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Our next Caregiver Wellness Circle starts in Fall 2018 (details tba)

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2018 Caregiver Wellness Circle

Caregiver Wellness Circle starts in Fall 2018, 6:30 pm, Columbia, MD. (Details TBA) Over the course of 5 weeks, we teach mindfulness exercises and  practical skills for stress reduction, and emotional, mental, and physical well-being. To register or if you have questions, email bconversations@gmail.com. Barbara Catlin will be glad to talk with you. Help us […]

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Bigger Conversations at American Public Health Association Meeting, November 2017

Good News… Bigger Conversations has been selected to present at the American Public Health Association (APHA), 2017 National Meeting. Barbara Catlin will present our work on the model and success of the Caregiver Wellness Circles, in Atlanta, GA, in November 2017. APHA is the oldest and largest public health organization in the world. [Note: Our next […]

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Comfort Touch and Hospice Care

On July 15th, 2017 Bigger Conversations taught their 12th Comfort Touch class at Hospice of the Chesapeake (photos below). We are grateful to the volunteers for answering the call,  and for their generosity of time and spirit!  These volunteers now join the Comfort Touch team, offering healing presence and Comfort Touch to hospice patients and […]

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A Call to Grandmothers & Women Who Care about the Children

  Bigger Conversations presents…   A Day of Imagination, Inspiration, and Movement on Saturday, October 15, 9 am – 1:30 pm Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours,  5525 Marriottsville, Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104 A Day for Grandmothers and GrandOthers who care about the children and the grandchildren. Bring your power and your love, your joys and […]

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Transformative Guidance at the End of Life

People with life-limiting illness, and elders who are approaching death have benefitted from transformative guidance.  Transformative guidance is care and support at the end of life, including bearing witness to the unique and common elements of each person’s dying process.  Through listening and in conversations with the patient, together we explore the mental, emotional, and spiritual […]

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The Grandmothers Project

  Gatherings in 2016 are listed below.  The Grandmothers’ Project started with a “Call to Grandmothers & Women Who Care about the Children” —  a call to gather for a day of non-denominational prayer, meditation, and conversation about the urgent need to treat the children of the world with compassion, dignity and respect.  Our initial gathering was held at […]

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The 4th Annual Caregiver Conference, November 14, 2014, Howard County, MD

The 4th Annual Caregiver Conference was held in Howard County on Saturday November 14, 2015.   Organized and conducted by the Howard County Office on Aging, and Citizen Services,  this day was designed especially for family caregivers to offer support, provide practical information, topics of interest, and offer a projection into future caregiving needs and necessary […]

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White House Briefing Supporting Older Americans & their Caregivers

Barbara Catlin, our Executive Director, participated in the White Briefing on Supporting Older Americans & their Caregivers, May 18, 2015, in Washington, DC. She spoke about insights gained from caregivers who participate in our Caregiver Wellness Circles®.

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Calling 100 Grandmothers & Women Who Care about the Children & Grandchildren

[Note: This event was held on September 6, 2014.]       We are gathering to stand for the Children and Grandchildren who arrive at our southern border and all children everywhere. We will stand together in the truth of knowing, that all children deserve compassion and to be treated with dignity and kindness. Will […]

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