Conversations for Connection: Supporting Mental Health

Thursdays, 7 pm- 8 pm

Interfaith Network on Mental Health with Atonement Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO

June 4, 2020 “Gardening and the Soul” with Roland Evans

June 11, 2020 “Gratitude as Soul Care” with Rev. Martie McMane

June 18, 2020  “Emotional Distress: Helping Others and Yourself” with Jed Shapiro, MD

June 25, 2020 “Intergenerational Connection: The Mental Health Benefits” with Jack Williamson

July 2, 2020 “Living our Values in Tumultuous Times” with Anne Weiher,  Ph.D.

July 9, 2020 “What’s Your Why?” with Karen Rice, MD

July 16, 2020 “Where Love Begins” with Rev. Pedro Silva

July 23, 2020 “What’s in your Lunchbox?  with Diana Hoguet

July 30, 2020 “On the Threshold of Crisis” with John Kellow 

August 6, 2020 “Stress and Conflict” with MaryBeth Stevens 

August 13, 2020 “Emerging Perspective Amid the Pandemic” with Chris Cole

August 20, 2020 “Connecting with your Deeper Self” with Heidi Lindeman  

August 27, 2020 “The 6 Needs for Happiness and How to Meet Them during COVID!” with Rev. Christine Ruth 

September 3, 2020 “Choosing Joy and Creativity in Difficult Times: Possible or a Pipe-dream?” with Sue Brightman and Sam Glover 

September 10, 2020 “Sleep in the Time of CoVID 19” with Rich Williams 

September 17, 2020 “Building Resilience to Cope with Life’s Challenges” with Dr. Shelly Mahon

September 24, 2020 “Laughter is the Best Medicine” with Andrea Vahl

October 1, 2020 “Wisdom Sayings as Guides for our Living” with Rev. Martie McMane

October 8, 2020 “The Gut Brain Axis: How to Optimize the Health of your Gut to then Optimize the Health of Your Brain” with Lisa Shanken

October 15, 2020 “So, what are we going to do about it? with Rev. Nichole Lamarche

October 22, 2020  ”Wisdom from our Animal Companions” with Jackie Hibbard

October 29, 2020 “Practical Tips for Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High” with Mary Beth Stevens 

November 5, 2020 “The Benefits of Watching Birds” with Steve Frye 

November 12, 2020 “Folk Tales, Slams, and Wild Imaginings” with Laura K. Deal

November 19, 2020 “Understanding Your Dreams” with Roland Evans

November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving) “Thanksgiving Eve Conversation” with Martie McMane and Alan Johnson

December 3, 2020 “Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Suicide” with Jay Winstead 

December 10, 2020 “Diving into the Creative Well: Tapping into the Healing Metaphors of Dreams” with Laura Deal 

December 17, 2020 “The Healing Power of Music” with Paula Nichols 

January 7, 2021 “”Weary and Wondering: Souls Shredded yet Finding our Way to Hope.  Late Pandemic State of our Emotional Health” with Dr. Vicki Harvey

January 14, 2021 “Becoming Awake… What Buddhism Offers On Healing the Nation, Healing Ourselves” with Barry Erdman

January 21, 2021 “The Power of Rituals” with Aly Kohlmeyer 

January 28, 2021 “Radical Curiosity As An Antidote to Political and Spiritual Polarity” with Chuck Knapp

February 4, 2021 “What the Widows Have Taught Me” with Rev. Heather Hagenduff 

February 11, 2021 “What Can We Learn from the Wisdom of Women for These Times?” with Sue Brightman 

February 18, 2021 “Liberation, Mental Health, and Hymns that Heal” with Hillary Doerries 

February 25, 2021 “What Do We Know About Suicide and How Does It Help?” with Jay Winstead 

March 4, 2021 “Youth Suicide: Helping Youth Find Hope” with Jenna Clinchard and Mary Campbell

March 11, 2021 “Grieving Young: Spiritual Care for Young Adults of All Abilities Amid COVID 19” with Rev. Amy Petre Hill, JD

March 18, 2021 “Looking at Immigration through a Different Lens” with Jon Gilbert Martinez, MDiv. 

March 25, 2021 “Collective Trauma: Supporting Mental Health” with Priscilla Dann-Courtney

April 8, 2021 “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” with Rev. Jason Hays, PhD

April 15, 2021 “Resistance as Resilience: Building the Barricades of LGBTQ Mental Health” with Sam 


April 22, 2021 “Healing at the Intersection of Hurt and Hope” with Rev. Kirsten Peachy 

April 29, 2021 “Replacing Stigma with Help and Hope” with Anna Kim 

May 6, 2021 “Solace and Sanctuary: The Role of Creativity in Healing” with Joy Redstone

May 13, 2021 “An embodied approach to healing ambiguous loss” with Liz George

May 20, 2021 “Meeting the Moment of Crisis: A Co-Response Model and Philosophy“  with Lucy


May 27, 2021 “The Mental Challenges Facing The Transgender Community” Dr. Paula Stone Williams 

June 3, 2021 “A Recovery Story and ‘Spaceship Earth: What Can I Do?’” with Laurie Dameron

June 10, 2021 “Master of Your Thoughts, or Slave to Them” with Jean Rosmarin, PhD

June 17, 2021 “The Impact of Mental Health Challenges on Intimate Partnerships“ with Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

June 24, 2021 “How Sacred Accompanying Can Strengthen Hope and Resilience” with Rabbi Fred Greene

July 1, 2021 “My Community, My Self” with Tracy Smith 

July 15, 2021 “Queer Joy for Life & Liberation” with Michal Duffy