Lessons in Being

“…deeply personal, warm, accessible, and highly readable. I couldn’t put it down.” Margaret B. Guenther


Events


Upcoming Events:

     2 October 2012, 1-2:30 p.m. OR 4 October 2012, 7-8:30 p.m. 
              A Place for Women to Gather (8380 Six Forks Road, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27615--call 919-846-3601
             if you wish to attend)

             Lessons in Simply Being

           
      Hear author and spiritual director Carol Eckerman read from her spiritual memoir, Lessons in Simply
                  Being: Finding the Peace within Tumult
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                  Discuss the book's main themes and participate in a self-reflective writing exercise.

      15 November 2012, 7-8:30 p.m. OR 20 November 2012, 1-2:30 p.m.
              A Place for Women to Gather (8380 Six Forks Road, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27615--call 919-846-3601
             if you wish to attend)
             
              Unexpected Joy

                    Explore in depth Parts I and II of Lessons in Simply Being: Finding the Peace within Tumult.   This
                    portion of the memoir traces her journey from despair to a life of trust, faith, and unexpected joy.
                    Examine with the author how we can discover and honor the "gifts" that exist within times of
                    darkness, and let these "gifts" lead us to places we may never have imagined possible. Engage in
                    a self-reflective exercise and begin to construct your own "gift box."                          

Event Possibilities

I am available to offer presentations to

          Grief recovery groups
          Family support groups for aging and dementia
          Centering Prayer groups 
          Spiritual formation groups
          Church adult education groups
          Book groups
          . . .

Depending on the interests of the group, I will do a reading followed by discussion, suggest a writing exercise, discuss memoir writing, lead contemplative prayer or meditation practices, and/or offer a half-day or day-long retreat.           

Contact me to schedule an event.