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April 2019

A Gentle Approach To Clearing Clutter: Self-Paced Version (  Click here for Details)

April 1
$250.00

NOTE: THERE ARE NO OFFICIAL DATES FOR THIS COURSE: Register and begin the course any time; You set the time and pace but have access to written connection with Carolyn throughout the process for guidance, acknowledgement, and resources; The course is designed to take 1-2 months to complete; Work from anywhere you have an internet connection, taking advantage of both privacy and connection; Reap the benefits of both structure and flexibility, as the course guides you through a progression of…

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Adams Method – an 8-week online training through the Therapeutic Writing Institute

April 4 @ 8:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm PDT
$387.00

Kathleen Adams is considered a primary theorist in the field of journal therapy, along with Ira Progoff and James W. Pennebaker. You’ll read, discuss and write from two of her books: The Way of the Journal, and Scribing the Soul. CEUs Available. CJF/CJT/CAS Requirement Required Text:  The Way of the Journal and Scribing the Soul by Kathleen Adams available through the TWI bookstore. This class is geared to those who are training to use journal therapy as part of their work. The processes shared can be applied…

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Author Event at Village Books: Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
Village Books, 1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Free

This is my official book launch! Come join me as I share excerpts and illustrations from my new book. And get a signed copy while you're at it.

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Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Women’s Retreat – “Letting Go”

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - April 14 @ 5:00 pm PDT

The theme of the weekend retreat will be letting go and different aspects will be explored. I'll be presenting on the overall theme and then lead a break-out workshop on letting go of belongings. THIS EVENT IS FULL

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Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act: 2-hour workshop in Bellingham, WA

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
The Natural Health Clinic, 1707 F Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
$25.00

This is a two-hour, small-group workshop for people who would like to work their way through the exercises suggested in my new book, Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act. We'll focus on getting some momentum going as I lead you in trying out some of the suggested processes and help you troubleshoot anticipated challenges. I'll adapt the workshop to the participants who register. Participants who don't already have a copy of the book can purchase one at the workshop for $17.00,…

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May 2019

Clustering: A Flexible, Powerful, Journaling Process

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
The Natural Health Clinic, 1707 F Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
$25.00

This is a powerful journaling process that can reveal a lot of information in a brief period of time.

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June 2019

Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act: 4-hour workshop in Duvall, WA – Cancelled

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
$50.00

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED  

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Clearing Space for Creative Expression – 2-hour workshop in Bellingham, WA

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
The Natural Health Clinic, 1707 F Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
$25.00

A creative and artful life requires dedicated space, time, and focus, all of which can be easily taken over by clutter. The piles of paper and supplies covering your surfaces, a jam-packed calendar, or a head full of too many ideas competing for your attention can all get in the way. Bringing inspirations to life also requires balancing structure and freedom, planning and spontaneity. We'll dive into this juicy territory with discussion, writing processes, and playful strategies. Only three spaces…

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Worship Service – Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Avenue
Vancouver, BC V7S 1H3 Canada

Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act Life is always changing. Life’s transitions provide an opportunity to take a fresh look at what needs to be released to make room for what’s emerging. Carolyn (Carrie) Koehnline will share how shifting to a sacred stance can help when you get overwhelmed by the practical and emotional challenge of clearing clutter from your home, head, heart, and schedule.

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July 2019

FREE Author Event – Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act – Third Place Books – Lake Forest Park

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 United States
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Free

I'll be sharing readings, images, and even some songs from my new book. If you're anywhere in the Seattle area, please come and bring your friends. Signed copies of my book will be available.

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Cultivating Self-Compassion – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
The Natural Health Clinic, 1707 F Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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$25.00

Self-compassion is about being as kind to yourself when you're having a hard time. It sounds simple, and it is. But there is so much that can get in the way.

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August 2019

Clearing Frustration Clutter

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
The Natural Health Clinic, 1707 F Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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$25

Frustration is part of the human experience. Even if you pride yourself on being calm, patient, compassionate, and cheerful, frustration will still visit you. You could stuff it and do harm to yourself. You could dump it on others and do harm to them and to your relationships.  So what do you do? In this small-group workshop we'll practice writing processes and other strategies to help you move and release frustration safely, before it implodes or explodes. You'll learn ways…

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September 2019

Worship Service – South Frasier Unitarian Church – Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
South Frasier Unitarian Church, 15639 24 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia V4A 2J6 Canada
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Free

Life is always changing.  When you take a fresh look at what needs to be released and practice the art of letting go, you make some room for what's emerging. Clearing your clutter can provide a way to catch up to and make peace with life's changes. But this seemingly mundane and practical process can also prove unexpectedly challenging, stirring up profound questions of identity and mortality. Carolyn will share how shifting to a sacred stance can infuse your process…

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Free Author Event in Seattle for Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Third PLace Books, 6504 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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Carolyn Koehnline will be sharing essays, poems, illustrations and songs from her new book, Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act.

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October 2019

Worship Service – Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship – Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Free

Life is always changing.  When you take a fresh look at what needs to be released and practice the art of letting go, you make some room for what's emerging. Clearing your clutter can provide a way to catch up to and make peace with life's changes. But this seemingly mundane and practical process can also prove unexpectedly challenging, stirring up profound questions of identity and mortality. Carolyn will share how shifting to a sacred stance can infuse your process…

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Worship Service: Glacier Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Glacier Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1515 Trumble Creek
Kalispell, MT 59901 United States
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Free

Life is always changing.  When you take a fresh look at what needs to be released and practice the art of letting go, you make some room for what's emerging. Clearing your clutter can provide a way to catch up to and make peace with life's changes. But this seemingly mundane and practical process can also prove unexpectedly challenging, stirring up profound questions of identity and mortality. Carolyn will share how shifting to a sacred stance can infuse your process…

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