Letting Go in 2019: Gift Night Gathering


Wednesday, January 9
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Delavan Center, Syracuse, NY

Every year we make resolutions: things we vow to start doing or take up in the new year. But we rarely discuss those things that no longer serve us, things we need to release to move forward. Before “in with the new” can happen, “out with the old” must occur to create an open space in our lives to receive. This gathering will celebrate and honor the work of letting go. Scroll down for ticket info.

The following is based on an idea by writer Laura Davis, author of the groundbreaking book “The Courage to Heal.”

Identify something you want to let go of, then find an object that symbolizes the thing you’re releasing. The object can’t be toxic–it must be something others would be glad to receive. Wrap it as a gift, bring it with you, and leave it with me.

Each participant will write for 15 minutes about what they’re giving up and why they’re releasing it. They’ll each place their story in a sealed envelope and write the item/gift on the front, then drop the envelope in a box. This is to maintain everyone’s comfort, privacy and anonymity.

One by one, we’ll select gifts from the “release altar.” As each “gift” is claimed by its new owner, I’ll read aloud the story of release. All stories will remain anonymous unless the author wishes to reveal herself/himself.

Directions to the studio will be provided after you register.



Letting Go in 2019: Gift Night Gathering – Jan. 9 at 6:30 pm

A 90-minute gathering to write and release something you want to leave behind as you start out the new year. Bring a wrapped item that represents the thing you’re “giving up” — something suitable that someone else would appreciate as a gift.


2 thoughts on “Letting Go in 2019: Gift Night Gathering

  1. Hi Grace – I’m a dummy! I’ve been promoting this on Facebook with the date, but left it off here. Just added it above – Wed. Jan. 9 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Delavan Center in Syracuse, NY. If you’re in CNY, we’d love to see you.


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