It's a good week for learning

This is one of those extra-special weeks for lifelong learners: lots of insightful workshops and making connections with amazing people.  In particular:

Project Visibility training
A part of the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, Project Visibility is department with an educational, advocacy, empowerment mission: to create for senior providers awareness and support of LGBT elders.  Simple, honest and inspiring, Project Visibility takes the time to educate through the voices of Boulder county elders and gives plenty of time for interactive exercises, both to open eyes and to provide tools for change. This was my second time participating in the Project Visibility training, and I absolutely loved both. So important.

 
TedX Mile High
The highlight for me from the TedX Mile High day-long workshops and presentations was - easily, hands-down - Eric Kornacki of Re:Vision, a coop of residents in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver.  Based on a community health worker model, Re:Vision's vision is to empower resident leaders, build community and transform food systems, as well as micro-economies.  Standing ovation, well-deserved.  I was in tears sharing the message with my beloved the morning after.  Truly beautiful.  Empowerment, definitely.

Memory Bridge Training Retreat
It's just a few days until the Memory Bridge Training Retreat - so excited, honored and humbled to have been selected to participate.  Memory Bridge seeks to educate and empower people with tools to make real connections with elders on a journey with dementia.  The message of Memory Bridge is hope.  Paricipants will range from social workers, to teachers, grief counselors to dance therapists and more.  They hail from three countries.  And so, as I prepare for the retreat, I am abiding in hope and anticipation.



And, three photos of my gardens currently, for reference of what lies beneath and what can be cultivated:






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