"I really enjoy the exchange of energy that we are having today, because we are going to take that away and come Monday I feel like its bringing everyone closer together and we are going to work like more of an efficient team from sharing this experience together."
- Greg Warner, Raw Food World
"We all look forward to it after a long day of work, its just a great time to go out laugh have fun enjoy and connect with people and it relieves a lot of stress. It just feels good to get out there and move and enjoy yourself and you come back feeling energized and like you can tackle anything, like your ready to go. It’s a pick me up."
- Andrew Dolan, Raw Food World
"I met Shine at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego this past June. What an amazing concept he and his brother created. The world in which today we live in can definitely use more peace. Having a background in corporate Real Estate, I can attest that Peace Stix can provide companies an amazing learning and bonding experience between employees. I also think that the concept of peace stix which I found really meditative in a social setting is just awesome. Shine has a great vision not only for Peace Stix but for all human kind - to create a path to peace, tranquility and togetherness. I highly recommend his expertise and think he would be an amazing addition to any corporation."
- Anya Pechko, Director of Business Development - www.makethingsmatter.com
"When I was introduced to Peace Sticks, I had the supreme luck of learning how to play from one of the creators of Peace Sticks. I was intrigued by the concept and, well, it just looked like a lot of fun! As soon as Shine and I started to play though, I was deeply impressed by the level of focus and concentration required to play. After a minute or two the rythm became settled and the effect was incredible... We were no longer putting forth much effort to use our hands, arms, bodies... I realized at once this was a fundamental example of what I call the human "knack." I mean our innate ability to play, try new things, to learn, and then to bring what we've discovered into the automatic. However, as opposed to one person using the knack to learn how to juggle alone, Peace Sticks creates an automatic connection, a synergy between the players. I bought a pair of Peace Sticks at the conference and brought them back to the Treecycler office to show my coworkers. I introduced the team to Peace Sticks at a 4th of July BBQ we had at the office. After the first game, the next person wanted to try, and so on, until the BBQ was over and there were people who still wanted to play. I let everyone know that the Peace Sticks are on my desk, and anyone who ever wanted to learn or use them was welcome. Since then, when people visit my desk for a conversation that's sure to be more than 60 seconds, there's a 50/50 chance (weather permitting) that we'll step outside and play Peace Sticks as we chat. It seems not only to increase awareness of oneself and the other, but also to help the communication dramatically. Peace Sticks has a very broad application and mission. Sustainability is possible only when we work together in focused, creative and positive manner, and Peace Sticks gets this done at a fundamental level. Not only must we work to resolve existing conflict in the world, but to prevent future conflict. So, let the world play Peace Sticks!"
- Aaron Kinsman, Treecycler
"I noticed people throwing sticks at the Sustainable Brands Conference. I didn't really know what to make of it, and thought maybe it's like hacky sack with sticks. On the 2nd day I was not quite ready to play yet and by the 3rd day I was finally ready. It was total flow. I was laughing and smiling and felt completely at peace. Playing helped to release quite a few emotions and I had the opportunity to talk to Shine. In addition to laughter and smiling I did shed some tears in a very cathartic release. I appreciate Shine and his brother for sharing this experience."
- Roberta Romero, Journalist at Sustainable Brands Conference 2012
"Peace sticks is a great game, it is meditative, fun, a nice stimulation for peripheral vision, and depending on the level you play can be a great work out too. Play Peace Sticks with a friend and get into the flow, you’ll love it."
- Esther Van Der Warf, Natural Vision Educator, Ojai Ca
"Shine, Thank you for your 'Velcro' community presence, again. Your blessing is our gift in gathering."
- X Lotte
"Thank you for your presence and your words at Alitta's Birthday event last night, around the fire. It was really great leaving there with a profound sense of sacred love & illumination in my heart, & in my mind. Blessings, Brilliant One."
- Asha
"WE give gratitude and deep thanks to you, Shine Rilling for cre8ting Peace Sticks...and making a place for us to come and join in community in fun...in ONE LOVE, ONE TRIBE. I had a wonderful time....so much fun.....I so love peace sticks....the onenes...the being in the NOW...fun...thank you, Shine...."
- Robin Mesa
"Feeling in the flow of inner and outer rhythm. Thank you to peace sticks and Shine and the peaceful warriors."
- Vashti Blacker
"Thank you for bringing us light, ideas, creativity, determination... new ways to move our bodies, our energies..."
- Marian Campos