Poet, storyteller, photographer and teacher Ahava Shira holds a PhD in Language & Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia, and is the founder of the Centre for Loving Inquiry—an interdisciplinary teaching and learning studio on Salt Spring Island committed to using creative and contemplative practices to foster compassionate relationships with self, others and the natural world.

Dr. Shira has recently completed work with Charles Buchwald & Friends to develop a new site highlighting her online writing, workshops, seminars, books, CD’s, and radio show. The CB&F implementation makes it easy to updated and maintain, protects her investment of time and effort, positions her for excellent search engine results, and enhances her message with a coordinated visual presence.