The Power of Place

Posted October 21, 2020 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

Places are powerful. They tie us to people. They tie us to memories. They affect who we are and influence who we become. In this workshop, you will explore how your total environment affects the depth and quality of their life. We will look into where you have lived and traveled to, your hometown, where you live now, and how your specific dwelling place, local neighborhood, and greater town or city all contribute deeply to who you are and what you are experiencing at this moment of your life.

This program is presented by Paul Jacob (Jake) and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About Your Program Presenter
Paul Jacob (Jake) is a writer, professor, contemplative guide and scholar of world religions. These callings have led him to 30 countries and all 48 continental U.S. states. After the completion of his formal studies, which includes a B.A. in Journalism and a M.A. in Writing and Consciousness Studies, Jake embarked on a nomadic journey that lasted 12 years. During this time, he lived and worked all over the world, including many contemplative periods at Christian, Buddhist, and Zen monasteries, working as a chef and restaurant manager at farm-to-table establishments, being a writer-in-residence and organic gardener at spiritual retreat centers, working as a journalist, and teaching writing to and mentoring at-risk youth for several renowned educational programs. He has also taught journalism, world religions and writing classes at several colleges. To learn more about Jake, please visit