• Tending and Mending the Social Web; Community Practice Day

    In this profoundly fractured world of ours, all of our Work That Reconnects efforts aim toward tending and mending the living web of all life. For the past several months, Interhelp’s “Tending and Mending the Web” Action Circle members have been focusing on the webs of human connection created and supported in our workshops and […]

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  • Action Circles

    The Interhelp Council invites the broader Work That Reconnects community to participate in any ongoing Action Circles. Our 2018 priorities include (but are not limited to): Tending and Mending the Social Web – click here for details. Facilitation Deepening Media and Arts – website, social media and more You may also be instrumental in forming […]

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  • Interhelp Newsletter, January 2018

    Dear Interhelpers and friends, As the dark days begin to brighten, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Hope Sings, a treasure trove of songs posted by Sarah Pirtle. The songs progress through the elements of the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects. Please read more below. Also below, a report from our annual Interhelp Conversation Day; news […]

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  • Resistance and Regeneration

    Resistance and Regeneration by Michael Rice I am grateful that we begin with Gratitude. I am grateful that I was born human – or at all – for my most recent incarnation was as a bumblebee! I am grateful that I grew up my first six years in a beautiful garden, forty feet wide and […]

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  • Interhelp Newsletter November 2017

    Dear Interhelpers and friends, It’s been a rich Work That Reconnects season in our Interhelp region (northeast U.S.). Twenty-four participants joined Sarah Pirtle and Emily Koester for Mending the Web of Life in Greenfield, MA. Read about the experience below. They will offer this workshop again on February 10. Kirstin Edelglass, Anne Goodwin and Solomon Botwick-Ries (a member […]

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  • Interhelp Newsletter September 2017

    Dear Interhelpers and friends, As the season turns once again, the weather brings blessings to some and terrors to others. We call the work we undertake together in this perilous time the “Work That Reconnects.” It’s an apt name, as is the name it was known by in early days, “Despair and Empowerment” work. It […]

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  • The Elm Dance, Revisited

    I usually think of Michael Rice when I hear “Elm Dance.” I can see him in the circle, stepping back with his right foot purposefully; my mind conjures his focused expression as Latvian words join the guitar melody and we dancers begin to move. The song is Ka Man Klajas. The dance brings activists together […]

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  • New! Hope Sings

    A gift has been given to all Work That Reconnects circles, and in particular to the Interhelp Network, sower of WTR seeds for many decades. Hope Sings is a collection of songs offered by Sarah Pirtle. The songs are all ready for you to listen to (and download for no cost). They will accompany you […]

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  • Interhelp Newsletter May 2017

    Dear Interhelpers and friends, Mary Gleason of Rochester NY sends welcome news about the formation of the Genesee Valley Work That Reconnects Community. Mary served on Interhelp Council many years ago. See below for upcoming events in Rochester, and also for news and events from the Boston-area Community of Practice. Rising with Roots: Courage, Conviction […]

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  • Interhelp Newsletter March 2017

    Some folks hoping to attend recent introductory Work That Reconnects workshops had to be turned away; the workshops filled and then some. This work is so needed right now. Marc Lapin led one of these workshops in Middlebury, VT; see below for a behind-the-scenes account of the Cambridge workshop, “A Learning Experience for New Facilitators.” […]

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