Life at Nature's Pace



Life At Nature's Pace

                                                             

Girls' Circles

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. 

Please refer to the policies page before registering for any programs.



Wings to Fly
When: Fall date will be announced soon
Time: 1pm to 3:30pm
Investment: $35.00 (includes HST, crafting supplies, herbal iced tea and snacks)
Ages: 9 to 12
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan


Wings to Fly is an empowerment program for young girls, ages 9 to 12, providing them with tools to navigate young adulthood with joy and confidence. Our evening will be spent in circle. We will meditate, journal, share, create, dance and connect, to ourselves and to each other. 

The theme of this circle will be Body Image and Goals for Healthy Living.

To register for Wings to Fly contact Kim at [email protected]

Wings to Fly requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to twelve girls.




Circle of Blossoms - Fall Session 
When: Sundays, bi-weekly beginning September 8, 2019
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Investment: $250.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Blossoms, Circle of Mothers, supplies, and snacks) 
Ages: 5 to 7
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan 
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Circle of Blossoms is a gentle introduction to circling. Together, the girls and I will explore topics that include how to be a good friend, gratitude, assertiveness, boundaries and consent and more. In circle we will learn about and connect to ourselves, while leaning about and connecting to others.  We will enjoy games, crafts, stories, meditation, sharing circles, and creative expression. Girls will learn that all of their feelings are okay, and will learn how to express those feelings in a productive manner. 

These circles will provide young girls a space to be themselves while cultivating self-esteem and self-confidence. 
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Dates for Circle of Blossoms
Sunday September 8, 2019 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday September 22, 2019 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday October 6, 2019 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday October 20, 2019 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday November 3, 2019 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday November 17, 2019 - 1pm to 3pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)

Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Blossoms is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers or female mentors, 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 through puberty and adolescence. 
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Date for Circle of Mothers
Tuesday September 17, 2019 - 7pm to 9pm
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To register for Circle of Blossoms contact Kim at [email protected]
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Circle of Blossoms requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to twelve girls.





Circle of Friends - Fall Session 
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning September 7, 2019
Time: 12:30pm to 3pm
Investment: $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, lively and social. We will gather as a new circle and become a circle of friends. We will enjoy games, crafts, stories, meditation, sharing circles, and creative expression. We will learn how to be a good friend, and 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 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 September 7, 2019 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday September 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday October 5, 2019 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday October 19, 2019 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday November 2, 2019 - 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday November 16, 2019 - 12:30pm to 3pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)

Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Friends is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers or female mentors, 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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Date for Circle of Mothers
Tuesday September 10, 2019 - 7pm to 9pm
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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" or male mentor and provide concrete ways for you to support your daughter as she transitions to young adulthood. 
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Date for Gathering of Fathers
Tuesday October 8, 2019 - 7pm to 9pm
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To register for Circle of Friends contact Kim at [email protected]
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Circle of Friends requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to twelve girls.





Circle of Sisters - Fall Session 
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning September 7, 2019
Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Investment: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, Gathering of Fathers, supplies, and snacks) 
Ages: 9 to 12
Where: Our homestead 
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan 
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Circle of Sisters is fun, lively and social. We will gather in circle, connecting to each other and ourselves. We will enjoy games, crafts, stories, meditation, sharing circles, and creative expression. We continue the journey we began in Circle of Friends, learning how to be a good friend, exploring authentic expression and emotional self care, discovering the joy of the changing body and menstruation, and begin diving a little deeper into sexuality and what that means to each of them. Girls will feel empowered on their journey into adulthood, and have tools to help support them.
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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 Sisters
Saturday September 7, 2019 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday September 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 5, 2019 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 2, 2019 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 16, 2019 - 9:30am to 12pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)

Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Sisters is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers or female mentors, of the girls registered in Circle of Sisters, 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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Date for Circle of Mothers
Tuesday September 24, 2019 - 7pm to 9pm
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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" or male mentor and provide concrete ways for you to support your daughter as she transitions to young adulthood. 

Date for Gathering of Fathers
Tuesday October 22, 2019 - 7pm to 9pm
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To register for Circle of Sisters contact Kim at [email protected]
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Circle of Sisters requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to twelve girls.