Patrick Day: I believe that creating a world of love and acceptance begins with creating a community of love and acceptance. Since I attended my first HAI workshop in 2006, I have been a part of the HAI community here in Michigan. This community has provided me with a profound sense of belonging as well as being an important source of emotional support, personal growth, friendship and fun. Growing and serving this community of love and acceptance is the main reason that I wanted to become member of the Midwest producer team.
Through my participation in HAI workshops and involvement in the HAI community, I have discovered a way of connecting with myself and others that is unguarded, authentic, respectful and loving. I have truly become comfortable in my own skin and more loving in my relationships. There have been many different personal growth paths for that I have pursued and found useful, but HAI is the only one that has been both a path and a destination. HAI has become my home and chosen family.