What playful projects are Liz Nichols into these days? 

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As this crazy year draws to its close, I send you love and laughter, and wishes for a happy Hannukah, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and whatever other celebrations of light you observe. Finding reasons for gratitude for many blessings in my life - inlcuding you all. We have a new granddaughter, Zoe (born in October in Israel), and our son just got a naturalist job with our amazing local treasure, the East Bay Regional Park District!!

And rushing last minute (as I always am during this season) to invite you to join me at a few Zoom events, starting tomorrow night! Scroll down for details and Zoom links. Just reply to me if you need more info on any of them.

Wednesday - I'll share a Hannukah story at the SAC Genre Stories "Sacred & Inspirational" (adults)
Thursday - I co-host the monthly Contra Costa Tale Spinners story swap (adults)
Saturday - Yoga and Storytelling with Liz Nichols – Fun & Easy Animal & Bird Poses (all ages)
Tuesday, 12/22 - Oakland Lifefire Laughter Yoga 
Wednesday 12/23 – Yoga and Storytelling with Liz Nichols – Fun & Easy Under the Sea (all ages)


Invites you to join us on Zoom for…

An Evening of Sacred & Inspiration Stories
part of the Genre Storytelling Series

This Wednesday, December 16th
from 7pm to 8:30pm

Registration required. Sign up at

This is a free event
Donations are deeply appreciated
They will be presented to the tellers as an honorarium for their work.

Featured tellers will be…

Aunt Li-Anne: Storytellers of San Diego
Gloria Jones: Sacramento Storytellers Guild
Linda Kennedy: Foothill Storytellers Guild
Laurie Pines: South Bay Storytellers & Listeners
Carolyn Middleton: Los Angeles Community Storytellers
Liz Nichols: Contra Costa Tale Spinners
Cynthia Restivo: Mother Lode Storytelling Guild

Presented by the Storytelling Association of California
Hosted by Storyteller & S.A.C. Board Member Ed Lewis


Meeting ID: 810 2522 1213
Passcode: 766308
@ ORINDA LIBRARY [ on Zoom till further notice)
FREE for adults & teens. Bring a story or just come listen.
Every 4th Thursday evening, details here
Join our mailing list here (only 2 messages per month, promise!)


"In addition to walking in the parks, as the weather gets colder, EBRPD is offering a series of virtual Wellness and Fitness programs. These fitness programs are free and for the entire family, much like our Wellness Walks. So join us with your kids; send the links to your friends, sisters and brothers, parents, cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents. Let’s round up the year in community, supporting each other, imbued with a sense of hope for a better and stronger tomorrow."

I am so honored to be part of this wonderful initiative!

Oakland Lifefire Laughter Yoga 
Meets on Zoom 2nd & 4th Tuesdays  (subject to change in 2021)

Tues, December 22nd @ 7:30

Laughter Yoga is a worldwide movement aimed at creating good health, a lighter approach to life, building community and peace through laughter. It uses a blend of playful, empowering and tension-releasing laughter and breathing exercises. No mats, special clothes or asana poses. Learn more at laughteryoga.org.
FREE; drop-ins welcome. Donations gratefully accepted, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Annie Goglia and Liz Nichols, co-leaders

Get the schedule and RSVP to get the Zoom link:

Questions? email oaklandlaughterclub@gmail.com


Liz Nichols uses decades of experience as a storyteller, elementary teacher, and yoga practitioner to bring The Power of Fun to all ages. She is a Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. 

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