Find resilience, compassion and empowerment in troubled times!
How can you respond to today’s challenges and continue your work in the world without burning out, numbing out or losing heart? You can choose to practice Active Hope, a way of living with purpose to help bring about the kind of world for which you hope. This interactive weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) is based on The Work that Reconnects, developed by Joanna Macy, author, eco-philosopher and activist. It will help you transform fear and despair into inspiration and empowerment. Experience the healing power of gratitude, find compassion in honoring your pain for the world, embrace your connections with each other and all life on this planet, and realize your potential to make a difference! This retreat includes experiential practices, time outdoors, movement, song, inspirational readings and simple rituals. It’s engaging, it’s invigorating and it gives you tools for dealing with the challenges of living in difficult times!
Facilitator Kathleen Rude, a life-long environmentalist mentored by Joanna Macy, conducts retreats on environmental and social change, as well as spirituality and healing. A healer and ceremonial leader, she offers sweat lodge and seasonal fire ceremonies. She also is an environmental writer and advocate with a master’s degree in natural resources.