Tuesday January 22  7:00-8:00pm
Happiness with Judy Halliwell-Holistic Master Energy Practitioner

At our core we desire to be loved. Why then do we seem to at all cost make ourselves available to love and fail? With divorce and drug addiction rate at a record high what are we doing wrong? What have we missed? The world seems to be in struggle. Why are we struggling? What do we need to know? Do you feel that your life has been lived on an endless treadmill or roller coaster? Come join me and learn; to be aware of what you continue to create and why, recognize and release the repeating patterns that inhibit your happiness and begin to define your life with peace, love, joy, and abundance.

Judy has been a certified Holistic Master Energy Practitioner since 2005, a Kinesiology Professional, Certified and Clinical Hypnotherapist, intuitive counselor, teacher, Reiki Master, non-denominational minister, and creator of the paradigm “The Reflections of Harmony”™ Knowledge of Wholeness. Judy’s goal to help people find inner peace, relaxation, and balance so that they may continue to grow, move forward and enjoy life.She served as an Administrative Assistant to Dr. Susan Baker who was the key Speaker at 1st World Congress, Vienna on Resilience Therapy. She has Degreed in Metaphysics at the Natural Psychic School of Metaphysics and is an Ordained Minister, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Metaphysics as well as a Certified Sacred Heart Yoga Instructor.
Contact information: 412-559-2573 interiorchanges@aol.com Judyhalliwell.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s9_Nlx974g



Sunday January 27 6:30-8:30pm

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm

We are at a crossroads in our history. We are on the precipice of destroying our habitat, the very earth that gives us sustenance and supports life. Our multiple challenges of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, fisheries collapse, food insecurity, and the rapid extinction of species are all part of a single, over-arching problem: Humanity has overshot the carrying capacity of the Earth.

Join with others willing to honestly face our situation and have the most important discussion of our lives: how we pull out of our ecological nosedive and transition to a life-affirming global culture, an earth community of sustainability, justice, and peace! We show a different video each session and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them.

For detailed information on each session, see https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ . Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

In these sessions we focus on creating resilience, both individually and in community. It includes personal practices such as deep breathing and meditation to calm and center ourselves, as well as actions we can take in our communities to adapt to the coming changes brought on by climate destabilization.

Bring your comments, questions, ideas, and friends! Free! Open to all!  Presented by the Citizens Climate Collaborative: Betsey Downing, Tana Hartman Thorn, Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander

Tuesday, Jaunuary 29th  7:00-8:15pm
Essential Oils Workshop with Irina Teixeira

Essential oils are natural compounds that are found in plants. They give plants, flowers and fruits their aromatic smell and have been used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications for thousands of years. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils can be used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless. Essential oils are a natural way to accomplish a healthy lifestyle because they work on the mind, body and spirit. Come and learn how use essential oils to unleash the potential of these natural remedies, take control of your health and lower your pharmacy bills.

Irina Teixeira is a doTerra Health and Wellness Advocate. Her role in the community is to teach workshops on empowering people to make healthy and natural decisions with respect to their health care choices. For more information, visit www.doterra.com or contact Irina at 336-213-2869 – mysticgroveoils@gmail.com.

Wednesday January 30 7:00-8:30pm
Guidance-based Decision Making from the Heart, Mind & Spirit
with Belinda Macri of Clearwater Retreat & Robert Roskind of Oasis

Decision making – it defines much of our life, who we really are as a person and how much joy or pain, success or failure we create in our lives. Most of our decisions are effected, even warped, by our fears, ego, pleasuring, romantic fantasies, and/or our desires to be perceived in a certain way by others.

There is, however, a clearer way to make decisions in our lives, both large and small and that is to release as much fear and ego defining as possible and open to guidance from your Higher Self. It will be offered, both through outer signs and inner guidance. It leads us to our true path that we incarnated here to walk.

Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, In the Spirit of Marriage and In the Spirit of Business. He is also the producer of a record-breaking PBS series and the organizer of over 200 One Love Events in the U.S. and Jamaica. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis.




Thursday January 31  7:00-8:00pm
How to Survive in Science: Tips and Tricks from a Veterinarian’s Research Adventures

The author had an enjoyable 40 years as a research veterinary pathologist, to become what he calls a Jack of All Trades, Master of ONE. You have to master a trade in order to be ‘invited to the table.’ This is also invaluable when the grants don’t come in, and you need to put food on the table. He tells tales of his childhood interest in microscopy and photography, experiences working as a veterinarian on the farms of England in the 1960s, and how he ended up as a happy researcher.

Born in 1943, in Bristol, England. Food rationing, through 1955, gave him an appreciation for vegetable gardening and cooking. As a teenager, he was fascinated by animal and plant life, leading to a love of microscopy. Dr. Morgan qualified as a veterinarian from Bristol University in 1967 to became a country vet for the next three years. He has many happy memories of working on family farms.

He entered a life of science in 1970, running a neuropathology diagnostic service in Edinburgh, Scotland from 1970-1975, where he gained a PhD in Neuropathology in 1975. He then moved to Geneva, Switzerland to improve his French – he loves learning new things. This led to a 40-year career in the field of toxicology. His research drifted through pathology, biochemistry, fluid dynamics, chemical engineering and molecular biology, to finally arrive in the field of applied mathematics. His current focus includes improved body movement for healthy aging, handling pain, curing so-called plantar fasciitis (nociceptive foot pain) and reduction of animal suffering through awareness and dietary changes.

I do love story-telling.
Especially when these stories help people deal with the challenges of aging.



Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, CBD products, drinks and edibles, large selection of organic teas, smoothies, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries and fine chocolates from Matthews Chocolates in Hillsborough. 

During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights we have Movies-That-Matter and live music. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)