The Appreciation Project (April 2019)


The Appreciation Project (April 2019)

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Date: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: SE Uplift | 3534 SE Main St.

Tier A Pricing: $199 ($30/hr or above wage earners)
Tier B Pricing: $149 ($16-$29/hr wage earners)
Tier C Pricing: $99 ($15/hr or below wage earners)
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The Appreciation Project is a four-week class and writing workshop providing an opportunity to bring more gratitude into your life. 

We will learn the science and philosophy of gratitude through readings and discussion. Then we will have structured time to get to the core of The Appreciation Project: writing notes of appreciation to people you’re grateful for. Some of those prompts might include showing your appreciation to:

  • a family member

  • a former teacher or mentor

  • someone who gave you good customer service

  • someone who has passed away

  • someone with whom you have a complicated relationship

  • a friend who could use a little moral boost

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” – William James

Messages matter! By writing these appreciation notes, you will be sharing your gratitude to bring joy, purpose and greater satisfaction to others. As a cohort, you’ll get generative ideas about who and what and how to appreciate others. You’ll get inspired by your classmates’ letters and acts of kindness. Your prose will become more powerful and meaningful. Your gratitude will reverberate and spread into other peoples’ lives and expand your empathy and compassion for others.


Always seeking personal and professional enrichment, Julie Sliga is a former student of The Appreciation Project class. Julie has a Masters of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She holds a BA in Communication with an emphasis on creative and professional writing. Julie feels it is an honor to facilitate a class that challenges individuals grow deeper connections with themselves and others. She feels humans are programed to move towards personal growth and strong interpersonal relationships. In her spare time, Julie loves hiking, forest bathing, and photography.