Art Journal Wednesday: merging art, myth, and mindfulness practices

Join us May 27th at 5:45 Mountain standard time for our next session where we will be drawing the elephant as a mindfulness practice. Learn about what the elephant can teach us about managing grief and loss. Please email bridgestofaith@gmail.com to register for this class and receive zoom log in info.

Sacredness Through Art and Symbols Wednesday The 29th

Explore how the hummingbird helps our reliance in challenging times, draw your own sacred hummingbird, and share with others Wednesday the 29th at 5:45 pm mountain time. Art helps our emotional and spiritual body to speak when words are inadequate. Symbols bind us to a universal language of humanity’s struggle. Together these form Bridges to EmpowermentsContinue reading “Sacredness Through Art and Symbols Wednesday The 29th”

Sunday Spiritual Support Call at 11 am (MST)

Join us for spiritual support during this time of immense change. Life will give us times that are as hard as stone, but it also gives us moments between the rough that are filled with beauty and softness. Join us in an open discussion on the blossoms and stones in each of our lives andContinue reading “Sunday Spiritual Support Call at 11 am (MST)”

Join Us On Zoom for Art Journal Wednesday April 8th

Art helps our emotional and spiritual body speak when words feel inadequate. Symbols bind us to a universal language of humanity’s struggle. Together these form Bridges to Empowerments’ Healing Notes Project: using art, learning, and sharing to form a circle of care and kindness Join us every other Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm through zoom soContinue reading “Join Us On Zoom for Art Journal Wednesday April 8th”

Blossoms and Stones

My sister told me a story about an outdoor project she did with her kids to take a brief escape from Covid-19 indoor blues. After hearing it, we talked about how this story could be a metaphor for working one’s way through crisis. I asked to share her story as an illustration of some of the concepts I teach for moving through crisis. Life will give us times that are as hard as stone, but it also gives us moments between the rough that are filled with beauty and softness. It is ultimately up to us what we do with the blossoms and stones within our lives.

Tips for Getting Take-Out Food In The Time Of COVID-19

Today’s tip is laced with good news. Do you like eating out? Do you miss your favorite restaurants? In the time of COVID-19, you can still often dine on your favorite foods at home. Although restaurants are closed to the public, many are still cooking for take-out and sometimes will even deliver. Ordering food fromContinue reading “Tips for Getting Take-Out Food In The Time Of COVID-19”

Downsizing Resources for Seniors to Help Guide Them Through the Process

By Andrea Needham Downsizing Resources for Seniors to Help Guide Them Through the Process Downsizing is oft-recommended for seniors, and for some very good reasons. Moving into a smaller home packed with the living features that you need in a city like Denver can take much of the worries and responsibilities of maintaining a largerContinue reading “Downsizing Resources for Seniors to Help Guide Them Through the Process”

Bridges To Faith Series On Responsibility to Self and Others

Join us in spiritual empowerment through Bridges to Faith meet-ups. Find out more about our next meeting below held at 2p.m Sunday the 8th at the Mercury Cafe in Denver, Colorado. How do you respect differences of opinions and beliefs when they promote injustice or hate? How do you “love your neighbor” without condoning badContinue reading “Bridges To Faith Series On Responsibility to Self and Others”

The cost to states that did not expand medicaid

Research  shows that 14,000 people would be alive if states that refused to expand their medicaid had done so. If  states were to fully expand Medicaid, the benefits would include: Additional lives saved per year: 14,361 Additional infant lives saved per year: 141 Additional early-stage cancer diagnoses per year: 5,034 Reduction in uninsured opioid-related hospitalizationsContinue reading “The cost to states that did not expand medicaid”

If you have a pre-existing condition your healthcare is under attack

If you are one of the 50 million American with a pre-existing condition, your right to be insured is under attack. The Trump administration is seeking to invalidate the pre-existing condition protections within the Affordable Care Act ( ACA). 27% of adults under age 65 have a pre-existing condition could be uninsurable in the nextContinue reading “If you have a pre-existing condition your healthcare is under attack”

Alternative therapies that may help with pain and addiction

Many of our readers have chronic health conditions that require pain management, but  are often hesitant to use narcotics to control pain because it could lead to addiction. Kimberly Hayes writes on some alternative ways to help with pain management and addiction recovery. For many people who struggle with addiction, recovery is a long roadContinue reading “Alternative therapies that may help with pain and addiction”