One of the fun parts of being married to a carpenter is the ability to mention a wish in passing…and then getting it for Christmas!
I told Husband I loved the idea of being neighbourly–I had taken a great book last summer from someone else’s library and I wanted to return the favour to the world.
I had to wait several months until the ground thawed–in May, Husband put it in our yard:
I have to tell you that I had a secret agenda. As someone who loves words, and as someone who lives with a bookworm, books can sometimes threaten to overtake our shelves, tables, and cupboards.
The little library was a secret weapon I planned to employ to put in a couple of books here and a couple of books there from our shelves…books we loved but were not going to be read again.
That has been a miserable failure.
I stocked it on the day the little library opened for business…and haven’t had a chance to put a book in since.
The books change, but the little neighbourhood library is always full.
The books come and go…I love the idea that unknown neighbours contribute the reading pleasure of other unknown neighbours.
I think that’s one of the subtle highlights of my summer…knowing that on my front lawn is this little microcosm of community:
People giving and people taking.
People sharing of what they have in ways that make other people’s lives just a little better.
Isn’t that what we all want a little more of?
Some people perceive that going to a workshop where we will talk about feelings, and share stories is for another generation or another culture.
Is it even really Canadian to be in a formal group together, talking about feelings and life and personal things that matter?
I’ll be honest with you: most people prefer keeping vulnerable matters of the heart to themselves.
There are the fortunate that might have a close sister or friend with whom they can share their heart.
A few who really struggle find their way into a therapist’s office, prepared to tell a single soul because to not tell anyone about the internal battle would be to be crushed by it.
But most Canadians would say that talking with others about hard stuff is not something we do. We don’t talk about personal stuff with strangers, we don’t risk showing emotion, we don’t let people past the nice barrier of politeness.
Often, when people come to one of our groups of The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ they come wanting to learn more about the stuff of which Brené Brown talks about. They want the material and are willing to be in the same room as others as a necessary evil…but would really prefer to not to do it with others.
Her Netflix special is an entertaining lesson that outlines some of the most important principles:
Come, join us to share of your wisdom at Rising Strong.
You can give a little of your story in ways that others will feel less alone.
Precisely when you share something that you think others will be horrified of, someone else might say: “I’m so glad you said that. I thought I was the only one that thought something like that. ”
You can take a little of someone else’s wisdom that will help you feel less alone.
You might think you are allowing someone else to share something that they are learning so that they can think it through out loud…and then suddenly, you might discover that they said something so very true of yourself in ways you have never allowed yourself to think of it before.
Details of Rising Strong:
The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.™
This course may be helpful to deal with a fall in your life, recently or in the past, as you seek to become the author of your story. This course is not designed to replace therapy or complete the journey of an experience. Rather, it is designed to move you forward in your life by reckoning and rumbling to move towards a revolution in yourself and in your world. It builds on material in The Daring Way™, but attendance at The Daring Way™ is not a prerequisite to attending Rising Strong™
This current offering of Rising Strong is being planned for August 8-10, 2019.
Thursday, August 8, 5:30-9pm
Friday, August 9, 9 am-5 pm, and
Saturday, August 10, 9am- 2:00 pm
Registrations now being accepted
Cost: $395.00 (including applicable taxes) if registered prior to 2 weeks before the course; $445.00 if paid within 2 weeks of the course starting.
Included in the cost are all sessions (with videos by Brené Brown and facilitation by Carolyn Klassen), beverages and nutritious snacks, a beautiful Rising Strong™ workbook, “working supper” on Thursday, lunch out on Friday and “working lunch” on Saturday. Call us at 204 275 1045 or complete the form on our contact page to inquire about attending! Class size is limited to ensure seminar participation and individual processing, so please register early to ensure you have a spot.
The principals of Rising Strong: