Turn Off the TV, Unplug & Join Us on December 14th for an Uplifting Morning of Hand Drums & Hula Hoops.

This December 14th,  please join your neighbors and My Circles of Love as we host a warm and welcoming CommUNITY™ drum circle indoors at Sticks & Stones Farm in Newtown, CT  located at 201 Huntington Road in Newtown.

Open to Newtown residents, this event will be held from 9:30am – 11:30am.   Unplug, relax and have some fun. Hula-hoops and rhythmic dancing is encouraged. Bring your own or borrow ours.  No experience is necessary. Light snacks and warm drinks will be served.

As a new year approaches, lets continue to build strong communities where kids and adults alike can engage in healthy activities and connect in positive, meaningful ways.  Lets work together to make sure LOVE WINS every day. Join our December 14th Circle of love . We hope to see you there.

A $5.00 donation will help offset the cost of the space rental, and we will be accepting non-perishable CT Food bank donations as well.

Nature-Inspired Day of Healing

RemoMy Circles Of Love – with drums and hoops in hand – will be heading over to Sticks & Stones Nature Center and Two Coyotes Wilderness School in Newtown CT this Sunday to help out with their Family Fun Day for about 400 Newtown residents!

Two Coyotes’ family day will center on healing nature activities that will help families rebuild morale and find strength in community while having fun! Justin Pegnataro, the Executive Director of the school, will be giving an informative talk about “The Powerful Healing Effects of Nature on Children” followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

Enjoy fun nature activities for the whole family such as:
making fire without matches
a wild edible plant hike
wildlife tracking
nature games
natural art

We’re proud to be a part of this wonderful fun and healing event and help spread the joy of life through hand drums and hula hoops that many of you helped make possible : )

J. Maurice


From Darkness Comes Light


On a crisp sunny December day here in CT, 2012, the unthinkable happened to my friends, neighbors and coworkers in the neighboring town of Newtown CT,  specifically, the little village of Sandy Hook.

My Circles Of Love and the Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops initiative was conceived and established in direct response to that tragic event and my need – OUR need – to help and move from darkness to the light.


Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops For Sandy Hook ElementaryThrough the intrinsic power and exhilarating fun of percussion music, drum circles, rhythmic dancing and hooping, our gift to this school will  help heal the wounds and bring new found light and love to this wonderful community.

The goal is to donate the items to the school in the early spring and facilitate circles of love through a kick-off special event.  I’ll be working with local friends and school personnel to plan a celebration of spring that’s inclusive and fun for all.

If this is something that interests you, please send me a message using the form below or call me and we’ll talk. 

Music and dance heal. If you haven’t had a chance to reach out to this community yet, please consider doing it now.

CLICK IN AND DONATE what you can – no amount is too small and any amount is greatly appreciated.

Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops For Sandy Hook ElementaryYour gift of music and dance will help to honor the memory of these beautiful souls and help all who are left behind enjoy the life they have been left to live.

Thank you! and please help spread the word ~ J. Maurice

Please use the form below to send your comments, thoughts or well-wishes to the good people of Newtown CT and Sandy Hook Elementary.  I’ll be sure they get there.

More photos at  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/15/sandy-hook-school-shooting-victims-identified/1771867/