THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
I have healed my life with recovery and with labyrinths - so I am thrilled to let you know about two events for each! We are so lucky in Houston that there is a great interest in self-exploration and living a life of sobriety.
I love labyrinths so much that I decided (after over a decade of walking and enjoying them!) to take my journey to the next level by becoming a Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator and I’m so grateful I did. I learned about labyrinths, I connected with a like-minded spiritual community, and I dove deeper into why I wanted to explore labyrinths. I was able to see that my meditation practice with them quieted my mind and gave me inner peace like nothing ever had before. And after all of that, I felt compelled to share what I learned - which I do as a certified person. It’s made a huge difference in my practice and for that I am grateful.
So here is a full circle thing: there will be a Labyrinth Facilitator Training in Houston the weekend of Saturday, November 2 -- and I’m leading a Hines Center Labyrinth Walk the following weekend, on Saturday, November 9. You can learn the practice and then do the practice! I hope you’ll be able to do both - more details are below. Another full circle thing is that my VIDEO PICK this week is a TEDxKids talk on labyrinths by my friend Eliza Pillsbury. She is a remarkable and poised college woman who shares my love of the circular path. I led her on her very first walk and now I’m watching her lead others. That’s the beauty of life!
As many of you may know, I have been sober since 1985 (see my story here) and I am VERY grateful for recovery organizations and sober friends who have helped me make it thus far. Two of my favorite organizations in Houston - The Council on Recovery and Archway Academy - are getting ready to host their annual fundraising luncheons at the end of this month. Check below for all the information. They are always such positive, lively events (a room full of sober adult and teen addicts, and those who love them, is a happy place indeed). I hope you’ll join me - I’ll be at both events, coffee cup in hand.
Heads up to moms & dads: Miller Outdoor Theatre is presenting “Rumplestiltskin” next Wednesday (10/16) and Thursday (10/17) at 11am. It’s open seating (no tickets needed) so pack your snacks and go see a FREE show!
Have a great weekend and GO.FIND.FUN. wherever you can!