ALICE GARDNER lives very much in the mainstream of modern life. She holds a Master of Management degree from Cambridge College, Massachusetts, and is the Housestaff (Residency and Fellowship Program) Manager for Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Radiology. She is currently preparing to retire from Stanford.
Alice was born in Connecticut, and except for living 7 years at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland (1977-1984) lived most of her early adult life in rural Vermont. She has two children, Tara and Derek, who were born at Findhorn and who grew up in rural Vermont. Alice, while being Mom, ran a dried flower business from her home and land.
In 2002 while attending a five day retreat with Eckhart Tolle at the Omega Institute, Alice experienced a radical shift of some sort, and has been acclimating to the new awareness from that time ever since. The Wide Awake Living website went up by synchronicity and grace in 2003 and has now been integrated into this website. It was originally purely self expression: poetry, writing and photography but a newsletter grew out of it, group meetings, etc.
In 2004, once the kids were away at college, Alice moved to the San Francisco Bay Area of California, regularly attending satsangs and retreats with a teacher named Adyashanti who was a wonderful help for how to embody the new consciousness.
Awake Publishing was begun in December of 2006 as a business entity to support the production of Alice’s first book, Life Beyond Belief, Everyday Living as Spiritual Practice. A second book named “Finding Our Way Forward, New Perspectives in Human Potential” came out in 2012.
More information on both books, including excerpts, can be found at awakepublishing.com
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