‘The Grateful Heart’ with Rabbi Jack!

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,
November 5th

The Grateful Heart

Indeed, our hearts are full to have Rabbi Jack Gabriel with us this Sunday to share his thoughts on gratitude!  Rabbi Jack is a spiritual songwriter and philosopher. He’s taught Kabbalah in many paradises, including Capetown, South Africa, Kailua-Kona, HI, and Sonoma, CA.  Mark and Colleen have known Jack since the 1990’s, and they’ve recorded two of his CD’s with him.  He’s a student and rabbi in the lineage of the great Mystic Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.  Reb Jack is a Child of the Holocaust, born in a refugee camp in Italy.  His objective in life has always been to turn oy into Joy!  Please join us this Sunday for a very special gathering!

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
~Thornton Wilder

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
~ William Arthur Ward

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Saturday, November 4th,
7:30 pm –

“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s “Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life” paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (amount is always up to you!).  We will provide some snacks and refreshments, and you are welcome to bring something to share as well.

**Important Notice** Paths of Heart will have just one Sunday gathering in November, on November 5thColleen and Mark will be taking the rest of the month off to rejuvenate, visit with family, and prepare for new music adventures!  We look forward to gathering again on December 3rd and celebrating the holidays together!  We have so much to be grateful for!

“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’

My goodness, what glorious weather we had for our potluck last week!  It was one of those lovely, everyday miracles, especially considering we had snow and freezing temps the very next day…. 🙂

We are grateful for your understanding as we take some time off this month from our Sunday gatherings.  We encourage you to still gather, in small groups perhaps and at your convenience, to continue spreading joy, love, kindness, and gratitude in your own lives and beyond!  We’ll see you again at ‘Paths of Heart’ on December 3rd!

“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.  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!) 

Dia de los Muertos

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,
October 29th

Dia de los Muertos

As is our tradition each year around the beginning of November, we will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  Originating in Mexico and acknowledged internationally in many other cultures, Día de los Muertos is a lighthearted and joyful celebration in memory of family and friends who have died, traditionally celebrated onNovember 1st and 2nd. We will build an altar, or ofrenda, and invite you to bring photos, keepsakes, or other mementos to honor your loved ones, including beloved pets.  How serendipitous to have “The Frontera Project” as our music guests, featuring Abel Mireles, originally from Mexico, now living in NYC, and Myles Sloniker.  Our monthly potluck is this Sunday,too! See next section for details.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~ Thomas Campbell

“God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.”
~ Author unknown

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”
~ William Penn

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, October 29th –
Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Potluck –

We will create an altar in joyful celebration of our loved ones who have passed.  After our gathering, we’ll have a potluck, hopefully outside!  We’ll provide a variety of beverages.  Please bring a dish to share and your own, reusable plates and utensils.  We aim for near zero waste at our potlucks!

Saturday, November 4th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (you choose what’s right for you!).  We will provide some snacks and refreshments, and you are welcome to bring something to share as well.

**Important Notice**  Paths of Heart will have just one Sunday gathering in November, on November 5th.  Colleen and Mark will be taking the rest of the month off to rejuvenate, visit with family, and prepare for new music adventures!  We look forward to gathering again in December and celebrating the holidays together!  We have so much to be grateful for! 

“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 to have Myles and Abel with us this week, creating beautiful music together!

“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.  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!) 

Seaworthy

 

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,
October 22nd

Seaworthy

Do you sometimes feel ‘lost at sea’, unable to ‘weather the storm’?  This Sunday, we’ll explore these metaphors (and more!) and examine our seaworthiness in this vast journey oflife!

“The time is right to sail tonight…you are seaworthy.” ~ Mark Sloniker

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

“Like when a boat weathers a storm, how might your relationships differ if conflict represented the test of a bond and an opportunity to strengthen the connection? How would the captain glean information about the boat’s seaworthiness if he left it docked in the harbor every time the ocean got a little rough?” ~ Bridgett Ross

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Tuesday, October 24th –
Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with The Frontera Project, featuring NY musicians Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass. This will be their first stop before continuing their tour in Texas and Mexico.  Mark Sloniker will be joining them on piano, with other special guests.  Start time is 7 pm.  $20 suggested donation (pay what feels right to you).  We’ll have a short intermission with snacks and refreshments ~ bring something to share if you can (though not required).

Sunday, October 29th –
Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Potluck –

As is our tradition, we will create an altar in joyful celebration of our loved ones who have passed.  After our gathering, we’ll have a potluck, hopefully outside!

Saturday, November 4th –
Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts ofTeresa’s paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (amount is always up to you!).  We will provide some snacks and refreshments, and you are welcome to bring something to share as well.

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’

What a joy to have Judi Lucero playing flute with Mark again last week!  And hasn’t the weather been divine this week?  Always so much to be grateful for!

“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 oftopics 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!) 

Keeping it Positive!

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,
October 15th

B+

Colleen loves her blood type, as it reminds her to Be Positive! This Sunday we’ll discuss how we can remain upbeat in a world that sometimes wants to convince us otherwise!

“Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.” ~ Stephen Richards

“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?” ~ C. Joybell C.

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Tuesday, October 24th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with The Frontera Project, featuring NY musicians Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass. This will be their first stop before continuing their tour in Texas and Mexico.  Mark Sloniker will be joining them on piano, with other special guests.  Start time is 7 pm. $20 suggested donation (pay what feels right to you).

Sunday, October 29th –
Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Potluck –

As is our tradition, we will create an altar in joyful celebration of our loved ones who have passed.  After our gathering, we’ll have a potluck, hopefully outside!

Saturday, November 4th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (amount is always up to you!).

“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’

“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. 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 Human Touch

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,
October 8th

The Human Touch

As often happens, our Sunday conversations get so juicy that we don’t get to everything we intended to cover!  Such was the case last week, when we ran out of time for Mark to share an insightful NY Times article with us about friends with (health) benefits!  So that’s where we’ll start this week, talking about human connections.  We’ll also explore the human/animal bond in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. 

“The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.” ~ Dean Ornish

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”  🙂  ~ A.A. Milne

“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self.  And only through working on the self can we begin to embrace our connectedness to others.” ~ Harriet Goldhor Lerner

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Tuesday, October 24th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with The Frontera Project, featuring NY musicians Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass. This will be their first stop before continuing their tour in Texas and Mexico.  Mark Sloniker will be joining them on piano, with other special guests. Start time is 7 pm.  $20 suggested donation (pay what feels right to you).

Sunday, October 29th –
Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Potluck –

As is our tradition, we will create an altar in joyful celebration of our loved ones who have passed.  After our gathering, we’ll have a potluck, hopefully outside!

Saturday, November 4th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (amount is always up to you!).

“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’

What a delight to have Judi Lucero playing flute with us last week!  
We are also grateful for the window of wonderful weather that graced our potluck!  Rain in the morning and quite a storm in the later afternoon, but right as we were breaking bread together, we were dry and comfortable in the backyard, watching painted ladies dance around the mums!

“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!) 

At-one-ment and Belonging

 

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,
October 1st

There are so many things we’ve been thinking about this week (!), but 2 of them are this concept of “At-one-ment” and the other is our sense of “Belonging”.  We hope you’ll add to the conversation as we discuss….and we hope you’ll stay afterwards for our potluck,which was postponed from last week!  The weather forecast looks pretty good so far…

“At-onement achieves atonement. Because, in order to achieve atonement we must first arrive at onement….On Yom Kippur we embrace our essence with that Essence Within and Beyond. And we say to one another, ‘The dance may be faulty, but the hearts are one.’ There is no longer “should”. There is “is”. All is forgiven. At onement. ~  Tzvi Freeman

“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging does not require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”
~ Brené Brown

“When you are ready to match your situation to your soul, you will find that you feel a new sense of harmony and increasingly connected to the ebb and flow of the universe.” ~ Madisyn Taylor

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Sunday, October 1st –
The weather forecast looks much better today for our monthly potluck!  Bring a yummy dish to share and your own washable plate and utensils.  We’ll provide various beverages.

Tuesday, October 24th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with The Frontera Project, featuring NY musicians Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass.  This will be their first stop before continuing their tour in Texas and Mexico.  Mark Sloniker will be joining them on piano, with other special guests.  Start time is 7 pm. $20 suggested donation (pay what feels right to you).

Saturday, November 4th –
“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (amount is always up to you!).

“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 grateful for the moisture we are receiving these days – always a wonderful thing in Colorado!  We are affirming sun and warmth for our potluck, though…  🙂

“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!) 

Fall’s Superfecta!

 

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 24th

While glancing at the calendar on Thursday we couldn’t help noticing the cluster of awesomeness occurring Wednesday through Friday: Rosh Hashana,  Muharram, The International Day of Peace, and the Autumnal Equinox!!  Let’s celebrate and breathe in wisdom from all these peaceful, diverse, and colorful new beginnings together this Sunday – Fall’s Superfecta! Singer/songwriter Megan Bee from Athens, OH will be our featured music guest.

**Important Note**: with the weather forecast calling for a plunge in temperatures and steady rain, we’ve decided to postpone our scheduled potluck till next week. Surely there will be some more warm days ahead, right?

As long as the candle is still burning, it is still possible to accomplish and to mend. – Rabbi Yisrael Salanter

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~ author unknown

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” ~ Henri Nouwen

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

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.  **We have postponed the potluck till next week!**

Sunday, October 1st – Let’s try again for our monthly potluck!  Bring a yummy dish to share and your own washable plate and utensils.  We’ll provide various beverages.

“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 “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 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 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!)