Come join me April 10 aGreen Festivalnd 11 at the San Francisco Green Festival. Three of my colleagues and I will be offering Rolfing mini-sessions. Get a structural evaluation, sample what Rolfing feels like, and learn all kinds of cool stuff about your body too. Education is an important part of the Rolfing process.

Continue the education theme by attending a few presentations by some of the 200 speakers on subjects as varied as Urban Green Action, Green Design, and Green Careers & Education. The likes of Alice Walker, Amy Goodman and Daniel Pinchbeck will be there. Before or after getting your body straightened out at the Rolfing booth browse more than 350 ec0-friendly businesses. Green Festival San Francisco, founded in 2002, is the nation’s premier sustainability event offering solutions to help make our lives healthier—socially, economically and environmentally.

Here are the logistics:

April 10-11, 2010
Saturday – 10am – 7pm
Sunday – 11am – 6pm

SF Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th St (at Brannan St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hope to see you there!

© Carole LaRochelle, 2010.

In an interview in the April 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine Van Jones Van Jonesspeaks about his personal quest for healing.

He says he spent his time “meditating, listening to New Age lectures about self-improvement, dancing ecstatically with white people banging on drums.” He delved into shamanism, Buddhist retreats, Rolfing, yoga, Landmark, you name it. “I was so desperate for healing,” he says.… He began to resolve his grief through counseling, praying, and falling in love with a law student who is now his wife.

As a result of his soul-searching Jones began to form the idea of “green-jobs-not-jails.” His organization, Green for All, promotes green-collar jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged. Its mission is to build an inclusive, green economy – strong enough to resolve the ecological crisis and lift millions of people out of poverty.

I salute Van Jones for having the courage and tenacity to do his personal work and for taking his subsequent insights out into action in the world. To learn more about Green for All please visit their website www.GreenForAll.org.

© Carole LaRochelle, 2009.