Dumping Ballast

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

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

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

We hope our paths cross soon!

Sunday,
January 7th

Dumping Ballast

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 It’s hard to soar if outdated and limiting beliefs, decisions and reactions are anchoring us firmly to old ways, attitudes and energy levels.”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

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

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

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

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

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

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

‘Gratitudes’

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

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

What are you grateful for today?

Other Details….

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

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

Yoga with Heart!

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

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

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

Christmas Eve Concert

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,
December 24th,
7:30 pm

Christmas Eve Concert

We wanted to remind you that there will be no gathering on the morning ofDecember 24th.  Instead,  we will gather in the evening at 7:30 pm to celebrate the holiday season in a multicultural way with music, poetry, and readings from different traditions.  Myles and Emma Sloniker will be back in town to join us in the music, as will singer Eva Bacmeister, flutist Judi Lucero, and Rabbi Jack Gabriel.  Please join us for this holiday tradition and feel free to bring family and friends!  The concert will last approximately 75 minutes, for those planning other events that evening.  Love offerings/donations to Paths of Heart will be gratefully received.

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

The holiday season is here and we are so grateful to be sharing it with you and to be celebrating almost 4 years as a loving and kind-hearted community!!  Many of us plan holiday and end-of-year giving at this time and we hope if you find value in our Sunday Gatherings and all that Paths of Heart has to offer, that you’ll consider a year-end tax-deductible contribution.  We invite you to contribute through our website,www.pathsofheart.org for your convenience.  Just click on the “donate” tab.  We thank you for your consideration, as we plan next year’s budget and activities.  We hope to expand our invitations to guest musicians and speakers from across the country (and world?!) and to host other events of interest to our community.  A healthy donation record from individual contributors will also help us as we look at applying for public grants this coming year.  Thank you!
On our website you’ll also find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  Stop by for a visit and please share with friends!

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

‘Gratitudes’

Big thanks to Judi Lucero for sharing her musical talents on flute with us again last Sunday and to Iraj Mazaheri for sharing “Oh, Holy Night”.

As this year draws to a close, we are grateful for safe travels, family, and friends, old and new.  We are grateful for the gentle wisdom, knowledge, and playful service we experience each week with you at Paths of Heart, which balances and guides us in love, kindness, and courage as we make our way through challenges.  Onward to new adventures in this sweet season of light and peace!

“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 Lost Get Found

 

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,
December 10th

The Lost Get Found

What a great feeling to be back in the midst of all you wonderful souls!  Last week, we started retracing our steps through Italy with you and we’ll continue on our journey today, with some thoughts on navigation and losing our way….

“Things don’t always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean they still can’t go well.” ~ Lois McElravy, Lessons from Lois

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ~ Douglas Adams

“True navigation begins in the human heart. It’s the most important map of all.” ~ Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

The holiday season is here and we are so grateful to be sharing it with you and to be celebrating almost 4 years as a loving and kind-hearted community!!  Many of us plan holiday and end-of-year giving at this time and we hope if you find value in our Sunday Gatherings and all that Paths of Heart has to offer, that you’ll consider a year-end tax-deductible contribution.  We invite you to contribute through our website,www.pathsofheart.org for your convenience.  Just click on the “donate” tab.  We thank you for your consideration, as we plan next year’s budget and activities.  We hope to expand our invitations to guest musicians and speakers from across the country (and world?!) and to host other events of interest to our community.  A healthy donation record from individual contributors will also help us as we look at applying for public grants this coming year.  Thank you!
On our website you’ll also find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  Stop by for a visit and please share with friends!

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

Christmas Eve –
Sunday, December 24th, 7:30 pm (note time change since last newsletter!)

Instead of our morning “Paths of Heart” Gatheringwe will gather in the evening to celebrate the holiday season in a multicultural way with music, poetry, and readings from different traditions.  Myles and Emma Sloniker will be back in town to join us in the music, as will singer Eva Bacmeister, and other special guests.  Please join us for this holiday tradition and feel free to bring family and friends!

‘Gratitudes’

As this year draws to a close, we are grateful for safe travels, family, and friends, old and new.  We are grateful for the gentle wisdom, knowledge, and playful service we experience each week with you at Paths of Heart, which balances and guides us in love, kindness, and fortitude as we make our way through challenges.  And we again thank you for your love and understanding, which allowed us to so easily take some time apart from our community to tend to family, explore other lands, and recharge amidst our very full and yes, sometimes stressful lives.  Onward to new adventures in this sweet season of light and peace!

“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!) 

Welcome Back!

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,
December 3rd

“Good Reception”

We’re so happy to be back with you all, and have lots of stories to tell about our trip to Italy to visit our daughter, Emma!  There seems to have been an underlying theme to some of our experiences, and Mark will lead us on an entertaining journey describing these incidents with some subsequent insights.  See you Sunday with (jingle) bells on!

“I’ve got a radio that occasionally I listen to. It’s portable. It’s got an antenna. I’ve put a piece of aluminum foil on it that gives me a little bit better reception. And a refrigerator.” ~ Burt Shavitz

“Lux spent the ride dialing the radio for her favorite song. “It makes me crazy,” she said. “You know they’re playing it somewhere, but you have to find it.” ~ Jeffrey Eugenides

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

The holiday season is here and we are so grateful to be sharing it with you and to be celebrating almost 4 years as a loving and kind-hearted community!!  Many of us plan holiday and end-of-year giving at this time and we hope if you find value in our Sunday Gatherings and all that Paths of Heart has to offer, that you’ll consider a year-end tax-deductible contribution.  Several folks have asked about Colorado Gives Day, and though we are not a “big enough” non-profit to participate in their website, we invite you to contribute through our own website, www.pathsofheart.org on this day!  Just click on the “donate” tab.  We thank you for your consideration, as we plan next year’s budget and activities.  We hope to expand our invitations to guest musicians and speakers from across the country (and world?!) and to host other events of interest to our community.  A healthy donation record from individual contributors will also help us as we look at applying for public grants this coming year.  Thank you!
On our website you’ll also find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  Stop by for a visit and please share with friends!

Christmas Eve –
Sunday, December 24th, 7 pm

Instead of our morning “Paths of Heart” Gatheringwe will gather in the evening to celebrate the holiday season in a multicultural way with music, poetry, and readings from different traditions.  Myles and Emma Sloniker will be back in town to join us in the music, as will singer Eva Bacmeister.  Please join us for this holiday tradition and feel free to bring family and friends!

‘Gratitudes’

We are grateful for safe travels, family, and friends, old and new.  We are grateful for the gentle wisdom, knowledge, and playful service we experience each week with you at Paths of Heart, which balances and guides us in love, kindness, and fortitude as we make our way through challenges.  And we again thank you for your love and understanding, which allowed us to so easily take this time apart from our beloved community to tend to family, explore other lands, and recharge amidst our very full and yes, sometimes stressful lives.  Onward to new adventures in this sweet season of light and peace!

“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 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!)