In this section, you will find Circles, Workshops hosted by people, friends, and colleagues that I genuinely value & admire & that I wholeheartedly recommend as well as resources such as books, podcasts etc.
The hope is to create communities, intersectionality, & connections to weave people together independently from commercial social media platforms to regain autonomy, agency & freedom.
By Nina Simons & Deborah Eden Tull
Sacred activism speaks to what inspires, guides and resources us to serve life, while integrating deep listening, collaboration and restoration. It goes to the root of cultivating regenerative change. Although our society has long polarized the sacred and activism as binaries, this emergent field may be what is most needed for cultivating personal and collective relational leadership. Click here for more details & registrer
By Martha Crawford
This is an educational/experiential workshop designed to support mental health professionals, artists and writers, those engaged in spiritual practices, and anyone who wants to learn to work with their dreams in service of healing, creative or contemplative processes. I also believe that dream work is political and liberatory labor, and you can read a few of my thoughts about that here.
Monstrosity in the Making
By Elena Solano
Monstrosity in the Making is a re-generative, creative, virtual studio designed to cultivate communal practices of artful expression and support during on-going, compound cultural crises. Member-artists commit to unsettling our productive impulses and tracing artistic longings to their roots as embodied needs.
BreathWork Training On Sounds True
By Jennifer Patterson
“I am a grief and trauma worker who uses plants, breath, and words to explore survivor hood, body(ies) and healing.[…].
I’m very aware that the desire and willingness to be engaged in healing (active and ongoing) must be self-motivated for it to be sustainable. I’m interested in supporting people as they reconnect and remember their connection to their own wise inner healer.”
Reiki Certification & More
With Manu Del Prete
From space clearing to Feng Shui, Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy to past life regression, Manu focuses on each individual’s needs, drawing upon the energetic human field and consciousness and the unique spiritual or epistemological connections. She draws on a lifetime of work across the spectrum of perception, connecting the healing arts with the metaphysical arts, the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism, quantum physics and sacred geometry.
Gather for a little company and a lot of resting…
Are you socially isolated due to an energy-limiting chronic illness?
Or are you just longing for a gentle model of social interaction and help slowing down?
You are cordially invited to join online co-resting community groups.
By Martha Crawford
Here is where you will find links to archived issues of The Circle – a twice monthly dispatch as well as a chronological listing of groups, services, events, organizations, books and projects launched by or recommended to members of The Circle community.
By Elena Solano
A Mexican “Grito” is a battle cry carried forward through history by mariachi artists & musicians as an expression of pride joy sorrow & excitement. The Grito oftens sounds like a cry & a laugh at once.
By Nina Hatfield
We affect each other. Here are some of the people and programs that have impacted me for the better, and whose work I highly recommend. Many are people I have the great luck to know personally and a few are people I am grateful to know through their work.
Providing this collection is part of an effort to recreate social networks in a conscious and conscientious way – via our own sites. On a growing number of the linked sites you will find their respective community pages as well. If you have time, energy, and inclination, may you enjoy a meandering path and inspiration!
Books, Podcasts & More
Book by Vanessa Machado De Oliveira
Book by Barbara Holmes
Essay by Seema Reza
Chthonic Memory in the Deep Wild
Book by Martin Shaw
The Power of Breathwork
Book by Jennifer Patterson
Sitting in the Fire
Book by Andy Mindell
In conversation with Tami Simon
From October 3rd through December 21st 2023, I will be hosting 3 in-person & 3 online Circles. And yes, the theme is Grief... Dear Friends & Neighbors, Close & Afar, I am thrilled to launch a series of circles, gathering people in person &/or...
If there were just one word to describe how I felt over the past three years, it would be Exhausted (I write here how I managed it with Breathwork). It has only been a few weeks since I feel "I am back." But mind you, not back where I was in 2020. The people around me...