As the holiday season approaches, let us take time to remember to be living in the moment... not swept away by the hustle & bustle. How do you become more present, you may ask. Here’s my super simple 6 step process for quick impact- 60 seconds or less. Try it now and let me know how it goes!
1. Stop moving. Find stillness- standing or sitting.
2. Steady/focus your gaze or close your eyes.
3. Feel the earth beneath you.
4. Bring gratitude into your heart and mind.
5: Take three deep breaths.
May this simple practice of presence be a gift to you as the season of jolly & bright commences. May we also remember as we offer our thanks around our tables this week, that our giving is also so valuable! Please, check out all the opportunities below to give back to our community. And even more opportunities to serve are forthcoming. Let's remember to live out our mantra- feel better, DO GOOD, four hours a month in community service. Together we make the world a better place! Here's to being thankful & generous!
See you back on the mat for a special night of Yoga & Sound November 28 with Dana & new guest Carrie Grossman, our beloved CAROLYN KOEBEL, and Sokhna Heathyre Mabin! Carolyn will be in the house two times with us before year end- how lucky are we?! Mark your calendar & bring your friends. Honesty, it's not to be missed!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
Love & gratitude,
NO EmbodyGR November 21, 2018- Enjoy the holiday with your family & friends.
November 28, 2018
Who: YOU and all your people for a holiday treat of presence and inspiration!
What: SPECIAL GUESTS! Carrie Grossman, Carolyn Koebel & Sokhna Heathyre Mabin will join Dana for a sacred night of song, percussion, breath, and movement.
Where: Social Hall - Fountain Street Church
When: Wed Nov 28 - 6:30-8:00pm
Why: Feel Better Do Good
Ask: To give yourself back in service to your community 4+ hours/month
Let's celebrate & DO GOOD!
Mel Trotter- 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal on November 22, 2018, 11:00am-1:00pm. Anyone who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal is welcome to attend this community meal. No RSVP is necessary for attendees. Or simply show up to share in fellowship and unity this holiday.
First Annual Eastown Tree Lighting Party- Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6 PM – 11 PM @ Harmony Brewing Company on Lake Drive (Bring on the LIGHT!)
World Aids Day (Rock The Ribbon)- Dec. 1, 2018- 6P-8pm Bethlehem Lutheran
DA Blodgett St. John's- Mentoring Orientation - Over 100 Youth Waiting! Dec 4, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR? Come to the orientation and learn more! RSVP's required - call Hanna at 616.588.7217 *Snacks provided*
EMBODYGR WELCOMES SPECIAL GUEST CAROLYN KOEBEL!! DEC 19, 2018- Solstice celebration! 6:30-8:00pm FSC Social Hall
A Very Merry Jingle Jam for Mel Trotter Ministries
Wed. December 19th, 2018- HOME at The BOB - FREE & open to all ages! DJ JayVee will be spinning tunes. Plan to go out after our gathering together for a night out on the town in support of our brothers & sisters who struggle with housing.
Mel Trotter 'Code Blue' Winter Drive- ends Dec 31, 2018.
"Code blue” is a term used by MTM describe the most extreme winter conditions in West Michigan, when temperatures fall significantly and stay below freezing over a period of time, putting those experiencing homelessness who are exposed to the elements at severe risk of hypothermia, frost bite or even death.
Donations Needed for Winter Warm Up list:
New or like new items for men, women & children. All ages and sizes.
Hand warmers (new only)
Waterproof winter boots
Hats (Please no handmade hats)
Wool or fleece socks
Embody The Stars, March 7, 2019- 7:30-10:30 Goei Center
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member