The Inspiration of “Invocation”

On January 17th, 2015, a unique and moving concert took place on the OT Stage, a.k.a. the theater at Oakland Tech High School. The 2014-2015 school year marked the hundred-year anniversary of this landmark institution, and the school found many ways to celebrate. Kristen Caven, who was the president of the PTSA at the time,…

“Being SEEN” with Kellita

Learn the embodiment secrets of the most confident, attuned, radiant artists in this workshop for learning the inner game of visibility

“The Women” at The Club

Come luxuriate in a showing of The Women, in *The* Most Appropriate Setting, on Norma Shearer’s Birthday! Friday, August 10, at The Bellevue Club. The original 1939 version of this film is written by the “sharp and shameless” Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), based on a play by the dazzling Clare Booth Luce. A brilliant…

Convivium: “That’s All She Wrote”

For six months, The Flourishing Artist Writing Spa was a beautiful, serene writing retreat where four serious writers produced great independent work writing for change and healing. We held a reading and convivial celebration of the closing of this space and the positive new beginnings that it has created. Kristen Caven, Lyndsey Ellis, Linda L….

Carnevale 2018… postponed!

Ci dispiace tanto! Due to “Acqua Alta” we have had to postpone this year’s festa until further notice! The organizers were “flooded” with a confluence of events that caused us to “pull the plug… ” for now. Piangiamo oceani di lacrime… but we look forward to the next time! By popular demand, Carnevale returns to…

“The Fountain of YOU”—KEYNOTE

January 7-14 is Wellness Week at The Bellevue Club. Kick off your 2018 with inspiration and energy! KEYNOTE: Sunday, January 7th, 5:30p.m. $10 donation • No-Host Cocktails • Free Parking The Fountain of Youth is a myth that spans centuries, over many cultures and continents. Keynote speaker Kristen Caven, who holds a degree in Myth…

Feeling the Power of ZORGOS!

On October 15, 2017, The Zorgos Awards were served up to the community, along with a delicious banquet at Oakland’s beautiful Bellevue Club. Each nominee was introduced with a stack of words that represent qualities that make up “Zorgos,” the superpower that prevents bullying per the book, The Bullying Antidote. As the words were put into a…

October 15th is Zorgos Day!

Join us on Sunday, October 15th for some powerful dialogues about bullying … and recognition of local heroes who are creating better futures! After two years connecting with dozens of Oakland organizations, we have completed our giveaway of 3,000 copies of The Bullying Antidote! During this time we have also seen bullying reach new depths, especially…

A Happiness “Infusion”

The Infusions are Steve Luntz, Nancy Peterson, Steve Witt, and Maeve Elise Brown, musicians who met at a tea shop and decided to harmonize. They usually sing at Sophie’s Cuppa Tea in Montclair Village, but tonight their fans all gathered for a delicious meal and music in the Crystal Lounge. The room was full of…