Sunshine Jones has been involved in social, racial, economic and eco-justice activism her entire adult life. She discovered the work of Joanna Macy almost 40 years ago now and began integrating Joanna’s Despair and Empowerment work into her peace and justice group work in the early 80s. Joanna’s naming “the heart that break opens can hold the entire universe” was a transformative moment for her, as it was the first time her pain for the suffering in the world and of Gaia was offered up as interrelated to her depth of connection to the web of life. She came to trust the intelligence within her heart break. As a mother, grandmother of five, partner to her beloved wife, lover of Peace, Mercy, Justice, Heart-Centered Living and Gaia, Sunshine seeks to live awake and as a healing force in a time of great peril and emergent possibilities. Her offerings to the world are grounded in a creation spirituality, and inter- spiritual orientation and she brings years of experience in sacred activist circles. Sunshine seeks to foster an intersectional decolonized consciousness in her The Work that Reconnects group facilitation and cherishes working with both a co-facilitator and with the innate intelligences of each person in the group. Her forty plus years of facilitation include: integrating WTR teachings and processes into her group work as a Marriage and Family therapist, Relationship and Heart Math Coach; group work as a community activist and solidarity worker; three decades of facilitating seasonal Gaian ritual circles; and over fifteen years of mentoring and facilitating LGBTQI youth groups. Sunshine has a particular passion for intergenerational activism on behalf of our shared Gaian community of life.