Further Shore Spring 2007 Quarterly Newsletter

A Word of Welcome ~ Spring is here! Plum colored fruit tree blossoms, baby green buds, soft grey catkins, and bright yellow forsythia adorn the yard at Wayne’s House. The mountain is still capped with sparkling white snow from a late storm. It feels like everything is waking up after a long winter’s nap. The internal time of winter has given way to some exciting news for Further Shore. Recipes from the Food Doctor and Friends is almost ready for printing! Many volunteers have worked to type in recipes, edit, and research the printing process. My husband, Robert, did the typesetting. This labor of love contains 130 vegan recipes, Wayne’s Words of Wisdom, a story about Morty the Tomato, and more! We hope you will want to order several.

Another wonderful update: Devon Moughan-Phillips, massage therapist and Shannon Dooley, Holistic Counselor have graciously agreed to offer services to our TLC Clients on the sliding scale. This is a tremendous help for those with ongoing need for support during illness, bereavement or personal transitions. THANK YOU, Dev and Shannon!

During May and part of June, I will be away from Flagstaff, bringing Further Shore’s work and mission to upstate New York. I will be checking phone and email messages, but will not be offering sessions or retreats in Flagstaff until after June 18th. April 22nd is Earth Day ~ take a moment to reflect on the beauty here; recycle, plant a tree or some bulbs in memory of a loved one or just say a prayer for the earth and her creatures. In this time of renewal and blossoming, may your days be graced with the love that abides through all transitions. In Gratitude, Aleia

Honoring and Dedications

Further Shore honors the memory of Marilyn Pinheiro. I had the privilege of ministering to Marilyn and her family last year as she courageously fought brain cancer. Marilyn worked at the Second Chance Animal Shelter and was active in her church. She was beloved by many humans and four footed ones. She passed into spirit on December 26th. The memorial service held at the Nativity Church was so beautiful. Her daughter, Amy, invited everyone to wear something sparkly because Marilyn loved sparkles. As a result, there were about 250 sparkling attendees. We listened carefully as Father Patrick spoke eloquently about the distant shore where Marilyn would be met by angels and God. She will be remembered with great love.

Further Shore honors the memory of Daryl Contryman, who passed over on March 2, 2007. Daryl was an accountant with Sam Litzler and Larry Gardner. A Flagstaff resident since 1974, he loved hiking the Flagstaff trails and was much appreciated by his clients here. He survived by his daughters, grandson, sister and three brothers. He touched the lives of many with kindness and will be dearly missed.

Further Shore also remembers with love: Miss Girly Face Kitty, Indy, beloved dog friend, Paloma Roja, beloved horse (1989-2007), and Tripod, an amazing three legged dog. Our prayers for health and grace are with Judy, Barry, Christie, Bill, Jayne, and Laura.

Community Update

  • NAGA is holding its 16th Annual Conference on Aging in Northern Arizona. It will be held at the Elk’s Club 2101 N. San Francisco Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th. The fee is $10 and includes lunch. Speakers include Stan Clark, Ed.D, Psychologist and Mary Lou Brubaker, Pharmacist/Physician’s Assistant NCCHC. Contact Barb Wagner 774-2880 or Jan Skaggs 213-5245 with questions or to register.
  • Further Shore supporters and volunteers are invited to view a documentary film about end of life care for our veterans. Charlie Taylor, director of Northland Hospice, has kindly offered to host the film and lead a discussion about her experience with this important topic. The showing will be Monday, April 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Northland Hospice, 452 N. Switzer Canyon Road, Ste. A. RSVP’s to Aleia appreciated
  • We support C. Brinkley’s community newsletter, Alive and the beginning of the Alive Network! If you want to advertiser, distributor, or write an article for Alive, call her at 774-4326.
  • The public is invited to attend a free informational discussion, sponsored by Sedona Chapter of Compassion & Choices, being held at the Sedona Community Center at 2615 Melody Lane in Sedona on April 21 from 10 AM to 12 noon. Presenter is Ilene Decker, R.N., PhD from NAU. Her topic: “It shouldn’t have to hurt to die” a discussion about palliative care in the U.S. . Find out about the Million Geezer March and the work of this organization at www.choicesarizona.org
  • We are greatly appreciative of Marshall Rosenbergs approach to communicating with love and compassion. The Flagstaff Center for Compassionate Communication, director, Mary MacKenzie has launched an exciting new on line study program for NVC (Nonviolent Communication). Check into this by contacting her at (928) 526-4796 or fccc@compassionatecommunication.org
  • We will sponsor a Twilight Brigade training on April 13-15, 2007 at the Inn at NAU. If you wish to participate, please contact Connie Sarff at 623-977-1379 or via Email: lovewillfindaway11@msn.com For more info about Dannion Brinkley and the Twilight Brigade http://www.thetwilightbrigade.com/index.html

Must See Movies

If you have a movie you feel speaks to our mission, please send us a review! This quarter’s pic is Milagro Beanfield War. The 1988 film stars Sonia Braga, John Heard, and Ruben Blades. The story is set in Milagro, New Mexico, a town of only 426 mostly Latino residents who find themselves in a struggle for water rights. A strange wind is blowing in Milagro as meet an enormous pig, an octogenarian, and a ghost. This film won an academy award for best musical score. The story is a heart warming reminder about taking care of our earth.

Wayne‘s House – Update

Due to your generosity, we continue to offer healing retreats at Wayne‘s House. Truly a blessing for each and every client! If you are interested in a retreat, visit www.furthershore.org to learn more. Retreats are tailored to meet client needs and scheduled according to your ideal timing. The yard looks beautiful. Check out photos at http://furthershore_org.apache1.cloudsector.net.s134971.gridserver.com/index.html

Finances and Fund Raising

HOLD THE DATE for our Second Annual Fund Raiser, That’s Life ~ A Bone Dance! It will be held on November 3, 2007 at Forest Highlands Canyon Golf Club. Hope to see you there! You can help to keep our work going by making a donation!
Further Shore, P. O. Box 23518, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 or via Paypal on the web at www.furthershore.org

Spring Calendar

If you would like to schedule a program at Wayne‘s House with your partner, family or with a group, please contact us. With the new flexible use permit, we can accommodate a half day, full day or overnight program designed just to meet your scheduling needs. If you wish to participate in Gentle Transitions for Women or Cancer Survivors, email your name, phone number and the date you would like to attend. Please do not let financial challenges stop you from requesting a program, as sponsorships are in place. Minimum co-pay for programs is on a sliding fee scale ($10-$25).

March 12 – 1st Quarterly Board Meeting
April 6 – Spring Cleaning for TLC Client
April 7/8 – Gentle Transitions for Women
April 13-15 – Twilight Brigade Training
April 14 – Yard Clean up for TLC Client
April 14 – Changes Retreat (full)
April 14/15 – Gentle Transitions for Women (open)
April 17 – Llumination
April 20 – NAGA presents 16th Annual Conference on Aging
April 21 – Choices Arizona presentation in Sedona “It shouldn’t have to hurt to die”
April 23 – Film at Northland Hospice (Documentary about end of life care for veterans)
April 26 – Presentation at IHS in Scottsdale on Prehospice Education for Medical Professionals
May 5/6 Llumination
May 7 – June 14 New York’s Further Shore!
June 23 – Gentle Transitions for Women (open)

Calling All Volunteers!

Further Shore offers several opportunities for volunteers. You may choose to help with gardening, housekeeping, or cooking for Wayne’s House retreats. Office work, fund raising or event planning are also options! If you are a certified hospice volunteer, you may serve as Lighthouse Keeper for our TLC Clients. If you are interested in being a Lighthouse Keeper, please request a volunteer application today!

Recipe from the Food Doctor

The Infamous Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks Earth Balance
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
3/8 cup water
¼ cup amaretto
2½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. chocolate chips

With hand mixer, cream together Earth Balance and sugars. Add in amaretto and water. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well. Fold in chips. Use tablespoon and drop onto dry cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for about 12 minutes

Llumination with Aleia

As minister, therapist and counselor, I am always on the look out for ways to provide support that is innovative, fun, and inspiration of personal truth for the seeker. One of the methods I have found useful is a board game called Llumination Quest, which is based on the Tarot. It is amazingly insightful. Much more than a board game, I feel that it helps to open a portal to expanded consciousness and enlightenment for players and have seen amazing events occur for seekers after play.

During the game, you have opportunity to hone and sharpen intuitive skills, compassionate speaking, and careful listening; receiving spiritual comfort and guidance for yourself and your fellow players.

I see that Llumination is part of Further Shore‘s mission in two ways: 1) It is a spiritual inquiry that helps us to live well and fully; increasing consciousness about the limited time we have here on earth. 2) It is a means to raise funds that will help keep the Further Shore mission going. I am willing to facilitate the game for small groups. The place for play is at Wayne‘s House. Game playing for 2-4 people takes 3-4 hours. Sliding scale of $25-50 per person or an equitable barter. Create your own group or play with new seekers

Special Thanks to:

  • Jan Skaggs, with NACOG’s Area Agency on Aging for her good work with care givers
  • Joe Bodin at Flagstaff Central for his upholding community in so many ways
  • Grace Marks for arranging space for the Twilight Brigade Training
  • Lori Wood Thomas for hosting a presentation on death and dying at the Cancer Center
  • Northland Hospice for their loving work with the dying
  • Robert McCarter for type setting the cook book
  • All the members of the new Alive Network for willingness to connect
  • North Country Community Health Center for keeping natural medicine in mind as they grow into their new facility!
  • Janine Minkler, Pamela Hopkins, Eliot Schipper, Patricia Pease, Karen Anderson, Julie Tinklenberg, Katie Proctor and Devon Moughan-Phillips for stepping up to volunteer needs for home bound TLC clients
  • The Divine in all our lives and for all prayers of hope, love, and compassion.

Our Deepest Fears

From Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Questions, comments, feedback? Contact us:

Further Shore, Inc.
P. O. Box 23518
Flagstaff, AZ 86002


Leave a Reply