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Linking Mindfulness and Compassion

Becoming more mindful in our daily life can help us to care for ourselves and to care for others in a more compassionate and healthy way. Join Michelle O'Rourke as she explores these concepts, and learn simple ways to live more mindfully....

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Dealing with losses and setbacks in our lives

Losses and setbacks can come in different forms and for many it can be challenging to cope and navigate how to move forward in our lives. In this session, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes will talk about and facilitate a discussion on how to deal with these losses and setbacks...

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Talking With Kids About Dying, Death, and Loss

Our children have questions about dying, death, and loss, and many of them are living with death-related losses that aren’t being adequately addressed. And, when situated in a global pandemic, it is reasonable to accept that everyone is grieving the loss of something right now, our young people included....


Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

In this talk, Kathy infuses tenderness into a topic that is all too frequently charged with fear, approached with grim stoicism, or avoided at all costs. Using stories and research laced with her unique brand of compassion and humor, Kathy extends an engraved invitation to view death as not a taboo subject - but rather a shared life...

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The Nature of Grief

Grief is a normal response to the experience of loss. We grieve when we anticipate the loss of someone,  lose or leave a place to live, lose financial or status change, experience ambiguous losses like those of the current pandemic, and when we hear news of the destruction of our planet. While keeping in mind that grief is...

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Are you Feeling: Overwhelmed? Stressed? Unhappy?

Paula will share with you how she fought back from depression, anxiety and agoraphobia to a new emotional free, productive life. By taking all the tools she learned from many different areas of treatment Paula created a simple 7 step program. As someone who has “been there”, Paula is now sharing her program with you...