Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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Focus of Sabbatical: Personal Renewal

Author Sarah Ahrens, Written Jan 14, 2015

My sabbatical will focus on three areas:

Congregational Innovation
Professional Growth
Personal Renewal

For personal renewal, I will certainly continue my running (hoping for some warmer temps in this regard…) while adding a component of mindfulness meditation to that running practice.  As well as applying mindfulness meditation practices to mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

In addition to reading and listening materials for cultivating such spiritual practices, there are some area congregations and workshops I hope to partake of for additional coaching.

There are also some “just for fun and relaxation” activities I will take advantage of! I’ll be visiting some friends in San Diego I haven’t seen in a few years at end of January. My brother Steve is getting married in March- and I have the honor of officiating the ceremony! And my running practice will culminate with the Ocean Drive marathon on March 29. And certainly family time as we settle into our new home and prepare for the arrival of Baby B #2 this summer!

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