here’s what’s we are hearing about using the journal alone, with others or with the provided group facilitation guide:
"Carol and Casey do an amazing job creating community through conversation. Their skill at facilitating transformed a group of strangers into a circle of friends."
Liz Goodrich, Deschutes Public Library, Program Coordinator
"This was a wonderful experience that allowed me to go much deeper into the topic than I would have on my own. This is the kind of thing our society desperately needs."
Tara Brightenbucher, Psychotherapist, Facilitator, Journal User
“I used two of the questions with my mother and brother recently—wow! The questions opened up a window into them and I saw and heard some things I never knew about them. The questions helped me connect in a new, depthful way to the people I care about, but can’t always relate to. I am so grateful for that.”
Ellen Santasiero, Writer, Journal User
“Carol and Casey facilitated a process that was sacred safe and deep. I felt a sense of hope and community, and learned some new things about myself in a very gentle way.”
Vicki Avila, Stoke Your Woke Circle Session Participant
“I am delighted to offer my gratitude to Casey and Carol for this creative, illuminating and accessible workbook. The questions invite deep inner listening and, in a gentle yet penetrating way, encourage the reader to bring our personal and societal concerns and actions into alignment. As someone who actively explores most of these issues in my life, I found new insights and discoveries.
I highly recommend ‘taking the plunge’ into this engaging inquiry. May we all awaken to our deepest values and find ways of enacting them in our lives!”
Russell Delman, The Embodied Life™ and Feldenkrais® Practitioner
"Appreciation for this process. What a huge difference it makes to hear each other. It Stokes Our Woke!"
Sarah Mason, Stoke Your Woke Circle Session Participant
"We all are concerned about where are world is headed...every one of us. But concern is unproductive. Its neighbor “worry” stresses our adrenals and leads to anything but peace on earth! This beautiful and provocative book by Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis provides thought seeds to plant in conversation with people you already care about or with people you don’t yet know. As we take the time to ponder these rich questions and quotes, we will surely be led to our own right actions to steer our world in a more positive direction. As a minister, I can readily imagine using this book as the kindling for a rich and fiery group.”
Reverend Jane Hiatt, Sr. Minister, Unity Community of Central Oregon
reviews from Belonging: Self & World Workshop (May 2019)
“Within minutes after thinking about a question people opened up and shared their hearts with honesty and respect. At the end of sharing was a resolution to move forward.”
B.Z., Workshop Participant
Did I have an aha moment? “Yes, That I’ve never had a good relationship with the act of longing, and that I have the power to shift that and see the intelligence in it.
That I can do something with it rather than feel powerless and helpless.
What was woke? How not alone I am in my need to belong.
J.D., Workshop Participant
“I felt a sense of community and interconnectedness that is profoundly vital in all of our life journeys. Sharing our truth about the struggles and joys of a sense of belonging was of great value.”
Donna Chisholm, Workshop Participant