Exploration & Potluck: Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mindfulness

Barbe Ratcliffe

One of the ancient Eastern disciplines, mindfulness is now part of mainstream Western culture — being used in schools, in hospitals, with veterans, and with young and old alike. The significant health benefits ascribed to mindfulness practices are impressive. There is proven evidence that our minds, and the stories we tell ourselves, play a key role in determining our responses to life, the impact stress has on our bodies and minds, and our overall experience with life.

Please join us with guest speaker Barbe Ratcliffe for a mindfulness exploration: identifying some of the tools which can be used and that have proven beneficial in obtaining positive outcomes; and participating in a short mindfulness meditation.

Barbe Ratcliffe has a passion for aging well and optimizing life. She has studied personal optimization for many years and, as a senior citizen, is now enjoying the benefits of her mindfulness practice.

Wanting to share what she has learned and experienced, Barbe facilitates mindfulness courses at the Osher Life-Long Learning Institute at the University of Denver, where she also serves as Executive Director.

We hope you’ll join us! As always, we will finish up with a potluck and social hour, so please bring food and/or drink to share. Blue jeans and casual attire are welcome.

Our current meeting place is 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, 80109, in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church*.

Please arrive by 3:45 p.m. Meetings begin promptly at 4:00 p.m.

To R.S.V.P., simply email Cath Wyngarden cath@cruuc.org.


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