Fall 2018 Programs

Dear Friends,


What is the kindest thing I can do for myself now?


Pasha Hogan(pictured) offered this query as suggested guidance during a recent retreat at The Red Shoes. The words are worth pondering.  How often do we choose our actions in terms of kindness to self? How often do we harbor misgivings about experiences that might have been avoided if we had first asked this question?  Our culture works hard to teach us that we have to do more and be better and that whatever we are– it can’t possibly be enough.  There is another way: Consider What is the kindest thing I can do for myself right now? As Brené  Brown, author and inspirational speaker reminds us, “We can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly.”  We have an opportunity, before the year closes, to do kind things for ourselves: take time for meditation or relaxing yoga, enjoy a collage class, attend a self-care class, or join one of our weekly circles that offers the warm embrace of community.  Our upcoming retreat with Christine Page will provide the opportunity to heal together to grow into our greatness. Remember, making choices that are kind to ourselves will allow our light to shine as loving compassion for others.          


Wendy Herschman, Executive Director