Re-Creating A Life

Book Discussion: Re-Creating A Life by Diane M. Millis, PhD

Tuesdays: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 St. Scholastica Monastery

Can changing your story change your life? It’s not what we’ve experienced that defines us, but the stories we tell about our experiences. More and more people entering middle age or approaching the end of life are trying to make sense of the disparity between what they thought their lives were going to be and what they actually are. In her new book, Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our Most Life-Giving Story, author Dr. Diane Millis offers a set of questions and strategies for telling new stories about our lives that more closely reflect who we are and our possibilities. Millis shows us how we can discover a more promising story of our lives through reflection, writing, and conversation with others. She emphasizes that it takes a community to learn how to tell our most life-giving story.  We need at least one or more conversation partners who can help us to realize new and richer aspects of our stories and ourselves. Come and join the conversation!

Facilitators: Sister Lois Eckes, OSB, a long time spiritual companion and retreat leader with a deep longing to help others grow into the fullness of God’s love for them. Marilyn Mayry, an Oblate candidate of St. Scholastica Monastery, retired college instructor, and counselor.

Cost: freewill offering