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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 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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Chod Offering with Polly Ryan, MA MFT

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Time: 9 - 10:30 am
Location: this session is available remotely as well as at For Goodness Sake.
Suggestion donation: $12 - 15; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Chöd, a Tibetan word that literally means, "to cut", is a wonderful and powerful practice for these difficult times. The practice brings understanding to the root of our pain and offers a concrete method for the healing of addictions, traumas, and other "demons" in both our inner and outer worlds. It is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist principles of compassion and emptiness. Click here for more information.

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Recovery 2.0 - making good use of our addictive personalities

Date: Friday, January 9th
Time: 6-8pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Whether you're in recovery or would just like a new perspective on how to really grow rather than slipping and sliding on your own best intentions, this workshop will offer you new tools for self-understanding and care. We'll offer the best in behavioral health care from both Yoga and Ayurveda. Durga, founder of Yoga of Recovery, will help us understand how to take the energy we use up maintaining, justifying and wrestling with our addictive personalities and transform it to deepen our understanding of our life, embodied self and purpose. Click here for more info.


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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

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

connection

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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Chod Offering with Polly Ryan, MA MFT

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Time: 9 - 10:30 am
Location: this session is available remotely as well as at For Goodness Sake.
suggestion donation: $12 - 15; no one turned away for lack of funds.

chod

Chöd, a Tibetan word that literally means, "to cut", is a wonderful and powerful practice for these difficult times. The practice brings understanding to the root of our pain and offers a concrete method for the healing of addictions, traumas, and other "demons" in both our inner and outer worlds. It is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist principles of compassion and emptiness.

This centuries-old practice is sung in Tibetan by the chodpa(s) while recipients relax on the floor. The practice is accompanied by the use of a traditional chöd drum that symbolizes the masculine and the inseparability of cyclic existence and nirvana, hopes and fears, god and demons, and bell that symbolizes the sound of emptiness and represents feminine wisdom. Healing comes when fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, giving rise to the awareness of the pure nature of emotions and the emptiness of mental obscurations.

Chodpas were traditionally called in when there were epidemics of infectious diseases and practiced in frightening places in order to transcend fear. Polly Ryan, M.A., a student and authorized teacher of Lama Tsultrim Allione, has been a chodpa since 1989. She offers this traditional Tibetan healing practice to all who wish to receive it, and in particular at the New Year for help with releasing the old and opening to the New.

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Recovery 2.0 - making good use of our addictive personalities

Date: Friday, January 9th
Time: 6-8pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Have you ever said "I just seem to have an addictive personality"? Many of us have, although that does not lead us to search out the nearest rehab. Indeed most of us notice our addictive cycles around many things other than, or along with drugs and alcohol. Whether you're in recovery or would just like a new perspective on how to really grow rather than slipping and sliding on your own best intentions, this workshop will offer you new tools for self-understanding and care. We'll offer the best in behavioral health care from both Yoga and Ayurveda. Durga, founder of Yoga of Recovery, will help us understand how to take the energy we use up maintaining, justifying and wrestling with our addictive personalities and transform it to deepen our understanding of our life, embodied self and purpose.

This talk leads into the fourth Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction conference offered free online from January 14-18, 2015. Learn more about Yoga of Recovery here.

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

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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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