Coming to Terms: Money & Biography Workshop

January 15, 2014

March 14-16
Sequoia Retreat Center, Ben Lomond, CA


Money plays an important part in our lives, and yet we rarely examine our relationship to it, or how our attitudes and behaviors around it are entwined with our biographies. Throughout our formative years, we are exposed to money and identity messages, through our family, the media, and our culture in general. As we come to understand our selves, our values, and our destinies more deeply over time, we rarely take the time to also explore the assumptions we live with around money and finance.

This workshop, co-led by Leah Walker of the Center for Biography and Social Arts, and John Bloom, Senior Director of Organizational Culture, RSF Social Finance, will be an opportunity to begin or further the exploration of money and biography through reflection, artistic exercises, and shared experiences in a safe environment.

This workshop is intended for anyone, regardless of financial circumstances. The purpose of the workshop is to support each participant in connecting her or his biographical and money threads and to help integrate espoused and practiced values. Our hope is that participants leave with a sense of how money can serve their life purposes.

sequoiaRegistration Information

In the spirit of gift economy, we will be asking participants to contribute to cover the costs for the weekend to the extent possible, including housing, meals, and leadership. Space is limited to 22 participants with an estimated cost per person of $750.

Registration will be on a first come, first served basis, and we are asking for an early contribution to hold a space.

Please contact Val Esway at RSF [] with questions or to register.

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