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April 2020

Keeping Track: Writing Toward Balance in Challenging Times (via Zoom)

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm · Leader: Carol Henderson
$75 18 tickets left

In this series of four live online writing workshops taking place on April 6, 13, 20, and 27, Carol Henderson will create a safe space in which to explore our fast-changing world and the rush of feelings that are constantly rising within us. Through carefully selected prompts and exercises, she will invite us to consider patterns in life that are being disrupted, find hidden gifts, and help us get in touch with what is essential. She will work with several…

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Mindfulness for Emotional Resilience During COVID-19 (via Zoom)

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm · Leader: Jen Johnson
$15 – $25 18 tickets left

This webinar offers mindfulness and neuroscience-based strategies to support you in sustaining emotional resilience during difficult times. We will explore the science behind how the human mind and body respond during a crisis. You will learn practices to help you spend more time in your resilient zone, stay grounded in the present moment, and cultivate a more calm body, open heart, and steady mind to get you through this time of uncertainty. Leader: Jen Johnson, is a mindfulness teacher, coach…

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Art of Conscious Aging: A Group for Women (via Zoom)

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
via Zoom Durham, NC United States + Google Map

Topic: To Be Announced Leaders: Doris Sigl, Didi Pearce, and Linda Barnett Contact: RCWMS, info@rcwms.org

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Lovingkindness Meditation with Barbara Anderson – 4-part series

April 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm · Leader: Barbara Anderson
Free 8 tickets left

Sharon Salzberg, founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA,  says that lovingkindness meditation allows us "to connect, to open, to love no matter what is happening." Barbara Anderson has studied and practiced meditation for more than 30 years, including a number of retreats with Salzberg.  Beginning in mid-April, for four Tuesdays Anderson will lead a four-part exploration of the lovingkindness meditation approach. Each session which will include 3 short meditation periods in each session. Come warm and open…

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Your Life is More Interesting than You Think: A Memoir Workshop with Allison Kirkland (via Zoom)

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm · Leader: Allison Kirkland
$100 18 tickets left

In this 5-week online class from April 14 to May 12, using prompts, both fiction and nonfiction, we will explore what it means to share our story and how the smallest details can make the most compelling essays and memoirs if told well. We will also explore how the personal can become universal. The leader, Allison Kirkland, earned her MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School in New York City. She offers writing coaching services and teaches workshops all…

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Angels and Animals: Creatures of All Kinds with Bryant Holsenbeck – 3 part series

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm · Leader: Bryant Holsenbeck
$25 1 ticket left

A virtual live event via Zoom. Three session workshop For three Wednesdays in April, beginning on the 15th, we will come together to make art out of the STUFF of our everyday lives. Nothing bought, nothing ordered—only what you can find! It is a time to pull out your old socks, your ripped and stained T-shirts, the long unworn clutter at the back of your bureau drawers. Help your partner out by using old ties and shoelaces, suspenders and more.…

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The Enneagram Types: Strengths & Challenges in Uncertain Times (via Zoom)

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm · Leader: Sandra Smith
$45 16 tickets left

In these unusual times, we are out of our routines and rhythms that create our unique (and perhaps unconscious) comfort zones. How is your Enneagram type offering you resources for these different times? Together, we'll explore the nine Enneagram types' comfort zones, dive into better understanding of our type's resource points, and consider a next step for practicing a new rhythm that allows us to live more fully. This course is for those with a working knowledge of their Enneagram…

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READING from PlayOn! by author Judy Dearlove (via Zoom)

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dearlove's Triangle-area readings have been a huge hit! Join her for this virtual live reading for more fun as she brings to life PlayOn!'s hero Maxine, who gathers an eclectic band of bridge buddies from her retirement community and a few eccentric young people for an adventure that becomes part cat-and-mouse caper and part soul-searching quest. Order a copy of the book HERE. Link will be shared with the public prior to the event.

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Coming Home to Yourself: Life Beyond Fight or Flight (via Zoom)

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm · Leader: Jane Austin
via Zoom Durham, NC United States + Google Map
Free Sold out

This event will take place via Zoom. Do you want to feel more connected? More energetic? More "in the flow?" Are you calm and peaceful even when those around you are not?  In this 2-hour workshop you will learn tools and information about your nervous system to grow your capacity by touching into your sensations, feelings, thoughts, and perceptions without becoming activated. Leader: New to Durham, Jane Austin is a coach, spiritual director, and somatic experiencing practitioner (SEP). Cost: Dana…

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Flash of Silver: A Writing Workshop with Laurel Ferejohn (via Zoom)

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm · Leader: Laurel Ferejohn
$25 14 tickets left

Flash: it's crystalline and compelling. Many literary journals look for it, many writers want to know what it is and how to write it. In this three-hour online workshop for beginning to seasoned writers of memoir or fiction, you'll learn about the form that stands proud in its brevity and that can boost all your other writing. Enjoy creating to prompts, with readings and discussion. And enjoy a virtual gathering in celebration of our diverse experience of creativity and resilience.…

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World Religions with Wakoh (via Zoom)

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am · Leader: Wakoh Shannon Hickey
$150 20 tickets left

Do all spiritual paths lead to the same mountaintop? Come explore eight of the world’s major religious traditions in this ten-session series. We will read and discuss Stephen Prothero’s book God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World and learn more about each tradition. The class will include ten Zoom meetings, two weeks apart, in which participants will discuss a chapter of the book, raise questions, and contribute their own insights. Between Zoom meetings, participants will…

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May 2020

A Week of Quiet and Writing, May 3-10 – Under Review

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - May 10 @ 4:00 pm · Leader: Jeanette Stokes
Trinity Center, 618 Salter Path Rd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 United States
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Wouldn't you like a week full of quiet days to think and write? Come spend a week of quiet and writing with a supportive group of women at the beautiful Trinity Center on Emerald Isle, NC. We observe silence in the daytime so participants can read, write, or rest. In the evenings we gather to reflect on the day and often share our work with one another. Room and meals are included. Everyone gets her own room. Her own space.…

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