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Embracing Life’s Transitions with Integrity: Finding Ourselves in the Space between Change and Transition A Circle of Trust® Retreat on the Ocean

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017

Sea View Inn - Pawleys Island, SC

November 15-17, 2017
Wed. 4:30 pm to Fri. 2:00 PM

Sea View Inn
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

$889 (details below)

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For whatever we lose  like a you or a me
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

— e. e. cummings

Of course, we don’t really lose ourselves as change enters our lives.  But sometimes we feel like we do.

Change is.  It’s part of being alive on Earth.  Our bodies change every day; our relationships change; our work in the world changes.  The environment around us changes.

We have no choice about change.  That is outside of us.  But we DO have a choice about how we respond to the change; that is transition. In this unique retreat, Russ Moxley and Sally Z. Hare invite you to join them for a Circle of Trust, bringing together their work with Parker J. Palmer’s Circle of Trust® approach and integrating Sally’s work in community and lifelong learning and Russ’ work in leadership development and the transition theory of William Bridges.

The retreat will provide you an opportunity to:

  • Explore what courage is required of you to let go of what has been.
  • Consider what can be done to bravely step into the in-between, the space between the known and unknown, and create your new story.
  • Glimpse the hidden wholeness, the seamlessness, between our inner landscape of transition and the outer world in which the change is happening.



Meet Your Facilitator

Sally Z HareSally Z. Hare is a teacher and a learner and a student of community. She earned her doctorate at the University of South Carolina and has completed post-doctoral work in settings as diverse as the Harvard University Leadership Institute, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and the Institute of Noetic Science’s Healing Arts of Bali. She is president of still learning, inc, and Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Coastal Carolina University. She has worked for two decades with the national Center for Courage & Renewal and facilitates the Courage to Teach and the Courage to Lead programs as well as Circles of Trust retreats across the United States and in Canada and Australia. She is author and story-gatherer for two book about the Courage Work, Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do and Thin Places: Seeking the Courage to Live in a Divided World.

Russ Moxley is a Circles of Trust facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal. For the past fifteen years he has led formation retreats with pre-K-12 teachers, educational leaders, health care leaders, nonprofit leaders and clergy leaders across the U.S. and in Canada. Until 2002, Russ was a senior fellow and faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, where he is still on the adjunct faculty. Russ is the author of Becoming a Leader is Becoming Yourself, Leadership and Spirit, co-editor and co-author of the Center for Creative Leadership Handbook on Leadership Development, and he has contributed chapters to four well-known edited books. Russ and his wife, Jean, are at home in Greensboro, NC, and West Jefferson, NC.

About Our Venue

seaviewinn-3picsSea View Inn is on a private beach with the ocean on one side, and a pristine salt marsh on the other. Pawleys Island is a four mile long, one house wide island that is truly a step back in time. It offers the perfect beach getaway. Nothing commercial. No filling stations, no fireworks stands, no grocery store or ships. Just beachfront houses in a single line on a narrow strip of land. The sea oats wave on the dunes on one side, the salt marsh beckons for crabbing on the other. White egrets stand on one leg with an eye out for their supper. Pawleys Island is located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

414 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585  |

Registration and Details

Cost: Space is limited to 20 participants. Programs typically fill well before the deadline.

The registration fee for this retreat is $889 and includes EVERYTHING:  all retreat fees, materials, single room with private half-bath, wonderful Southern meals (hot breakfasts, dinner mid-day, and supper in the evenings!), generous coffee and tea breaks.

Please mail your check to still learning, inc, with the attached registration form to:

registration-form-buttonDr. Sally Z. Hare, still learning, inc,
P.O. Box 14028, Surfside Beach, SC 29587

Questions about this retreat? Contact….

Dr. Sally Z. Hare at or 843-238-9291

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