Sorry, all, for that long absence. Since we last spoke on the blog, the Sixteen Stones crew has been busy with lots of activities. Carrie got married, Wendy has been promoting a new book (The Why of Work – co-authored with her husband, Dave) and Chris had the wedding of a son. We’ve also been busy discussing directions for Sixteen Stones and where we want to spend our efforts.
We are working on our website! That’s good news for any of you who have tried to navigate it in the past few years. We’ve been happy to have a site, but have found it unwieldy and difficult to update on our own. We want a site that’s much more user-friendly, understandable, and continuously updated. Our blog will also find a home there when it’s completed. We’re busily working with a website designer and hope the new site will be up and operational within the next month. When we get it so, you’ll be able to register for seminar/retreats right on the site. We’re excited for that day to come, but like all good things, it takes time to gestate. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s operational.
And the third piece of news is that we’re heading back to Arizona for a seminar/retreat on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The topic will be “Coping with Disappointment and Loss.” The reality is that our mortal lives bring us to times of both disappointment and loss pretty constantly. The job promotion that doesn’t materialize, chronic or terminal illness, infertility, finding myself living a life I don’t want in terms of relationships, marital status, or other difficulties, financial stress, depression, anxiety, loss of confidence in myself, divorce – my own or my parents’ – addiction, mental illness, losses in the extended family – the list can go on and on. This seminar/retreat is intended to build hope, lift spirits, open the way to new perspectives and growth and give us one of those sixteen stones of light in the darkness to help us move forward. The content will be appropriate for all LDS women. We hope you can join us, once again, at the Superstition Springs Golf Club on Baseline Road in east Mesa from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 26. The registration fee is $75 and includes lunch and mid-morning snacks. Comment here or message us on Facebook for a registration form.
We’ve set our calendar for 2011 and you can find it on the current website: www.sixteenstones.net. We hope there’s an offering there that interests you. We’re excited to do more sand tray work, create oases in our busy lives to pause, reflect and rejuvenate.
We hope to see you soon – here on the blog, on Facebook, and, especially, at one of our seminar/retreats. Come join us.