Is This the Year of … You?
Our lives are total gifts. Remembering this opens us to shedding old ways, to being found anew and alive in our lives, and to making something joyful for ourselves, in big + small ways, every day and over a life time.
June 5-6, 2018 | Augusta, GA (Location TBD)| Ready to Register!
Your Invitation ~
Tuesday, June 5, 5-8pm ~ Wednesday, June 6, 9am-5pm
Every year contains a new invitation for each of us not only to stay present and fully engage in the conversation of our lives, but also to create something in our lives that we have never created before.
I created the Year of You so that we might commit to delighting and bringing our unique presence to this creative and conversational process with a yearlong view.
It has been a dream of mine to launch this co-creative space since my days in the intensity and immediacy of the pediatric cancer world. During the years my son spent in treatment for leukemia, I imagined returning home (yes, we moved our family 8 hours away to Memphis, TN) and rebuilding a life centered on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The commitment to live this dream into fulfillment has been the most impactful, life giving, and meaningful work I have ever accomplished. I did this work all the while caring for Brennan, as we literally nursed him back to life from the brink of death; parenting his two amazing brothers, Nat and Christopher; somehow staying married despite the extreme pressure the experience placed on us individually and as a couple; letting go of my identity as a lawyer; joining a grass roots community that has raised millions of dollars and provided incredible hope to families with pediatric cancer (see www.pressonfund.org); and discovering the gift I was called to share with the world through this work.
If you had told me 10 years ago as I entered my 41st year, that this is what life had in store for me, I would have said, “No! Please take this cup from my lips.” Having lived through it all and finding myself standing where I stand today having crossed the threshold of 51, however, I can only say, “Thank you.”
Sometimes life greets us with conversations of great intensity, and sometimes life greets us with conversations of garden variety intensities. Wherever you find yourself in this season of your life, it only matters that you recognize the season in which you stand, that you accept it as 100% yours, and that from this place you dare to dream of the possibilities and to realize something you have never before dared.
Over the last year, life has settled down into its more garden variety of challenges, and I have enjoyed realizing mini-dreams of running a marathon, taking fiddle lessons, creating this Year of You, and giving my first TEDx talk!!! Each has been a challenge and a complete pleasure. Each has invited me to grow in the most unexpected of ways.
I so want YOU to experience the power and delight of your BIG dreams and your MICRO dreams and everything in between.
Who do you want to BE in the conversation with your life this year?
What new, imaginal future are you being called to live from today and into tomorrow?
What big + small possibilities are YOU ready to experience in your life?
And how do you get from where you are today to this possible future?
With a guide of course:).
I have created these Year of You seasonal workshops to help you step into your own possibilities NOW. No more waiting.
At the cusp of each new season is a live, in-person retreat specifically designed to provide YOU with S P A C E to listen to the invitation your life holds, to claim the promise of its possibility for yourself, and to learn how to start living from that place of future fulfillment immediately.
Our next workshop kicks off the Summer Season: Tuesday evening, June 5th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Together, we will venture outside of our daily comings and goings and ground ourselves in life’s essence. We will turn our attention to the quality of our own presence in our lives and our relationships in the world. We will listen to the dreams inviting us to bring them forth. Here, we will walk into the future, which has already found us 365 days from now, amazed by our own dreams realized, however tiny or large.
This is why we must start now because now is always the only time to make something in our lives.
Our journey continues the day the retreat ends.
When we leave a retreat like this, we are inspired by our own potential, and yet we are often confused about how to maintain our commitment and devotion to realizing something for ourselves in our daily lives. This is why I have also developed a very special post-retreat package:
~13 weeks of beautiful questions designed to help us stay in the conversation with our lives and identify the necessary next steps in realizing our dreams week after week and not losing ourselves in our daily caregiving;
~ a Facebook group;
~ bi-monthly video conference and recorded calls to help us integrate and translate the space we open during our retreat experience into our daily lives.
And I hope you LOVE all of this so much that you will join me in committing to this way of living in relationship to our own POSSIBILITIES for AN ENTIRE YEAR. So mark your calendars and join us for the Year of You Fall Session (September 11-12), and Year of You Winter Session (November 27-28).
You do not have to go on Sabbatical for a year. You don’t have to wait for anything.
Everything you need is already right here: your own ability to find yourself anew in the world each day and to bring forth something that will delight and surprise you in its making.
All you have to do is decide … This is the Year of You!
I am here. I am here. I am here.
Are you ready to claim it?
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Your Investment ~ The Transactional Cost
Your beautiful self, a day off of work, a babysitter, your energy, your desire, and $435.
Your payment includes:
~ Six live sessions hand designed to guide You through the process of opening space in your life and listening to the invitation awaiting you in the coming year;
~ A journal to capture the teachings held in the retreat, your dreams, and your plans to integrate this creative potential into your lives;
~ A beautiful setting;
~ A delicious meal;
~ A like minded group of women;
~ 13 weekly emails after the retreat to continue inspiring, encouraging, grounding, and leading you into the future you are creating for yourself; and
~ bi-monthly conference calls for assistance to help navigate the obstacles that might arise along the way.
You will have the option to reserve a hotel in a special-rate block (details to come). I highly recommend you give yourself this additional space, but it is NOT a requirement. You are free to create a space for yourself and your friends in your own homes. Whatever makes this easiest for you to participate. That is the idea.
Your Return ~ The Transformational Potential
This is an investment in the gift of you. Your presence, your dreams, your gifts. The things only you can bring into this world.
This is an investment in your spark, remembering it, rekindling it, and reimagining its aliveness in your life.
Imagine your life 365 days from now.
Imagine each day bringing new depth and richness to your being, new adventures, new companionship, new camaraderie, and new creative endeavors, all while inhabiting your life.
Imagine having the space for you in your daily life.
What if this is the year I … ?
Close your eyes. Feel the pull of your future you calling, ready to meet you in the space you are creating together.
I am here. I am here. I am here. Yes. Yes. Yes.
One last question ~
This year may not be the season for a big leap in your life. I understand. I have been there, but no matter the season in which I have found myself, there has always been an invitation within that season to explore and deepen my own presence in the world.
This is why it is so important to create the space in our lives to discern the personal invitation being whispered to each of us in each year.
In what small way might I open the space within me to nurture and prepare the soil for my future self?
Wherever you are, remember
I know who I am. I know what I am. I know how I serve.
I am here. I am here. I am here.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
~ from Paul Selig’s The Book of Knowing and Worth
Join Us ~
I hope you decide to join us on this amazing journey to accept the invitation this Year holds just for You. I am holding the image of a world infused with your deepening and enriching presence blessing us with that twinkle in your eye and all you have to offer. If I can help guide you in opening the invitation awaiting you in the coming year, I would love that.
Register for Year of You Summer Session HERE.
And if you would rather do this work on a one-on-one level instead of a group level, I would love to guide you in that process as well!!! The process and time commitment is the same as the above except you and I will make a date that is exclusive for you and fits in both of our schedules. The price of this VIP package is $3,250/personal, seasonal retreat or $12,000 for 4 personal, seasonal retreats within a year payable all at once or in 4 $3,000 installments.
Email me HERE with any questions.
May you experience the gift of You in this Year.
P.S. If you want to join us on for the Year of You but cannot make the Summer Retreat on June 5-6, please do not let that keep you from saying Yes. Yes. Yes. to the invitation awaiting you in this year. There is always Plan B! (One which I love just as much as Plan A.) Plan B includes all of the benefits of Plan A absent your shining presence ~ which we will miss! But we will send you digital versions of the lessons that I cover in the retreat to access online in your own time and with a posse of your own friends, and you can jump directly into the 13 weekly emails and monthly calls alongside the rest of us. Plus, you will get a little goodie box in the mail. Email me HERE and let me know if you want in on Plan B!
P.P.S. If you want to keep the momentum of the Year of You going at the end of the 13 weeks, I have designed a Year of You to be a year long program!! Save the dates for the Year of You Year of You Fall Session (September 11-12), and Year of You Winter Session (November 27-28).
So, if you can’t make the Summer Retreat and want to CLAIM your spot now for any of the Fall and Winter Retreat dates + 13 weeks of post retreat guidance, please email me HERE and let me know!!!