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out·li·er: Noun

“a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system”

As life travelers, in both body and spirit, we all have deeply personal burdens and struggles that we carry. Some of our burdens are named ones: depression, anxiety, loss, addiction, shame, religious guilt, codependency, physical illness, etc….. Some of our pains are unnamed. What they all seem to have in common, however, is that they make us feel like we don’t belong, wrestling us away from the present moment or the 'now'.

Eventually, we seem to figure out somewhere along the journey that it is better to embrace openness and vulnerability in dealing with these challenges, rather than trod a path of hiddenness and repression. Though this road is not necessarily easy, its travelers slowly begin to feel and claim their purpose and connectedness………

The Outlier Gang is a meetup that allows us to safely share our stories of how we deal with named or unnamed struggles, what tools, guides or practices have helped us to survive and thrive, and how to explore potential creative ways that help turn these seeming weaknesses into strengths for us and others.

The only agenda is to listen, share, and honor each story..................and probably enjoy some tea or coffee..................

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The Outlier Gang: a meetup to share stories that matter

Coava Coffee Roasters

SW Downtown location again on Sunday, February 24th. Coava Coffee Roasters 1171 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201 out·li·er: Noun “a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system” As life travelers, in body and spirit, we all have deeply personal burdens and struggles that we carry. Some of our burdens are named ones: depression, anxiety, loss, addiction, shame, religious guilt, codependency, physical illness, etc….. Some of our pains are unnamed. What they all seem to have in common, however, is that they make us feel like we don’t belong, tearing us away from the present moment and the 'now'. Eventually, we seem to figure out somewhere along the journey that it is better to embrace openness and vulnerability in dealing with these challenges, rather than trod a path of hiddenness and repression. Though this road is not necessarily easy, its travelers slowly begin to feel and claim their purpose and connectedness……… The Outlier Gang is a meetup that allows us to safely share our stories about how we deal with named or unnamed struggles, what tools, guides or practices have helped us along our journeys, and how to explore potential creative ways that help turn any seeming weaknesses into strengths for us and others………… The only agenda is to listen, share, and honor each story, with some good tea or coffee............

The Outlier Gang: a meetup to share stories that matter

Common Grounds Coffee House

Saturday March 2nd session...... Outlier's Gang at the "original" SE Hawthorne location......... Common Grounds Coffee - 4321 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR out·li·er: Noun “a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system” As life travelers, in body and spirit, we all have deeply personal burdens and struggles that we carry. Some of our burdens are named ones: depression, anxiety, loss, addiction, shame, religious guilt, codependency, physical illness, etc….. Some of our pains are unnamed. What they all seem to have in common, however, is that they make us feel like we don’t belong, tearing us away from the present moment and the 'now'. Eventually, we seem to figure out somewhere along the journey that it is better to embrace openness and vulnerability in dealing with these challenges, rather than trod a path of hiddenness and repression. Though this road is not necessarily easy, its travelers slowly begin to feel and claim their purpose and connectedness……… The Outlier Gang is a meetup that allows us to safely share our stories about how we deal with named or unnamed struggles, what tools, guides or practices have helped us along our journeys, and how to explore potential creative ways that help turn any seeming weaknesses into strengths for us and others………… The only agenda is listening, sharing, and connecting the best we can....

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The Outlier Gang: a meetup to share stories that matter

Common Grounds Coffee House

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