having started a family. Cults and Closets is a book he wrote to share his coming out story.  Since its publication he has founded the charity Secular Safe House which aims to support people who are emerging out of cults and coming out as gay in unsupportive and perhaps dangerous environments.  He has a wide and ever-growing collection of coming-out stories recorded as podcasts.   We speak with Troy about what inspired him to do what he does, the  challenges of a startup charity, and the unique strengths and scars that those who emerge out of cults or closets have.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Troy’s determination to provide a lifeline to those emerging from the chaos he himself emerged out of is inspiring, encouraging, and full of poetic beauty.

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Out of the pain of Troy’s life experience, he has created a win-win philosophy that says of everyone, ‘Who you are and who you were born to be is okay.’ He has a grand vision to assemble a network of volunteers to create a safe, unbiased, non-religious, non-judgmental space for everyone to take their own path and be who they are.

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