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We will be meeting Monday, 1/24, from 7:30-9:30pm
Our theme for the evening will be friendship.
When we were children making friends kind of just happened. We ended up playing with the kids down the street, or the kids who attended our school. It seemed easier to find people who shared our interests, who we liked and they liked us back. These early friendships may have continued into adulthood, where they either maintained or we grew apart. But as we entered the “grown-up world” making new friends, at least for most of us got harder.  We didn’t know how to connect in that wonderfully easy way, to spend hours together just having fun and playing. As adults it’s more complicated. We’ve grown accustomed to our own private preferences, we have stronger opinions, more experience and less time. It’s harder to make shared time with work, family, and relationships. So what does it mean to make and have friends?
  • What has your experience been in keeping and making friends as an adult?
  • What does it mean to be a friend? How to do you meet new ones? Why is it harder?
  • If all these people you know aren’t friends, then what are they? What is the difference?
  • How does introversion and extroversion affect friendships? How does gender? Race?
  • How to be successful in making new friends? How to practice at being a better friend?
I look forward to meeting with you

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Our next meeting will be on Monday 1/10/2011, from 7:30-9:30pm
In honor of the new year our topic will be beginnings.
With the new year we all face an opportunity for new beginnings. Like the trees we may let go of our leaves, things which no longer serve us and look toward a new future.
As the natural world awakes from a wintery slumber and plants put out little shoots, preparing for a season of growth, we also have a chance to set new directions, and take new courses of action. It doesn’t need to take the form of a “resolution” it can simply be identifying or sharing what new growth you intend to take in the coming year.
  • What does this new year bring for you? What are you ready to face, ready to change, ready to understand?
  • What are your hopes, dreams or desires for this year?
  • What parts of you are you ready to let go of, to release and make space for new opportunities?
  • What are you ready to begin? What does it mean to begin? What is the role of letting go or of death?
I look forward to meeting with you

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