The Wow of Now!

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!

Sunday,
September 17th

This Sunday we’re explore the joy of seizing the moment and really living fully in the present. Colleen has some stories to tell about her adventures last week, and I’m sure we all have inspiring wisdom on this topic!  We’re also delighted to have Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeisterjoining us in joyous music this morning!

“Life doesn’t always carry forward on an even keel…. but there’s an offset to fears of the unknown and all their uncertainties and that offset is to take unflappable pleasure in the moment.”
~ David Crosson (Colleen’s cousin)

“You can’t stop the future
You can’t rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
…is to press play.” ~ Jay Asher

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”
~ Steve Maraboli

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, September 17th – Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will be our featured music guests, in from NYC!

Saturday, September 23rd – “Paths of Heart Presents”Megan Bee as part of our ongoing house concert series.  http://www.meganbeemusic.com/

Sunday, September 24th – Megan Bee will be our featured music guest at Paths of Heart, and we’ll also have our monthly potluck!

Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

We are so grateful for your ongoing financial support which allows our “Pathsof Heart” gatherings to continue and thrive.  As always, at least 10% of your offerings are passed on to other non-profits and organizations that align with our vision and mission to serve with compassion, kindness, joy, and love. Our most recent recipients are:
Peace Circles, LLC
Amnesty International
Children International
ShelterBox USA

If you have a suggestion for an organization to donate to, please let us know!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

Embracing the Flow of Change

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!

Sunday,
September 10th

This Sunday we’re embracing change as we embrace our dear friend Michelle who is embarking on a new path in Hawaii!  We sure will miss her!  We’ve also just said ‘Arrivederci’ to Emma Sloniker who will be in Italy for several months.  Change can bring a myriad of feelings from joy, to trepidation, to excitement, to sorrow.  The key is to embrace change and go with the flow – sometimes easier said than done!  Let’s share our experiences as we give Michelle a loving send-off!

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” ~ C. Joy Bell

“You can’t stop the future
You can’t rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
…is to press play.” ~ Jay Asher

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~ Lao Tzu

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, September 17th – Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will be our featured music guests, in from NYC!

Saturday, September 23rd – “Paths of Heart Presents”Megan Bee as part of our ongoing house concert series.  http://www.meganbeemusic.com/

Sunday, September 24th – Megan Bee will be our featured music guest at Paths of Heart, and we’ll also have our monthly potluck!

Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

We are so grateful for your ongoing financial support which allows our “Pathsof Heart” gatherings to continue and thrive.  As always, at least 10% of your offerings are passed on to other non-profits and organizations that align with our vision and mission to serve with compassion, kindness, joy, and love. Our most recent recipients are:
Peace Circles, LLC
Amnesty International
Children International
ShelterBox USA

If you have a suggestion for an organization to donate to, please let us know!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

The Path of Resilience

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!

Sunday,
September 3rd

Resilience is this week’s topic.  We see it all around us, perhaps the latest example being the many brave souls affected by Hurricane Harvey.  How is it that we can sometimes more easily recover from adversity, while other times we struggle?  What are your “coping mechanisms” when you’re in the thick of it?  How do you “bounce back”?

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces” ~ Shane Koyczan

“Natural disasters bring out the worst of Mother Nature but the best of humanity.” ~ Erin Canty, Upworthy

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ~ Jodi Picoult

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”~  Helen Keller

“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.”~ Yasmin Mogahed

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, September 17th – Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will be our featured music guests, in from NYC!

Saturday, September 23rd – “Paths of Heart Presents” Megan Bee as part of our ongoing house concert series.  http://www.meganbeemusic.com/

Sunday, September 24th – Megan Bee will be our featured music guest at Paths of Heart, and we’ll also have our monthly potluck!

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

Many thanks to Pat Kendall for presenting and leading our discussion last Sunday!  This thing we do just keeps getting better and better…

We are so grateful for your ongoing financial support which allows our “Paths of Heart” gatherings to continue and thrive.  As always, at least 10% of your offerings are passed on to other non-profits and organizations that resonate with our vision and mission to serve with compassion, kindness, joy, and love. Our most recent recipients are:
Peace Circles, LLC
Amnesty International
Children International
ShelterBox USA

If you have a suggestion for an organization to donate to, please let us know!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

Aging with Grace and Ease

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!

Sunday,
August 27th

Pat Kendall will lead a discussion on “Aging Gracefully”.  She notes that it isn’t just the “seniors” who might consider this: we are all aging.
“Every one of us woke up this morning a day older.  In our youth-worshiping culture, the question seldom seems to get asked:  Did we also wake up a day wiser?  A day more flexible, more compassionate, more conscious, more patient, more joyfully human and divine — just from having lived another day?  And if not, would we like to do that tomorrow?  What would it take to age gracefully all the days of our life?”  Join us for what promises to be a lively (and ageless!) conversation!

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“Youth.  I don’t seek it through another because I have it within; it’s a state of mind, a spirit that is free, and a mind that is playful. The shell of my being is altered by the effects of time, but nothing will tarnish a soul that will never forget what its like to experience creation with endless wonder and appreciation. Each time I see the first snowfall of the season I feel it’s the first time I’ve seen it at all.”
~ Donna Lynn Hope

“The older I get, the less I know. It’s wonderful–it makes the world so spacious.” ~ Swami Chetanananda

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Monday, August 28th – Our “movie night” will feature a “Tour of Italy” photo show presentation by Terry Bieritz, highlighting the Italy trip that he and Serena recently enjoyed.  Details on time and place are available at our Sunday gathering.

Sunday, September 17th – Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will be our featured music guests, in from NYC!

Saturday, September 23rd – “Paths of Heart Presents”Megan Bee as part of our ongoing house concert series.  http://www.meganbeemusic.com/

Sunday, September 24th – Megan Bee will be our featured music guest at Paths of Heart.

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

Another wonderful potluck!  Grateful for this awesome community of loving spirits!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

Potluck this Sunday!

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!

Sunday,
August 20th

We’ve had numerous conversations this week about the different ways people handle challenging situations and emotions in their lives. There is certainly lots of anger and frustration milling about in response to national and world events; the unease is palpable.  How do we respond to violence and hate?  Colleen has had several lively discussions of late about being “for” something as opposed to “against” its opposite.  Is it merely semantics?  Or is there something to the “law of attraction”?  We know you have ideas!  Let’s help one another navigate the darkness…

“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Loving people live in a loving world.  Hostile people live in a hostile world.  But it’s the same world.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion, but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.” ~ Abraham-Hicks

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, August 20th – Today is our monthly potluck. Community sure feels more and more important these days in this uncertain world.  Please come hang with us in the backyard after our gathering for good food and conversation (good medicine!).  Bring a dish to share as well as your own washable plates and utensils.  We’ll have cups, napkins, and a variety of beverages.

Sunday, August 27th –
Pat Kendall will lead a discussion on“Aging Gracefully”. She notes that it isn’t just the “seniors” who might consider this: we are all ageing.
“Every one of us woke up this morning a day older.  In our youth-worshiping culture, the question seldom seems to get asked:  Did we also wake up a day wiser?  A day more flexible, more compassionate, more conscious, more patient, more joyfully human and divine — just from having lived another day?  And if not, would we like to do thattomorrow?  What would it take to age gracefully all the days of our life?”  Join us for what promises to be a lively (and ageless!) conversation!

Monday, August 28th – Our “movie night” will feature a “Tour of Italy” photo show presentation by Terry Bieritz, highlighting the Italy trip that he and Serena recently enjoyed.  Details on time and place are available at our Sunday gathering.

Sunday, September 17th – Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will be our featured music guests, in from NYC!

Saturday, September 23rd – “Paths of Heart Presents”Megan Bee as part of our ongoing house concert series.  http://www.meganbeemusic.com/

Sunday, September 24th – Megan Bee will be our featured music guest at Paths of Heart.

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

It was wonderful to have Judi Lucero back with us, playing her flute!  Thank you, Judi, for the music that you are!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

Bodhichitta

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!

Sunday,
August 13th

Mark shared a book with us last week that he’s been reading lately, called “The Places That Scare You” by Pema Chödrön.  In it, she shares a concept called Bodhichitta, which she admits is not so easy to translate, but can be understood and observed in various ways and felt through actions and emotions such as compassion, open-heartedness, tenderness, sadness, empathy, and love.  It is our “soft spot, a place as vulnerable and tender as an open wound.”This Sunday we’ll explore how we can awaken our own bodhichitta, to “inspire and support us in good times and bad.”

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed.  This is ancient and eternal law.” ~ The Buddha

“In other traditions, demons are expelled externally.  But in my tradition demons are accepted with compassion.” ~ Machik Labdrön

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, August 20th –Our next monthly potluck!

Sunday, August 27th – Pat Kendall will lead a discussion on “Aging Gracefully”. She notes that it isn’t just the “seniors” who might consider this: we are all ageing!
“Every one of us woke up this morning a day older.  In our youth-worshiping culture, the question seldom seems to get asked:  Did we also wake up a day wiser?  A day more flexible, more compassionate, more conscious, more patient, more joyfully human and divine — just from having lived another day?  And if not, would we like to do thattomorrow?  What would it take to age gracefully all the days of our life?”  Join us for what promises to be a lively (and ageless!) conversation!

Monday, August 28th – Our “movie night” will feature a “Tour of Italy” photo show presentation by Terry Bieritz, highlighting the Italy trip that he and Serena recently enjoyed.  Details on time and place are available at ourSunday gathering.  We’ll also send out a separate invite to all newsletter subscribers.

Sunday, September 17th – Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will be our featured music guests, in from NYC!

Saturday, September 23rd – “Paths of Heart Presents”Megan Bee as part of our ongoing house concert series.  http://www.meganbeemusic.com/

Sunday, September 24th – Megan Bee will be our featured music guest at Paths of Heart.

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

The Tapestry of Life

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!

Sunday,
August 6th

This Sunday, we consider the tapestry of our lives – how we are woven together in a seemingly random (but is it, really?), yet beautifully (sometimes agonizingly) diverse and colorful array of circumstances, events, people, choices, consequences….
We welcome your stories and insights!

“As I look back at the entire tapestry of my life, I can see from the perspective of the present moment that every aspect of my life was necessary and perfect.  Each step eventually led to a higher place, even though these steps often felt like obstacles or painful experiences.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread
is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another
thread and held and carried by a hundred others.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“Each of us has a purpose for living beyond our own survival and
pleasure.  Every individual is like a thread in a beautiful tapestry
with a vital contribution to make, not only to the sustenance of
life as we know it, but in the creation and development of more
beneficial expressions of life.” ~ John Marks Templeton

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Monday, August 28th – Our “movie night” will feature a slide show presentation by Terry Bieritz of the Italy trip that he and Serena recently enjoyed.  Details on time and place will be available at our Sunday gathering.

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters (with a place for comments), a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

Where the Wild Things Are

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!

Sunday,
July 30th

This Sunday, we delve into our relationships with other creatures with which we share this precious earth.  As humans, we tend to separate ourselves from other species, seeing ourselves as more “highly developed” or above others in the the animal kingdom.  But is that really so? Let’s explore our interrelatedness and how other animals profoundly affect our lives.

“Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.” ~ Ingrid Newkirk

“To be human does not mean to have fled animality, but on the contrary to live within it and to let it live within us…we are animals and animals are us.” ~ Dominique Lestel

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts. ~  D. H. Lawrence

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters (with a place for comments), a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

What a joy it is to break bread together at our (mostly) monthly potlucks!  Thanks to the all who joined us, brought yummy dishes, and helped with clean-up.  It was a glorious afternoon!

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

Summertime, and the livin’ is….poetic!

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!

Sunday,
July 23rd

Thank you for your patience while we got things back on an even keel at Paths of Heart.  You’ll be happy to hear the new air conditioning has been installed! There are still other repairs to be done after our lightning strike, but we’re far enough along to feel comfortable hosting our gatherings again.  As we ease back in, we thought it’d be fun to do another“Poetry Sunday”. What’s up for you this summer?  Share your thoughts with a poem of your own making or choosing.  It’s Potluck Sunday as well, so we hope you can join us in the backyard after our gathering. Bring a dish to share and your own re-usable/washable plates and utensils (we aim for near zero waste).  We’ll provide napkins, cups, and a variety of beverages.  Welcome home!

“”The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.” ~ James Gates Percival

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” ~ William Wordsworth

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.” ~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Potluck this Sunday, July 23rd

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters (with a place for comments), a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

We are so grateful that, even with the damage incurred with our lightning strike, that no one was injured and we still had a house to come home to (we weren’t even there when it happened!).
When all is said and done, it’s really just an inconvenience, and there is SO much to be grateful for…always.

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!) 

Reminder! No “Paths of Heart” Gathering this Sunday, 7/16

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!

Sunday,
July 16th

We apologize for having to cancel again so soon!  Those of you who gathered with us this morning heard about our “unexpected” lightning strike at “Paths of Heart Heartquarters”!  Colleen and Emma leave tonight for gigs and fun on the East Coast, and Mark will stay in Fort Collins, meeting with contractors, etc. throughout the week to assess and repair the damage.  We’re giving him Sunday off at the end of what will surely be a very busy week.  See you on the 23rd, and we’ll celebrate with a potluck in the backyard!

“Every test in our life makes us bitter or better.  Every problem comes to make us or break us.  The choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious.” ~ author unknown

“The difference between school and life?  In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ~ Tom Bodett

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

**Important Note**:  “Paths of Heart” will not meet on Sunday, July 16thHave a wonderful couple of weeks!

Next potluck – July 23rd

“Paths of Heart” Website Stop by for a visit! www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters (with a place for comments), a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.

‘Gratitudes’

We are so grateful that, even with the damage incurred with our lightning strike, no one was injured and we still had a house to come home to (we weren’t even there when it happened!).
When all is said and done, it’s really just an inconvenience, and there is SO much to be grateful for…always.

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 (we are taking a break on Saturdays through the summer).  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!)