A taste of…“The Wisdom of Living Well”
An evening at the intersection of Divinely-designed abundant life
and wise lifestyle choices, featuring evidence-based conversation
and practical exercises supporting whole-person wellbeing.
Personal interactions at home, at work or in our communities can present a perfect storm for chronic disconnection, disintegration, and dis-ease. Co-facilitated by a medical physician and a spiritual director, this introductory event explores how wise lifestyle choices empower our human capacity to shift from basic survival toward Divinely inspired thriving. We will give attention to the relationship between life in fullness and wise lifestyle choices, the five key human capacities known to impact well-being, and basic practices and resources that inspire sustainable lifestyle changes toward well-being.
Through practical, evidence-based conversations and exercises, this taste of “The Wisdom of Living Well” introduces you to personal lifestyle changes that support whole-person well-being.
This event provides a sneak peak to our 8-week experiential workshop called “The Wisdom of Living Well,” an interdisciplinary experience of making wise lifestyle choices that align with the Creative Spirit’s invitation toward well-being, scheduled for Spring 2023.
Marissa is a board-certified physician whose been practicing for 25 years, specializing in Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. Her medical work has taken her across North America and to three other continents. Her focus is on whole-person wellbeing – body, mind, soul – through the integration of western medicine and ancient wisdom traditions. She is the founder of “AIM to Live Well,” a mindfulness-based transformational lifestyle-change program for living well and for prevention and treatment of chronic medical conditions.
Facilitator: John Kiemele, PhD, is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge. With a focus on contemplative soul care, John walks alongside individuals and groups assisting them with life-giving connections and wellbeing practices. Recognizing how intentional pausing and deep listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well. He is Director Emeritus of a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area called Selah Center, former Executive Director of SoulStream Initiatives in western Canada, and is an ordained clergy having served congregations across the US and Canada. John received his PhD in education/spirituality with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.