Frequently Requested Topics:
Knowing Self, Knowing Others, Knowing God
According to Thich Nhat Hanh, “The real miracle is not to walk on water but to walk on earth...to encounter God right in the present moment when we are washing the dishes, looking at a flower, looking into the eyes of another.” Participants are invited to distinguish between narcissistic navel-gazing and the theological relevance of how deepening one’s knowledge of self and others can lead to a fuller communion with God.
What does your journey with love have to do with your faith? And how might delving into the beautiful and bumpy aspects of your closest relationships expand your capacity for experiencing the Holy? We will explore these queries through images, music, Scripture, and stories. Whether you are with a long-time partner, on the precipice of new romance, or flying solo at the moment, we will consider how you might live more deeply into the presence of God by being willing to encounter the fullness of your humanity, brought most especially into relief through your closest relationships.
The Spirituality of Aging
Do you fear or embrace the aging process? While we live in a society which extols youth, we are also living in an era where women in the second half of life encounter more possibility than ever before. Explore the losses and opportunities which surface as we age, and ponder the questions and spiritual practices that reveal where we find generativity and God, and uncover the places that are barren and brittle.
The Inner Landscape of Beauty
“In our culture, we confuse beauty with glamour,” says John O’Donohue. “But true beauty is about the substantial becoming of who you are.” Prompted by an overview of O’Donohue’s teachings, visual images, and music, women are invited to consider their longing for Beauty, encounters with Beauty, and thresholds to Beauty...Not Clinique or Lanôcme beauty, which is all well and good, but Divine Beauty, which is beyond words.
Exploring The Mother Daughter Relationship
A woman’s relationship with her mother is among the most profound in her life. Explore the joys and challenges that mothers and daughters encounter as they yearn to be close and also struggle to separate. Gain insight into the woman you’ve become by exploring your story with your mother.
Retreats and Lectures
Jeannie likes to engage a variety of portals when listening and lecturing: music, images, scripture, poetry, prayer, and questions — all as invitations for people to continue awakening to the mystery of God in all of life.
Who seeks it?
Churches, schools, wellness centers, women’s groups, business associations.