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Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse: A conversation about re-imagining how to support our teens in challenging times
Facilitated by Rob Steffke

Date: Friday, December 5th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

This talk and mini-workshop is for parents, mentors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who cares for a teen struggling with substance abuse. Click here for more info.

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Writing Through the Body™ with Johnnie Mazzocco

Date: December 6th
Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Four hour creative workshop with short break for lunch, snacks provided

Writing Through the Body™ is a workshop process created by writer, teacher, and workshop leader, Johnnie Mazzocco, designed for those invested in overcoming blocks to achieve flow, find their voices, and tell their untold stories.
Writing Through the Body™ uses a system based on the seven main chakras of the body and is available for both fiction and memoir writers. Click here for more info.

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Mindful Wealth Retreat with Leisa Peterson

Dates: Friday, December 12 – 5 - 8 pm
Saturday, December 13 – 9am - 5 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $97 (see below for details)

Limited to a handful of individuals who are serious about taking their lives and their business to the next level, this is the event you’ve been waiting for if you are ready to move past whatever is holding you back, get focused on creating what you want and step into the life you are ready to live.
Click here for more information.

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Truths of the Heart:
Feng Shui and Family Dynamics

Date: Wednesday, December 17th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Margaret Foster will be teaching wisdom from the I Ching on polarity of truth, the boundless inner power of personality and finding that truth within the family dynamic. Feng shui basics with a focus on family cures will also be covered. Click here for more information. Click here for more details.

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Movie Night: "The Connection, Minding Your Body"
facilitated by Jackie Griffin

Date: Friday, January 2nd
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey travelled the world in search of the missing link in healthcare. From interviewing world leading scientists to meeting people with remarkable stories of recovery from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis, The Connection is a documentary that delves into the link between our mind and body. Click here for more information.


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Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse

A conversation about re-imagining how to support our teens in challenging times
facilitated by Rob Steffke

Date: Friday, December 5th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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This talk and mini-workshop is for parents, mentors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who cares for a teen struggling with substance abuse.

Themes include:

  • Listening to the underlying needs indicated by addiction
  • The initiatory qualities of substance use and addiction
  • Helping teens discover their purpose and find meaning in their lives
  • Setting boundaries that are helpful and healthy
  • Creating a culture of care and effectively utilizing community resources
  • Historical and cultural contexts around substance use and their relevance to modern youth

Rob Steffke has worked with at-risk teens for 15 years as a mentor, teacher, adventure guide, and counselor. He co-founded and directed the San Luis Obispo Sober School, a program that continues to serve high school and middle school students in recovery. Rob has helped create and implement Whole Hearts, Minds, and Bodies, a nature-based treatment model that combines traditional mentoring with modern therapeutic approaches. Rob’s work is centered around helping teens discover their passions and actualize the unique gifts they have to offer their world.

For more information: (805) 459-8742 or robertsteffke@gmail.com

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Writing Through the Body™ with Johnnie Mazzocco

Date: December 6th
Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Four hour creative workshop with short break for lunch, snacks provided

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Writing Through the Body™ is a workshop process created by writer, teacher, and workshop leader, Johnnie Mazzocco, designed for those invested in overcoming blocks to achieve flow, find their voices, and tell their untold stories.

Writing Through the Body™ uses a system based on the seven main chakras of the body and is available for both fiction and memoir writers.

In this free workshop, you will gain information about Johnnie's experience of achieving a level of flow through her writing that transformed her life in a deep and profound way. You'll also learn about the creation of the Writing Through the Body™ process and how it works, as well as details about the seven main chakras and how they can help you deepen your writing, create more complex characters (for fiction writers), and realize greater self-awareness. We'll also do a meditation to open your chakras and writing exercise or two, as well!

Please call 530-550-8981or e-mail info@goodnesssake.org to register.

Johnnie Mazzocco is a writer, teacher, workshop leader, and filmmaker.

Johnnie is a spiritual warrior, committed to consciously honoring her pursuit for authenticity, and it is her calling in this life to help others do the same. She is just as compelled to examine the soul and its ability to teach us through its dark, watery depths as she is to examine the human spirit and its ability to heal us with its resplendent resilience.

Her background and work experience are long and varied. Prior to her time as an adjunct professor, she worked as a secretary, hairdresser, landscaper, data collector, drill press operator, bartender (still dabbles in this), and mother (still is – always will be).

A late bloomer, by society’s standards, Johnnie began to pursue her college education just after the birth of her third child and spent the rest of her kids’ growing up years juggling mothering, school, and work, staying afloat by teaching and pounding the pavement for odd jobs, all of which have served as fodder for her fiction.

Johnnie possesses a BA in Writing, a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, an MA in English/Film Studies, and an MFA in Digital Arts.

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Mindful Wealth Retreat with Leisa Peterson

Dates: Friday, December 12 – 5 - 8 pm
Saturday, December 13 – 9am - 5 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $97 (see below for details)

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Limited to a handful of individuals who are serious about taking their lives and their business to the next level, this is the event you’ve been waiting for if you are ready to move past whatever is holding you back, get focused on creating what you want and step into the life you are ready to live.

During this mini-retreat, we’ll keep the ideas flowing so that you can:

  • discover greater clarity about your life and business,

  • tap into your inner power, and
  • be inspired by the potential of opportunities available to you.


All so you can walk away with a plan to blow 2015 out of the water.

This is a small and intimate retreat so if you know this is something you want to attend, you'll want to reserve your seat today.

Friday evening exercises will help you slow down, get centered and clear your head. Saturday will be filled with inspiring, engaging and interactive exercises designed to shift your mindset. 

Cost for full retreat:  $97 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds, so please write to Leisa if you would like to request a partial scholarship).

Lunch will be provided and a portion of your fee will be donated to For Goodness Sake for their warm hospitality.

Confirm your spot by CLICKING HERE (space is limited.
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The retreat will be facilitated by Money Mindfulness expert, Leisa Peterson. Leisa is the founder of WealthClinic® and a workshop facilitator at For Goodness Sake.

For questions regarding the retreat, please write to lpeterson@wealthclinic.com

Leisa Peterson, MBA, CFP®is the founder of WealthClinic, a global community that helps people improve their relationship with money through interactive workshops and retreats. Leisa shows you how to use mindfulness practices to identify and then break free of limiting money behaviors, so you live with less stress, greater freedom, and more abundance. Before founding WealthClinic, Leisa spent 22 years in executive financial planning roles for some of the largest financial institutions in the United States. At the same time, she spent 15 years meditating and teaching others how to use mindfulness in their day-to-day activities.

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Truths of the Heart: Feng Shui and Family Dynamics

Date: Wednesday, December 17th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Margaret Foster will be teaching wisdom from the I Ching on polarity of truth, the boundless inner power of personality and finding that truth within the family dynamic. Feng shui basics with a focus on family cures will also be covered. The event will be free to attend.

Margaret Foster is an intuitive, artist, public speaker, and graduate of James and Helen Jay’s Feng Shui Designs Training Program*. She is also a credentialed elementary school teacher and instructor with experience teaching all grade levels, dance fitness, golf, and sailing. She holds a bachelors degree in graphic design from De Paul University in Chicago and resides on Donner Summit since 2006. Her theology studies have spanned the past 25 years and have manifested as Catholic studies and retreat, meditation, yoga practice, shamanic studies, chakra healing, Buddhist sect of Feng Shui and an eternal quest for knowledge and discovering the elusive truths of this lifetime. Inspired by a visit in a dream from Mother Theresa she has strived to live according to the way and keep love as the true religion. She has been recognized by Daughters of the American Revolution for historical writing and has acquired broadened perspective through worldwide travel and staying open to possibilities.

*Feng Shui Designs Training Program is based out of Nevada City, CA and recognized by the International Feng Shui Guild as a Gold Level School Program. This is the highest school designation given by the Guild.

Visit Margaret's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Margaret-Foster-Feng-Shui/247236231995672?ref=hl

Please call 530-550-8981 or e-mail info@goodnesssake.org to register.

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Movie Night: "The Connection, Minding Your Body"
facilitated by Jackie Griffin

Date: Friday, January 2nd
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey travelled the world in search of the missing link in healthcare. From interviewing world leading scientists to meeting people with remarkable stories of recovery from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis, The Connection is a documentary that delves into the link between our mind and body.

The film includes an internationally recognised line up of scientists including Dr. Herbert Benson, researchers including Dr. Dean Ornish, writers including Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and renowned medical doctors including Dr. Andrew Weil.

The film also features compelling true stories of recovery such as Professor George Jelinek, a Professor of Emergency Medicine who has recovered from multiple sclerosis, and Dr. Ian Gawler who recovered from an aggressive bone cancer against the odds.

The Connection is a film that proves we have more influence on our health outcomes than we ever thought possible.

After the film, Jackie will lead a discussion and mindfulness meditation.

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Some Favorite Quotes:

1.  If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

2.  Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

3. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton

4.  For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.  ~William Faulkner

6. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

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