Events Calendar

Check here regularly for my upcoming events — workshops, classes, and readings.

 

 

  

 

~Friday, Sept. 25, 2020~

Book Club

What Is This? In an effort to learn and deepen my knowledge of race and race issues in the United States, I decided to do more reading on the topic. When a colleague expressed interest in doing the same, we teamed up and decided to facilitate a discussion on Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. We had our first meeting on June 26 and it was a meaningful conversation, but since we barely touched the surface of what was in the book we decided to continue the dialogue in a Part II on July 10. Next we read How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi and discussed in on Aug. 7. Our newest pick is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, to be discussed Sept. 25.

What Is the Book? Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

What If I Missed Earlier Meetings? It doesn’t matter. We welcome more voices and points of view.

About the Facilitators: Nancy Colasurdo is a life coach and an award-winning blogger and journalist and Anne Bonfiglio is an attorney and counselor at law at Bonfiglio Family Law.

Details: Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30-9 p.m. ET via Zoom. If interested in being on the list of participants, email Nancy at nancy.colasurdo@gmail.com.

 

~Six Tuesdays, Starting October 6 (skips Election Day)~

Prompted Expression Series – Courting Awe: Discovering Meaning in Life’s Turmoil (Part II)

 

What Is This? What if I told you the way you’re going to get unstuck or enhance your well-being is by learning to invite or court awe into your life? What if cultivating that muscle, one that opens your eyes and ears a little wider, is the answer to what you’re seeking at this challenging time in our country (or any time, for that matter)? One series of studies found that awe made time feel more plentiful, which increased life satisfaction, willingness to donate time to charity, and preferences for experiences over material products. We’re going to delve into six areas to take us out of that stalled place and into one of awe. It is my contention that working on these will open you, shift your energy, and motivate you to live more meaningfully.

Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I will teach you to make that shift in this course.

What If I’m Not a Writer? This workshop is for you if you feel stuck or undecided about your next move in some area of your life, you’re wondering if there’s more, or if you’re caught up in a tedious routine. Participants need not be writers; writing is simply the main tool we will use. Students may opt to draw or paint or collage or share in another art form. Creative prompts will flow into each other, the idea being to push through stagnancy and spark expression. If you are a writer, this course could give rise to project ideas.

What If I Didn’t Take Part I of Courting Awe? This is not a course with a prerequisite. It is an ongoing series. You can easily dip in and out.

What You’ll Need: A notebook and pen or, if that’s too quaint, a computer; Zoom.

Other Tools: Culture, nature, conversation, space, an open mind.

About the Facilitator: According to an assessment that identifies one’s Signature Strengths, Nancy Colasurdo’s No. 1 strength is Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. She specializes in helping people find their voice and see next steps, showing them a new way to approach life, validating what they’re doing when they’ve been previously discouraged, and showing them how to live meaningfully. She is a life coach and an award-winning blogger and journalist.

Details: Six Tuesdays — Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27 & Nov. 10 & 17, 2020, 7-8:30 p.m. ET (Kindly note we will be skipping Election Day).

Fee: $175 (To sign up, send me a note and I’ll invoice you.)

 

~October 2020 through March 2021~

Coaching Group – Pandemic Challenge

What Is This? When I picture my life in some kind of post-pandemic normalcy, it begins in the spring of 2021. At that point I plan to be positioned to take on some things in my life I haven’t yet achieved. Do you want to take this journey with me? On day one we will list our individual (lofty, exciting to us) goals. Twice a month, from October to March, we will meet as a group on Zoom to uplift each other in reaching our respective goals. You will leave each Zoom meeting with a list of actions for the next two weeks. In addition, you will have email access to me in between meetings for support.

What Is the Ultimate Goal Here? I want us to weather the storm but also emerge from it better. We are going to come through this as better people than when we went in. Some of us are already off to a good start. Let’s share what we’re learning and keep each other on track.

About the Facilitator: According to an assessment that identifies one’s Signature Strengths, Nancy Colasurdo’s No. 1 strength is Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. She specializes in helping people find their voice and see next steps, showing them a new way to approach life, validating what they’re doing when they’ve been previously discouraged, and showing them how to live meaningfully. She is a life coach and an award-winning blogger and journalist.

Dates/Time: Group Zoom Meeting Dates in 2020: Oct. 8 & 22; Nov. 5 & 19; Dec. 3 & 17. Group Zoom Meeting Dates in 2021: Jan. 7 & 21; Feb. 4 & 18; March 4 & 18. All meetings are Thursdays and will be from 7-8:30 p.m. ET.

Group Limit: Five participants.

Fee: $200/month, payable monthly. Six-month commitment required. (To sign up, send me a note and I’ll invoice you.)