The Essential Life / Centre for Outdoor Education / Nordegg Story
It's a funny story this Story.
One of those stories of much interwoven synchronicity, some near-misses, and a little pure heart-ache, but mostly a laugh-out-loud funny and engaging story. In addition to being entertaining, a truly amazing part of this story is the Foundation. A Foundation which bears the title Family. Family, and more specifically, the title Nordegg Family.
We are not Nordegg Family because we are related by blood and we are not Nordegg Family because we all live in Nordegg. We are Nordegg Family because we are all related by Love of each other, the Natural world, and all that Nordegg is to each of us.
This is a story with over 248 years of Connection, Collaboration, & Community. And, although this is loosely calculated, it is based on the life-span of 'real' Co-Creators involved in this Story. And if we wanted to get 'technical' this is only including one generation of connections, while we are happily moving forward into the third-generation of Nordegg Family!
Each member of Nordegg Family lives their life in their own way. Each member has come up with, or is continuing to come up with, what works best for them, and the beauty is that we appreciate each other even more for providing different perspectives and great diversity. The majority of us are living on the edge of 'mainstream society' in beautiful mountain communities.
We are living on the fringes of mainstream society simply because something different resonates for each of us personally. We are, however, a group of enthusiastic, committed, curious, & passionate people. We speak our truth and we stand up for what we believe, and yes, sometimes those beliefs differ from each other. We also find ourselves humbled and learning as we go. We are not claiming to have all of the answers. We are, however, continuously working on our relationships, communication, & appreciation of each other and our Natural World as we each grow and change.
Despite the diversity in individuals, there is one thing you are sure to experience when you share time, space, & energy with any member of the Nordegg Family - the Natural World! We are Lovers of the Earth and all beings above, upon, under, & within. We are pleased, in our combined experience, that time in the Natural World leads to an appreciation of the Natural World, and generally, an appreciation of ourselves as members of the Natural World Community. And, in our experience, as we appreciate ourselves in the Natural World, we make the time, space, and energy available to expand, grow, and consciously develop ourselves.
Enter Essential Life Series. The Essential Life Series is the culmination of a bunch of creative ideas, people, & events which have been over a decade in the making. And hey, 2012 was a great year for ELS to begin!
As we have been sharing our success stories with others, our excitement and momentum builds, and others have also been exposing and sharing their dreams with us. As we have been reaching out to our existing Community and individual networks . . . and man are we stoked about the amazing people we know . . . opportunities to Co-create are being presented often. We are enthusiastically accepting, joyously receiving, & actively moving forward with these opportunities! Thus, an incredible team of People are showing up along side Nordegg Family members to offer an incredibly wide variety of Programs.
This is where YOU come in! Well, you are kind of already in since you are reading this page . . . but seriously, we would be most honored if you would join us in Co-Creating!
Come meet the People, check out this amazing Alberta gem in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, get re-acquainted with Yourself, and learn more of the Story while continuing to write your own Story. What is the Story of Your Life?!
2015 is the VERY BEST YEAR YET ~ Come enjoy, explore, & expand with us!
With much Sincerity, Enthusiasm, and Love, The Nordegg Family