Pathways Series - May 2023

May 2, 2023

9 a.m. EST



Stay connected to Purpose and Achieve your Goals

Stillness as Core Care

Following a short welcome by Rahzeb Choudhury of Lifelong Inspiration, each session starts with a 15-minute Stillness block, where Professor Emeritus, Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon, shares insight on the use of stillness as a tool for our core care. Gary guides us through simple relax-into-stillness movements that everyone can practice, and that you are encouraged to incorporate into your daily life— no matter how demanding your schedule.

The movements are gentle and involve simple breathing techniques that simultaneously help you to become more aware of how to stay relaxed under prolonged pressure, while also helping to calm your nervous system.

Each Stillness session includes a simple movement that you are invited to practice regularly before the next session, to cultivate your ability for stillness, and add to your repertoire of movements. The result is that — with continued practice that only asks for a few minutes of your time each day— your resilience is improved and your spirits are lifted.

Mindful, Conscious Living - Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science

Each month we introduce new techniques, often with internationally invited guest speakers, which can be used by you as standalone tools after the session and serve as inspiration to start learning more about a particular skill.

We are very fortunate to have Dr. William A. Cook MD of the Iris Center in New Brunswick, Canada, as a guest speaker for this Pathways session. For 18 months we've been sharing guidance and practices to inspire healthcare professionals to experience more conscious lives, connected to purpose and well-being.

During this 30-minute talk, Dr. Cook will share a comprehensive framework to explain how the experiential learning that we call ancient wisdom is supported by modern science. We will learn how small intentional moments throughout our days are powerful tools to help us to cultivate better lives for ourselves and the people around us.


09:00 - 10:00 am EST, Tuesday, May 2

Organized by

The Pathways Series is organised by Lifelong Inspiration (the Netherlands) and Person Centred Universe (Canada).

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Lifelong Inspiration develops ideas, services and solutions to advance a person-centred agenda. In eldercare, their most well-known project is True Doors®, decals that transform facilities into homes, which are now found in sixteen countries.

Person Centred Universe has partnered with Lifelong Inspiration to develop a number of programs, such as the One-Page Profile Masterclasses, Pathways On Demand, and Seated Tai Chi: Awakening Stillness and Wellbeing.

Dr. William A. Cook, MD

Founder, Iris Center

William A. Cook graduated from Queen’s University Medical School, Kingston, Ontario, and completed his training in plastic surgery at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Cook’s interest in Bioethics resulted in the development of a Bioethics Service at River Valley Health in New Brunswick where he practices and in the completion of a Ph.D. in Bioethics from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Dr. Cook practiced Plastic Surgery in Fredericton for 25 years and from 2005 –2009 was VP Medicine at River Valley Health. He continues to be active in Horizon Health Network’s now regional Bioethics Service and in his current MindBody Medicine practice with a central focus on mindfulness and conscious living.

Gary Irwin-Kenyon
Gary Irwin-Kenyon

Gerontologist and Tai Chi teacher @garyirwinkenyon

Dr. Irwin-Kenyon was born in Montreal, Quebec, and completed his early studies at Concordia University. He did his doctoral work at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and then became a postdoctoral Fellow at the Andrew Norman Institute for Advanced Studies in Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Southern California. He was also a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Linkoping, Sweden, and is a frequent visiting scholar in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon is founding Chair and Professor at the Gerontology Department, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

He is a Fellow of the Andrew Norman Institute for Advanced Studies in Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Southern California. Gary is listed in Who’s Who in Canada (Grey House Publishing) and the United States (Marquis Biographies Online).

He has authored, co-authored or co-edited six books, including Narrative Gerontology, Storying Later Life, Restorying Your Life, Ordinary Wisdom, and Pathways to Stillness.

Gary is a teacher and practitioner of Tai Chi with more than thirty years of experience. He designed a program, Tai Chi as Narrative Care, which he has been teaching for the past ten years to special groups, including residents in long-term care. He conducts workshops and seminars in Canada, The United States, Europe, and Asia. Gary is also an apprentice barista. He resides in St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, Canada with his wife Liz, where they operate Seahaven, an organic B&B.

Rahzeb Choudhury
Rahzeb Choudhury

Founder @Lifelong Inspiration

Rahzeb is the founder of Lifelong Inspiration. Lifelong Inspiration promotes and develops ideas, services and tools to advance a person-centred agenda. In long-term care, Lifelong Inspiration is most well known for True Doors®, decals help that improve the lives of people with dementia. True Doors began as a social art and life story project and is now a respected brand adopted from Tasmania to Vancouver.

Rahzeb has been a London city banker, market analyst, and language technology entrepreneur. He and his family are based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.