Welcome to this oasis on your journey-
A respite from the chaos of the world
A place where you can rest and be calm
Take in the beauty, the hope, the healing
When life gets hard, return to this oasis
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(photos...thanks to Tracy Mooty, Janet Hagberg)
How Can You Mend A broken Heart? - May 2023
“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” part 1
Stories of 4 ways of mending your broken heart
“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” part 2
Mending the CORE wounds of your broken heart
“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”part 3
Mending from organizational and cultural heartbreaks
“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”part 4
How do I know when I’ve mended my broken heart?
Harvesting my Life - March 2023
One of my wise mentors invited me to reflect on my life. The word harvesting emerged in my
psyche. What did this mean? For me it meant reaping the benefits of my life’s most meaningful,
fruitful, or valuable experiences, people, and events. It’s like reaping the harvest of a field,
separating out the grain from the chaff. But how to do it? I didn’t have the energy to detail my
life chronologically and I was a bit self-conscious about writing a whole story about myself. In
reflection I came up with an alternative option; answering a set of evocative questions and then
naming what I learned from answering them. I include the questions that I chose and a story of
one of the most surprising things I learned. I invite anyone to join me in this harvesting…
Begin this harvest by reflecting on an intriguing question from the this list.. You can start
there. OR you can read these simple guidelines before you begin.
Uncommon Threads - Spring 2022
Uncommon Threads: Conversations of healing and hope because of
mutual interests and evolving friendships across racial barriers. Sponsored by
The Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE)
Joseph Mallard and Janet Hagberg
Links to podcasts - Janet Hagberg and friends
- Critical Journey
- Dialogue with the Wall
- Stages in the life of Faith
- Inner healing while preparing for death
- Poem podcast:
- A Safe Place to talk about race and faith
"Beauty is a thin place, a place in which our souls connect with someone or something beyond us. The human soul is hungry for beauty. Beauty is everywhere."
What is beauty for you?
Where are you seeing it in your life?
How do you feel in the presence of beauty?
See the beauty by clicking here
"Hope is the basic belief in the spark of essential goodness in the world, a core feeling that there is a way out of the darkness, and that the Holy is indeed present despite the prevailing evidence one might have accumulated."
Hope is the other side of despair. It is the twin sister of suffering. It is the belief that there is a bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark.
What gives you hope, like a candle in the dark?
How do you sustain hope when you are in chaos?
How do you provide hope for others?
Experience hope by clicking here
Where I find hope poem
Healing is the experience of being whole and loved despite our life circumstances. We are called to core healing, no matter what our journey."
When we are unhealed, we feel wounded in body, mind or spirit. Everyone suffers, so we all share the experience of brokenness. But what we do with our suffering, what we believe about our suffering and the process we engage in for healing make all the difference. We may not experience a cure, but we have peace of mind and a reconciled heart.
What in your life needs healing?
Do you want to be healed?
What is your belief about your suffering?
How is God involved in your suffering?
Experience healing by clicking here