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Balancing Couplehood and Parenthood

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2 pm - 3:30 pm

There is a science to making your relationship work!

We invite you to join us for this presentation on learning about the science of love, and how it can help you create and maintain a healthy, lasting couplehood as well as a strong parenting team.

In this talk you will learn:
- How your partner uniquely feels loved
- What creates a feeling of security in your children
- How to fight so that nobody loses
- Ways we can make love deepen

Sunday April 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mulberry School
220 Belgatos Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032

$15 per person or
$20 per couple

For more information and to reserve a place, call us or email. Please include the names of those attending. Payment will be at the door.

- Denise Roy (408) 248-6604, ext. 70 or email to: denise@​
- Dolat Bolandi (408) 264-0100


If you would like to inquire about the possibility of Denise presenting to your group, please email her at: denise@​

Some popular topics are below:

learning balance in our busy lives

Stress and multi-tasking are taking their toll—on us and on our children. We always seem to be going somewhere in a hurry, but do we know where we are going or why we’re in such a rush to get there? In our busy lives of juggling careers, kids, and carpools, it is easy to run on automatic, and miss a sense of real connection to ourselves and to our family. Join us as author and psychotherapist Denise Roy shares practices and tools that will help us move out of overwhelm and into a place of relaxing into our lives as parents. We will learn how to call upon our own wisdom and humor and understanding of what it is we need and what our children need. We will also learn how to teach these sanity-saving strategies to our children so that they might be happier and more resilient. (also can be titled: Momfulness)

everyday rituals and traditions that make a difference

Children (of all ages!) love and need patterns in their lives—rituals, celebrations, traditions, the cycle of the seasons. Research is showing that family rituals make children more resilient, as well as strengthen family bonds. Join author and psychotherapist Denise Roy for an inspiring and fun-filled talk about all the good things that rituals do for children. You will also learn how to:
• make ordinary moments extraordinary
• identify upcoming rites of passage in your family
• recognize the value of what happens around your kitchen table
• create ways to deepen and celebrate life and love in your own home.

living with mindfulness, compassion, and grace

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stretched in a hundred different directions? Would you like to learn simple and transformative practices that can be woven into your everyday life? Denise Roy, psychotherapist and author of Momfulness and My Monastery Is a Minivan, offers an insightful, enjoyable program on ways to find moments of calm and wholeness in our busy days. (This can be tailored for your group to be an hour-long talk all the way up to a partial or full day retreat.)

Denise is available to give talks that are specifically tailored to your group. If you don't see a topic here that quite fits, please email her to discuss other options.