• [ONLINE] Guided Watercolour Art Class @ 1 p.m.

    Online event

    "When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the uncertainty of current world issues with this on-line art class featuring guided watercolour techniques. Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness. For the purpose and timing of this class, we will focus on a watercolor art piece, but feel free to use whatever tools you have in your art bag (crayon, lead pencils, colored pencil crayons, charcoal, marker, etc.) Your guide will be Cathy Wild, a Barrie resident who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey through self discovery after brain surgery. Some of her art has been on display at The Edge Gallery and at The Barrie Art Club. Through an association with the Community Wholeness Centre, Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations. MATERIALS: Regular paper or craft paper, or sketch paper for pencils and pencil crayons. Watercolor paper for watercolors, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies. Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes Curry’s #0, #3 & #6, water dish (for rinsing brushes), water dish, paper towel, access to computer or cell with camera to see and follow demonstration. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. DATE/TIME: Every Tuesday @ 1 p.m. (EDT) ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" over on the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Please visit our Products 4 Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our weekend retreats. Experience workshops, presentations, holistic wellness practices and other activities that help explore the inner self while connecting externally with others, the world around us and the divine. email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • [ONLINE] Vinyasa Yoga Flow @ 8pm

    Online event

    Create space in your week for some “you time” - Get out of your head and into your body! You are invited to attend our weekly Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Danica Beth, our certified instructor, and connect live with her on-line from the comfort of your own space. In this class you will coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next (e.g. from Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog, etc.​)​ Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, all skill and experience levels are welcome and accommodated. Please consider having a water bottle on hand and, if interested, a notebook and pen to journal some reflective notes in. Don't forget to connect 10-15 minutes ahead of time to check your set-up and sound levels (but please be aware the session may be locked at 8:40 pm for security reasons). We can't wait to share in this practice with you!

  • [ONLINE] Conversation Café - Walkerton Edition @ 11 AM

    Online event

    In this new reality of mandatory masks and social distancing we can still remain connected as an inclusive and meaningful community by taking conversation to the on-line world. In Walkerton, Ontario this used to take place in-person every Wednesday. Through ZOOM video conference we can keep that going while at the same time opening it up to folks here and everywhere. And so, from the comfort of your own space, you are warmly invited into dialogue with others and to discussing different topics each week while exploring some deeper questions along the way. In this safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment, dialogue is encouraged over debate as each person has opportunity to share from their own diverse perspectives and experiences. Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! No particular set of beliefs (or creed) is required to be a part of this community building activity. Diverse perspectives are welcome. Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you. DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday @ 11:00 AM ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION Creating Connection is a network of twenty communities across Ontario committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. By welcoming and accepting people who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, those searching for meaning, and those with humanist or agnostic approaches to life, the collective Creating Connection experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being. By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE Please visit our online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices, as well as additional activities that provide a safe setting for sharing thoughts and feelings, allowing you to explore yourself while creating meaningful connection with others. email: [masked] website: https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • [ONLINE] An Evening of Nurturing Spirit: Finding Your Writing Voice @ 6:00 PM

    Creating Connection Vancouver Presents: An Evening of Nurturing Spirit TOPIC: Finding Your Writing Voice - Writing From Your Heart, Not Your Head with writing coach Ingrid Rompa. Everyone has their own writing voice. It is your unique style. Like wearing the clothes you like, or the haircut you choose. It is the way you want to present yourself to the world. And that is very important, because you want to distinguish yourself from others. Whether you want to be a writer or a blogger, or just send emails to your colleagues or loved ones, you want to do this in a way that feels right and is authentic. You want to write from your heart, not your head. But how can you find your writing voice? In this session, Ingrid will show you where to look for it, how to find it, and how to develop it further. Attendees are encouraged have a pen and paper handy, or maybe use your laptop, for the writing exercise. Here are some questions and thoughts for attendees: "One of my favorite authors is Jen Sincero (You Are A Badass Every Day). She advises as if she is one of my closest friends. She does it with lots of humor, honesty and warmth. I like that writing style…" 1. Who are three of your favorite writers? Use examples whose writing voices sound the way YOU want to sound. Search the web… You can write down the names of your favorite authors, copywriters, bloggers, journalists etc. Need some inspiration? Read some of the 18 Best Lifestyle Blogs for Women or the 25 best books by women. You can download and read free samples on Amazon. Please bring a few examples of their work to the meetup in print. 2. There are many different types of tone of voice you can use in your writing. Why did you choose these writers? What do you like about them? Their words? Do they use long or short sentences? Their humor? Try to discover why you connect with their writings. How does their writing make you feel? How are they alike? How are they different? Often what we admire is what we aspire to be. Please write down the answers to these questions to prepare yourself for this meetup. BIOGRAPHY Ingrid Rompa is a Content Writer, Journalist, and Writing Coach. Her business Global Writing Connections provides content for websites, magazines, newsletters, press releases, social media, etc. She loves to combine her work with her other passion; traveling the world in search of inspiring people, wonderful places, and beautiful stories. She was born in the Netherlands and started her travels 4 years ago. Currently she lives in Burnaby. Because she always works online, she decided to start something new: One-on-One Coaching and Online Writing Courses. She wants to help and inspire women to write their own content. Content That Really Works! SESSION FORMAT - Welcome and Introductions - Opening Meditation - Guest Speaker followed by Q&A - Closing Meditation Join this session for an inspiring and informational conversation in community with others for a meaningful time of caring and uplifting support as we learn to care for ourselves - and bring along your questions too. DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM (EDT) ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/

  • [ONLINE] A Course in Miracles Mentoring

    Barrie

    A Course In Miracles (ACIM) is a unique spiritual self-study program designed to awaken us to the truth of our oneness with God and Love. Would you like to feel peaceful even in difficult circumstances? Would you like to feel more connected to your Source? Join us for a monthly Video Conference mentored by Tina Heathers, a facilitator with over 26 years experience working with A Course in Miracles. She finds it truly inspirational and insightful and would love to help you discover a deeper understanding. Everyone is welcome to participate, from beginners to advanced students. You are invited to read a daily lesson each day and then meetup online to discuss and clarify any concepts you love or are having trouble with. You can find the course material here: https://acim.org/workbook-lessons-overview/workbook-table-of-contents/ This week we will be reviewing lessons 51 to 78. DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, @ 7:00 PM LOCATION: ZOOM Online (RSVP for link) COST: FREE A Course in Miracles – often abbreviated ACIM or simply called the Course – is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. As a three-volume curriculum consisting of a Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers, it teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. A Course in Miracles also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum, of which there are “many thousands.” Consequently, even though the language of the Course is that of traditional Christianity, it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. A Course in Miracles, therefore, is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion. The discussion takes place through ZOOM. Please RSVP here to receive the link for you to attend and participate. For more details about Tina, please visit her website here: http://www.thesilencewithin.com/tina-heathers/ About Creating Connection Creating Connection Canada is a network of inclusive and welcoming communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. By welcoming and accepting people who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, those searching for meaning, and those with humanist or agnostic approaches to life, the collective Creating Connection experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being. By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices, as well as additional activities that provide a safe setting for sharing thoughts and feelings, allowing you to explore yourself while creating meaningful connection with others. CREATING CONNECTION RETREATS email: [masked] website: https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • [ONLINE] Conversation Café & Meaningful Dialogue @ 7:00 PM

    In this new reality of self-isolation and physical distancing we can still remain connected as an inclusive and meaningful community by taking conversation to the on-line world. In Barrie, Ontario this used to take place in-person every Friday evening, and now, through ZOOM video conferencing, the circle is drawn wider as its made available to folks here and everywhere. And so, from the comfort of your own space, you are warmly invited into dialogue with others and to discussing different topics each week while exploring some deeper questions along the way. In this safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment, dialogue is encouraged over debate as each person has opportunity to share from their own diverse perspectives and experiences. Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! No particular set of beliefs (or creed) is required to be a part of this community building activity. Diverse perspectives are welcome. Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you. Hope to see you there! DATE/TIME: Every Friday @ 7:00 PM ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION Creating Connection is a network of over twenty welcoming and inclusive communities across Ontario, BC and the U.S. committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. By welcoming and accepting people who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, those searching for meaning, and those with humanist or agnostic approaches to life, the collective Creating Connection experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being. By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE Please visit our Products 4 Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices, as well as additional activities that provide a safe setting for sharing thoughts and feelings, allowing you to explore yourself while creating meaningful connection with others. email: [masked] website: https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • [ONLINE] Guided Watercolour Art Class @ 1 p.m.

    Online event

    "When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the uncertainty of current world issues with this on-line art class featuring guided watercolour techniques. Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness. For the purpose and timing of this class, we will focus on a watercolor art piece, but feel free to use whatever tools you have in your art bag (crayon, lead pencils, colored pencil crayons, charcoal, marker, etc.) Your guide will be Cathy Wild, a Barrie resident who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey through self discovery after brain surgery. Some of her art has been on display at The Edge Gallery and at The Barrie Art Club. Through an association with the Community Wholeness Centre, Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations. MATERIALS: Regular paper or craft paper, or sketch paper for pencils and pencil crayons. Watercolor paper for watercolors, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies. Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes Curry’s #0, #3 & #6, water dish (for rinsing brushes), water dish, paper towel, access to computer or cell with camera to see and follow demonstration. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. DATE/TIME: Every Tuesday @ 1 p.m. (EDT) ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" over on the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Please visit our Products 4 Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our weekend retreats. Experience workshops, presentations, holistic wellness practices and other activities that help explore the inner self while connecting externally with others, the world around us and the divine. email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • [ONLINE] Vinyasa Yoga Flow @ 8pm

    Online event

    Create space in your week for some “you time” - Get out of your head and into your body! You are invited to attend our weekly Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Danica Beth, our certified instructor, and connect live with her on-line from the comfort of your own space. In this class you will coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next (e.g. from Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog, etc.​)​ Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, all skill and experience levels are welcome and accommodated. Please consider having a water bottle on hand and, if interested, a notebook and pen to journal some reflective notes in. Don't forget to connect 10-15 minutes ahead of time to check your set-up and sound levels (but please be aware the session may be locked at 8:40 pm for security reasons). We can't wait to share in this practice with you!

  • [ONLINE] Conversation Café - Walkerton Edition @ 11 AM

    Online event

    In this new reality of mandatory masks and social distancing we can still remain connected as an inclusive and meaningful community by taking conversation to the on-line world. In Walkerton, Ontario this used to take place in-person every Wednesday. Through ZOOM video conference we can keep that going while at the same time opening it up to folks here and everywhere. And so, from the comfort of your own space, you are warmly invited into dialogue with others and to discussing different topics each week while exploring some deeper questions along the way. In this safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment, dialogue is encouraged over debate as each person has opportunity to share from their own diverse perspectives and experiences. Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! No particular set of beliefs (or creed) is required to be a part of this community building activity. Diverse perspectives are welcome. Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you. DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday @ 11:00 AM ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION Creating Connection is a network of twenty communities across Ontario committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all. By welcoming and accepting people who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, those searching for meaning, and those with humanist or agnostic approaches to life, the collective Creating Connection experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being. By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE Please visit our online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices, as well as additional activities that provide a safe setting for sharing thoughts and feelings, allowing you to explore yourself while creating meaningful connection with others. email: [masked] website: https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • [ONLINE] An Evening of Nurturing Spirit @ 6:00 PM

    Online event

    Is physical distancing and home isolating getting you down? Could you use a pick me up in the middle of the week? Then you are invited for an hour or so of meaningful community as we bring industry experts to help us learn how to care for ourselves from home. Join in conversation with others who are going through the same emotions as you, and who crave the same uplifting support you do. SESSION FORMAT - Welcome and Introductions - Opening Meditation - Guest Speaker followed by Q&A - Closing Meditation You will hear experts in mental health, nutrition, essential oils, yoga, physiotherapy, meditation, dream analysis and more. Please join this session for an inspiring and informational conversation and bring your questions too. DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM (EDT) ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Phone Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") Hope to see you there. Here's to your health! NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. *Please arrive on Zoom at least 5 minutes early. The meeting will be "locked" after the first 10 minutes. Please ensure you don't log out of the meeting as there is no ability to return to it. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE Please visit our online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our weekend retreats. Experience workshops, presentations, holistic wellness practices and other activities that help explore the inner self while connecting externally with others, the world around us and the divine. email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/