Let’s write! We will start with a warm-up activity offered by facilitator Kim Grahl, followed by a writing prompt, with time to write for 30 to 40 minutes. Afterward, share individual writings with a specific set of rules for feedback. Confidentiality is protected: anything read in the session is never discussed outside of the group, not even with each other. Limited Enrollment.
3 Tuesdays: February 20, March 6 & 20, 3 to 5 pm. $75
Join Elizabeth Christopher, physical therapist, for a discussion of the pelvic pyramid muscles, which contribute to postural stability, balance and pelvic health. Learn about behavioral and dietary changes that can assist with maintaining or regaining urinary control (continence).
Siri, Alexa and Cortana are the biggest names in tech right now. Join Michael Gershbein when he shares how virtual personal assistant devices are battling their way into our phones and homes in order to make our lives easier.
Join Rachel Drano and step into the world of improvisational comedy. This workshop welcomes everyone into the fun, collaborative, goofy art of improv. The funniest things are the most truthful things, and by harnessing the cathartic act of play, we arrive at the heart of truth. No experience necessary (and in fact, no experience is preferred!)
Wednesday, February 21, 2 to 3:30 pm, Part II, February 28, $40. Try first class only: $25
The mysteries of Romance are revealed, as Midge Wilson, PhD, emeritus professor of women and gender studies at DePaul, sheds light on what social scientists have learned in their decades-long investigations. She will discuss theories about the development of passionate love in humans, the physiological and emotional differences between romantic love and companionate love, and the courting rituals of humans versus other species.
Join us as we look at the work of three woman artists with Debra E. Levie, art educator. In this Friday Salon, she will introduce you to the magnificent artwork of Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, and Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun.
Join in for stimulating conversation about a different short story every other Friday at 10 am. The book we are reading is The Art of the Tale – An International Anthology of Short Stories edited by Daniel Halpern.
We are a friendly and enthusiastic group and always welcome new readers
SHORT STORY SCHEDULE
February 23 “The Hunter” by E. L. Doctorow of the United States
March 9 “I Look Out for Ed Wolfe” by Stanley Elkin of the United States
March 23 “Communist” by Richard Ford of the United States
Alternating Fridays, 10 to 11:30 am. $15 each Friday.
Cyndi Burman brings the same logical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail which she developed and used in her legal practice to serve her MAT and personal training clients. The purpose and function of muscles, the biomechanics of movement, how muscles interact with the nervous system to create and control movement of the skeletal system, the concept of “muscle inhibition”, i.e., what happens when the optimal interaction between muscles and the nervous system breaks down.
If you are curious about what your animal companions are thinking or trying to tell you, join professional animal communicator Linda Roberts, when she provides insight into this natural communication between species.
Take a second step into the world of improvisational comedy with Rachel Drano . Picking up from the lessons introduced in Intro to Improv, this class encourages participants to ask themselves: What interests you? What do you like to talk about? What characters, questions and topics hold your attention? Open yourself up to meeting new people and enhancing the collaborative art of conversation. Open to anyone, though Intro to Improv experience is recommended.
Join the fun and help hospitalized children. All you need is the ability to stitch two squares of cloth together by hand. Sewn strips of colorful cloth are turned into finished quilts that are donated to Project Linus. Conversation around the table is reminiscent of the quilting bees of old. Most times: First Monday of the month.
Mondays: March 5, April 9 and June 4, noon to 2 pm. No charge.
A unique series is designed and facilitated by Anne Wieboldt, MBA CFA(R) CFP(R), and Nancy Wieboldt, MBA, CTFA(R), to help you to become a more confident financial services consumer.
Participating in the Financial Wellness series, you will learn how to tackle a number of common financial concerns and how to solve new concerns as they arrive. No products or services are promoted. Each class includes a review of a basic financial skill or topic, a current events-type article, and plenty of discussion time for individual concerns. About half of every class is devoted to discussion so that women present can build on each other's experience and wisdom.
March 7 - Evaluation of a Stock or Mutual Fund - Learn to use public information sources to research possible investments.
March 14 -Planning for Medical Costs - Learn how to quantify and cope with rising medical costs.
Do you have lots of photos on your phone or computer? Would you like to make an album or share them? In Part I of this workshop, Jessica Jolly, digital coach, will explore the different computer programs for storing and organizing your photos. Part II is a chance for hands-on technical support, so you can dig in using the program you’ve chosen.
Part I, March 8 - Learning options available.
Part II, Technical Support Only - March 20. Must have completed any Part I to engage in Part II.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, escaped to the North, and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. People called her “Moses.” She was a leading abolitionist and she worked as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. In 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department chose Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Beth Kelly, PhD, of DePaul University will explore Tubman’s life and remarkable achievements.
Charlotte Digregorio, author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, will introduce us to the content, style and history of haiku, the brief insightful poems that originated in Japan in the 1600s. Written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant, can be on any theme, and allow you to capture your life’s moments, happy or sad, in affirming and rewarding ways. The workshop will include writing your own haiku.
Define your image and build your personal style. In just two sessions, you will be on your way to achieving the optimal look for your goals, both professional and personal. Suzanne Newman, fashion and image consultant, is an expert at helping people enhance their image and appearance. You will learn many basics, organization tips, tricks, and fashion “dos and don’ts.”
As our world appears increasingly divided and chaotic, are you feeling the need for supportive spiritual community? You are invited to join Therese Evans and other like-minded women in a Circle ofOne, to renew, review and integrate life-changing principles of mystical truth that are the foundation of Unified Consciousness. Come prepared to share from the heart and bring questions you would like to explore. This discussion/ meditation healing adventure offers an opportunity to set aside the cares of the day and connect with the Divine Presence within.
Join us for this educational, informative talk with Carol Morehead, director of the Northshore TM Center. We will learn why transcendental meditation (TM) is so effective for stress and anxiety, how TM improves brain function and memory, why it is easy to practice, and why it works, right from the start.
Join Lori Smith, healthy feet practitioner to learn a natural and functional approach to care of feet and the history of shoes. Emphasis in choosing proper footwear and self-care exercises will be demonstrated to include learning a foot self-massage.
The Blue Zones of Happiness, by best-selling author Dan Buettner, reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world’s happiest places and how you can apply these lessons to your own life. Integrative health coach Stephanie Pearce will discuss this book and how changing small things, one at a time, can lead to happiness, boosting habits that can enrich and optimize your outlook and your well-being.
Intro to ThetaHealing®: A powerful energy technique to clear limiting subconscious beliefs and move your life forward
ThetaHealing® is a meditation technique that allows you to train your mind and body to clear limiting beliefs, so you can experience more love, freedom, and expansion. It effectively addresses a wide range of physical and emotional issues. In this series, you will learn how to access a Theta state (a relaxed brain state), connect to the Creator of All That Is, receive a group healing of unconditional love, and identify beliefs keeping you stuck.
What happens to your brain and body when you have conversations that are: exciting, toxic, or loving? In this workshop Dee Kane, Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach leads you through the ground-breaking work of Judith Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence.
This will be an experiential workshop exploring ways the brain interprets trust and how the body reacts chemically. You will reflect on your relationships and identify the chemicals that are produced through various interactions. Then, you will practice techniques for producing more of the feel-good chemicals.
You get to take a 10-question online Catalyst Tool that highlights your patterns of conversational impact. During the debrief, you will apply tools that increase the connection and impact of future conversations. You will learn how to build trust and enhance your relationships.
3 Mondays, April 16, 23 and 30. 10 to Noon, $90. [please note: class 4/30 will be hosted at WCC]
It is innovative, effective, and fun. The body of knowledge is called “C-IQ.”