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.
THE FIRST SIGN OF CIVILIZATION
Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fish hooks or clay pots or grinding stones.
But no. Mead said the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed. Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You can not run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for prowling beasts. No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.
A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to stay with the one that fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person to safety and has tended the person through recovery. Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts, Mead said.”
We are at our best when we serve others. Be civilized. - Ira Byock
Arlene Volpe and Joe Sargent
Co-Presidents 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.