What we're about

We can sit in a circle, on the floor with cushions if there are more than six of us, and simply share what's going on in our lives. Inspiration for the format and topics are...
1. Nic Askew's prescription for being intently present for listening, without any need to 'fix' the other or give advice
2. Brene Brown's prescription for developing courage, compassion, and connection is found in her list of the "Gifts of Imperfection," the title of a book in which she discusses how to cultivate the following in our lives: authenticity; self-compassion; resilient spirit; gratitude and joy; intuition and trusting faith; creativity; play and rest; calm and stillness; meaningful work; laughter, song, and dance

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Listening. That's all. Without advice. Letting out words that are stuck inside.

Let's make this a safe space. Let's keep confidential what we hear from each other. Sometimes with people we don't know well or don't have strong ties to, it's easier to share our clumsiness as well as our triumphs, even to make confessions. With friends and family, we know there can be repercussions for what we share, sometimes for years and decades. It is risky to be open, vulnerable. Hopefully this will be a place where we can feel accepted and acknowledged, simply human. What is the traditional benefit of the confessional? Maybe to simply be heard by a merciful presence. This is a setting in which we feel our similar challenges, understand that others struggle as we do, recognize that we all have rich and meaningful lives that are perfect in their imperfection. The idea of not giving advice is because sometimes tho well-intentioned we convey that the other needs improvement. Often we just want to be heard and understood, not fixed. So advice is usually better received when asked for, but if someone asks, then go for it. This is flexible. We can adapt to the variety of preferences and needs of the group. Maybe we'll move toward exploring books or other concepts after the "Gifts of Imperfection" theme has been exhausted. Looking forward to meeting! Let me know if you'd like to be a co-host. You could use this same platform to host your own group closer to you, but please remember to message only those close to your area.

Listening. That's all. Without advice. Letting out words that are stuck inside.

Let's make this a safe space. Let's keep confidential what we hear from each other. Sometimes with people we don't know well or don't have strong ties to, it's easier to share our clumsiness as well as our triumphs, even to make confessions. With friends and family, we know there can be repercussions for what we share, sometimes for years and decades. It is risky to be open, vulnerable. Hopefully this will be a place where we can feel accepted and acknowledged, simply human. What is the traditional benefit of the confessional? Maybe to simply be heard by a merciful presence. This is a setting in which we feel our similar challenges, understand that others struggle as we do, recognize that we all have rich and meaningful lives that are perfect in their imperfection. The idea of not giving advice is because sometimes tho well-intentioned we convey that the other needs improvement. Often we just want to be heard and understood, not fixed. So advice is usually better received when asked for, but if someone asks, then go for it. This is flexible. We can adapt to the variety of preferences and needs of the group. Maybe we'll move toward exploring books or other concepts after the "Gifts of Imperfection" theme has been exhausted. Looking forward to meeting! Let me know if you'd like to be a co-host. You could use this same platform to host your own group closer to you, but please remember to message only those close to your area.

Listening. That's all. Without advice. Letting out words that are stuck inside.

Let's make this a safe space. Let's keep confidential what we hear from each other. Sometimes with people we don't know well or don't have strong ties to, it's easier to share our clumsiness as well as our triumphs, even to make confessions. With friends and family, we know there can be repercussions for what we share, sometimes for years and decades. It is risky to be open, vulnerable. Hopefully this will be a place where we can feel accepted and acknowledged, simply human. What is the traditional benefit of the confessional? Maybe to simply be heard by a merciful presence. This is a setting in which we feel our similar challenges, understand that others struggle as we do, recognize that we all have rich and meaningful lives that are perfect in their imperfection. The idea of not giving advice is because sometimes tho well-intentioned we convey that the other needs improvement. Often we just want to be heard and understood, not fixed. So advice is usually better received when asked for, but if someone asks, then go for it. This is flexible. We can adapt to the variety of preferences and needs of the group. Maybe we'll move toward exploring books or other concepts after the "Gifts of Imperfection" theme has been exhausted. Looking forward to meeting! Let me know if you'd like to be a co-host. You could use this same platform to host your own group closer to you, but please remember to message only those close to your area.

Listening. That's all. Without advice. Letting out words that are stuck inside.

Let's make this a safe space. Let's keep confidential what we hear from each other. Sometimes with people we don't know well or don't have strong ties to, it's easier to share our clumsiness as well as our triumphs, even to make confessions. With friends and family, we know there can be repercussions for what we share, sometimes for years and decades. It is risky to be open, vulnerable. Hopefully this will be a place where we can feel accepted and acknowledged, simply human. What is the traditional benefit of the confessional? Maybe to simply be heard by a merciful presence. This is a setting in which we feel our similar challenges, understand that others struggle as we do, recognize that we all have rich and meaningful lives that are perfect in their imperfection. The idea of not giving advice is because sometimes tho well-intentioned we convey that the other needs improvement. Often we just want to be heard and understood, not fixed. So advice is usually better received when asked for, but if someone asks, then go for it. This is flexible. We can adapt to the variety of preferences and needs of the group. Maybe we'll move toward exploring books or other concepts after the "Gifts of Imperfection" theme has been exhausted. Looking forward to meeting! Let me know if you'd like to be a co-host. You could use this same platform to host your own group closer to you, but please remember to message only those close to your area.

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