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Tag: Steve Torma

What Can We Let Go Of?

This time of year in Southern Appalachia the waning heat and waxing cold converge to produce sights, sounds, and smells unlike any other season. This weekend’s convergence was resplendent here in our village, with the red leaves of the sourwood trees and the yellow leaves of the oaks and hickories...

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Meet My Friend Steve

Have you ever met one of those people that lives for the good of the whole? Someone that does everything with the collective in mind? It’s actually very rare. And I can only think of a couple of people in my life that fit this description. And for sure, that’s my friend Steve Torma.For his...

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Life Advice for Your 20 Year Old Self with Steve Torma at Earthaven Ecovillage

(Transcript from video) Courtney Brooke: Hi Steve. Steve: Hi. Courtney Brooke:  I was just noticing you know in my life the longing for more mentorship and elders. So I’ve been asking some people in my life who are who are more experienced and farther along the journey. If you could give yourself...

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Compassionate Communication in Community using NVC in 2021 with Steve Torma at Earthaven Ecovillage

(Transcript from video) Hi! Steve Torma again and today I want to talk to you about my upcoming class being sponsored by School of Integrated Living.  It’s going to be September 2021 and it’s called Compassionate Communication in Community. This is one of my very favorite topics. I’ve...

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Compassion Camp 2021 using NVC with Steve Torma at Earthaven Ecovillage

(Transcript from video) Steve: Hey, folks..I really want to invite you to join us for compassion camp this summer, July 15 through 18  2021 at Earthaven Ecovillage. If you haven’t heard of compassion camp before this is our third time doing it and it has some features to it that i just absolutely...

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Five of my favorite moments at Earthaven Ecovillage with Steve Torma

Transcript from Video: Hi folks, my name’s Steve Torma, and I’m coming to you from Earthaven Ecovillage. I’d like to share with you five of my favorite moments of being here at Earthaven since the beginning really. The probably the first one that comes to my mind is the first day...

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Compassionate Communication in Community Settings with Steve Torma

Earthaven Ecovillage Podcast Compassionate Communication in Community Settings with Steve Torma Broadcast February 7, 2021Featuring: Steve Torma, Eric Wolf In this episode, Earthaven member and SOIL Faculty member Steve Torma discusses how nonviolent or compassionate communication...

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August 18-22, 2022

Our annual event focused on Nonviolent Communication, featuring classes and experiential learning. An experience designed to foster compassion and connection in our hearts, communities and world, and to spread the seeds of justice and love.