Dumping Ballast

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful; in a word, more alive. ~ Alice Waters

Welcome to Paths of Heart“- a high spirited, heart-centered community where we gather together in music, poetry, commentary, and dialogue to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love – in our own lives and throughout the world.  Paths of Heart is a 501(c)(3) Human Services/Educational non-profit organization that uses the arts, especially, to encourage and propel seekers of a better, more peaceful world to find ways to serve, while becoming more kind and compassionate human beings.

We welcome you as we collectively and individually explore the sweet mysteries of life – this is an invitation into co-creation! Our gatherings are most every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 117 Evans Drive in north Fort Collins. Childcare is available (please let us know ahead of time so we can make arrangements).

We hope our paths cross soon!

January 7th

Dumping Ballast

Pat Kendall, Ph.D., a healing practitioner with LifePath Consulting, will be sharing her ideas on a process we might find useful as we “intention into” 2018.  In a recent blog post, Pat writes, “So often our intentions and promises to ourselves for the year ahead feel more like weights than wings….What if that weighed-down feeling comes from trying to rise up, to add new behaviors, new regimens, new changes, without dropping any of the old ballast that’s keeping us grounded? It’s hard to soar if outdated and limiting beliefs, decisions and reactions are anchoring us firmly to old ways, attitudes and energy levels.”  Pat will be sharing tools we can use to dump some of our old, limiting beliefs that may be weighing us down.  Let’s all soar in 2018!

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” ~ Richard Bach

“There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.” ~ Carl Sandburg

“It’s only out of reach when you choose to keep your feet flat on the floor.” ~ Lana M. H. Wilder

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

We invite you to visit our website, www.pathsofheart.org. There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, a photo gallery, and a “donate” button, for those who prefer to donate with a credit card .  Big thanks to those that made end of year donations online!  Stop by for a visit and please share with friends!

Paths of Heart participated in Colorado Gives Day by contributing to the following organizations:  Hearts and Horses, Lincoln Center Support League, 3Hopeful Hearts, and The Sustainable Living Association.  Other recent recipients of Paths’ (your) generosity also include Realities for Children, Children International, Create Places, and Trees, Water, and People.  We are doing our part to change lives locally and internationally!


We are grateful for this past year and all it brought, including many new kind-hearted souls to Paths of Heart.  Welcome to our community!  We are excited to see what fascinating adventures 2018 has for us all…. 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley 

What are you grateful for today?

Other Details….

If this has been forwarded to you by a friend and you would like to join us, we encourage you to add your name to our newsletter list, as schedules do occasionally change,and we like to keep you informed of topics and special events as well. Just visit our website www.pathsofheart.org and click the newsletter sign-up link. If you know of other interested and kind-hearted souls, please refer them to our website, or they may also contact us by email: info@pathsofheart.org or by phone: 970-484-9600, to learn more about our organization. Thanks! 

CAR-EOGRAPHY *  You may park in the driveway, as well as diagonally along the north side of our property.  Should those areas become full, please park out on Hwy 1, which has plenty of space and a nice wide shoulder.  Please watch for cars as you are exiting and entering your vehicle, though! The carport area is reserved for folks with special parking needs. Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that you kindly refrain from parking on Evans Drive beyond our property line. Car pooling is encouraged.  We also have a bike rack for cyclists!

Yoga with Heart!

We do yoga here in our “community space” on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All levels are welcome to participate.  Let us know if you’re interested in joining this heart centered practice!

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi

Please note, we are a “remove your shoes upon entering” household (what better way to bare our “souls”…!).  Feel free to bring slippers or thick socks for your comfort (and we always have extras!) 

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