Big Bear Lake, CA, December 20, 2013 – Psychologist Robin Bradley, educator Joe Bradley and Marriage and Family Therapist Gina Weiss have revamped a historic log cabin as an office space and gathering place called the Big Bear Loving Life Center.

The trio’s individual pursuits include counseling practices, EarthHEAL, Big Bear THRIVES!, the Mountain Healing Arts Association and the Pachamama Alliance, which empowers people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and encourages everyone to promote sustainability.

What this means for the community is a central location for affordable midweek programming, information about services, and weekend retreats and workshops that will attract both locals and visitors. It’s intended to be a common space for individuals and groups who share a common vision of Big Bear as a place of healing and renewal, health and vitality, creativity and inspiration, and sustainable living. People will be able to share ideas, work toward common goals, and offer their own services.

The staff is developing a calendar of activities for 2014; for now, there are two gatherings scheduled for this weekend and one series starting at the top of the year. First on the list is a Solstice Celebration this Saturday, December 21. The morning activities starting at 9:00 a.m. will be related to EarthHEAL; the afternoon focus will be a general Loving Life Celebration. The public is invited to participate in any portion of the celebration.

Beginning January 8, a visioning and healing circle will be held every Wednesday at 6:30pm. It will start as a forum for interested individuals to help develop the vision and purpose of the Center, and may later evolve into a more general circle for the community.

The Big Bear Loving Life Center is located at 41191 Big Bear Blvd. in the log building directly across from Denny’s Restaurant.

Weiss is working on a website and monthly newsletter to update the public on programs and services. In the meantime, you can get more information by calling her at (909) 585-7228 or Robin Bradley at (909) 866-4948.