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  1. We begin the New Year with a look at how our life expression--both our personal creativity and our mission in the world--might be more fully developed by knowing the energetic defense systems that can limit us.   Defenses are natural processes we all use to protect us from unwanted, unpleasant feelings and experiences, either real or imagined.  But unless we forge a relationship with these internal impulses, they can limit us.  Casting light on...
  2. All are welcome! Don't miss the annual Holiday Party! It's a great time to reconnect with old friends, and make some new ones.BRING A DISH FOR 8 PEOPLE (main dish, salad, side dish, bread & beverage, or dessert).  We'll also have some extra wine and appetizers on hand.   Invite along a friend if you like. No Need to RSVP -- just come on over to Barra's house.  If you need directions, call or email Tom Goddard.
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  3. Community member and psychotherapist Lynn Turner will share her "relationship toolbox" with us this Saturday, and you'll take home skills you can immediately put into practice. Lynn has worked with the dynamics of relationship for over 17 years.  The skills she teaches can be used with intimate partners, children, friends, and work associates. We'll explore: how NOT to get hijacked by our amygdala (where we store our...
  4. Many believe that the heart is at least as important an organ as our brain.  This month's gathering will explore how signals from the heart can positively affect how we deal with stress, anxiety, insomnia, and even improve cognitive and athletic performance.Leda Cummings, longtime CSLer, is a trained PhD research scientist who is licensed to teach a technique called "emWave" technology.  She will demonstrate this technique and...
  5. It's time again to light your rhythmic fire this coming Saturday. Dan Petersen will again lead us in a drumfest. Note that no experience is necessary, and everyone can participate in the drumming (or movement, if you like--in fact, last time we had some delicious belly dancers!). You can also just meditate and let the communal beat carry you into a transcendent space.Bring one or more drums or percussive instruments if you have any. If you...
  6. Spontaneity.  Humor.  Flow.  Surrendering to the moment.  This is how community member Michelle James describes this month's CSL experience.  Get ready for an active, high-energy workshop using improv and movement to set our creative spirit on fire.    We've been trained, traumatized, and socialized out of the natural spontaneity of our spirit.  This highly interactive session will renew your sense of trust and openness through laughter...
  7. We are exquisitely designed for movement with a capacity for ease, flexibility, power and expressiveness, whether we are dancing, singing or working at a computer. All too often, however, we unwittingly interfere with this design resulting in tension, effort, and fatigue. Diana Bradley, a skilled practitioner, will lead us in explorations in the discoveries of the F.M. Alexander Technique to restore our natural coordination and poise.Wear...
  8. Spring is a time of balance between the light of day and darkness of night, as the death of winter gives way to the new growth of summer. How can we explore the balance between the light and shadow in ourselves? What if instead of hiding from our own shadows we explore them and play with them? Who would we be if we balance both our light and our shadow sides? Many of us find ourselves to be more powerful when we are aware of all sides of...
  9. Somewhere in the struggle to find "equality" between men and women over the last 40 years, we began to dilute our essential masculine and feminine qualities. "Good" male/female relationships were modeled as 50/50 compromises. Could it be, however, that we lost something along the way?Barra Kahn and Roger Telschow will lead an exploration this Saturday for women and men in the community.  With the support of our peers, the...
  10. "I'll never understand men/women!" is a popular refrain in our culture. The other sex is indeed a mystery to most of us, irrespective of our sexual orientation, or partnership status. I'll lead this month's gathering, not with the intention to figure it all out, but to offer a rare opportunity to safely and confidentially explore the questions and curiosities we all have about the opposite sex. Only when we see and honor...
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