True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
Part One: Prologue through Chapter 4

“How do you cope when facing life-threatening illness, family conflict, faltering relationships, old trauma, obsessive thinking, overwhelming emotion, or inevitable loss? If you’re like most people, chances are you react with fear and confusion, falling back on timeworn strategies: anger, self-judgment, and addictive behaviors. Though these old, conditioned attempts to control our lives may offer fleeting relief, ultimately they leave us feeling isolated and mired in pain.”

There is another way.

As we explore this work together, chapter by chapter, we are reminded of our own innate intelligence and goodness … what we seek is within us, and regardless of circumstances, “there is always a way to take refuge in a healing and liberating presence.” ~By Tara Brach, PhD author of Radical Acceptance

Each week we will discuss a chapter and practice the guided reflections and meditations. Please bring a copy of True Refuge and a Journal.


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September

CELEBRATE RECOVERY MONTH

Recovery Happens Everyday with Voices of Recovery San Mateo County
Celebrate the people who recover and those who support them. I'm helping them spread the word that prevention works, treatment is effective and recovery is possible.
Find events through the month at www.smchealth.org

She Recovers LA 2nd Annual Conference
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
September 14 – 15
Part celebration, part reunion and an important first foray into the land of sober sisterhood offers the opportunity to celebrate your wellness efforts and successes and pick up tools and ideas to aid in your recoovery journey. Register online: www.sherecovers.co/la-event

Rock Sober Fest Weekend – San Geronimo Valley Community Center
SATURDAY, SUNDAY September 15 – 16
A special opportunity to celebrate life surrounded by a community of substance-free music fans.
www.cleanandsobermusicfest.org

October, November, December

WATCH FOR A POP UP CIRCLE HYBRID in the coming months! Email ASAP if you are interested in expressing yourself simply and creatively in nurturing surroundings.

On-Going

Women For Sobriety (WFS)
75 Minutes MONDAYS 12:30 – 1:45 pm at Redwood Shores Branch Library