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In this Newsletter...

Centre Events:  Toronto 
1. Growing in Self-Love conversation with Susan Vaughan (Sat Dec 3, 10 am)
2. Your Soul's Journey meditation + reflections with Sue Vandittelli  (Sat Dec17, 10 am)


Growing our Work/Business:  Online
1. Jobs: Director, Philanthropy (closes Nov 28) + Chaplain/Spiritual Care positions
    + Many More: A full page of Links 
- Various sources
2. 
How to speak so that people want to listen by Julian Treasure - TED.com
3. Relational Presence: A different way of speaking by Lee Glickstein
4. FINALLY!!!!@#$%^&*): the birth of a new work - from Angela Hryniuk
5. The tricky relationship between your heart & your brain - upworthy.com/AwkwardYeti

Events in Our Network & Others:  Vancouver & Online
1. Wisdom, Worth & Aging: A WISE Circle (New Westminster, Sat Dec3) - from Gloria McArter 
2. Compassionate Practices in Trying Circumstances (online Dec8) - CharterforCompassion
3. Workplace Wellness Ambassador Certification Program (starts Feb2017) - KellyWellness

Resources:  Online
1. Stop Working On Yourself & Start Growing in a Deeper Way - PsychologyToday.com
2. Can a Relationship Survive When One Partner Is More Spiritually Evolved? - Chopra Center
3. The Top 5 Regrets of Midlife Professionals by Kathy Caprino - from LinkedIn
4. One-Second Meditation by Mingyur Rinpoche - from Ellen Hayakawa
5. Five tips and a Prayer on Money - from a blog by Sarah Yip (courtesy Angela Hryniuk)
6. Nov.28 only: 50% Off All Online Products from Hay House

(Post-Election) Coping, Reflection & Inspiration:  Online
1. 10 ways to Cope with What Just Happened by Fran Korten, Yesmagazine.org
2. After election, faith leaders seek spaces for healing - Christian Science Monitor
3. How do we respond? One small gesture... of going high instead of low   
4. Presence: An unconventional meaning of "forgiveness"
- by Eckhart Tolle
5. "When you love something, you grant it soul..." - by Richard Rohr
6. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen - sung by K.D. Lang
7. A Wedding Hallelujah - by Father Ray Kelly (another way of doing our work differently ;) 

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P.S. If you have difficulty with any links, email us at info@spiritualityatwork.org 
To share YOUR Events, Activities, News or Ideas, email us at: info@spiritualityatwork.org

Centre Events:  Toronto

Our new monthly series:
Growing in Self-Love with Susan Vaughan
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Saturday, Dec 3, 10 a.m.
“Staying” When It Gets Hard
“She learned to stop walking out on herself. To stop letting herself down. So she stayed when it got hard. She believed in her own capacity to rise and she saw it happen.” ~Rebecca Ray
This morning we'll explore: When and how do we leave ourselves... and how can we raise our capacity to stay present (and deeply Love ourselves) when life gets hard?
Location: St. Andrew's United Church, Toronto 
More information here
Saturday, Dec 17th - 10 a.m.

Your Soul’s Journey:
Meditation & Soulful Conversations

Join us for a morning of reflection, meditation and conversation. Led by Sue Vandittelli. [Read more] 

Please RSVP (refreshments; $10 suggested)
Location: St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto
Directions (TTC/Parking). For more info, call 416-490-0911

Growing our Work/Life:  Online

1. Jobs - from multiple sources
Director, Philanthropy I - Nature Conservancy (*closes Nov 28*) +
Chaplain/Spiritual Care (CASC) positions  +
Many More: A full page of Links
 
2. How to speak so that people want to listen by Julian Treasure - from TED.com
Julian Treasure is a sought-after and top-rated international speaker. This talk has had over 15 million views on TED alone, putting it in the top 20 TED talks of all time... 
3. Relational Presence: A different way of speaking by Lee Glickstein
Ever flunk Toastmasters or feel afraid about public speaking? Does the normal way of speaking not 'speak' to you? Hear Lee explain a different approach...
4. FINALLY!!!!@#$%^&*): the birth of a new work - from Angela Hryniuk
"You can now take me home: I am so thrilled to birth into the world not one baby, BUT TWO new guided meditation CDs..." 
5. The tricky relationship between your heart & your brain
- by Ally Hirschlag, from upworthy.com
Have you ever noticed that your heart and your brain don't always get along? 17 comics (from theAwkwardYeti.com) that illustrate the tricky relationship... 

Events in Our Network & Others:  
Vancouver & Online

1. Wisdom, Worth & Aging: A WISE Circle (New Westminster, Sat Dec 3, 1:00 pm)
from Gloria McArter 
Join us for a stimulating, respectful conversation and discussion... to explore the wisdom of deep, inner worth -and- to learn, heal and grow with the changes that come with advancing age. 
2. Compassionate Practices in Trying Circumstances (online Dec8)
-  from Charter for Compassion
Many of us around the globe feel that we are at an uncomfortable and paralyzing turning point. In this call, you will have an opportunity to explore some simple writing- and nature-based practices that can support us in these trying times...
3. Workplace Wellness Ambassador Certification Program (starts Feb 2017)
- from Kelly Wellness Consulting
Fully-facilitated, interactive and skills-based online career training in workplace wellness. Intro sessions available in December and January...

Resources:  Online

1. Stop Working On Yourself & Start Growing in a Deeper Way - by John Amodeo, PhD, from PsychologyToday.com
"Being eager to work on ourselves may only increase an anxious self-vigilance and blind drivenness, which sabotage our growth. We grow more assuredly as we embrace our human vulnerabilities, which means...


2. Can a Relationship Survive When One Partner Is More Spiritually Evolved?
by Tamara Lechner - from The Chopra Center
"My husband and I have made it a regular part of our practice to check in annually and see if we still think that being together is allowing us both to flourish..."


3. The Top 5 Regrets of Midlife Professionals by Kathy Caprino - from LinkedIn
"To live a happy, rewarding life on your own terms, it’s critical to starting saying “yes” to your authentic beliefs and values, and stop living someone else’s life that feels so wrong, even if it’s the one your beloved parents wanted for you..."

4. One-Second Meditation by Mingyur Rinpoche 
"The simplest and most profound teaching, truly explaining what meditation is.....totally worth watching if you have a few seconds." - Ellen Hayakawa

5. Five tips and a Prayer on Money - from a blog by Sarah Yip 
"Next time you're worried about money, spend an hour on radical self-care. Go for a walk, call someone you love.." + a Prayer: "Dear Spirit, thank you for paying all my bills in full, on Divine time, everyday. I look forward..."

(Post-Election) Coping, Reflections & Inspiration:  
Online

1. 10 ways to Cope with What Just Happened by Fran Korten, Yesmagazine.org
"Here are three: Make room for your grief, be with friends, and don’t dismiss the people who voted for Donald Trump."


2. After election, faith leaders seek spaces for healing - Christian Science Monitor
“I’m talking about love that takes risks, that speaks truth, that dares to look the other in the eye – love is curious about why, why you voted that way... We need to love past our borders and heal ourselves.” - Rev. Jacqui Lewis


3. How do we respond? One small gesture... of going high instead of low 
In a southern restaurant, a young woman went high after overhearing a table of homophobes... 

4. Presence: An unconventional meaning of "forgiveness" - by Eckhart Tolle
"In an interaction with an unconscious person, instead of labeling him or her a 'jerk,' we bring the light of consciousness into a dark situation..."
(short video)

5. "When you love something, you grant it soul..." - by Richard Rohr (short quote)

6. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen - sung by K.D. Lang  (A true classic. 5:30 min)

7. A Wedding Hallelujah - by Father Ray Kell
A big surprise for newly married couple... and another way of doing our work differently. (5:00 min)
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