Jan
26
Wed
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary @ On-line

“…Poetry has redemptive power for me, as it does for millions of people. Poems have provided life jackets to keep me from drowning, ballast to keep me from ascending to altitudes where there’s not enough oxygen to support life, and maps to keep me from getting lost in the wilderness….” Parker J Palmer

We will to stock up the shelves of our Poetry Apothecary with poems that comfort and heal.   Come and join us to help weigh, measure and distill poems for their healing properties so we can store each one in our apothecary. Our first theme was “aging”. Bring poems that have helped you, that perhaps have companioned you through the ups and downs of life.  In subsequent meetings we will collectively decide on other themes, such as loneliness, loss, overwhelm, wonder, the healing power of nature, despondency, fragility, forgiveness and inspiration.  We will mine the storehouse of poetic literature and we will also look at poems which you may have written yourself as a way of finding resolve.

We meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Hosted by Judith Adams & Peter Martin

For more information and to receive the zoom link you may contact Peter Martin at peter.martin@whidbey.net

Jan
27
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

Jan
28
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  To receive the link, please send an email to Tim Clark, timkclark@gmail.com.

Feb
2
Wed
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers @ On-line

The past year has been one like no other.  We have learned to wear masks that cover our smiles or tears; we have learned to work at home or have even given up our work in order to care for and homeschool our children.  We have kept kids home instead of arranging playdates.  We have endured a contentious election season, while the vast racial inequalities in our country have been splayed across the news and peoples’ lives.

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite.

We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.  

Please join us and invite others who can benefit from such a circle.

Hosted by: 

Dana Kelly, retired community health nurse and Lactation Consultant. 

Autumn Preble, now retired, has been involved in community building on Whidbey for 40 years.

  • For more information and to register, e-mail Dana Kelly, kelly@whidbey.com
Feb
3
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

Feb
4
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  To receive the link, please send an email to Tim Clark, timkclark@gmail.com.

Feb
9
Wed
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary @ On-line

“…Poetry has redemptive power for me, as it does for millions of people. Poems have provided life jackets to keep me from drowning, ballast to keep me from ascending to altitudes where there’s not enough oxygen to support life, and maps to keep me from getting lost in the wilderness….” Parker J Palmer

We will to stock up the shelves of our Poetry Apothecary with poems that comfort and heal.   Come and join us to help weigh, measure and distill poems for their healing properties so we can store each one in our apothecary. Our first theme was “aging”. Bring poems that have helped you, that perhaps have companioned you through the ups and downs of life.  In subsequent meetings we will collectively decide on other themes, such as loneliness, loss, overwhelm, wonder, the healing power of nature, despondency, fragility, forgiveness and inspiration.  We will mine the storehouse of poetic literature and we will also look at poems which you may have written yourself as a way of finding resolve.

We meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Hosted by Judith Adams & Peter Martin

For more information and to receive the zoom link you may contact Peter Martin at peter.martin@whidbey.net

ONLINE: BIPOC Circle
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ONLINE: BIPOC Circle @ online

bipoc

BLACK, INDIGENOUS, PEOPLE OF COLOR

“Creating a safe space for healing and empowerment”

This sharing time is deeply affirming of our experience. We’ll explore and learn with open hearts. BIPOC held and led. Open to all genders. Email Rose to receive the Zoom link.

Feb
10
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

Feb
11
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  To receive the link, please send an email to Tim Clark, timkclark@gmail.com.

Feb
15
Tue
ONLINE: Poetry and the soul’s yearning: Discovering the invisible
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

“Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.  Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable.  Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.”  Carl Sandburg

This circle is a monthly coming together to hear poems that can reveal the unknown and a new path of meaning and belonging. The 30-minute reading by Judith Adams of her own and others work will be followed by a healing circle to discover and share what makes life meaningful to us.

Judith Adams is an English-born poet who lives on Whidbey Island. Adams has published four books of poetry, conducted poetry workshops, recorded several albums of her work, and published her poems in magazines and anthologies. She was selected as a Washington State Humanities speaker from 2018-2021 and has been a Healing Circles Langley host since 2015. She will be joined by Diana Lindsay for the healing circle.

To register, please register here and you’ll receive a Zoom link.

“….The Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert talk about the two “hungers”. There is the Great Hunger and there is the Little Hunger. The Little Hunger wants food for the belly; but the Great Hunger, the greatest hunger of all, is the hunger for meaning …
There is ultimately only one thing that makes human beings deeply and profoundly bitter, and that is to have thrust upon them a life without meaning.
There is nothing wrong in searching for happiness. But of far more comfort to the soul is something greater than happiness or unhappiness, and that is meaning. Because meaning transfigures all. Once what you are doing has for you meaning, it is irrelevant whether you’re happy or unhappy. You are content – you are not alone in your Spirit – you belong”

Laurens Van Der Post

Feb
16
Wed
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers @ On-line

The past year has been one like no other.  We have learned to wear masks that cover our smiles or tears; we have learned to work at home or have even given up our work in order to care for and homeschool our children.  We have kept kids home instead of arranging playdates.  We have endured a contentious election season, while the vast racial inequalities in our country have been splayed across the news and peoples’ lives.

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite.

We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.  

Please join us and invite others who can benefit from such a circle.

Hosted by: 

Dana Kelly, retired community health nurse and Lactation Consultant. 

Autumn Preble, now retired, has been involved in community building on Whidbey for 40 years.

  • For more information and to register, e-mail Dana Kelly, kelly@whidbey.com