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I am super excited to announce my first in-person workshop, happening on Saturday, August the 24th, from 10-11:30am, at First Presbyterian Church of Westminster (65 Washington Road, Westminster, MD, 21157). We will be exploring the DIY version of my online course, covering making your own customized radical self-care plan.
We will cover:
-How radical self-care is different
-Why it’s vital to well-being
-How to figure out what activities are right for you
-Implementation and ongoing tips to keep it in place
You will leave the gathering with a plan in place to move forward in self-love and renewed energy! Not to mention, we’ll be sure to have a lot of fun along the way! I hope that you’ll mark your calendar, and that you’ll consider inviting a friend, too! Moms, especially, can benefit from this workshop so much! Oh, and did I mention that it’s FREE? WOOOOOT!
You can claim your spot by commenting on this post, or by emailing me using the Contact Me link in the menu above. I can’t wait to be together!!!
photo credit: michelle wolff
I recently returned from a mastermind retreat with some of my business buddies. I am so grateful to be a part of a group of business owners who “get it”- who know the truth of the power of mindset, manifestation, energy, and intention, and how they really are the core of everything we do- business or otherwise. I’ve always wanted to be part of a group who got me- and these ladies are it!
One of our number was kind enough to offer her ‘beach’ house on Lake Pepin, WI for the gathering, and man, was it lovely. I spent a lot of time thinking, reflecting on the year so far, which for me, has been full of rollercoaster-style drops, right along with the soaring highs. There’s a reason we love rollercoasters, you know. Who wants a boring life? Not me!
Anyway, back to the incredible ladies of my mastermind group. Only four of us were able to make the trip this time (the plan is to make it an annual thing), and meeting the other three was one of those times when it seems utterly impossible that we hadn’t already met in person- each beautiful soul exactly as I had expected, and comfortable being together right off the bat.
Here’s the reason why I think the retreat was such a success for me- and while I can’t speak for anyone else, I did get the sense that it was pretty impactful for all involved- it was spacious. We didn’t schedule in a bunch of stuff, there was no team building, no ice breaking, we didn’t need any of that. All we needed was space to breathe, time to reflect, and for our shitty stuff to be mirrored back to us so that we could see it clearly. This, I think, is why time away isn’t always the restorative draught we’re hoping for- we schedule ourselves down to the minute, and leave no space for the magic to happen.
This retreat was full of magic, because we left the space wide open. Thanks to my compadres for the housing (so gorgeous, see photo above), the laughs (my God, the laughs), and the unfailing support. I feel refreshed and ready to kick some major ass, which is exactly what I was hoping to gain. I also retained a vital lesson to apply to my own events coming up this year- leave space for the magic. That’s all this life is really about, anyway.
Today, I wanted to share with you a wonderful blog post from my beautiful friend, Julie Peoples-Clark. Julie and I have been friends since college, and have shared a lot of experiences together, for which I am forever grateful. She’s the person who I’d like to be around every single day, which is tough, because we live 500 miles apart.
Julie has gone through so much in her motherhood journey, and this post on self-care and how her practice has been formed and shaped is, to me, a great example of the true radical nature of putting your own self-care above everything else on the list of priorities. Read it at the link below! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section!