Wider Horizons Events and Information

  1. So far as I know, the Men’s Coffee Group will meet this Wednesday, June 7, at 10 am at Victrola Coffee, 411 15th Ave E.
  2. No Women’s Coffee this Wednesday and on Wednesday, June 21, at 10:30 am, Denise Lishner will host.
  3. The Thursday morning all-member Zoom will meet this Thursday, June 8, facilitated by Sue Lerner and Debbie Ward, in its usual time slot of 9:30 am. The link and small group questions will be sent out on Wednesday.
  4. As any Wider Horizons Member who has visited the Japanese Garden with Victoria Bestock as their docent/guide can attest, it is a marvelous experience. Victoria has done this for 10 years and is prepared to lead small groups of up to 3 people (who need to be fragrance-free). If interested, call her: 206 329-7289.
  5. You are invited to experience an artist, Scott Cook, who believes that songs can change your life and your life can change the WORLD! A Bill Lippe-produced house concert hosted by Debbie Ward…what could be more magical? Read the attached details, make your reservation, and mark your calendar for Friday evening, July 21, at 6:30 pm.
  6. We’ve had some comings and goings of late. Say good-bye to Marcia Baker and Karen and Joe Hendrickson and hello to a host of new members. The new Membership Directory is attached. Note that on page 1 is the contact info for our tech and other volunteers.


Members and Friends Share Information

  1. From Bob Anderson: “From one of my favorite new news sources, Nice News, comes an article on ‘Niksen,’ the Dutch art of doing nothing. Those Dutch have great insights on how to relax in life. I love the subtitle – ‘Deliciously Doing Nothing.’” Here is an excerpt from an article by Olga Mecking, author of Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing.Niksen is inspiring people around the world to slow down their ever-hectic lives. I define it as ‘doing nothing without a purpose’ — so not scrolling on Facebook or engaging in meditation,” Olga writes in the BBC. “Whereas mindfulness is about being present in the moment, niksen is more about carving out time to just be, letting your mind wander wherever it wants to go.” Read more about the philosophy and learn how you can use it to reduce stress and recover from burnout: https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230522-the-dutch-solution-to-busyness-that-captivated-the-world
  2. Audrey Hansen invites you to check out this potentially life-changing opportunity: https://welcome.us/
  3. I met Richard Haines in person while resting on a bench at Zion National Park. He shared with me his amazing story of being imprisoned in Thailand and you may find it as fascinating as I did: https://youtu.be/eVQblX9wCuU

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