Seeds of Joy: Growing Gratitude in All Seasons of Life – November 10

Seeds of Joy:

Growing Gratitude in

All Seasons of Life

Saturday, November 10, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
2039 North Geyer Rd / 63131

What fills you with delight?   Where do you thrive?    What brings you alive?

These are important questions to ask ourselves and there’s no better time to take stock. As we shift into Fall, gift yourself with a workshop created to inspire, energize, and explore what brings you joy and how to cultivate gratitude in every season! With a lively blend of music, personal stories, evidenced-based research, space to reflect and connect, this workshop will be more like a mini-retreat for your heart and mind. Come if you’re curious, skeptical, intrigued, or hopeful and leave with “seeds of joy” and strategies to increase and sustain joy and gratitude this Fall and beyond!

The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”  

                                                                                                                                     -Brother David Steindl-Rast  

Our Workshop Facilitators: Jill Stratton, Ph.D., and Jenna Lindbo                                                                                                               

Jill Stratton, Ph.D. serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Residential Learning at Washington University in St. Louis, where the students refer to her as “The Dean of Joy.” With over 25 years of experience in higher education, she has invested a great deal of time and energy in researching career joy, strengths-based leadership, and the concept of creative flow. In addition to teaching courses in psychology and leadership, Jill has presented extensively on happiness, strengths-based leadership, thriving teams. Through opportunities to connect personally and professionally with scholars, writers, teachers, and artists on these topics, she is firmly convinced that the more time spent exploring flow and career joy, the more effective people will be in their lives and future careers. (                                                                                                                 

Jenna Lindbo: Singer. Songwriter. Dog-lover. Bike-rider turned banjo player along the way. Jenna Lindbo is a big-hearted human and multi-instrumentalist who loves creating connection and building community through music. One of her deep joys remains traveling to different pockets of the map, bringing music to conferences, classrooms, workshops, and retreats. (

Cost: $75 (includes lunch and workshop materials)

Two ways to Register:

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If you have questions regarding the online registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or