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The Power of Community and Cultivating Joy



Some folks from our tribe again came together for our monthly group call; in this fragmented world, we deeply appreciate our ongoing opportunity for support and connection. A number of our members are experiencing significant transition, which makes the stability of our RCR community even more sacred. It is a privilege to be part of a group conversation that is focused on authentic Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash expression and organic support. We are grateful.


This week, after a few minutes of mindfully grounding into the moment, folks shared challenges, personal learnings, book quotes, and more. We discussed the importance of cultivating playfulness as a way to bring intention into our day and joy into our lives, and shared simple ways to do so.


We hope you join the revolution to play and find joy in whatever ways suit you. Some of us are dancing in the kitchen, others rolling around with the dog and others are trying out things they haven’t in years. Find things that make you laugh out loud and invite others to join. Be playful. Cultivate joy. Heal old wounds and let greater love in.


To help with this process, we want to share a brief video with a very simple tool for resetting the vagus nerve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFV0FfMc_uo (this practitioner has several videos on helping soothe stress with a vagus nerve reset, so we hope you find one that fits for you!)

Other resources shared include:

  • Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids by Mona Delahooke

  • The Poetry of Self-Compassion by David Whyte

  • A quote: “When we heal, we are letting go of old beliefs, letting go of our bodies and surrendering ourselves to the power of Nature to heal us in its own fashion. When we heal we let go of the need to understand. “

  • And another quote: “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what became of it.” ~ Memories of a Geisha


Our next alumni connection call is set for Labor day, 4pm pacific. If you are already part of the RCR community (by having attended one of our retreats), please join us!


If you haven’t yet joined, please see our upcoming retreats; we promise to let Nature inspire, the group to bring joy, and your soul to speak :).


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