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CGCC Book Club & Virtual Coffee: Mindfulness

  • January 28, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Zoom


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Book Club Discussion
& Upcoming Author's Talk with Michelle Kane 

You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online book club conversation and an upcoming author's talk with a local renowned author and gifted advocate. 

Considering the difficult times parents are still facing, we have decided to focus our next discussion on the topic of mindfulness, a practice for children but also self-care for adults.  On January 28, 2021, we will start discussing this book by a renowned local author: Planting Seeds of Mindfulness: Creating the Conditions to Help Gifted Kids to Flourish and Bloom Intellectually, Emotionally, and Spiritually by Michele Kane & Dorothy A. Sisk. However, if you have read or prefer other mindfulness books, please feel free to revise those and share with us your thoughts on the topic.  

Next meeting  will occur two weeks later, on February 11, 2021, and we have the great pleasure and privilege to host Prof. Kane, the author of the aforementioned book, a well-known local gifted advocate and mentor to our community, and engage with her in a very lively discussion about mindfulness, self-care and other burning issues on your mind.   

Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register.  Please register for each discussion individually (one is not required for the other) and let us know if your plans change later. Register here for the January 28 meeting and here for the February 11 meeting. 

Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  Katherine has shared a mindfulness practice recording for us to consider using, if needed. 

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