Speaker: Laura Phelan-Shahin

The Service Service

Join Laura and Margy as they explore service as a spiritual practice. Then form small groups and use deep listening skills to learn about one another’s experiences with service and volunteerism.

Questions offered as starting points for conversation are: What has been your relationship to volunteerism … read more.

Transforming Conflict

“Lasting change, the kind that seeps into people’s hearts, has only ever come through a combination of pressure and good conflict,” writes journalist and conflict mediator Amanda Ripley.

Using Rev. Dr. Terasa G. Cooley’s book, Transforming Conflict, and other sources, Laura and Margy will explore ways to build intimacy while navigating … read more.

Deep Listening

Deep, compassionate listening is essential to peaceful relationships. The purpose of Deep Listening is to hear another person on a factual and emotional level and to hold the speaker in compassion and respect so the speaker knows they have been heard. Laura, a group therapist, … read more.