Today, I had the good fortune to go to lunch with Susan in Halifax! I met Susan and other ALIA staffers including Karen and Cara Lynn at ALIA Europe last year. I grew up in Nova Scotia (Amherst actually!) and it was fun to connect with other Nova Scotian's in the middle of Europe at the ALIA gathering! I'm in Halifax for a few weeks - visiting friends and family. I also led a workshop here - Working with Polarity and Wholeness - that was great fun and you can read what people thought of the workshop by going to http://creatingfrompolarity.com/testimonals/
It was great to touch base with ALIA - and I was amazed to see that the organisation which does SO MUCH great work - works out of a relatively small (but lovely!) office with only five staff! WOW! Impressive. While I was there, I passed on a donation to the ALIA Scholarship Fund - to be earmarked particularly for ALIA Europe 2011. Myself and my colleagues who lead workshops under the Creating from Polarity banner have decided to give 5% of our profits from workshops to the ALIA Scholarship Fund. I'd really like to encourage other people to do something similiar - even if (like us!) you don't make a huge profit from your work, every little contribution can help ALIA increase the diversity of people who are able to come to the ALIA gatherings.