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Making a Place, ep 3 of 4
21st January 2022 • Tea & Contemplation • Being Tea + Adam Grossi
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Our January theme is "Making a Place." Covid continues to impose intense restrictions on our ability to travel and to commune with the world outside of our homes. For many of us, it is a time of confinement, of being stuck in place. Psychologist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl posited that, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

This month in Tea & Contemplation, we respond to isolation by invoking the power and magic of PLACE. What does it mean to be of a place? And how might we find nourishment in the art of placing, arranging, and intentional configuration?

Today's subject is how we care for the items and conditions of our space, and how this care itself is a way of understanding our own needs, to be seen, to be appreciated, and to live in wholeheartedness. Our intention in this series is to situate ourselves anew: to recognize the possibility inherent in our surroundings, and this most sacred place we call the body. We hope you enjoy!


Tea & Contemplation is hosted by Suzette (‘Sooz’) Hammond - tea educator, tea contemplative practitioner, and founder of Being Tea - and Adam Grossi - artist, writer and yoga teacher –both based in Chicago, IL. You can connect with Adam on IG @adamgrossi and Sooz on IG @beingtea.

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