After a cool start, spring has arrived with its warmer days and longer nights. Soon it will be summer and the end of the school year. At this time of the year, patience can wane and internal thermostats can rise as family members spend more time together. Awareness of our own emotional stress threshold can be overlooked in the day to day hectic shuffle of life and coexistence in a family or personal relationship.
Good communication skills tend to slide with the people with whom we are closest: family and significant others. So how do you monitor your internal thermostat and maintain good interpersonal skills to minimize overheating?
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Sitting in meditation before the bombing
By Dean Salon
residing in the center of the mayhem of this world---residing in the center of you---is peace.
residing in the center of the madness---residing in the center of you---is sanity.
residing in the heart of darkness---residing in the heart of you---is light.
residing in the center of the commotion and the roar of the crowd---residing in the center of you---is silence.
residing in the heart of the disconnecting from all that is---residing in the heart of you---
is connection, is compassion, with all that is.
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FREE WEBINAR: Listening to the Wisdom of Your Body
Thursday, May 23, 8:30-9:30 pm
Your body is your vehicle in this life. It has been with you since birth. The make and model may change over the years, but it was, is, and will remain, all yours. Trade-ins are not an option. One body. One life. Make it the best one possible by listening the wisdom of your body.
Join Brittiney George as she partners with Rachael Pontillo from Holistically Haute Wellness to offer this free event.
> Sign up for this free webinar
Brittiney George, BS, CSS, CEIM Is a Certified Rubenfeld Somatic Synergist, Infant Massage Educator, and Certified Pilates Instructor. She specializes in working with highly sensitive women and athletic women who have been sidelined by chronic pain or reoccurring injuries. In both cases, sensory overload can lead to feelings of isolation and disempowerment. Through individual sessions, Brittiney helps clients encourage movement back into their life and become empowered by their bodies.
> To schedule an appointment, contact Brittiney @ 610-389-7866 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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New Moms Group
6 Mondays, 6/3-7/8, 10:30 am -12:00
Cost for all 6 sessions: $175
Mothers are invited to bring their babies to the group.
New motherhood can be both incredibly wonderful, and extremely challenging. It can bring up unexpected thoughts and feelings. This is a group for moms interested in meeting other new mothers in a warm, supportive and nonjudgmental environment to talk about the ups and downs of being a new parent.
Discussions are based on specific needs of the mothers, with topics including expectations of self as a mother, normal feelings ranging from joy to anxiety to frustration, considerations about staying home versus returning to work, taking care of self while taking care of a baby, and relationships with significant others.
> For more information or to register, please contact Kim Vargas, LCSW at 267-568-7846 or email@example.com. Group is co-facilitated by Lynn Unikel, PhD.
Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, 5/1, 9-10:30 am
Mondays, 8:30 - 9:30 am
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
> Please RSVP on Meetup
Interstitial Cystitis & Pelvic Pain Support Group
Guided Imagery Workshop
Wednesday, May 1, 7:15-8:45 pm
> For more information, contact Kathy Krol
at 215-289-3101, #1 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Detoxify Your Mind & Body
Webinar with Dr. Georgia Tetlow
Friday, May 3, 12-1 pm
Mental and emotional alignment with the present moment powerfully transforms fear and allows us to be where we are. Practicing presence opens you to a range of emotion and experience and transforms the nervous, immune and musculoskeletal system.
Learn how to mindfully pause in any situation, give yourself non-judgmental attention, and develop a home mind-body practice. Dr. Tetlow will also share a gentle, free and healthy way to detoxify the body using the "elimination diet".
In addition to the lecture, you will have the opportunity to join in a LIVE Questions & Answers session.
> Webinar Access provided upon registration at http://www.philaintegrativemedicine.com
The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop
Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
The Creative Writer’s Group
2nd Wednesday 5/8, 7 – 9 pm
10-Week Spring workshop began March 19
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> Please RSVP
Tuesdays, 12-1:00 pm
> Registration Required
Qi Gong Classes
Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:15 pm
Rumi Poetry Reading & Discussion
Wednesday, 5/15, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 11, 10-11:30 am