Santa Fe Chapter | Newsletter | April 2021
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DUE SOON!
ON RESILIENCE
VIRTUAL INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP 
SATURDAY & SUNDAY • APRIL 10 & 11
2:00-4:00 PM (MT)
(Due to Covid-19 the On Resilience Workshop will be held virtually via Zoom)
“With the tools that I gained, I found myself increasingly resilient in dealing with some nagging issues!”
 
Life is often challenging, especially now. The On Resilience
Workshop will help you learn more about resilience and bolster your personal resilience skills.
 
“I was surprised by my strengths and it gave me lots to think about”
 
After completing this Introductory Workshop, you have the option (at an additional charge) for a deeper dive into resilience through participating in six facilitated small group conversations. 
 
The Purpose of this workshop is:
  • To discover the relevance of your personal resilience in times of stress and transition
  • To understand the skills, strengths and strategies of resilience
  • To identify and apply specific ways to grow your personal resilience
 
Questions? Contact JeanPalmer790@gmail.com
 
The Introductory Workshop is open to
members ($25) and non-members ($35).
 
Pre-registration is required. Sign up by April 9th.
Zoom link will be sent to registrants.
APRIL MONTHLY PROGRAM
MONDAY • APRIL 26 • 6:00-7:30 PM  
WHO CARES IF I HAVE AN ADVANCED DIRECTIVE OR AN ESTATE PLAN?
Online via Zoom (see link below)
Do you worry about your estate plan documents? Cristy Carbon-Gaul, estate planning attorney and probate judge, will join us to address this important subject and answer some of your questions. She will review the documents you should have as part of your estate plan, including durable general power of attorney and healthcare directives, and will discuss the issue of when to update your documents.
Judge Cristy J. Carbόn-Gaul grew up primarily in Omaha, Nebraska but considers herself a New Mexican, living in Albuquerque most of her adult life. She and her husband, Daniel Gaul, moved to New Mexico in 1997. They have two children, two dogs, three cats, and 23 chickens.

Judge Carbon-Gaul is a lawyer licensed by the New Mexico State Bar since 1997, earning her law degree from Creighton University School of Law, graduating cum laude. Her under-graduate degree, a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting, is from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She has practiced estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship, and probate law in New Mexico for over 20 years.

If questions, contact Cristy J. Carbόn-Gaul at
cristy@carbon-gaul.com or call (505) 899-5696.

Open to TTN members and non-members!
Meeting ID: 819 1288 2836
Passcode: 742243
APRIL EVENTS ON ZOOM

Links Follow the Event Descriptions.
All Events Open to Members and Non-members.
Invite a Friend!
TUESDAY • APRIL 6 • 5:30-7:00 PM
LIFE IS A TRIP
An Evening with Award-Winning International Travel & Culture Journalist Judith Fein
Experience the transformative power of developing a traveler’s mindset. It’s not about where you go but, rather, how you go. It can happen without leaving your hometown, or when you travel to exotic climes. When you develop a traveler’s mindset, you begin to see the events in your life, all of them, as an adventure. It lifts you out of the “ordinary” and into the excitement of experiencing the meaning and magic of your life. It also involves a different, deeper way to relate to people: you begin to see them as part of the adventure, and to listen and pay attention in a new and different way.

Please read Judith Fein’s book LIFE IS A TRIP: The Transformative Magic of Travel before the event. 

Judith Fein has contributed to 110 international publications, given a TEDx talk on Deep Travel, authored three experiential travel books, blogs for PsychologyToday.com about transformative travel, and is a highly sought-after media guest as a travel expert. Her website is: https://www.GlobalAdventure.us.

Host: Sue Benedict
If questions, contact Sue at suefbenedict396@gmail.com
Meeting ID: 827 9681 5607
Passcode: 750718
THURSDAY • APRIL 8 • 5:00-6:30 PM
NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION:
A PROMISED LAND
(The second of a 2-part discussion)
A Promised Land by Barack Obama is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the President who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Please note this is the second of a two-part discussion which will discuss pages 351 - 700.

Host: Shari Carroll
If questions, contact Shari at shari.carroll@yahoo.com
Meeting ID: 893 3405 4938
Passcode: 770969
MONDAY • APRIL 12 • 6:30-8:00 PM
FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: FIREFLY LANE
New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah writes about the tumult and energy of the 1970s and 1980s. She takes her readers into the hearts of two women whose friendship endures years of ups and downs. On Firefly Lane, the women share an unbreakable bond from their teens into their 40s. Now a popular 10-episode series on Netflix.

Host: Shari Carroll
If questions, contact Shari at shari.carroll@yahoo.com
Meeting ID: 811 9357 4888
Passcode: 426560
WEDNESDAY • APRIL 14 • 4:00-5:15 PM
LIVING ALONE DURING THE PANDEMIC:
The Power of Your Unique Gifts
“When you connect with your unique gifts, you will begin to influence and inspire everyone around you.”
~ Kat of Clarity Breakthrough

Are you more like a Llama or a Goat? What are your unique gifts? How have they inspired and supported you recently?
How have you used them or adapted them during this past, challenging year with many changes to our ‘normal’ lives?
How has normal changed for you? 

Please watch The Art of Being Yourself with Caroline McHugh, TEDxMiltonKeynes-Women (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veEQQ-N9xWU) in advance of our discussion.

Host: Stefany G. Burrowes, PCC
If questions, contact Stefany at stefany@sensationalwisdom.com
Meeting ID: 884 4210 9552
Passcode: 807692
THURSDAY • APRIL 15 • 6:30-8:00 PM
REEL REVIEW: UNORTHODOX (Netflix)
Unorthodox is about a young woman who rejects her radicalized upbringing and leaves to start a new life. Set in Berlin and in a separatist religious community in Brooklyn, she struggles to find herself and a path to survive in a modern world while making peace with her past. 

Rotten Tomatoes critics rate it 96%, audiences give it 82%. Reviewers give the film credit for treating a complex topic with honesty and respect.

Host: Gini Barrett
If questions, contact Gini Barrett at ginibarrett@aol.com
Meeting ID: 814 1902 1168
Passcode: 066783
WEDNESDAY • APRIL 21 • 6:00-7:30 PM 
TED TALK: THE THREE SECRETS OF RESILIENT PEOPLE with Lucy Hone, TEDxChristchurch
“Adversity [like this fire] does not discriminate.” What has been most challenging for you in the last year? How can you apply these secrets of resilience to address any lingering pain, grief, or sorrow? How might you practice these on a regular basis to become more resilient in general? Take away tools for managing any adversity in your life.

Please watch this 16 minute TED Talk in advance of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWH8N-BvhAw

Host: Stefany G. Burrowes, PCC
If questions, contact Stefany at stefany@sensationalwisdom.com
Meeting ID: 876 8325 2576
Passcode: 891388
FRIDAY • APRIL 23 • 5:30-7:00 PM
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR 
Please join us for our Monthly Virtual Happy Hour, where we can catch up and relax after a long day. As always Elena de Molina will be hosting it. Grab a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and join us from the comfort of your home. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Host: Elena de Molina
If questions, contact Elena at elena.demolina@gmail.com
Meeting ID: 822 0566 8681
Passcode: 116399
EXPLORE OTHER CHAPTERS' EVENTS AT 

The vast majority are free or have a small fee. 
Make sure you don’t miss any of these wonderful 
virtual opportunities that appeal to you!
CHAPTER NEWS
What does it mean to you to be a good neighbor?
Good Neighbors program of TTN of Santa Fe is coming. Stay Tuned!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANTA FE CHAPTER
Happy 9th Birthday to the Santa Fe Chapter of TTN! The National Board President, Ellen Bartoldus, joined us in April 2012 for the celebration and congratulated us on becoming part of the National organization. We have been a very active chapter ever since. 

We appreciate all who have joined the Santa Fe chapter over the years. In 2020 with the pandemic, we have been holding events virtually. Thanks for all of the ideas and suggestions the members have made. We have listened and are offering many that have been proposed. We appreciate all who have attended and are hoping that in the next few months that we will have a chance to start meeting in person again.

In March we asked for people to let us know if they would like to volunteer. Thanks to all who responded! If you missed the announcement or intended to send in the form but didn’t, please contact JeanPalmer790@gmail.com and she will send you the Volunteer Form. Volunteering is a good way to get more connected with the TTN women, the organization and a way to give back.

—The TTN Steering Committee  
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
FROM OUR MEMBERS....
I am one of the initial members of TTN in Santa Fe and have continued my membership ever since.

I moved here from the Bay Area in 2011 on a classic transitional journey. Discovering TTN with congenial women over 50, spanning several generations, who are interested in sharing experiences, continue learning and developing new opportunities, helped me settle in. I love the Transition Peer Groups and their unique format. My Peer Group has continued for over 5 years. I've taken Jean Palmer's workshops several times. Volunteering has led to new friendships. I look forward to the Monthly Programs, the lunch gatherings and Friday wine tastings where we can meet face to face. Jean's musical parties and sing-a-longs are joyful and restorative.  

I love being a part of this wonderful organization!
—Ellie B.

It’s easy to join TTN. Go to www.TheTransitionNetwork.org/join and follow the instructions. We’d love to have you become a member of the Santa Fe Chapter!

For questions or more information, contact Elena de Molina and Shari Carroll, Membership Co-Coordinators at santafechapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.
SAVE THE DATE

The following upcoming events are open to 
TTN members and non-members and will be offered online via Zoom. The Zoom link and additional information about the events will be available in the May newsletter

Monday • May 24 • 6:00-7:30 PM
MONTHLY PROGRAM: Girls Inc.—Inspiring Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold!
Please join us on Monday, May 24th to learn about the amazing work of Girls, Inc. As you may know, TTN has a Community Outreach Program and Girls, Inc. is our summer, local non-profit beneficiary.

We welcome their CEO, Director of Programs and Chief Philanthropy Officer as our guest speakers. They will share with us how Girls, Inc. provides a foundation which empowers girls to become strong and capable women. There is no better Transition!
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Monday • May 17 • 6:30-8:00 PM
Book Discussion: The Partner by John Grisham 
The Partner (1997) is a legal thriller by American novelist John Grisham. A law firm’s junior partner learns of a scheme masterminded by his firm’s client to defraud the U.S. government, and stand to make tens of millions of dollars. Set in Biloxi, Mississippi, the primary character devises a plan of his own, even faking his own death, to steal the money from secret off-shore accounts. After complicated turns of events, at the highest levels of government, he must protect the people he cares for, gain his freedom, and return the fortune that he secretly set aside. Kirkus Reviews called this book “Grisham’s best-plotted novel.”
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STEERING COMMITTEE
Please contact these committee coordinators
with questions, concerns, suggestions
and/or to offer your assistance.

Interim Chapter Coordinator, Founder: Jean Palmerjeanpalmer790@gmail.com
Communications: Virginia Asman art@vgasman.com and
Susan Hunter sjahunter@gmail.com
Community Outreach: Dotti Graviet nanisplace@hotmail.com
Events: Sue Benedict suefbenedict396@gmail.com
Membership: Elena de Molina and Shari Carroll
Transition Peer Groups: Betty Bartos bebartos@gmail.com
Treasurer: Phyllis Keller pakeller12@gmail.com
Virtual Events: Carrie Marsh carrieinsantafe@gmail.com