***Please note your calendars: our meetings have changed to the March 15th and 29th THIS MONTH! 12:30-1:30 p.m. ***
TOPIC: "When is Enough, ENOUGH? Wants vs. Needs"
"To live content with small means;
To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich;
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages with an open heart;
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry, never.
To let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common,
This is to be my symphony. " by William Henry Channing.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions.
The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. Globally, the average is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop under 2 tons by 2050.
Lowering individual carbon footprints from 16 tons to 2 tons doesn’t happen overnight! By making small changes to our actions, like eating less meat, taking less connecting flights and line drying our clothes, we can start making a big difference.
Calculate your Carbon Footprint, at: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/carbon-footprint-calculator/
The Sunday womens' group is meeting this Sunday, February 23, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. upstairs in Founder's House. Topic: Resilience in an Unpredictable World, with focus on our roles as women and society. From Katie Mack: I am suggesting a very short podcast to start us off: Rick Hanson, "Building Resilience Muscles". I accessed it through You Tube. Dr. Hanson gives an introduction to the cognitive aspects of developing resilience,and the "intramuscular muscles" we can strengthen.
Here as well is a reading: https://www.success.com/rohn-7-traits-of-the-most-resilient-people/
I'd like to suggest the following sequence:
1. Introductions and check-in.
2. Review of some resilience strategies in the Pod cast and our own.
3. Being mindful of taking turns and not interrupting or offering advice without permission.
4. And as always...Confidentiality: "What is said here, stays here."
This is a potluck Sunday, so fix your plate and join us!
BUUF WOMEN'S FORUM: this Sunday, February 9, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Upstairs in Founder's House. Bring your own snack/lunch if you choose.
Come join in a discussion regarding various topics related to Women's Issues. The group is open, and on a drop-in basis. All ages, All are welcome.
We will continue our discussion from last session about making a daily appointment with yourself for some "Me Time". Write it on your calendar; use your cell to remind you, or other apps. Arrangements for child care are not finalized yet.
Contact for further info: Katie Mack, firstname.lastname@example.org (No session if Church Services are canceled due to weather. )
p.s. My book, Circle of Stones, was lent out. Forgive me, I am not sure who has it, but please return so I can use next time. Thanks. Katie
A small group of us met today after Sunday Service on January 19th and were able to discuss what each person hoped for with the group. The group of interested women are of all ages. We made a few decisions.
1. The BUUF WOMEN'S FORUM will meet 2x/month- the 2nd and 4th Sundays, after Church Service. On the 4th Sunday, we will attend Serendipity pot luck and meet immediately after. We will be meeting in Founders House, either downstairs or upstairs.
2. This is an OPEN GROUP and attendance is not mandatory. Each session will include a separate topic, so that all might join-in at any meeting.
3. Our first meeting is NEXT SUNDAY, January 26- upstairs in Founders House after the potluck lunch, or bring a plate upstairs.
4. ": Self-nurture in an Overextended Lifestyle". We will discuss the following:
a. Describe yourself with 10 Adjectives that do not involve roles you have with other persons (not wife, mother, partner, teacher etc. ) ;
b. What are 3 nuggets of wisdom that you would offer our younger women of today regarding the topic.
A handout from the book Circle of Stones, Judith Duerk, was circulated.
Questions! Contact Katie Mack at email@example.com.
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