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The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty

  • Avalon North 1 Washington St, Suite 4162 Dover, NH 03820 (map)

Are you looking to experience more joy in your life? Or maybe you’re hoping to reduce anxiety or to not get so stressed out every time you can’t find your keys. “Happiness is a mindset” may be annoying to hear but it happens to be true.

In this 3 week course we are going to explore 3 important components of happiness: Positivity, Gratitude and Kindness. We’ll discuss how each of these works to make us feel happier and how we can incorporate these into our daily lives. Each class will end with a guided meditation.


Week 1: Positivity (June 11)
Finding the positive side of a situation can help you to feel less stressed or upset about it. Likewise training yourself to let go of negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones can increase your happiness and self-worth.

Week 2: Gratitude (June 18)
Studies have shown expressing gratitude or keeping a gratitude log can increase happiness by switching your mind from focusing on what you don’t have, to being grateful for all the amazing things in your life.

Week 3: Loving-Kindness (June 25)
Showing kindness to others not only makes them feel good but also makes you feel better too. Most importantly we will talk about showing kindness to ourselves, something most of us don’t do enough of.

Advance tickets required

Full Series
Members $30
Non-members $40

Single Class
Members $12
Non-members $15

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Partial scholarships always available

Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the McDonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.

In addition to our kid-centered events programming, our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:

  • Infants always welcome at all times without exception.

  • Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)

  • If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)

  • If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones

  • Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket