New Year, Same You

We live in a world where we are constantly told that we have to do more to be good enough: Lose 5 more pounds! Buy the most current things! Make more money to afford the best vacations, clothes, cars, and homes! If we achieve those things, then we’ll finally be able to be at peace…right?

Ponder with guest preacher Karen Sargent about the spiritual and cultural origins of personal achievement equating to personal superiority and morality. She will explore rest as a radical act, finding strength in stillness, and the difference between selfishness and self-care.

Karen Sargent is a hospice chaplain and spiritual director residing in Providence. Her work focuses on self-acceptance, and finding connection, humor, gentleness, and joy within ourselves and the world. In her spare time, you can probably find her walking her dog Waffle, or reading at one of Providence’s many amazing coffee shops.