I’m excited to share some information about my upcoming SIMPLY BE UNSTOPPABLE Women’s Retreat!
January 29 - February 1, 2015
How and when do you invest in yourself? Do you see regular line-items on your ‘to do’ list that nurture your heart and soul? When have you stopped to really grieve a loss? Are you ready to step out of the insanity of your day-to-day living for just 3 days in order to reclaim lost dreams and put more JOY into your life?The first time I attended a retreat, I felt as though I had met a long, lost friend –ME! It kick-started a momentum inside of me that honestly has never stopped! Myintention for attending that retreat was to re-discover the best parts of myself that had gotten buried in the heaviness of my life. My son was going through a difficult period of his life; my dad had just passed away; our family business was struggling to stay afloat; and I had just gotten a really bad hair cut! I was definitely ready for my own time and space to grieve, to rest, to accept, to let go, to reclaim, to re-intend, and reconnect to my heart goals… to my dreams… to purpose.
Let me give you a glimpse into what you’ll receive when you make the commitment to join us at Bend of Ivy Lodge for an amazing retreat! You will be joining other like-minded, highly motivated, wide-awake women for three days of discovery, rejuvenation, and reclaiming your heart’s desires!
Here’s what you can expect:
Nestled on 63 acres of land in a secluded valley not far from Asheville, NC, Bend of Ivy is a special and inspiring space for retreats. An overall feeling of peacefulness and beauty join exquisite attention to detail, supporting what people come here to create.
Named after the Ivy River, Bend of Ivy Lodge is integrated into the natural surroundings.This integration is reflected in a strong commitment to being carbon neutral and environmentally responsible. Bend Of Ivy owners see themselves as part of a human and natural ecosystem. They respect, love, and care for the natural world while making it accessible to guests who value the stillness of quiet woods or seeing wildlife on a morning walk.
Bend of Ivy is a unique place within the culturally and naturally rich Blue Ridge Mountains. To learn more about Bend of Ivy, click here: www.bendofivylodge.com
During my Song and Stories Laser Coaching™ session, you will be taking on your limiting beliefs; you will be addressing your self-sabotaging thoughts and actions; you will be standing toe to toe with the best parts of who you are (which is often far more scary than facing your fears); and, through your own vulnerability, you will be ready to claim your peace, your power and your place in this world! Along with your Song and your Story, you will receive some one-on-one coaching with me. If you don’t feel ready for one-on-one coaching within our Sacred Circle, no worries! Instead, you will witness the incredible grace and beauty that comes when someone else steps into her light, reclaims her heart, faces her fear, and emerges with love, and truth, and honor. As a member of our Sacred Circle, you will discover that when someone else experiences themselves on such a deep soul level, everyone else (including you) is changed. So whether you choose the Song and Stories Laser Coaching™, or choose to support those being coached, you will experience growth, connection, and celebration for another victorious RETURN TO THE HEART.
At the very center of our heart is passion and desire! It is where we store our dreams! I believe that having a dream in front of you is as essential as having healthy foods to eat! Dreams get us up in the morning! Dreams keep us awake at night and make us push through our fears! Dreams add spice to life! Dreams put the pizzazz in what we do! There are big dreams, little dreams, silly dreams, and significant dreams! They come in all shapes and sizes. The biggest tragedy I can think of is to go through life with your dreams buried deep inside a walled-off heart. We’ll spend time discovering
forgotten dreams and claiming new dreams! This is one of the MOST FAVORITE activities I share at our training events, workshops, and retreats! If you’re resisting – think again! If you’re excited – oh just you wait! As cliché as it sounds, dreams really will come true!! Bring you favorite magazines, print your favorite quotes, and bring a PICTURE OF YOURSELF to put right in the center of your dreams! If you want to print some song lyrics, they’re very powerful when situated in between your hopes and dreams. Be creative and ready for some BIG fun and POWERFUL dream-sharing! I will walk you through my signature DreamStorming® Session where we discover forgotten and abandoned dreams… and watch as they come back to life!
This activity is another signature coaching session that is both unique and intuitive. Together we will enter into the sacred inner sanctuary of your heart, tapping into your dreams and listening to your soul’s voice. We will work together (one-on-one) to explore deeper messages and discover gifts that your very own heart and soul want to give back to you.
Retreaters tell me that this is the one of the most powerful experiences they’ve ever had and it is my most requested activity at retreats.
Before you say a word, stay open to eating healthy, organic foods! The Standard American Diet (SAD) does not consist of choices that our bodies readily recognize as food! Packaged, processed, overcooked foods are leaving us nutritionally starved for more. Prepare to be amazed… I mean AMAZED at how much energy you’ll experience! You’ll be able to think more clearly! You’ll feel more awake and aware! You’ll discover that when you eat foods that come from the earth, your soul jumps for joy! You will discover a new love of healthy eating! Retreaters RAVE about the masterful preparation and delightful tastes of each and every dish that we create! I plan a mindful menu that will leave you nourished and inspired to continue eating healthy, nutritious, and delicious foods! Oh, and don’t worry… this isn’t a time to completely detox from unhealthy eating habits! That would throw you into withdrawal (caffeine and sugar withdrawal can be harsh)! We want you to enjoy the weekend, but also be supported with good, nutritional choices! We’ll have plenty of fresh organic coffee and teas available, and there will be yummy snacks.
With email and text messages, journaling has almost become a lost art. But journaling has hidden secrets that are awaiting your discovery! We encourage you to journal throughout the entire retreat. There will also be a journaling exercise that will encourage you to release emotions that no longer serve you. I will provide you with the time, space, and freedom to express your deepest feelings privately in your own journal. As Wanda Boone, coach and mentor, always reminds us, “Feelings buried alive never die.” Each night we will gather together for a candlelight/fire ceremony to release those buried feelings, old mindsets and patterns. This is a powerful exercise and requires NO vulnerability other than the written and private expression of your feelings.
Who says that all this personal growth has to be serious? I have created a healthy balance of fun and laughter sprinkled into our retreats! Our goal is that you release the heaviness inside your thoughts, and embrace the light-heartedness that lives inside your heart and soul! Humor is said to be the best medicine for a reason! It has been proven that laughter improves your overall health and well being! So bring it on! Bring us your best jokes, your funniest stories, your silliness and your amusing inner child – because playfulness and laughter are definitely welcome!
The practice of walking in silence is something I hope you will continue to do long after you leave the retreat. When I say silence, I mean silencing the mind… not just honoring a no-talking policy! When you completely quiet your mind and focus out into nature… you experience yourself and your connection to our world in a whole new way. In the winter season, a spirit walk is even better! The crisp air and quietness of nature creates a phenomenal meditative journey!
As Socrates said in The Peaceful Warrior, “There are NO ordinary moments.” How far can you hear? How many different sounds can you identify in any given moment? You will use your journal to answer some obvious questions and then we’ll gather together to find the not-so-obvious life lessons. This is a powerful exercise and a favorite among our retreaters!
The biggest challenge for women who are busy with their careers or day-jobs, or who are working from home, being their own boss, being in business for themselves, and/or being stay-at-home-moms is that they often miss out on that valuable connection with others! Isolation can be a difficult challenge! And sometimes, depending on your business or job, you can have so many people contacting you on a daily basis, and so many people draining energy from you, that you can get so overloaded with people and conversations that you want to just close the door and hide from everyone by the end of the day! You may be starving for some real, genuine connection. Finding someone who will encourage you to leap, or jump, or even think twice about a risky decision can be invaluable! After three days of soul searching silence, gut-busting laughter, foot-tapping music, breath-taking beauty, and wide-awake dreaming… you’ll also find a room full of powerful mastermind friends who will create a swirl of synergy in your life like no other! You’ll connect to other like-minded, powerful women who are expanding into higher levels of awareness and prosperity, just like you.
No retreat would be complete if you didn’t leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and re-focused. But you also need a roadmap of how to transition back into the life you left behind just three days prior to the retreat! We will create a plan for the next 90 days that will help you incorporate the new YOU back into your busy life! Ongoing support and a good plan of action are essential in moving forward so you don’t get STUCK again! I want you to be UNSTOPPABLE! You will have the opportunity to build your support structure so that you create the life worthy of your gifts and your heart’s desire!
I am so excited to introduce a new addition to SIMPLY BE UNSTOPPABLE RETREATS! Using art and creativity to journal our way deep into our hearts is a powerful journey. Each morning we will complete a few pages of journaling with specific intentions incorporating my wholehearted coaching into your art journal! We will have fun creating an art journal that houses your deepest intentions and hold sacred your most cherished thoughts using different tools. This is a new segment at my retreats and one that I am so excited to experience with everyone at the retreat. I’m sure it will quickly become your favorite too! (By the way, no artistic experience needed!)
Here’s what this retreat is NOT:
If you’re still wondering if you should invest in yourself by attending our ‘Simply Be Unstoppable’ Women’s Retreat, I want to make it just a little easier for you to decide! Here’s one last thing that will make this a no-brainer….
I am so confident that you will have an experience like no other you’ve ever had before; that you will leave not only feeling reconnected to your dreams and your heart, but you will have tools to keep that good-for-the-soul mojo flowing and that you will be more clear, awake, and consciously making choices for your life. I am so confident in what I’m offering that I’m going to include the best guarantee I could think of…
Is it possible to live a life full of passion, purpose, and possibility in today’s world? In this economy? Under these (your current) circumstances? Oh yes… oh yes indeed!! Not only is it possible, it is undeniable.
I believe that is it virtually IMPOSSIBLE for you to fail when you learn how to open your heart, live from your truth, and stand in your own personal power! You will become unstoppable!
So, let’s get started, okay? Let’s connect. Let’s hold hands and take the proverbial LEAP! I promise to be there when the net appears and celebrate the freedom and JOY that awaits you!
Sending my Blessing,
P.S. I know. For some of you, this is a big investment and maybe you're not used to investing in yourself yet! If you would like to schedule a quick 30 minute Complimentary Discovery Session with me so you can feel good about joining us, please do! I'm happy to help you decide if this is a good time for you to take this next step. I'll help you get clear about what is stopping you, when your heart really wants to go. And I will not 'talk you into' anything. Doing so takes me out of alignment with my own purpose and then we'd both be compromised! We will work together to align you with what serves you best. So click below and email me, so we can get your on my calendar if you think you need more information or some coaching before making a commitment (or not).