Dean, Inner Work Programs at The Wellbeing Project
Nancy is a passionate educator, author and community builder who has been committed to the Wellbeing project since its genesis. Nancy recognizes TWP as an exciting evolution in the culture of social change, supporting the intrinsic link between inner wellness and positive social impact.
Fundamentally she believes that our world is a kinder and safer place when each of us does our personal work and takes responsibility for how we show up in life. To that end, Nancy’s personal commitment is to explore and lift up her own shadowy areas of internal discord and unconscious behaviour into the light of awareness and when invited, to help others to do the same. It is her conviction that the journey towards self realization leads us to an enhanced state of wellbeing.
The Wellbeing project offers participants an opportunity to engage in their own internal exploration, supported by the loving hands of skilled facilitators and in the company of fellow travellers. Nancy’s belief is that through this collective journey, each of us can more deeply receive the love, joy and beauty of life while compassionately holding ourselves in the face of the inevitable suffering that life also brings.
In addition to her role as Dean of Inner Work Programs, Nancy shares her Mindfulness, Intimacy and Wellbeing training in private practice. Earlier in her career she co-authored the book “Mind Power for Children – a Guide for Parents and Teachers” translated into six languages and the school based Mindfulness Education for Children Program (ME).
Nancy lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her husband Peter. Together they enjoy their four beautiful grown children, two delightful grandkids and at least one walking adventure every year.
– What does inner wellbeing mean to you?
Wellbeing for me is a feeling of aliveness. A feeling of aliveness reminds me that moment to moment all of my thoughts and feelings are transient and ever changing. I experience a deep sense of peace, joy and equanimity with that realization.
– Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?
One of my favourite wellbeing practice is being quiet in nature, either sitting by water or walking in the forest.
– Do you have any favourite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote, or educate on wellbeing and related themes?
In terms of favourite resources, it would be difficult for me to say given my role. I am always open to having personal chats with people about what I think might serve them.