“Never believe a prediction that doesn’t empower you.” ~ Sean Stephenson
When Sean Stephenson was born the doctors told his parents that he would not live for 24 hours. Sean went on to live to the age of 40 and in his remarkable lifetime coached and empowered thousands. Because the doctors who spoke to his parents at his birth so underestimated his prospects he learned to live by the saying, “Never believe a prediction that doesn’t empower you.”
Sean Stephenson did not have an easy life. He was born with bones so brittle that the act of sneezing could cause enough force to break bones. Sean would break and then go through the healing process with almost every bone in his body - multiple times. During this lifelong process he learned miraculously to care for and love his body in a way that serves as an example to us all.
Sean proclaimed that his mission in life was to rid the world of insecure behavior. He believed that while all humans have insecurity, some of us are held back while others learn how to keep these “insecurity cells” dormant. For Sean the key to keeping insecurity dormant was self-care.
In our time together, we will explore:
- How to make self-care a spiritual practice
- Why the most dangerous drug is pity
- How to identify the people who are “swimming toward us”
- Why we are so much more than our accomplishments, intellect or wit
We will remember Sean for the beauty and love that he radiated from his 3-foot frame. In the spirit of self-care, we will learn to incorporate his When Life Works list of 16 specific actions we can take each day to remain physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually vital and ready to carry on the legacy left by this 3-foot giant.
Daniel Hope, MA
Jan 23 (Th)
$45 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Daniel Hope, MA
is a formation manager, educator, and spiritual director at Seton Cove. Daniel was previously at Seminary of the Southwest where he worked in administration and earned his counseling degree with a focus on Marriage and Family therapy. While studying at Southwest he founded the marriage retreat and workshop series, The Commitment Project. Daniel is an alum of Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
and is passionate about bringing spirituality and mindfulness into the workplace. Daniel also has a background in social media strategy and has spoken at 3 SXSW Interactive conferences regarding the intersection of technology, psychology and spirituality. Daniel and his wife, Leslie, just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and live in North Austin with their two daughters, Camilla and Violet and their toddler, George.