Would you welcome the chance to get away from it all and spend some time contemplating your work, career and vocation in life? We don't often get a chance to really look at how we feel about work and the issues and values attached to them. A Life at Work retreat might be just what you need. The next Career Retreat takes place 20-23 September near Bath, Somerset. Check it out.
News & Views
Spirit & Destiny magazine says: Why not take yourself on a vision quest? This is a native American tradition where you go off somewhere secluded in the countryside, and send time fasting and meditating. It gives you a chance to revive your spiritual energies and can be an opportunity to get insight into your life purpose. You can get some great ideas for secluded stays from The Good Retreat Guide.
20-27 September 2014
A retreat for couples and individuals who wish to master the art of conscious relationships, marking the 10 year anniversary of Living from The Heart retreats. During this week you will practise finding stillness of mind and body. Stillness helps you listen to your body's wisdom by becoming present instead of ruminating about the past or projecting yourself into the future. Verbal, non verbal and physical exercises designed to open the heart and increase intimacy, compassion and understanding. The morning session includes Kundalini Yoga, breath work and Chi Kung. The afternoon sessions will be a mixture of meditation and various group exercises centred on healing the heart. There will be time for relaxation and rest, walking, and using the swimming pool.
Making the Spiritual Exercises with the Secular Self
18-22 August 2014, Hinsley Hall, Leeds
A conference intended for those giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Key Speaker is Damian Howard SJ. The Spiritual Exercises Network offers those involved in the ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises the opportunity to share and explore together. Membership is free.
Get fit, have fun and raise vital funds for the Restart!
Event: Run To The Beat When: 14th September 2014 Where: Wembley, London
Restart Africa has been lucky enough to secure 10 guaranteed charity places at this years Run To The Beat 10k in Wembley Park, London. We'd love you to run for us and it couldn't be simpler, (apart from having to run 10k).
Run To The Beat is a unique running experience due to the fact that along the entire course you will be motivated along by world class DJs playing live sets. And it doesn't end there because at the finish is a huge live music event with household names playing for your entertainment.If you'd like one of our places for this amazing running/music event, or you simply want more info then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and pledge to raise a minimum of £300 sponsorship to help the kids at the Restart. Check out the images below from previous Run To The Beat events or click on the link to go direct to the event website. http://www.runtothebeat.co.uk
Lineage of Light Healing Retreats are about a spiritual healing journey into the Heart of Your Life — Opening the channels from the Sacred Wisdom of the Body to the Mind and new channels of communication from your Soul. They are lead by Jody Mountain, Student of Kahu Abraham Kawai'i and provides a combination of Kahuna Sciences, Lomi Lomi Nui (Kahuna Bodywork), Ancient Wisdom and Cellular Healing. The following retreats are on offer for this year:Canary Islands Healing Retreat including Lomi Lomi Nui & Kahuna Sciences, May 25-30, 2014; Ireland Retreats • 2014 including Lomi Lomi Nui & Kahuna Sciences June 6-11 and June 16-21, 2014( prerequisite needed); Toronto Healing Retreat including Lomi Lomi Nui & Kahuna Sciences July 18 - 23, 2014
Every person's grief process is unique, but studies have shown that men suffer many feelings which would appear special to their gender.
With insight and compassion, The National Widowers' Organization was founded by a group of widowers who found solutions in their grief through a men’s support group. The satisfaction from this process led to the creation of a site and a national advocacy for programs that support men in bereavement. They are not organized outside of America yet but hopefully in the future this will happen. Meanwhile if you are a bereaved man, then go to this website for information and explanations that will help you now and toward hope in your future.
Sam Feldman, founder of the National Widowers' Organization was recently interviewed by Dr. Zoë A. Lewis, MD on Hope Through Knowledge, Talk Radio for Caregivers. Dr. Lewis explored the background behind Sam Feldman's efforts to help widowers and discussed ways to help them and their families. You can listen to the interview here on the NWO website
from Good Living in Hard Times: The Art of Contentment by Stafford Whiteaker