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Saturday morning Soul Circle

“Going on retreat is a time to cocoon, so that we may emerge ready to return to our lives with a new perspective”.  


During this monthly retreat, we will step away from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on an aspect of spirituality.  Each month will offer a different topic.


 Life can be hard and we need support to find our way through the challenging times. This is perfect for anyone who is longing to deepen and renew their faith as we focus on the gifts of life and joy. 


When: Saturday morning's -  March 28, 2020 and April 25, 2020

Time: 9:00am to 11:30am. 

Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Directions: Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction. 

Cost: $20 suggested donation is appreciated. Exact cash or check payable to the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage can be brought that day.


Pre-registration is required:  email name, phone number to susan@theconservancy.org.  Or call Susan at 414.510.4771.


About the facilitator: Kim Mandelkow is the Director for the Office for Worship at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Kim brings a unique background, having lived a life of work, prayer and service while in the religious community of the Sisters of St. Benedict. She has ministered in Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky in multiple facets of parish and organizational life. She holds a degree in music and religion from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a master’s degree in pastoral theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Christian Worship and Spirituality from the Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida. 



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Unplug and Recharge

Step away from the busyness of your life and join me at the Conservancy for Healing & Heritage for a day of self-care, connection, learning and laughter all while surrounded by the beauty and calm of nature. Grab a friend and enjoy the day together!

Indicators that you need to attend this workshop: Throughout the day, you

  • Take on too many tasks.
  • Are reactive, checking your phone compulsively.
  • Feel fatigued early in the day.
  • In your mental and emotional state, you are consumed by negative self-talk.
  • Are easily distracted, unable to focus.
  • You ruminate about the past and hold anxiety about the future.
  • By end of the day you are depleted.
  • You struggle with impulse control with sugar, social media, alcohol, snack, drugs, etc.


If you see yourself in any of the above, you need to sign up for this workshop so you can Unplug & Recharge!
 

This laid-back day will include: 

  • Time for self-reflection
  • Calling a truce with your inner critic
  • Conscious breathing exercises
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Ways to disconnect from stressful situations/people
  • Establishing a healthy self-care plan for 2020
  • Receive a variety of items for your wellness toolkit
  • Lunch, laughter and more!

 
Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Space is limited, so don't hesitate to register. Grab a friend and enjoy the day together!

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020  

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Cost:  Only $95*  Registration is required. Payment secures your spot. Cash or check only.  *Part of proceeds will help the Conservancy for Healing & Heritage continue to develop the healing gardens and walking trails. Two wellness scholarships are available for those in need.   

Registration is required!  Register at: EverydayWellnessForYou.com/workshops 

Where:  Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction.   


About the Presenter:    Jean Fink, OTR, is a licensed occupational therapist, certified Reiki master teacher and owner of Everyday Wellness in Greendale. She has certification in Mental Health First Aid and in Emotional CPR (how to revive our emotional hearts in the midst of crisis, trauma and distress.). Jean provides natural healing therapies for the mind, body and spirit, and workshops that foster positive mental health. For more information see her website EverydayWellnessForYou.com 


 


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"All My Relations" - Healing Nature, Healing Ourselves

 a public talk by J. Philip Grygny, PhD 


 We often hear about how the natural environment is good for our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Could our mindful attention benefit nature as well? The Lakota Sioux saying “all my relations” expresses the idea that we share this earth with many other beings, and that we are related to them. When we practice being in relationship with nature, we discover whole new worlds of beauty, wonder, and meaning. This 75-minute presentation will discuss these topics: 

 

·  The health benefits of “shinrin yoku” (forest bathing).

·  Stories of men and women whose pioneering work articulates new ways of being with nature.

·  How we can create our own ecological culture.


 We will also learn some simple body/mind exercises that can help us deepen our relationship with the natural world. 


 “Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.” -- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass 


When: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Cost: suggested donation of $20 per person

Registration is required!  Email name, phone and number attending to susan@theconservancy.org or call Susan at 414.510.4771.

Where:  Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction.    


About the presenter:  J. Philip Grygny, PhD is an independent scholar and theater artist, a long-time Buddhist practitioner, and meditation instructor. He earned his doctorate writing about meditation and performance, and has created and directed many original performance works in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Austin, Texas. For the last few years he has been researching ecological practices, and is a contributing writer for The Center for Humans and Nature. In 2018, he organized The Performance Ecology Project, an ongoing initiative to explore creating ecological culture. This includes an original performance at the Urban Ecology Center, and a series of programs in 2019 called "Adventures in the Deep World." 


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Food Gardening for your Health and Well-being - with Melinda Myers

Nothing tastes as good and is as nutritious as produce grown and harvested from your own garden. You control the inputs such as soil amendments, fertilizer, and pesticides so you know exactly what you’re eating.  Plus, if your family helps plan and plant the garden, they are more likely to eat the vegetables they’ve grown. And research shows the act of gardening can provide mental and physical health benefits well beyond the nutrients the harvest provides. You’ll learn how to create a productive garden from the ground up. Melinda will share how to prep the garden bed for success, extend the growing season, maximize productivity and keep plants healthy. Then we’ll end with starting some vegetable seeds for you to take home.


Thank you to our sponsors - Clare Ann and Terry Gaouette!


When: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time: choose ONE workshop - 9:30am or 12:30pm (limit 50 per session)

Cost: goodwill donation appreciated

Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage.

Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction.  


Due to limited space, registration is required!  Email susan@theconservancy.org with your name, contact phone and total number attending.


About Melinda Myers: Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Midwest Gardener's Handbook,  Small Space Gardening, The Garden Book for Wisconsin, MN & WI Getting Started Garden Guide, and MN & WI Month-by-Month Gardening. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment TV & radio program and the internationally-distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes a nationally-syndicated newspaper column. Prior to her current media work, Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. Myers has a master’s degree in horticulture and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Myers speaks at flower and garden shows throughout the country and was recently inducted into the nationalAssociation for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame, the highest honor that can be given to a member of the association. Her website, www.MelindaMyers.com, features gardening videos, answers to over 20 years of gardening questions, monthly gardening checklists, podcasts and more.