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In a world in which we are so distracted, so inattentive and so overwhelmed with so much noise, we risk not only losing our connection with the sacred but with each other, says Diane Millis, educator, leadership consultant and author.

But imagine what our relationships, our workplaces, our communities-really, every aspect of our lives might look like if we practiced deep, heart-centered listening. It would be transformative, she says.

Millis will lead a weekend retreat, “Deepening Engagement: Essential Habits for Listening,” Feb. 2-3 at the Franciscan Spirituality Center.

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Throughout the retreat, Millis will provide different learning experiences and activities designed to help everyone from parents to corporate leaders increase their capacity to listen deeply and deepen their engagement with their true selves and with others.

The cost is $145, which includes an overnight stay and all meals; or $95, which includes lunch on Saturday. To register or for more information, call 608-791-5295 or go to www.fscenter.org.

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