News and Views from Our Last Meeting
The last WOW meeting (Wise Older Women) was held at the Unity Church of San Antonio on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This gathering of the Wise Older Women group was lively as we colored in illustration books designed to impart the concept of “Mindfulness.” Each woman’s page had a unique empty pattern that invited colors and thought. As we sat around the table in a large circle, brainstorming with colors, the Zen of filling in spaces and reflecting on the lines and shapes fostered easy conversation. Within the safety, freedom, and friendship of the group we all opened up about our idea of mindfulness and shared personal experiences.
On the back of each drawing page, was a quote that also echoed mindfulness in different ways. Each woman read her quote aloud and we reflected on the parallels of our stories, lives, and immediate drawings. Just goes to show that no matter what our age, the therapy of drawing and discovering like a kid never goes away!
As we examined our “inner child” and mindfulness at the same time, it brought to the surface the topic of the next month’s meeting. We will reflect on motherhood, nurturing, and maternal instincts–since May is the month that celebrates Mother’s Day. Please join us at Unity Church on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meanwhile, feel free to contact us if you have questions about WOW!