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Images from the 2019 FGNA Conference

In 2019 Conference, News by MaryBeth Smith

The 2019 Conference was a powerful community-building event with many of the volunteers, from CORR to Legacy, bringing material to share with Members. This deep level of communication and openness have yielded information and resources for all Members. Rolling on the floor together, dancing after days of ATMs (what a feeling!), discovering collegial connections, sharing meals and ideas reminded all …

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Violet Van Hees – The Importance of FEELING Safe

In 2019 Conference, Members by MaryBeth Smith

Violet Van Hees knows a lot about feeling scared. She is learning to surf. “When I get scared, my learning stops. I go back to old bracing patterns, my finesse tanks, and usually, I wipe out!” She noticed that when she is able to shift herself into feeling more safe, she surfs better. Violet also has decades of first aid …

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How I Made Running Possible, Easy, and Elegant

In 2019 Conference, News by MaryBeth Smith

by Jae Gruenke, GCFP 2019 FGNA Conference Presenter I wasn’t always a runner. In fact, when I first started running as an adult, it felt astonishingly awful. At the time, I was a professional modern dancer. One particular gig I got involved performing in parks, basketball courts, and other large, outdoor spaces. It required a lot of running, and I …