December 2015 Homestead Happenings

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Winter Is Coming...  
We hope you all had a restful Thanksgiving and that you get to cozy up and recoup this winter. This past fall has been full of some of the best workshops and retreats The Homestead has offered yet. Marion Sansing packed the kitchen with her Whole Foods Retreats in September. Glennon Doyle Melton made us yearn for our authentic selves in the Breaking Open Retreat in October. And in November fifty folks came out and looked at the night sky in Backyard Astronomy, and Mike and I enjoyed fifteen couples who were ready to put sincere efforts into their most precious possession - each other. 

Holiday Helping Hands...
I want to thank all of you who value what The Homestead offers our corner of the world. Your Memberships and donations have helped this programming thrive.This year, you even extended your love to the community by funding The Homestead Helping Hands Project: Bells will be Singing. Work is already underway to save this family's home and YOU are the reason. Thank you. $5,450 in five days. WOW!



Summer Camps...
Summer camp registration opens in January! Camps are one of the best things we do at The Homestead and they fill every year. We will send a registration notice out to Members first, so it might be a good time to renew if you want to ensure a spot for your child this summer. To Join or Renew Click Here.


Virtual Homestead...
Many of our previous workshops are available online on our website. Take a virtual visit to The Homestead.


Win a Weekend at The Homestead...
My oldest son's soccer league is doing a fundraiser to offset their travel costs. We donated a weekend at The Homestead for the cause. Tickets are $10 and the winner will be selected THIS SUNDAY December 6th. The Homestead sleeps 22 and is a great place for game weekends or family reunions. It rents for $1100/weekend. Purchase a ticket here.


Upcoming Events...
WEBINAR WITH DONNA JACKSON NAKAZAWA -
 Live event on Donna's new book: Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biography. Join us on our website to find out what you can do to mitigate harmful effects of life events for you or your child. This book is a game changer. Every parent, teacher, and helping professional needs to put this one on the list.

4TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S WELLNESS RETREAT: NOURISHING OURSELVES, NOURISHING OUR COMMUNITIES - The Women's Retreat is filling
up fast! We are excited to see so many women return to this event each year. It is like a Homestead family reunion. The best part, however, is meeting new women who want to start an authentic journey.

IMAGINING LIFE BEYOND DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND DEPENDENCY - Tired of your demons owning you? We all have them. How come some people learn how to deal with their dark clouds and others just keep falling into the same traps over and over? Find out what tools you can use to create healing and wholeness in your life for 2016.

Become a Member...
We provide as much programming as we can afford to based on our Membership and Donations. Have an idea for a speaker or workshop? Please let us know. thehomesteadms@gmail.com