Conversation is about hearing and being heard. It’s also about permission and possibility.
When we sit in conversation, we open ourselves up to each other. We offer permission to share thoughtful ideas and opinions which in turn provide possibility; for a shift, an epiphany, a soul stir, or a heart change.
Conversation Circle is an invitation to connect to community and share in the dialogue, welcomed by Linda Hunter of Living and Dying with Grace and hosted by yoUnlimited.
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The Circle is a chance to be curious, to think beyond what’s known, to question, to challenge and to learn. Each time we meet, our Circle will include a new topic and use a format, adapted from Jean Shinoda Bolen’s book ‘The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World’
- One person speaks at a time (respect the talking piece)
- Speak and listen from the heart and with respect
- Welcome diverse points of view and listen without judgement
- Offer experience rather than advice
- Share what is personal not what is private
- Honour confidentiality
Circles will be 90 minutes long and include an opening meditation, a 15 minute speak on the topic, suggested conversation starters, and small group discussions.
Resources from Previous Conversation Circles
We hope you will feel welcome to join us and to bring along a spirit that needs to speak or a heart that needs to hear.
Please register below to join us to discuss ‘Dying to Talk – A conversation around doing death better’
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: November 18, 2018
Dying To Talk is a conversation worth having, and we will have it, but it will have to wait until the New Year. So many are interested and want to attend, but with this seasonal and busy time of year, one that is filled with so many opportunities, many are not able to be with us on Monday, November 19th.
So, we have decided to postpone the yoUnlimited Conversation Circle scheduled for tomorrow, to allow for all those who have shown an interest, including you, to join us at a later date. Everything happens in the perfect moment, so we hope you will be able to make it on Thursday, January, the 31st. Please register below,.
And while you are waiting, check out the Deathly Matters Conference, on May 25th, 2019, where we will continue to connect in conversation with community. Reach out to Linda Hunter with any questions or if you would like more information, at email@example.com.
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov
the times they are a changing…
- In June of 2018, it was reported that the number of Canadians choosing medically assisted death (MAID) jumped 30% with 1,523 medically assisted deaths.
- In 2016, B.C. was ranked as the highest province in Canada with 188 medically assisted deaths (MAID) recorded, of which 77 were on Vancouver Island, more than any other region in B.C.
- The cremation rate is fast approaching 70% in Canada
- Death Doulas are part of an emerging trend to reclaim death and provide guidance at end of life
- There is a movement afoot to ‘bring death home ‘with an increasing interest in home funerals.
We invite you into the Circle to chat about Death and Dying and to open a conversation about how we might all ‘do death better”.
The fact is that no one gets out alive, and while the circumstances may not be entirely within out control, more than we imagine is often possible. Let’s explore the options together.
Arrive with a curious mind and an open heart.
Leave with a better understanding and additional resources to keep the conversation going.
Please register in advance with the form below as seating is limited. A financial contribution for space rental and tea can be made at the event. Remaining proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization.
|Linda Hunter has spent more than 35 joy filled years as an independent writer, published author, and professional event planner. Dedicated to service and open to possibility, she aspires to walk a path of grace.
Linda can be found blogging at Living with Grace, where she speaks about her philosophy on life and love. Her newest blog, entitled “LOVING LARGE, living small” will launch in 2018 and will introduce readers to her latest adventure, communal living; creating a future shared life with her husband and grown children in Shirley, BC.
Linda’s passion for life also includes volunteering in Palliative Care at Saanich Peninsula Hospital and as an active member of the Victoria Holistic Death Care Community. You can find out more about her work around end of life and honouring our life’s journey at Dying with Grace.
“We’re all just walking each other home” – Ram Dass
Linda Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org | www.livingwithgrace.ca | www.dyingwithgrace.ca