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I go by the name Miriam Racquel, as well as my nickname Meryl.
“I recently hosted a ‘playshop’ with Meryl and a few friends. Meryl invited us to set an intention before we began weaving our nests. The weaving was very much a meditative process for me as well as fun, and was very much a nice balance of both.
Most of all, this was a delightful way to slow down and spend time with friends while nurturing myself. I came away from Meryl’s playshop feeling joyful, peaceful, and blessed. When I look at my nest, I see a lovely reminder of that afternoon.
Thank you Meryl!”
– Kathy, Chicago, Illinois
Since the Welcoming Nest party hosted by my friends on my birthday, I take time each day to visit my nest. Some days I simply run my finger around the outside of the nest, feeling its soft strings, raffia and ropes entwined in a contradiction of chaotic order. Other times I stand over the nest and set an intention for the day as I rearrange its contents in an attempt to stimulate its chi. Every so often I add something to my nest from nature like a forsythia branch or a chive leaf fresh from the garden. But on special occasions or a nice sunny day, I take my nest with me outdoors and explore creative places for it to bathe in the light. And in doing so, I nourish mySelf in nature’s lap and all troubles slip quietly away. Sitting in the sun beside my nest, anything seems possible, almost easy, Sitting in the sun beside my nest, I welcome the possibilities in.
“Building bird nests was the perfect way to celebrate with close women friends. It was intimate, relaxing, and renewing. I love my bird nest which I keep on my meditation table. It reminds me of my intentions I set and the beautiful time we spent together. I would highly recommend this experience as a special way to bond and grow together with others.
-Mindy, Chicago, Illinois
“Weaving a nest was a very therapeutic, artistic & intuitive experience. I felt like I was nurturing my own soul; my own inner nest developed and formed; a warm and cozy welcoming place to be. When weaving materials, which initially seemed random, slowly formed into meaningful motions of assemblage, I felt excited to see the transformation from disconnected strands to interwoven connections.
-A.C. , Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Cancer Wellness Center, Northbrook, Illinois May 19th, 2016