Dr. Virginia Cornue, Bloomfield College professor, cultural anthropologist, women’s advocate, “green” gardener and flower lover, will talk about her flower meditation day book series and lead a guided meditation based on her forthcoming illustrated book: Meditations on Roses: The Awakened Heart.
Dr. Cornue says meditating on flowers offers inner serenity and relaxation that goes straight to people’s hearts and souls with an infusion of peace and calm that only flowers and meditation can impart. The flower meditations in her 12 book series, Springing from the Ground: Meditations on Flowers and Their Messages, speak to the deep need and desire for beauty, ease, and joy that people seek. The 31 lyrical messages in each daybook work on the energetic level and go in on the heart and emotional levels.
For those who long to choose happiness for themselves, these heart-opening meditations allow readers to garner the essence of flowers and meditation: ease, happiness and well-being.
Virginia Cornue is an author, award winning women’s rights activist, cultural anthropologist, and part time professor at Bloomfield College. She is the author of The Dragon’s Daughters Return (2007), which chronicled the experiences of middle-school age daughters and their adoptive families returning to visit China; and Draw on Culture: China (2009), an educational activity book.
Virginia earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Rutgers University (2001). She holds a B.F.A in Dramatic Arts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and did masters work at the NYC New School for Social Research. Virginia co-founded and/or directed a number of non-profit and women’s rights organizations: The National Organization for Women-NYC Chapter; The Service Fund of NOW; the Women’s Funding Coalition-NYC; and Newark Emergency Services for Families. She was the recipient of the 1998 Susan B. Anthony Award for Service and Advocacy for Women; the 1989 Newark (NJ) Humanitarian Service Award; and the 1996 award for Distinguished Leadership by Newark Emergency Services for Families.
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