What we're about

Are you tired of all the trite, easy steps & quick fix advice out there?
Tired of giving up your authority to so called 'experts', 'systems', or 'healers'?
Tired of the endless cycle between avoidance, distraction, and clinging to safety - ie. 'cover-up' addictive patterns?

Ready to discuss, explore & learn practical ways to deal with honest, genuine, & real life difficulties?

Issues like:
Difficult Personalities
Difficult Conversations
Difficult Topics (Grief, Depression, Mental Illness, Death)
Sacralized victims (Demonizing opponents & Language police)
Dangerous Bullies (Narcissists, Sociopaths, etc.)
Deception (half truths, exaggerations, mis-information)
Passive Aggression
Spiritually minded but no earthly good (fundamentalists, idealogues, extremists)
Relationship or Family issues (Care Giving, Roles, Responsibilities)
Emotional Reasoning & Emotional Neglect
Distortion Campaigns
Fear, Obligation & Guilt (trips)
Social Shaming (Silencing, Stigma & Taboo)
Not being seen, recognized, or respected
Confusion, Complexity & Anxiety
Logical Fallacies
Facing Failure
Lack of Meaning
Unconscious shadow material (dark side of light chasers)
Transference & Projection
Moving, Transitions & Change
Time Management, Scheduling & Accountability
Illness, Getting Older & Decline
Inner Critic, Judgment & Perfectionism

I envision a small local tribe of friendly peers eager to work together in order to figure out how to deal with, face & resolve life's challenges through learning, growth & transformation.

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Are you one of those few to join us in the arena?

"All too often our so–called strength comes from fear, not love; instead of having a strong back, many of us have a defended front shielding a weak spine. In other words, we walk around brittle and defensive, trying to conceal our lack of confidence. If we strengthen our backs, metaphorically speaking, and develop a spine that’s flexible but sturdy, then we can risk having a front that’s soft and open, representing choiceless compassion. The place in your body where these two meet — strong back and soft front — is the brave, tender ground in which to root our caring deeply when we begin the process of being with dying." - Roshi Joan Halifax

Past events (59)

What's your Personality type? Enneagram, MBTI, etc.

Rockville Memorial Library, Study Room (2nd Floor)

'The Enneagram' Nine core personality types - intro, basics and discussion

Rockville Memorial Library, Study Room (2nd Floor)

Jordan Peterson '12 Rules for Life' Pursue What is Meaningful

Rockville Memorial Library, Study Room (2nd Floor)

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