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Learning to Live: Five Awakening Lessons
~ Rev. Catherine Duncan, MA, BCC
Integrative Spiritual Consultant

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Ave E
St. Paul,  MN  55106

6:30 PM - Socializing and Networking
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Meeting - Heal the Healers

The ultimate continuing education is learning to open and become fully alive.

Some life changes come rushing out of the blue, others sit quietly on the porch, and yet others we can see waiting for us from a mile away. LEARNING TO LIVE is a talk that explores three life-changing events and the five life lessons learned. Life is the ultimate continuing educator. Realizing and living one's true life is a sacred gift we all deserve. But, how do you get there? How do we genuinely open our hearts to ourselves and to others? Our destinations are varied and vague, but we do control each footstep we take and the mark we leave behind.

When we open space to listen we live from the inside out. We live our life instead of our life living us. Slowing down our mind and untangling our essence from the constant chatter of our mind allows us to be here, in the present moment, fully. Being in the present allows us to touch into the deep peace and joy that is here for all of us.

We shape our brain and create neural pathways throughout each day. We can step back and witness our mind and choose what we think and feel in each moment. By listening deeply, we open and become more conscious and our relationship with others changes to hold ease and space.
Life is not lived in the past or future or in the what ifs or worries. Life is in the present moment. Living one day at a time is a lifelong practice.

Join Integrative Spiritual Consultant, Rev. Catherine Duncan, to explore what it means to live deeply from your heart, listen inwardly, and deepen your understanding of self-compassion.

We will explore what gives your life meaning, experience a breathing exercise, a guided heart meditation, mindful body movements, and a self-soothing daily practice.
You choose how you learn to be, experience each day and live your life. Travel wisely, mindfully and purposefully.

Let your mind unburden and your soul unfold.

A bit about Catherine:

Catherine is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and a covenant member with Plymouth Congregational Church. She is a board-certified chaplain, spiritual director, energy healer, tapping (EFT) practitioner, and certified in neuroplasticity training. She also works with mind-body therapies and aromatherapy.

Catherine received her Master of Arts in Theology and Spiritual Direction Certificate from St. Catherine University in St Paul, MN. She also holds a Master of Divinity equivalency from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN.

Catherine is passionate about whole person healing with a focus on emotional and spiritual health. With a reverence for exploring the sacredness and meaning of life, she companions individuals on their journey. She works extensively in chronic illness, life transitions, grief, loss, and finding meaning and purpose.

Catherine speaks on resiliency, self-compassion, and self-care in the community. Her article on prayer can be found at the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing website - Taking Charge of Your Health. She publishes a bi-monthly blog on awakening.

Catherine has served as a spiritual care provider with Fairview Home Care and Hospice, HCMC, and Good Samaritan. She works with Partners in Resilience, MN Personalized Medicine, and has her own private practice. Learn more about her private practice at www.learningtolive.org.

Catherine lives in Minneapolis with her husband and has two adult children.



FSIM C3 Circle Spring Equinox Gathering

Dear FSIM Members, Friends and Guests,

You are invited to our FSIM C3 Circle (C3 is Conscious, Compassionate, Community) Spring Equinox Celebration!

Everyone is Welcome, bring a friend!
FSIM is planning to celebrate the Spring Equinox this year on Friday, March 20, 2020 with a fire/bonfire at Debbie Miller's
in Circle Pines from 6:30-9:00. 

Please join us and gather for community and good conversation!  

Light appetizers and beverages will be provided, but feel free to bring a dish to share if you feel so inclined! 

Ellen Johnson will teach us a bit about a healing technique called Tapping.  CEU's will be provided for those who attend.

Spring Equinox Celebration
Friday, March 20, 2020 
from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


~ Hosted by Debbie Miller - FSIM President and Practitioner Member 
Membership Renewal!

Did You Know?

We are Making Membership Renewal Easier!!

Members can add their OWN Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). We have added a drop-down menu loaded with approved classes an events for you to piick from! Upon completion or attendance of the class or eventm simply log into your account. On your member dashboard (the first page you see after signing in) scroll down to the bottom left for the "CEU from EVENT" button and find your class/event. Whn your renewal time comes, your credits will already be listed for you. If you do not see your class/event listed, we have two choices: Manually add by clicking the "Manual CEU Entry" button or send an email to us and we are happy to help!

Practitioners are required to have 6 CEU credit in order to renew. 

**Wind and Water's Annual Retreat fulfills our entire annual requirement for Continuing Ed.**
**Attending All of our Quarterly Meetings also fulfills our annual requirement for Continuing Ed**

Membership Questions: WebsiteCoordinator@fsim.org

Website Questions (including logging into your account): WebsiteCoordinator@fsim.org 
Member Classes/Workshops 
To post your classes or events in the next newsletter, 
please contact Victoria at:  Newsletter@FSIM.org


  • New site! Hopefully you've heard the news - we changed our name (slightly), re-branded, launched a new site, and are expanding! Visit www.windwatercenter.com to check out our catalog of classes! We'll be adding more regularly. This will be great for those that have last minute CEU needs; now you'll have a bunch of options at your fingertips. Do let us know if you have a request for a class.
  • Navigate the Voyage: Professional Certification Program will start March 25, 2020. If you know someone that might be interested, have them give us a call! Or join us for an information call on February 26. Also, we offer a discounted rate to past certified students who are interested in reviewing. Contact Lisa for more information. 

Carole Hyder news:

Dowsing & Feng Shui in Real Life

Observe Carole Hyder, Feng Shui expert, and Annette Rugolo, dowsing expert, as they provide advice and suggestions to a real-life client.

See first-hand how collaboration between the two ancient approaches can create
a powerfully harmonious space.
Sundays, March 15 & April 19
$99 for each class

Each appointment runs from  3:30 to 6:30 PM and includes:
  • One hour of dowsing
  • One hour of Feng Shui
  • One-and-a-half hours of discussion afterwards

*Group size limited to 10 participants.

Feng Shui Workshop | Change Your Space, Change Your Life
Michele Heisler, Riverway Consulting Feng Shui & Coaching

This workshop is designed to explain the principles of Feng Shui and a starting point in discovering how the energy of things around you impacts your life.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:00am - 12:00 Noon
Healing Waters 
6150 Oren Ave N 
Stillwater, MN 55082

Vision Board Class - Designing Your Home, Office & Life with Vision Boards - Master Class Workshop
Julie Ann Segal

Vision Boards are a powerful tool to create change. Creating a Vision Board is a process of discoveruy.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
1:00pm - 4:30pm
R7 Lofts (1st Floor Lobby)
133 E 7th St
St. Paul, MN 55101

 Save the 2020 Dates  
2020 FSIM Quarterly Meetings: (Open to the public, free to members)   

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - Heal the Healers, Catherine Duncan

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - TBD, David Motzenbecker

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Field Trip - Hindu Temple Tour

2020 FSIM Special Event

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - Forest Bathing, David Motzenbecker (rain delay - 8/1/20)


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