Upcoming Gathering

Our 2022 Gathering of the Gulf Coast Grandmothers is now open for Registration! It will be held at Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, AL from May 16-19, 2022. More information about the agenda and activities will be announced  soon so stay tuned!

Past Gatherings

For over 20 years, the Gulf Coast Grandmothers have been meeting annually. Visit our photo gallery to see the fun and fellowship we've created over the years.

We were thrilled to be able to come together for our 2021 Gathering in May at Camp Beckwith this year. More information will be announced towards the end of the year about our next 2022 Gathering.

THE 2021 GULF COAST GRANDMOTHERS ANNUAL GATHERING

MAY 24-27, 2021 | CAMP BECKWITH, AL

 

“I AM ENOUGH”

Please join us May 24-27, 2021 as we gather together, guided by the Sacred Feminine, to explore the spiritual philosophy  “I AM ENOUGH”…to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen...to love with our whole hearts…to practice gratitude and joy…accepting without qualification that we are worthy!

Our inherent core of self-worth may be so overlaid with layer after layer of negative thought, fears and doubts, that we may often feel nonexistent.  Thus, our challenge together is to remove the layers of shame, guilt, failure and other negative manifestations and find the courage to live and love with our whole hearts.

We invite you to sit in circle with us, where together we will share our stories and be witnessed by our powerful Grandmother Sisters.  We will connect with each other organically for inspiration and guidance in music, meditation, workshops and healing arts - sharing laughter, tears and more.

In order to allow for a safe Gathering experience, we are limiting the number of attendees to 40 women this year. This will allow us to keep the ceremonies, small circles and activities safer with social distancing and single rooms, yet sacred in our coming together. Many of us are already vaccinated and we encourage everyone to be vaccinated. We believe it will still be our wondrous Grandmother Gathering. Our SPIRIT CENTERED SACREDNESS WILL NOT CHANGE.
 

Registration is now open. Click the button below to reserve your spot. All registrations will be filled on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list enabled after all rooms have been reserved. Sign up for our emails and connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest announcements.

For questions about the 2021 Gathering, contact us at GulfCoastGrandmothers@Gmail.com.

For more information about Beckwith Camp and Conference Center, visit www.beckwithal.com.

In gratitude,

The Planning Circle for the 2021 Gathering of the Gulf Coast Grandmothers

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What is resiliency?
Resiliency is the ability to bounce or spring back into shape after having been stretched, bent, and compressed.


What makes us resilient?
It is a reactive state of mind created by how we see ourselves and how we respond to that vision.
Don't sugarcoat reality.
Often times, it's the unknown that scares us.

 

"When we examine the truth about our threats, we will reveal the true reserve of our power and our greatest strength." 

-M. Bushingham, Harvard Business Review

 

Author Valarie Burton lists Connection as one of the Five Traits of The Most Resilient People.
"They don't face life alone. They connect with friends, family and colleagues. They have a support network for stressful times. They reach out when they could use some help."

 

"Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment. Nothing is as important as human connection. Human connection is sharing the gift of presence. It's an energy exchange between people who are paying undivided attention to one another. Building positive relationships with people can make a difference in how resilient we are."

-Brene Brown, The Gift of Imperfection


Do you reach out to others easily?
Do you have a working support network?
How do you practice the art of being fully present?

 

Other aspects of connection: compassion, bonding, balance, and empathy.
Dr. Kristin Neff says compassion is a habit and a virtue with three elements.


1. Self-Kindness

Being patient, warm and understanding towards ourselves when we feel inadequate. Self-compassion is often overlooked.
2. Common Humanity

Recognizing that suffering and feeling personal inadequacy are part of the shared human experience.
3. Mindfulness

Taking a balanced approach to negative emotions so that feelings are neither suppressed nor exaggerated.


"It is through the strength of what is genuine that meaningful connections build into relationships."

-Michelle Tillis Lederman


Does your authentic self differ from what you present to others?