Empowerment in the Modern Moment

Written by Jenny Glick, Springhouse Adult Programming Participant I attended the recent online Empowerment Class with Springhouse Community School and it was such a lovely breath of fresh air during the global pandemic. Facilitated by Jenny Finn, the class had depth, heart, and engaged dozens of adult learners from Canada, to Mexico and throughout the US! What a wonderful way to connect with others during a time of such chaos and fear in the rest of the world. Through prose, poetry, song and contemplation, we were guided to reflect upon our own experiences and share with both the larger group and our small groups. The small groups were facilitated by Springhouse staff and I found this space

To Live Radically Wholehearted

Written by Mara Robbins, Springhouse Adult Programming Participant In 2013, I was invited to participate in TEDXFloyd. This was my introduction to Jenny Finn. Afterwards, I said often: "Oh my GOODNESS she is Floyd's Brene Brown." I was so grateful that she and her family were moving to the high plateau of the Blue Ridge, my natural habitat since 8 years old. She’s not Brene, though. She’s Floyd’s Jenny Finn. And we are so, so blessed to be in this beloved community with her. My own experience of TEDX was influenced deeply by an almost-shooting at the satellite classroom at New River Community College. I thought I had an idea of "The Importance of Story" and yet as I rehearsed what I had prep

Eye-Opening Service

- Written by Lisa Todd, a teen from Vermont currently enrolled in Springhouse's "Empowerment in the Modern Moment" - This past week for Springhouse we had to choose an act of kindness to do for someone else. I wasn’t on call when we decided, but I chose to do the dishes and clean up the living room and kitchen for my mom. I could tell how much that meant to my parents, especially my mom. In order to do this, I needed to realize how much my parents do for me and how little I do for them. I felt terrible and thought that I should do something for them since they do so much for me with sometimes not even a thank you in return. When I first started, I realized how difficult it was to keep going

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