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Creating Connection's Nurturing Spirit Retreats provide an opportunity for meditation, gentle yoga, deep relaxation, spiritual conversations, and learning. We are inclusive and value each person and living being on the planet. Through mindful, meaningful and spiritual conversations, we hope to create a better world for all of us, one small step at a time.

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Coffee & Meaningful Conversation - Live every day as if it were your last.

Our topic October 22nd Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be. If you knew you had 3 months to live, what would you want to do during that time. (other than travel understanding our current Covid-19 restrictions). What is stopping you from fulfilling those dreams now? "Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time" You are warmly invited for some meaningful conversation, to connect with others and to meet new friends, as we discuss a new topic each week and explore some deeper questions together. 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! Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came. Come, listen, share, and find meaning here. We welcome you." Our format: Introductions Explanation of how we share in Coffee and Conversation Ice Breaker topic - a light topic to get us warmed up Featured topic - each person shares without interruption and is given time for thought. The rest of the group practice being active listeners. Visiting and back and forth questions. Hope to see you!

Making Friends with Silence: A Day of Nurturing Spirit - online

To register go to www.cwm.events $20 per person Join us for a ‘A Day of Nurturing Spirit’ as we explore the meaning of Silence and how to cultivate it in our lives. Our team of ‘lovers of Silence’ Vickie MacArthur, Shannon McAdam, Jeri Mortimore and Debra Donohue will be your guides. We will lead you through: Meditations What is Silence and How to Cultivate it in our Lives Yoga and Moving into Stillness Journaling and Sketching Sitting in Silence Eating in Silence Sharing our Experiences of Silence We’ll close our day with Satsang: Singing into Silence Suggested reading: Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness by Robert Sardello or Silence: The Power of Quiet In A World Full of Noise, by Thich Nhat Hanh To register go to www.cwm.events $20 per person 8:30am Zoom opens, log in, check technology, say hello to friends new and old 9:00 Opening Meditation 9:05 Welcome, Introductions to your Silence team, meet in small groups 9:30 ‘What is Silence and How to Cultivate it in our Lives’ 10:30 Short break 10:40 ‘Welcome into Silence’ meditation 11:00 ‘Yoga and Moving into Stillness’ 12:30 Lunch 2:00 ‘Journaling and or Sketching’ 3:30 ‘Sitting in Silence’ 4:30 Sharing our experiences in small groups 5:30 Dinner 7:00 Satsang: Singing into Silence 8:30pm Goodnight Please contact Debra, [masked] for further information. To register go to www.cwm.events $20 per person

Book Club! Do you have a passion for reading? The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Do you have a passion for reading? Come join us for a monthly “get together” for casual discussion of books from a wide range of genres. Open to all book lovers (some books may not be suitable for younger readers). When: The 3rd Monday of every month, at 7pm. Your Host: My name is Kelly Duff and from an early age I have loved reading. In recent years, I have especially loved the opportunities I’ve had to read stories by brand new authors through my volunteer work with Filidh Publishing; where I assist with preliminary edits of new manuscripts, as well as help with planning/running book launches and open mic events. I enjoy reading books from many genres, and I look forward to exploring the worlds of fiction and non-fiction with other avid readers! November 16th Book: The next book I've selected is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. I picked it in honour of Remembrance Day. I imagine parts of this book will be difficult to read but ultimately I think it will be a story of love and hope. Here is the book synopsis: In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov''s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. This book is available at most book stores, Amazon, local libraries and even has a audio version (if you choose the audio book make sure you get the full version and not the abridged version so that you get the whole story). Kelly Duff Host of Creating Connection Book Club

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