The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.

Rachel Naomi Remen

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Circles of two

As humans, we are happier and healthier when we have someone to talk to when we need it.

If you simply want to connect, are newly diagnosed, or at a turning point, come in for a cup of tea and a circle of two. We’ll listen, help you in whatever way we can, or assist you in finding additional community resources. We can offer an attentive ear to whatever your day’s concern is—whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

There are three ways to connect:

  • Simply drop by Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Talk to someone by phone by calling us at 360.221.4101 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Call and leave voicemail or send email via this website and leave your name and phone number. A volunteer will get back to you.

Our volunteers are trained in peer-to-peer methods such as active listening and clear reflection. Circle hosts do not offer medical or other advice or therapy. The same circle agreements apply in circles of two: confidentiality; listening with compassion and curiosity; honoring each others’ respective paths; and pausing for a moment whenever necessary to catch our breath and bearings.

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Coming Together circles

Coming Together circles meet our deep need for human connection and are organized around our shared humanity. Topics arise organically from the group’s experience.

Our current Coming Together circles include:

Men’s Circle

2nd and 4th Mondays, 7-8:30

We now have openings in our Men’s Circle. If you’d like to join, please let us know.

BIPOC Grannies

1st Sunday, 12-3

This circle is currently full. If you’re interested in joining, please let us know.

Coming soon

If you’d like to be part of a multigenerational BIPOC circle, an LGBTQ circle, or a circle about choosing the future we’d like to live in, please email us.

Learning circles

In learning circles, we share ideas and experiences around specific themes:

Circle of Agreements & Practices

A learning circle designed to delve into the daily impact of living our five agreements and 3 practices. If you’re interested in co-hosting a circle in the future, this is a wonderful training opportunity.

Circle of Agreements #1
Wednesdays 2-3:30

Circle of Agreements #2
Mondays 2-3:30

For more information, please contact Lynn.

Seeking Joy

Based on the book xxxx, this circle aims to make joy a part of our daily lives. If you’d like to join, please email here.

Is there a topic you’d like to explore with others? Please let us know.


What’s next Whidbey? Affordable housing

Concerned about housing for our young families, essential workers, and elders? Join a community conversation on xxx, January xxx


Haven’t we missed being together? Please join us for wine and bring an appetizer if you’re able, January x, from 5:00-7:00.