healing moment: breathe
I often joke that I am somehow bad at breathing. It’s a joke, but it’s also not a joke.
healing moment: breathe
I often joke that I am somehow bad at breathing. It’s a joke, but it’s also not a joke. I struggle to really connect with my breath, yet I know intellectually it is one of the most powerful tools I have accessible to me for healing. And it’s always as close to me as my next breath.
I want to send you toward 2 people I know and trust who are doing breath work:
Syd Rhodes: Syd and I met each other in a community when we were getting sober from alcohol, and we have remained close, even as we have gone into new ventures. I have been able to know her throughout her breath work training, and I know her to be a fount of deep wisdom. She is also just a joy to be around. I hope you’ll choose to receive Syd’s wisdom.
Jo Robertson: Where do I begin? Jo and I went to seminary together, then serendipitously ended up serving at the same church in Waco, and we’ve never lost touch. I’m a frequent reader of her newsletters, and I was thrilled to see how breath work has become part of her practice, alongside spiritual direction. She offers breath work circles — often connected to moon cycles and other lovely landmarks in time — and I would trust you to her without question. I hope you’ll choose to receive Jo’s wisdom.
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Every pre-order matters deeply, so if you have the means, it would certainly mean the world to me.
Also, please ask your libraries to order it! This would make it accessible to anyone who wishes to read it, which is my hope for all my work.
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Want me to speak (& preach, if that’s your thing!)?
Care to host a program about Sober Spirituality?
If so, I would love to come spend time with your community!
Join me for an event partnering with Stevenson School for Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania! (I seem to have an ongoing partnership with PA and I love it!)
This is event is on Zoom, so anyone can come. I hope I see you March 29, from 7:00-8:30EST.
Please note: If the cost would prevent you from participating, please email email@example.com for a discount code.
About this offering: This workshop will explore the importance of hospitality in Christianity, name the current challenge our culture faces with alcohol, and talk through fun and thoughtful ways churches can grow in showing compassion toward those who don't drink. Churches growing in hospitality to sober people serves not just to change our churches for the better, but to grow them, as churches can become safe places for sober visitors and their friends.
This workshop will meet for 90-minutes on Zoom. The Rev. Warde will share her experience and offer resources. The content presentation will be recorded. A brief question time will also be included at the end and will not be recorded for distribution.
The cost of this workshop offsets the operating costs of the Stevenson School for Ministry. SSFM is dedicated to the lifelong learning and discernment processes of all Episcopalians in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and beyond.
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