Health and Wellness

Presence to Change

We have learned the value of being present, in the moment, to ourselves, to the earth, and to the people around us. But as human beings, we have also survived and thrived based on living through habits, developing routines, and not having to think about what we already know. How do we teach ourselves to be centered and present in a world filled with unpredictability and swirling with change? Order of Service Listen:

When Minds Crack the Light Might Get In: A Spiritual Perspective on Mental and Emotional Breakdown

Trauma and other misfortune can lead to deep crisis, misery, and misdirected lives,but our darkest moments are also opportunities to discover spiritual truths that can otherwise be invisible. When we recognize the possibility of breakthrough during times of breakdown and dysfunction, we gain a deeper appreciation of the mysteries of life and spirit as well as increased ability to reach out to others who may be struggling. Join us for what will be a thoughtprovoking and moving service. Listen:

Foolish Wisdom: Tricksters, Unitarians, and the Sacred Messiness of Change

Certainty is comforting. When things are certain, we know what to expect, how to react. And then, of course, life happens. Tricksters are boundary-crossers, game changers, the epitome of unexpectedness. What can they teach us about making mistakes, getting dirty, and the sacred role of laughter in our creative spiritual work? Speaker: Leonie Armstrong Pianist: Eric Wyness

The Secret life of Trees

Though we have lived with them for millennia, even now we are only beginning to understand and appreciate the hidden life of trees: how they communicate, feel, live, flourish and die. Consider this a Valentine’s Day appreciation for our arboreal companions and their unusually sentient and affective way of being in the world. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson Feb 12 2017 – The Secret Life Of Trees (11.7 MiB)

Loving Imperfections

Listen: Aug 28 2016 – Leonie Armstrong – Loving Imperfections (13.6 MiB) Leonie Armstrong    

Melancholy, When Down is Up

17 January 2016 – Melancholy, When Down Is Up (221.3 KiB)    Jan 17 2016 – Melancholy (12.8 MiB)