Ben Franklin Circle Bookshelf

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One of our Ben Franklin Circle hosts recently mentioned she’d love to know what other hosts are reading…so we asked the BFC community for some recommendations. Here are some of the titles they shared: The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson “Recommended… Read more »

BFC Around the Holidays

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  BFC Around the Holidays Part 1: Orienting ourselves to the season   In November, BFC Hosts around the country talked about what it means to host a Circle during the winter holidays. This is part one of a two-part post.   Why this discussion? Regardless of what we celebrate or how we gather, many of… Read more »

Our Next Round of Virtues: from Circle Host Caroline Sayre

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  Circle Host Caroline Sayre and her Seattle-based Circle explore a new set of virtues.    My Seattle Ben Franklin Circle has now traveled through the arc of Franklin’s 13 virtues – from temperance to humility.  Through our Circle conversations, we’ve explored how these virtues intersect with our lives and our society.  We discussed homelessness… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Bethany Skinner from Delano, MN

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Name: Bethany Skinner Hometown: Delano MN Start Date: April 8th 2019   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle? I am an occupational therapist by training. Right now I am raising my two kids. We have a 4-year-old girl, a 2-year-old boy, and one due in February. I volunteer at… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Ojai, CA

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  Join an information session for new and prospective hosts. Offered every 2nd   Friday of the month.  REGISTER HERE            Many thanks to the members of the Ben Franklin Circle in Ojai CA who wrote this profile of their Circle together. When asked what prompted that approach, Host Michele Houghtaling said, “the… Read more »