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March 2020

A Writing Workshop with Carol Henderson

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - March 14 @ 3:30 pm

This event has been CANCELED. Using evocative prompts and aspects of craft, we will write about ourselves and our times. We will probe memory, metaphor, and points of view outside our own. Come prepared to write a lot and to leave with deeper insight and fresh perspective on your life as well as plenty of material for further inquiry and writing. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. For women only. Leader: Carol Henderson is a writer, editor,…

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Enneagram 101: Knowing Your Number

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm · Leader: Georjean Blanton
via Zoom Durham, NC United States + Google Map

This event has been CANCELED. Fr. Richard Rohr calls the Enneagram a "powerful tool for self-discovery and spiritual transformation," one that doesn't put people into a box, but "works to free people from their self-created boxes." This workshop provides a primer to introduce this ancient tool for understanding individual differences, spiritual growth, and for promoting compassion. The workshop includes and evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the types, as well as the interpersonal challenges of each number. Leader: Georjean…

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I Got Next! Self-Care Vision Boarding Party

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm · Leader: Kimberly Gaubault (McCrae)
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This event has been CANCELED.  Heading into 2020 with a clear vision and plan for self-care can make a healthier you your new normal. Join us as we discuss what accessible self-care can look like and we plan for a healthier normal in 2020! Bring your friends and discuss/design a squad care normal for you and your village. Leader: Kimberly Gaubault (McCrae) is an intentional lover of humanity and actively lives the self-care life about which she teaches and advocates.…

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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

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
Free – $25

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

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

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

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

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. PlayOn! is a finalist for the INDIES Book of the Year Award. Order a copy of the book HERE. Please REGISTER by selecting a free ticket below.…

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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

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. Zoom link will be sent prior to the event. Leader: New to Durham, Jane Austin is a coach,…

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