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Self-Compassion Saturday: A Day Retreat for Women

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Learn how you can overcome the tendency to put yourself last on the list.
<center><strong>Janice Lynne Lundy, Author and Presenter</strong></center>

Janice Lynne Lundy, Author and Presenter

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Enter DCM free parking lot on Lakeside Drive, NE - second drive on your left going north of Fulton Street.

Enter DCM free parking lot on Lakeside Drive, NE - second drive on your left going north of Fulton Street.

Presenter: Janice Lynne Lundy, Spiritual Director and Author
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00 (includes lunch). Info/Register online: CLICK HERE
Or, register by phone: Call the DCM Front Desk at 616.454.1241 (Option 5)

As women, we expect so much from ourselves—more than we do from other people. We push ourselves beyond all reasonable limits. We struggle with perfectionism and feelings of deservedness, putting ourselves last on the list. In time, our well being suffers. Learn how you can overcome this tendency with self-compassion practices and recreate a whole and holy relationship with yourself that is loving and kind. Together, we will enjoy a gentle retreat day in and explore how to be as compassionate with ourselves as we are with others.

Dominican Center at Marywood invites you to come to this day-long retreat--a day to put away the expectations you put on in the morning and carry with you throughout each day. Learn to be kind to yourself and in so doing, you can learn to live and love with renewed emotional and spiritual energy and purpose. 

Retreat facilitator, Janice Lynne Lundy, is a former educator in the area of religious studies, a nationally recognized speaker, and the author of four personal/spiritual growth books, her newest being Your Truest Self: Embracing the Woman You Are Meant to Be (Sorin Books.) Described by her readers and audiences as “practical and poetic with deep and gentle wisdom,” Jan has inspired tens of thousands of women around the nation to engage in “Awakened Living” — living with clear, open minds and wise, compassionate hearts. Her speaking clients include churches, spirituality and retreat centers, corporations, universities, women’s organizations, and health care systems, all of whom offer high praise for Jan’s inspirational and openhearted speaking style, as well as her refreshing, peaceful presence. For the past thirteen years, Jan has also served as the Lifestyle Writer for Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, a franchised publication distributed throughout the U.S. Her love of being with other people as they journey through life is enhanced by her work as an Interfaith Spiritual Director. Jan serves as an adjunct staff member for Dominican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids, MI., leading women’s workshops and retreats, and mentoring spiritual directors in training. She is a Dominican Associate. You can learn more about Jan at her website:

NOTE: Participants should wear comfortable clothing; bring outdoor-appropriate clothing, a blanket, and a notebook in which to write. Cost: $45.00 (includes lunch).

submitted by Rosemary Steers, Dominican Center at Marywood

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