As we move toward the end of the semester and into the busy winter holiday season, for November's free webinar we'll slow down to sample some forms of meditation that help people of all ages return to a sense of inner peace through deeper connection to oneself, the natural world, and others.
During the webinar, these practices will be offered as forms of self-care for participants. Together we will reflect on how they can be readily translated for children, as well.
Some possibilities we might explore include:
breath & heart meditation
5 senses meditation (a great one to try combined with Sit Spot)
walking meditation / Wander
journeying in an imaginative inner landscape/waterscape
HOW TO PREPARE FOR OUR TIME TOGETHER
McCadden of Honey Sweet Harmony will guide us in this experiential webinar. Please wear comfortable clothing, have warm layers available to put on and go outdoors, and bring water/tea, a candle, matches, journal/notebook/sketchpad, colored pencils and writing pencils.
Continuing the intention of engaging in a process towards diversity, equity, and inclusion, we aim to honor access needs whenever possible. With this in mind, those who are able to join us live for part of the scheduled time, or by phone rather than video, are still warmly encouraged to come! Those who wish to move around, eat, drink, or meet other self-care/household needs during this webinar are free to do so.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Honey Sweet Harmony is an interspecies creativity-catalyzing mentorship constellation. McCadden is the human spokesperson, collaborating with ki’s Service Dogs Wee Sliabh & Pac-ito, and twin feline elders Wyn & Izzy (pronouns ki/singular; kin/plural come from Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass). Together kin are committed to decolonization of dominant cultural patterns, and have decades of experience with all ages from toddlers to seniors as deep nature connection mentors, eco-spiritual healing arts practitioners, ceremony facilitators, grief tenders, threshold guides, and performing artists (storytelling, music, and movement).
Since 1998 kin have taught enrichment programs in a diverse range of public and private schools, camps, community centers, spiritual-based and nature-based organizations. Kin serve as facilitators for ERAFANS webinars, Village Talk (a weekly phone conference for adults committed to nature connection), Music is Medicine Song Circles, Ancestor Suppers, and many more forms of community events inspired by nature’s rhythms.
With fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, the American Institute of Indian Studies, MacArthur Peace Grants, and Foreign Language Area Studies, McCadden has lived in Ireland, India, and Turtle Island (Canada & USA). Ki holds an M.A./A.B.D. in the cultural anthropology of theater and ritual from University of Chicago (language: Hindi-Urdu/हिन्दी-اردو), and a B.A. with honors in comparative literature (Spanish/español) from Hamilton College. Ki is in ongoing helper-mentor relationships with elders from a range of cultural traditions. Honey Sweet Harmony are leaders in Threshold Choir, alumni of Songleader Flight School and Lyndsey Scott’s series **facing white fragility:::: building capacity in song**, and part of Holistic Resistance’s Disrupting Our Whiteness Program.