Absence and Presence
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Absence and Presence

Painting a Sense of Place

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 4 Spring 2017

Tom explains his philosophy of painting and perspective of the world. From his intimate relationship with the material of art, to finding the essence of landscapes in their silence. Tom Hausken was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and currently lives in the Ahtanum Valley in Central Washington State.
TEDx SPEAKER: TOM HAUSKENS

TEDx SPEAKER: TOM HAUSKENS

BIO

Proud to announce our featured speaker for this Thursday: Tom Hausken was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and currently lives in the Ahtanum Valley in Central Washington State. Mr. Hausken is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (1985) and continued his studies in drawing and painting at the University of Washington (1987) Mr. Hausken is currently the Artist in Residence at the Yakima Valley Museum. He has twice received Full Fellowship Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Clowes Fellowship in 2010 and the Pollock W Krasner Fellowship 2016. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections.
 

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The Magic of Words
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Magic of Words

Alive and Counting

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 4 Winter 2017

Can your made up or imaginary prediction of your own potential death date determine the quality of your life? Accepting our time here is finite, and embracing death, will allow us to live life in a meaningful way. A connoisseur of life and grateful wife and mother, Julieanne O'Connor has had a colorful career path.
TEDx SPEAKER: Julianne Younghans O’Connor’s

TEDx SPEAKER: Julianne Younghans O’Connor’s

BIO

Julianne O'Connor is a published Author, Actor, Host and Business Professional, Julianne O’Connor has had a colorful career. She is the author of the book series, SPELLING IT OUT, including Spelling It Out for Your Man and Spelling It Out for Your Career. She’s the host of several shows including Transforming Relationships and Spelling It Out – The Truth Behind and she stars in the Award Winning #1 hit Super Bowl commercial, Doritos Pug Attack. Ms. O’Connor has been featured on countless shows and stages and insists that by acknowledging your death date, you begin to truly live a life fulfilled. Ms. O’Connor is a wife, mother and the Founder of the SIO Dream Fund Scholarship.

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Breaking Barriers
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Breaking Barriers

Learning the Language of Dude

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 4 Winter 2017

The language of dude explores the idea of listening and paying attention to oneself, that inner voice inside your head, one's intuition. The idea that our bodies are more aware of our environment than we we are conscious of. That we need to establish and strengthen communication with one's self to develop our intuition.
TEDx SPEAKER: Dr. Morgan Oaks

TEDx SPEAKER: Dr. Morgan Oaks

BIO

Blending adventure, ancient wisdom and modern research, Dr Morgan Oaks shares his experiences on a Central American walkabout where he explored his ability to listen more deeply to himself and the world around him while learning the "Language of Dude."
Morgan is a chiropractor, coach and speaker who has been supporting peoples’ personal empowerment for the last 12 years. Whether working one-on-one or with groups, his passion is supporting people's growth and transformation into a more vibrant life.
His true life adventure entertains and inspires you to find a deeper connection to your own inner wisdom and the hidden world around you.

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Tomorrow Awaits
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tomorrow Awaits

Roots to Wings

TEDxYakimSalon Season 4 Fall: Roots to Wings

Mirna explains the challenges of bringing conflicting neighboring communities together. Inspiring, reaching out and supporting those economically and opportunity challenged youth to pursue a careers as physicians through the Roots to Wings Program. She contributes the program's success to the principles of egalitarianism, and collaboration she insist that people must be willing to "come from a place of not knowing" and be "open to learn."
TEDx SPEAKER: Dr. Mirna Ramon-Diaz

TEDx SPEAKER: Dr. Mirna Ramon-Diaz

BIO

Mirna I. Ramos-Diaz, MD, FAAP, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Family Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a Course Director for the 2nd-year Clinical Skills course in the Osteopathic Medicine program. Additionally, she leads several important initiatives including the Roots to Wings Mentoring program, which is a project whose purpose is to create an educational/mentoring pathway enabling Native American and Hispanic Youth from the Yakima Valley to become health professionals. Dr. Ramos-Diaz received her MD from University of Miami School of Medicine, completed her pediatric residency at University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Additionally, she received a Master’s degree in religious studies from Gonzaga University in 2009. Dr. Ramos-Diaz has lived in the valley for over 14 years and worked as a pediatrician serving primarily Hispanics and Native Americans in our communities for over eleven years. She enjoys: spending time with her family (which includes her spouse, three Godchildren, seven canines, and other four-legged and two-legged companions); working on her family’s farm; training dogs for competition and pet therapy; photography; journaling; and hiking.

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