Posts Tagged "Community"

Connecting and Creating from Struggle by Amelia Rhodes

Connecting and Creating from Struggle by Amelia Rhodes

By on Jun 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I wrapped my fingers around my coffee cup, leaning forward into the conversation. The leaves out the window showed the first hints of gold and red, casting an early autumn glow on the coffee shop. Kids had just returned to school, and my two friends and I drank in the “mom” time after a full and busy summer. Little did I realize my next move would define...

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How the Breathe Conference Connected Me to…Community. by Tracy Groot

How the Breathe Conference Connected Me to…Community. by Tracy Groot

By on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

I’m the most gregarious introvert I know. I love people and I love solitude almost equally. (People edge out solitude; Jesus won’t let me get away with it.) So when Cynthia Beach, lo, these many years past, suggested a writer’s conference where we “give back”, I wasn’t enthused. “Oh, joy bells,” I thought sourly; “Another massive socialistic movement to drain time...

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Connect and Create by Pete Ford

Connect and Create by Pete Ford

By on May 17, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

I am convinced there are 36 magical hours each October when my brain functions at high capacity. Each year at Breathe, my mind runs overtime collecting, sharing, recording, and imagining many ideas, resources, friendships, and stories. If you want proof, flip through the pages of my Moleskine notebook. Our abilities to connect and create are two aspects of being...

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It Takes a Kingdom… By Maureen VandeBrake

It Takes a Kingdom… By Maureen VandeBrake

By on May 10, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

My “pet” writing project follows a snowy owl named Gritty Grace. She lives “once upon a time in the Kingdom of Compassion.” In her books, Gritty Grace connects with her compassionate companions and shares courage, comfort, and wisdom – and learns new life coping skills in turn. Inspiration for the Gritty Grace stories has been a co-creative process. Last...

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