How Being Human is a

Sort of Spirituality All its Own

Spiritual and Psychological

Enlightenment in Just Being Human

casual, informal

simple language

everyday terms

$10 Suggested Donation I Complimentary Tea Served

The program portion is from @ 7:30-8:15 pm.
There's time to connect before and after program.

Seeing Spiritual and Psychological

Enlightenment by Just Being Human

What can an esteemed painter of "heart art" and a spirited entertainer / author who sees all of life as a giant love song show us about "the art of the heart?"

Everyday Deep is a call to jump into life — to feel more alive, more in tune, more at peace, more present. Things like passion and purpose; creativity and self-care; authenticity and self-expression are not abstract ideals.  How do you make them real in everyday (deep) sorts of ways?

Everyday Deep is a call to jump into life: to realize — make real — your authentic voice, unique gifts, true passions, and whole self in everyday (deep) sorts of ways.

You only know  — or can know — what's of your heart and soul by taking the time and space for it. That's why Everyday Deep literally gives you some of that quality time and space.

 

Join us at any of our relaxed monthly gatherings the third Wednesday of each month at Dane Vintage in Woodridge. This beautiful showroom loft doubles as an eclectic event space by night and it's the perfect place for women to enjoy a creative forum and community.

FOLLOW your heart ... in the heart of COMMUNITY.

Third Wednesday of Each Month September—May
 
 

@ The Treehouse Creative Space
5021 Fairview Avenue, 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Women's
Community +
Creative Forum
Dale Emmet
(630) 234-5750
Cindi Roselieb
(630) 408-8436

Talking About Ancient Wisdom in More Relatable and Real Life Applicable Ways

Appreciating Ancient Wisdom Through

Ordinary Examples and Real Life Experience

Enduring, Age Old Wisdom in

Relevant, Relatable and Real Life Ways

Age Old Wisdom That's Relevant,

Relatable and Real Life Applicable

Appreciating Ancient Wisdom in More Relatable and Real Life Applicable Ways

RSVP is appreciated to be sure we have enough chairs for everyone!

Making Ancient Wisdom More Relatable and Real Life Applicable

Everyday Deep is about giving women the time and the space; the creative source and the community, to inspire and encourage living from the heart. What's of yours to do and to be? How can you live it out in everyday life?

Join us at any of our relaxed monthly gatherings the third Wednesday of each month at The Treehouse in Downers Grove. It's a beautiful and artistic setting for stimulating presentations and interesting conversations.

Our Next Gathering:

Wednesday, May 16th 7 to 9 pm

Growing older is a fact. Growing older is a choice — and living a more wholehearted life depends on it. Please join us to hear three inspiring paths and personal stories of growing bolder through: deepening your faith; following passions; and finding humor.

The program portion is from @ 7:30-8:30 pm.
Time to connect before and after program.

* Your RSVP is appreciated!

$10 at Door  I  Complimentary Tea

May Speakers

Terese Burk

Terese Burk's ends her emails with a quote by St. Francis of Assisi that says: "Start by doing what is necessary; then, do what is possible; suddenly, you are doing the impossible." It's how Terese followed her faith walk through the significant loss of loved ones. It's also the encouragement she teaches her students to develop the executive function skills they need to become lifelong learners. This too is Terese's faith: to find your purpose and serve others.

Karen Putz

Karen Putz is an author, speaker and passion mentor. Encouraging others to live out what brings them alive, she says that "it's not about the age, it's about the attitude." At the age of 44, Karen herself re-discovered her own passion for barefoot water skiing. In her younger years, it was what gave her great joy. It was also what caused her to go from hard of hearing to being completely deaf after a hard fall. Karen will take us her  bold journey to go after her joy.

Katie Dix

Katie Dix's distinctly "Irish" approach to life is that everything is okay as long as you get a good story out of it.  Katie's life growing up as the middle child of 10 and growing a family ice cream business, among other things, has provided her with a wealth of material to work with. Katie will share some of her humorous accounts along with her message about humor: we all can grow bolder by not taking ourselves or life too seriously.

Please Join Us!

How do we see and experience our ordinary days with more meaning? How can we discuss "deeper things" in ways that relate to our actual lives?

Everyday THINGS IN Deep WAYS

Deep THINGS IN Everyday WAYS

Everyday Deep is

TIME AND SPACE FOR YOU.

Seeing the Oh So Many Opportunities

for Enlightenment in Our Ordinary Lives

Full Program March 2018

Our Next Gathering:

Wednesday, April 18th 7 to 9 pm

FLOW

We’re all encouraged to go with the flow, be in the flow, find our flow, etc. but what exactly is flow? Is it of our minds? Our bodies? Our spirits? Come hear the intimate yet expert accounts of three local women on how to experience and improve flow in your mind, in your body and in your spirit — and ultimately, between all three.

The program portion is from @ 7:30-8:30 pm.
Time to connect before and after program.

* Your RSVP is appreciated!

$10 at Door  I  Complimentary Tea

April Speakers

Ann Forde Murray

Ann Forde Murray is a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor who helps her clients to discover their own inner resources, wisdom and integrity. As a compassionate companion on their healing and wholeness journeys, Ann utilizes a combination of traditional talk therapy along with EMDR and other mindfulness-based therapies that help release emotional blockages and imbalances to transform them into positive beliefs.

Gail Ann Bradshaw

Gail Ann Bradshaw has been a Board Certified Dance / Movement Therapist and counselor for over 20 years and has worked in a variety of healthcare and wellness settings. She recently started her own business entitled “BODYful Connections” which offers body-centered programs that cultivate well-being and nurture spiritual growth.  Gail Ann is passionate about experiencing the fullness of life through the gift of the body.

Norine Guy

Norine Guy is a lifelong artist whose creative work is inspired by her love of nature and her deep spirituality. She teaches painting as a holistic practice, helping others to draw closer to the Artist within themselves through centering and contemplation. Working often in water colors, Norine has learned and loves to share the trust and acceptance of going with the flow - of the paint, of life, of Spirit. She regularly holds group and individual sessions.

Please Join Us!

Our Next Gathering:

Wednesday, May 16th 7 to 9 pm
The program portion is from @ 7:30-8:30 pm.
Time to connect before and after program.

* Your RSVP is appreciated!

$10 at Door  I  Complimentary Tea

It’s not the scary stuff of Halloween, but the sometimes frightening challenges of an authentic life that we’re often afraid of. Are you brave enough to think you can make a difference in the world; to believe that you belong; to shine in the spotlight? Join us for a night of four daring women sharing their stories (and songs!)

May Speakers

Please Join Us!

Growing older is a fact. Growing bolder is a choice — and living a more wholehearted life depends on it. Please join us to hear three inspiring paths and personal stories of growing bolder through: deepening your faith; following passions; and finding humor.

Terese Burk / Having Faith

Terese Burk ends her emails with a quote by St. Francis of Assisi that says: "Start by doing what is necessary; then, do what is possible; suddenly, you are doing the impossible." It's how Terese followed her faith walk through the significant loss of loved ones. It's also the encouragement she teaches her students developing executive function skills to become lifelong learners. For this too is Terese's faith: to find your purpose and to serve others.

Karen Putz / Following Passions

Karen Putz is an author, speaker and passion mentor. Encouraging others to live out what brings them alive, she says that "it's not about the age, it's about the attitude." At the age of 44, Karen herself re-discovered her own passion for barefoot water skiing. In her younger years, it was what gave her great joy. It was also what caused her to go from hard of hearing to being completely deaf after a hard fall. Karen will take us her  bold journey to follow her passion.

Making Oh So Helpful Ancient Wisdom More Relatable and Real Life Applicable

Katie Dix / Finding Humor

Katie Dix's distinctly "Irish" approach to life is that everything is okay as long as you get a good story out of it. And Katie's life — which includes growing up as the middle child of 10 and growing a family ice cream business — has provided her with a wealth of material to work with. Katie will share some of her humorous accounts along with her message about humor: we all can grow bolder by not taking ourselves or life too seriously.

It’s not the scary stuff of Halloween, but the sometimes frightening challenges of an authentic life that we’re often afraid of. Are you brave enough to think you can make a difference in the world; to believe that you belong; to shine in the spotlight? Join us for a night of four daring women sharing their stories (and songs!)

Our Next Gathering:

Wednesday, January 16th  7 to 9 pm

Change is the only constant in life so you think we’d be used to it by now! But how good are we at shifting perspectives, attitudes and energies as our lives invite or demand?  Please join us for a New Year exploration of SHIFT: ways we can change our lives and let our lives change us - whatever happens. Three remarkable local women will share their experiences of and insights about SHIFT.

Janice Deal

Challenge to Change

A novelist and writer of short stories, Janice Deal says that her work helps her to navigate the world and to process what it means to be human.  Like the characters she writes about, Janice is facing change in her own life: the stranger than fiction truth of her young daughter leaving home to live in a kung fu academy in China. Janice will share some of that story; the inspiration for her writing; and a reading of her work.

Riley Hunter Cooper

Daughter to Mother

Riley Hunter Cooper grew up not wanting to be like her mother and set out to make a very different life for herself. It wasn’t until her mother’s passing that she saw how much their lives actually mirrored one another’s with the goals and struggles they shared. Riley wrote a book about it - for herself and to help others - chronicling the mid-life shift she experienced as she came to appreciate her mother’s journey and her own.

Margo Tirado

Domesticated to Wild

As a psychotherapist with over twenty-five years of clinical experience, Margo Tirado has spent approximately 40,000 hours observing the human spirit. One of the big issues she’s witnessed in women is the loss of their instinctual, natural self — and the authenticity and aliveness that go with it. Margo will help us understand how to shift from domesticating our desires to activating our wild hearts!

Doors open at 7 pmProgram is from @ 7:30-8:30 pm.

$10 at Door 

Space is LIMITED and count is needed for chair rental so please let us know if you plan to attend. THANKS!

Mary Ellen Young + Sandra McDonnell

Colleagues + Business Co-Founders

Mary Ellen Young and Sandra McDonnell's shared passion for empowering young people is well-known in their work with Navigate Adolescence.  The two also co-created a book about self-discovery for pre-teen girls and will tell us how having a great partner helps you to do the same:  find your best self when you are in harmony with yourself and others.

 Join us for a Small Group / Guided Workshop to See Your Story and Live Fully      to

Teri Beran Kulat

Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Teri Beran Kulat's spiritual belief that we are all a part of the Whole permeates her unique practice as a collaborative divorce attorney working on teams. Teri will talk about bringing together separate and seemingly opposite perspectives in her work, her life and her relationships, knowing that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

Susie Carroll

Improvisational Actor

Susie Carroll started taking improv classes to overcome stage fright enough to perform the standup comedy she'd written. She'll speak about what she unexpectedly learned in the process: how trusting her teammates, the audience and herself translated into an increased ability to work with whatever material she is given - on stage and in life.

Love, loss, laughter ... can each awaken our hearts in an instant. What happens to us and through us, in and after those "heart starts" is the focus of our February gathering. We hope you'll join us to hear the unique and heartfelt perspectives of three wonderful women: Donna Marino, Sonu Marchioretto, and Laura Eboli.

Donna Marino

A Heart for Healing

Donna Marino knows that what startles the heart can also jumpstart it. Her heart for healing more fully emerged after multiple shocks to it, including the loss of her beloved father on September 11th. Donna will share how she’s healed and grown and hopes to help others do the same — choosing to being a survivor and a light in the world.

Our Next Gathering:

Wednesday, March 21st 7 to 9 pm

Focus on What Matters

What do a photographer, an entrepreneurial coach and a yoga therapist all have in common? The job of each one — despite their very different vocations — is to help focus on what matters. Come join us to see how their unique perspectives are interestingly related and absolutely relevant to your real life.

Laura Eboli

A Heart for Fun

Laura Eboli says she loves life and tries to find humor in every situation… even when she shouldn’t. Her heart for life and laughter may have something to do with growing up in her family's funeral home. Opting not to be a mortician, Laura is a creative director and copywriter; an entrepreneur; and a fun-seeker who tries to make the most of every moment.

The program portion is from @ 7:30-8:30 pm.
There's time to connect before and after program.

$10 at Door  I  Complimentary Tea

* Your RSVP is appreciated to be sure there are enough chairs for everyone!

Thank You!

March Speakers

Gina Graham

Gina Graham describes herself as a photographer, writer, wanna-be yogi, health nut, seeker, and most importantly, a mom. She is a self-taught photographer who cherishes natural light and candid moments that are soulful, emotional and authentic. Gina believes in finding the beauty in everyday moments and she is currently working on a personal project that celebrates the impact of inspiring people in our local community.

Patricia Cimino

Patricia Cimino is a certified life and mindset coach, a speaker and an entrepreneur. She helps women "wantapreneurs" build a positive mindset and to master fierce self-care strategies so that they can create a business they're passionate about with clarity, confidence and optimism. Having started several businesses over the years, Patricia loves to spark positivity and possibility into everyone she meets.

Laura Jane Mellencamp-Murphy

Laura Jane Mellencamp-Murphy is the founder and director of Yoga Among Friends. For decades, Laura has been sharing yogic teachings and practices to students from all walks of life. She enjoys blending her clinical and counseling training in psychology with her yoga therapy certification to provide her clients with a holistic approach to psychological and emotional imbalances that affect the immune system.

Please Join Us!

Sonu Marchioretto

A Heart for America

When she was just six years old, Sonu Marchioretto moved halfway around the world from India to the United States. She loved it immediately and even talked her unhappy mother into staying in this strange, new land that excited her so much.  Sonu will tell us about her heart for America, then and now as an immigrant, and why she loves the USA.

What do a photographer, an entrepreneurial coach and a yoga therapist all have in common? The job of each one — despite their very different vocations — is to help focus on what matters. Come join us to see how their unique perspectives are interestingly related and absolutely relevant to your real life.

Our Next Gathering:

Wednesday, November 28th  7 to 9 pm
* Please note special day. Fourth Wednesday of month instead of third b/c Thanksgiving)

It’s not the scary stuff of Halloween, but the sometimes frightening challenges of an authentic life that we’re often afraid of. Are you brave enough to think you can make a difference in the world; to believe that you belong; to shine in the spotlight? Join us for a night of four daring women sharing their stories (and songs!)

Our October Speakers

Nancy Economou

On Purpose

It was an overseas trip that brought Nancy Economu face to face with a serious need in the world. Would she, could help? The only fear greater than following this calling with its big obstacles and odds was her fear of not following what she felt God ... her heart ... was asking her to do.

Saba Bando

On Belonging

When Saba Bando's son, Zain, was born with serious physical disabilities, she looked to principles she had already started to learn about facing fear of the unknown and allowing life to unfold. Saba shares her story and the science of connection and belonging in overcoming fear.

Heather Yeager and April Katsafanas

On Stage

Surveys show that more people fear being on stage than they fear death itself! Heather Yeager and April Katsafanas will tell us (and show us!) how facing that fear actually helps them feel alive: singing, playing instruments and rocking out in local bands and music programs.

Doors open at 7 pm. Program is from @ 7:30-8:30 pm.

$10 at Door 

Space is LIMITED and count is needed for chair rental so please let us know if you plan to attend. THANKS!

Our Next Gathering:

Wednesday, November 28th  7 to 9 pm
* Please note special date. Fourth Wednesday of month instead of third b/c Thanksgiving)

In this season of gifts, the ones we’ll be talking about are the gifts that may be hidden: in us, in others, or in our life experiences. Three amazing women will talk about being able to see and to bring out hidden gifts like gratitude, resilience, validation, authenticity and passion. Please join us for this special evening (on a special date*)!

Genene Murphy

The Hidden Gifts in Hard Things

Sometimes there's a thing that changes you. Sometimes it's unexpected and sometimes it pushes you beyond an expectation. Genene Murphy shares why she wrestles with saying yes to hard things - and no to secondary gains - and why a brain aneurysm is a hidden reason — and gift.

Shareen Klasing

Finding Hidden Gifts in Others

Whether it’s with her kids (her “biggest teachers”) or the Alzheimer’s and dementia patients she works with as a certified validation therapist, Shareen Klasing has learned to meet people where they are and to pay attention. She’ll share with us the unexpected gifts that she’s found.

Rochelle Gorey

Why You Can't Hide Your Gifts

For years, not a lot of people knew that fellow mom Rochelle Gorey was also the CEO of a financial tech start-up. She kept a lower profile at work as well until the day came when she could hide her gifts no more. Rochelle talks about the impact of bringing out all that you are.

Doors open at 7 pmProgram is from @ 7:30-8:30 pm.

$10 at Door 

Space is LIMITED and count is needed for chair rental so please let us know if you plan to attend. THANKS!