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Life at Nature's Pace



Life At Nature's Pace

                                                                                                       A Family Homestead

Artwork by: K. Lister Wade

Navigating puberty, adolescence, and young adulthood comes with many challenges, both for young girls and their parents. At times both can feel misunderstood and disengaged, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if our young girls could step into womanhood with joy, intentionality and strength? Imagine if they understood the perceptiveness, assertiveness, strength, integrity and wisdom of their bodies. What if our young girls felt empowered to take charge of their own well-being? What if our young girls thrived on this journey, feeling loved, supported, understood and happy?
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It is with great excitement that I am happy to offer an exciting program here at Life at Nature's Pace...Girls' Circles. These circles will provide a safe, comfortable space for young girls to explore and embrace their journey from childhood to young womanhood. Together, with other girls and mentors, girls will learn about themselves and their changing bodies, and empower themselves as they move forward on their journey.
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Craft and create. Share and support. Learn and grow. Love and empower. Our circles will be a solid foundation from which young girls can move forward with confidence into young womanhood. 
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Circle of Friends - Group 1 Session 2 (this session is for returning girls)
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning January 6, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Cost: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, Gathering of Fathers, supplies, and snacks) 
Ages: 7 to 9
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan 
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Circle of Friends is fun, active and social. We will gather as a learning circle and become a circle of friends. We will enjoy games, traditional crafts, stories and creative expression. We will learn practical living skills and how to be a good friend. We will explore authentic expression and emotional self care. Girls will learn that all of their feelings are okay, and will learn how to express those feelings in a productive manner. We will experience living fully in our bodies. We will begin talking about the changes of puberty and touch on menstruation. 
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These circles will cultivate self-esteem, self-confidence, and what girls at this age are particularly looking for: a feeling of being heard, understood, loved and held, by a circle of friends and their own families.
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Dates for Circle of Friends
Saturday January 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday January 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday February 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday February 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday March 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday March 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)
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Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Friends is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Friends, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters through puberty and adolescence. 
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Dates for Circle of Mothers
Friday January 19, 2018 - 6pm to 8pm
Friday February 16, 2018 - 6pm to 8pm
Sunday March 11, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
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Gathering of Fathers
As young girls transition from childhood to womanhood, many fathers find themselves a little unclear on how best to support their daughter through these changes. The truth is fathers play an important role in this time of transition, helping to raise a daughter who is strong, confident, self reliant and resilient. Gathering of Fathers will help support you in your role as "dad" and provide concrete ways for you to support your daughter as she transitions to young womanhood. 
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Date for Gathering of Fathers
Friday March 2, 2018, 7 to 9pm
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To register for Circle of Friends contact Kim at kim@lifeatnaturespace.ca
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Circle of Friends requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to eight girls.
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Circle of Friends - Group 2 Session 1 (this session is for new girls) 
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning January 13, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Cost: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, Gathering of Fathers, supplies, and snacks) 
Ages: 7 to 9
Where: Our homestead
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan
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Circle of Friends is fun, active and social. We will gather as a learning circle and become a circle of friends. We will enjoy games, traditional crafts, stories and creative expression. We will learn practical living skills and how to be a good friend. We will explore authentic expression and emotional self care. Girls will learn that all of their feelings are okay, and will learn how to express those feelings in a productive manner. We will experience living fully in our bodies. We will begin talking about the changes of puberty and touch on menstruation.
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These circles will cultivate self-esteem, self-confidence, and what girls at this age are particularly looking for: a feeling of being heard, understood, loved and held, by a circle of friends and their own families.
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Dates for Circle of Friends
Saturday January 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday January 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday February 10, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday February 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday March 10, 2018 - 9:30am to 12pm
Sunday March 18, 2018 - 1pm to 3:30pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering) ***please note the date and time of our final gathering
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Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Friends is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Friends, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters through puberty and adolescence.
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Dates for Circle of Mothers
Friday January 5, 2018 - 6pm to 8pm
Friday February 2, 2018 - 6pm to 8pm
Sunday March 4, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
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Gathering of Fathers
As young girls transition from childhood to womanhood, many fathers find themselves a little unclear on how best to support their daughter through these changes. The truth is fathers play an important role in this time of transition, helping to raise a daughter who is strong, confident, self reliant and resilient. Gathering of Fathers will help support you in your role as "dad" and provide concrete ways for you to support your daughter as she transitions to young womanhood.
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Date for Gathering of Fathers
Friday March 2, 2018, 7 to 9pm
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To register for Circle of Friends contact Kim at kim@lifeatnaturespace.ca
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Circle of Friends requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to eight girls.
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Circle of Blossoms 
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning January 6, 2018
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Cost: $250.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, supplies, and snacks)
Ages: 5 to 6
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan
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Circle of Blossoms will be an easy, gentle introduction to circling with simple discussions about the importance of our feelings and how to share them, being a good friend, and more.
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When the Circle of Blossoms gathers, they will create, share and grow. During circles, young girls will take part in beautiful Waldorf handwork crafts such as hand sewing, wet felting, embroidery, knitting and weaving. Blossoms will be introduced to relaxation and meditation and learn about healthy, loving communication with family and friends. They will soak up the goodness of loving and celebrating themselves as they work together on a community service project. The girls will also be introduced to keeping a journal, so that they connect deeply to their hearts and integrate their experiences, allowing the magical light within them to shine bright.
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Dates for Circle of Blossoms
Saturday January 6, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm (I invite mothers to join us for this first gathering to help your daughters feel comfortable in my space, and with me)
Saturday January 20, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
Saturday February 3, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
Saturday February 17, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
Saturday March 3, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
Saturday March 17, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter gathering)
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Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Blossoms is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Blossoms, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters on their journey.
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Dates for Circle of Mothers
Sunday January 28, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday February 25, 2018 - 1pm to 3pm
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To register for Circle of Blossoms contact Kim at kim@lifeatnaturespace.ca
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Circle of Blossoms requires a minimum of four girls and is limited to eight girls.