Radiant-Theme-WebThe New Mexico Men’s Wellness Father-Daughter Gathering was held June 1-3, 2012 at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico.  As always, it was an incredibly enriching and rewarding experience for all of the fathers and daughters who participated.  In keeping with the themes of the beloved children’s story Charlotte’s Web,  “Weaving a Radiant Life” we explored how the themes of friendship, encouragement, love and the circle of life have played out (and continue to play out) in our father-daughter relationships.  The gathering was led by Amiel and John Gervers assisted by Kelly and Gary Carlson.  As always, within the well planned framework, it was the father and daughter participants who created the amazing synergy that enables the special connections to develop between everyone involved.

This year, we have initiated something new for the Father-Daughter participants that we plan to continue as an interactive resource for all participants — from this year, prior years, and for those who are interested and have not yet attended (who we hope to see in the future).  It is a Father-Daughter Facebook page created by Amiel Gervers.  The link to the page is:

http://www.facebook.com/NMMWFatherDaughterGathering2012

In order to interact with the page, you must join Facebook.  When you connect, you will be offered an opportunity to sign up.  It is simple to do, and you can share as much or as little information with other Facebook “friends” as you choose to.  Once you are a member of facebook, just choose to “Like” the page and you will be able to see what has been posted, post your own comments and photos, and share with other members of the Father-Daughter community.

If you have any questions about making use of this connection, feel free to connect with Amiel Gervers (amielgraphics@yahoo.com) or the NMMW Webmaster, Jim Connolly (webmaster@nmmw.org).  Check it out and and join the NMMW Father-Daughter community.

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Some comments from participants in previous Father – Daughter Gatherings:

“It was fun, it was challenging, and it led to a break-through in our relationship that has brought us closer together.”

“Spending three days with my adult daughter was just a wonderful experience of getting to know her and appreciate her in an entirely new way.€”

It opened windows into a different way of seeing and being with each other and has changed the dynamic of our relationship completely!”

“The father daughter gathering was a special opportunity to grow closer to my father, sharing our feelings and our hopes for moving forward, conscious of the relationship that we want to build with each other.”