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"Sustaining Our Selves" retreat by Dr. Karen Noordhoff
Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 8:30am to Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 4:30pm

So often the weekend is about taking care of errands and various kinds of
incomplete work and home projects. How often do we take a day for our

This day long renewal event will provide us with an opportunity to step outside our usual
routines so we can sustain our Selves. Using poems and prose, our own
stories, small and large group conversation, journaling and the arts, we
will explore themes such as passion, balance, journeying, gratitude,

"Sustaining Our Selves" Saturday will be facilitated by Karen

Karen is a nationally-prepared Courage to Teach and Circles of Trust
Facilitator, trained by the Center for Courage and Renewal, Bainbridge
Island WA and Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness: Journey Toward an
Undivided Life and The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Life of a

DATES: Upcoming retreat dates, Saturdays, October 7, 2006, January 20, 2007, April 14, 2007.

Attend one, two, or all three events.

Retreat scheduled from 8:30am-4:30pm, including lunch.

For participants attending for credit from Portland State University, events
end at 6:30pm.

All event locations will be in the Portland metropolitan

October 7, 2006 January 20, 2007 April 14, 2007

COST is $100 per event or $275 for all three Saturdays when registration occurs
before or at the first event. Fees are nonrefundable. Portland State University
tuition is an additional $50 per credit.

For more information contact:
Karen Noordhoff @

Courage to Teach & Circle of Trust Facilitator