Got stuff to sell? Want to donate it to us to sell?
If you want to sell it yourself, we will rent you space and you keep 90% of the sales. The Center gets 10% commission. You rent space from us. See the space prices below. You will need to fill out the Colossal Flea Market Agreement at the Center and pay for space(s) by cash or check. Reserve by Sunday, July 20, for best prices.
If you want to donate it, we will handle the sales. Bring clothing, books, equipment, decorative items—anything that might be someone else's treasure. All proceeds go to the Center. Plan to drop donated goods off at the Center between 4 pm and 7 pm on Friday August 1.
There will be refreshments available for purchase and a booth for computer and electronic recycling.
In her book,Daring Greatly, Brene Brown takes us through the process of opening to our vulnerability. Brown, who has become known through her Ted talks, brings to light the importance of expressing authentically, by dropping our armoring and allowing ourselves to feel. She uses not only her extensive research, but also her own personal healing work to bring clarity, humor and inspiration to this journey so often avoided. She humanizes our shame and all that we do to cover it and then takes us through the steps to develop what she calls, shame resilience. Her book addresses the value of this work for our personal lives and as parents, teachers and leaders; supporting life altering healing for all of us and for our world.
The practice of forgiveness is never-ending. Because of this, I find it very useful to be immersed within some writing concerning this subject. Therefore, I was very grateful to have Forgiveness — The Greatest Healer Of All, by Gerald Jampolsky, show up in my life. His words, as Rev. Edward said, are a healing balm. He takes us through the steps of forgiveness, interlaced with personal stories and testimonials. Then throughout the book, Jampolsky inserts words of wisdom from The Course in Miracles. This little book is a perfect addition to anyone’s library, available to read over and over again.
Review written by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, a staff minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.
This event is a continuation of our theme of eliminating Clutter. Gayla is talking on June 20 about an Intuitive Way to Eliminate Clutter and she is joined on June 27 by Barry to discuss the role Feng Shui can play in moving Qi and emotional blocks in your life and home. Gayla and Barry have both been Feng Shui masters for over 20 years and are well equipped to demonstrate how Feng Shui can improve your well being.
Please join us for a fun and informative evening. To learn more about this event, click here.
organizing junkie, a neat freak. I thrive in neat and tidy environments. I get
cranky, sluggish, and unproductive when things are messy and cluttered. I like
being organized and it is easy for me. I have lots of friends who do not operate
this way; it does not come easily to them and they are befuddled by the
I will share
some of my techniques with you in the hopes of inspiring you to clear the
clutter and experience some of the fabulous benefits of being organized and
to create the biggest problem. We are bombarded with bills, solicitations,
receipts, coupons, newspaper, and magazines. I do not believe in in-boxes. In boxes get
full very fast, generally faster than they get emptied. The scary part is what
is at the bottom of the in-box? Any type of container that holds a large
quantity of papers is a potential risk for overwhelm. Touch each sheet of paper
once. The rule of thumb is:handle it
and file it or toss it. Filing cabinets are essential. A common fear is
throwing something away and then needing to refer to it later. Just file it. At
the end of each year, thin out the files. Plastic bins work well for storing
favorite photos, cards, and letters.
getting started is the hardest part. I suggest starting small. Set aside 20
minutes each day. Focus on one area at a time. Set a timer and get to
work.When the timer goes off, stop.
Then begin again the next day.
just stuff that has accumulated over time creating a sense of chaos. It helps
to have designated places for such things as incoming mail, car keys, wallet or
purse, jackets, and lunch bags. As you walk in the door, everything goes in its
designated spot. This helps keep counters, tables, and floors clear and
minimizes time wasted searching for lost items.
month, take a bag of clothes or unused items to Goodwill. This helps those in need
and helps to create extra space in the home.
is one of the wonderful benefits of a clutter free environment. Clutter free
spaces nourish the soul and free the mind.Tidy spaces help create an
atmosphere of peace and calm.
Martha Salazar If you are interested in Clearing Clutter, Stepping Stones Books and Gifts has some additional resources available to help.