New Beginnings is having weekly zoom calls and also looking forward to soon be resuming in-person weekly meetings.
The Mission of New Beginnings Single Support Group, Inc. is to provide support programs for adults who are distressed over being separated, widowed, divorced or never married and to help them find purpose and wholeness in all dimensions of their lives after experiencing a loss. The self-help, facilitated group support we provide is emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual within a safe environment that promotes healing.
New Beginnings Single Support Group Inc.
A LESSON ON STRESS
A young lady walked around the room with a raised glass of water while leading a seminar and explaining stress management to her audience. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, “Half empty or half full?” She fooled them all. “How heavy is this glass of water,” she inquired with a smile. Answers called out ranged from 8oz. to 20oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “and that’s the way it is with stress, if we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.” “As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Pick them up again tomorrow if you must.
1. Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue!
2. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
3. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
4. Drive carefully...it’s not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
5. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
6. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
7. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
8. Never buy a car you can’t push.
9. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have leg to stand on.
10. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well, just get up and dance.
Stephen Griffin - President of New Beginnings
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
For anyone interested in participating in the conference calls on Monday evening @6:30 pm, all the phone numbers will remain the same each week. Feel free to join in whether you were on last week's call or not. Each facilitator's group name is shown along with that group's phone line.
If you have any further questions, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you.
The system is very easy to use and all you need is a phone (mobile/home).
First, call the New Beginnings Conference Line (1-971-224-6622)
. Then, when prompted, enter the six-number Conference Code for your facilitator (found below)
. Now you will be on the Conference Call!
Joe Sargent - 536199-----mixed level 3
Glen Galusha- 906668-----widowed levels 1 & 2
Joe McCann - 780080-----separated/divorced levels 1 & 2
Donna Short - 565685-----separated/divorced levels 2 & 3
Joe Sheehan - 784267-----seasoned singles
Just a reminder --- ALL CONFERENCE CALLS ARE TO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.
Anything discussed in the group is to remain in the group. Consider it an extension of the confidentiality rule we adhere to each week when meeting in person.