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Yoga, Meditations & Advice on Health, Life & Creating In The Messy Middle



Yes I Want In On The Virtual Retreat

Free to sign up and attend virtually! A weekend of meditation, healing, creativity and yoga.

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Hello wonderful creative you!

I am so excited that you are here and ready to learn more about diving deep into a weekend of creativity and healing.

I gathered the amazing women who are the presenters and interviewees in this retreat because I wanted to offer a retreat that not only embraced creativity and healing, but much more important, did it in an accessible and inclusive way.

I wanted this to be open to women who didn’t have the ability to travel, either because of money, time, childcare or other mobility constrictions.

I believe passionately in the ability for creativity to heal. And I believe that like Andre Lourde said

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

And in this time, now more than ever, I believe we can not give up our creativity.

Not only can creativity heal us, it can heal the world. Creatives can imagine a world that is different from the one they are in.

They create books that reflect back to us what needs to be changed and give us hope about what can be.

They make pictures that change our lives when we realize what we are doing, and what we should be doing instead.

They create music that can break our hearts and then mend them afterwards.

Creativity is not an indulgence, it is an act of self-preservation and an agent of change.

And one that can heal us as it heals others.

How wonderful is that!

And so I gathered this diverse group of amazing women to talk about all kinds of aspects of self-care. Creativity for healing through challenge and grief, using meditation to help you cope when life gets crazy, but also as a treat to yourself.

We also cover nutrition and family life, caring for yourself inside and out.

And the common theme is that we can do this. even in what I like to call the “Messy Middle.”

“The Messy Middle” is why I created The Creative Mermaids, my creative coaching start up.

The long and the short of it is, the messy middle is life.

Too often we feel that we need to wait for the muse. Or that we can not be creative because it would be an act of indulgence in a world gone mad.

Or we just think that we are not good enough, or the time is not right.

The time will never be right.

No one has it figured out.

Like life creativity has cycles. And this is where the messy middle is. Learning to roll with it or learning to lick our wounds before we stand up again.

There is no one size fits all.

But this retreat, and the women in it, will give you the tools to start working out your own solution.

And best of all it is free.

Each video will be available for 24 hours from publication starting on September 29th and running until October 1st.

There is an option to upgrade to keep the videos, but if you are not in that place then make a note of your favorites and watch them while they are free and open to you.

Because there is so much healing and goodness in here. Not always perfectly polished (although some are) but all are raw and real and full of beautiful truth that you can take into your own lives.

Yes I Want In On The Virtual Retreat

Free to sign up and attend virtually! A weekend of meditation, healing, creativity and yoga.

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We have 3 days of diving deep into creativity, meditation and yoga. All virtual. All diving deep.

And all aimed at helping you develop a practice of centering that you can take into your everyday life, not just three days of bliss followed by a shock to the system when you re-enter your everyday life!

Our speakers are all passionate about creativity and how it can have an impact for the better on your life. They are speaking about life and how a creative practice, self-care and meditation work together to give you the life you need.

Starting now.

And with just baby steps.

And that is what I love about all of our speakers. They are women who are in the middle of vibrant and creative lives but they are also women who know what it is to be mothers, creators, wives, singles, divorcees and any and all labels thrown at us throughout our lives.

They know how hard it can be to implement real change in our lives. And yet there they are doing it.

And now sharing it with you so you can too!

It is about harnessing the power that is already within you. Not running away but rather working through to come out stronger on the other side.

Friday, September 29th

Brandyce StephensonMeditation For Centering In The Chaos

Emily Ann PetersonUsing Bravery In Creativity & The Setting of Boundaries

Kimberly Lauren BryantCreative Empathy: Using Creativity To Move Through Challenge

Sherrie McCarthy – Creating From The Messy Middle

Kate TremillsCreating With The Feminine: Opening Up To Faith & Flow

Jenn Kelly PetersonLet It Flow – Yoga For Creative Thoughts

Saturday, September 30th

Julie SchoolerThe Easiest Way To Start A Meditation Practice Today – Even For Busy Mamas

Blessing Anyatonwu – 5 Ways Poor Digestion and Low Energy Ruining Your Creativity  

Sheehan RosenCycle Charting For Health & Self-Discovery

Madeline DavisAvoid The 3 Common Mistakes Moms Make That Keep Them Nagging

Andrea CaprioHow To Cleanse & Nourish Your Body

Kate DarnellTrusting In You: An Oracle Card and Meditative

Journey Unlocking Limitless Love, Ability and Abundance

Sunday, October 1st

Val AndrewsUsing Creativity to Process & Recover From Grief

Maureen ArgonYour Face is MORE Than Just Your Face: How To Have Fabulous Skin

Charity CollierLiving Mindfully & Eating Consciously For Creativity & Healing

Yvonne DerkxPractical Tools To Stay Sane When Feeling Overwhelmed & Stressed

Leigh Ann RussoBalancing Your Hormones Through Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Monicka Clio Sakki  – A Self-Magic Playdate

Leantara ShahHow To Keep The Essence Of Creativity & Your Inner Child in a Stressful Life

Mary BrooksHow Your Gut Health Enhances Your Mental & Physical Performance

Of course I believe this is for everyone. Self-care, creativity and using meditation and diving deep to create a connection to ourselves and living a vibrant and creative life is something I imagine and wish for everyone!

I understand though that although that is my dream for this world, it is not a reality. Meeting you where you are is also about what this virtual retreat is about.

I envisioned this retreat when a friend of mine told me how she was going to a retreat. And it sounded so blissful!!! I so wanted in.

Yet, even if I was able to afford the plane ticket, there was no way I could have taken the time away from my children. I live on a boat. I refuse to leave my children in a situation where they are surrounded by water and outnumber the adults. That retreat was out!

And yet ……

I began to plot and plan. Why not create a virtual retreat? A place where you could access it online. You could slip away for a couple of hours, or even just an hour with one that really resonated with you.

Yes I Want In On The Virtual Retreat

Free to sign up and attend virtually! A weekend of meditation, healing, creativity and yoga.

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It works quite easily! Just by signing up (or clicking on the button that you do in fact want in on a weekend of diving deep into creativity for healing and advice on eating right, meditation, and yoga) you are in!

Just make sure you check the Spam folder to ensure that you say yes you do in fact want updates on the retreat!

If you want to upgrade so you can keep the videos and get cool bonuses, you can! You will be given full details after you say yes that you do in fact want in! But those bonuses with the full access pass is strictly optional!

You get to enjoy the videos for 24 hours after release completely for free. Starting on September 29th and ending on October 1st (well really October 2nd! As the videos from October 1st will be there until then).

And we will remind you about them throughout the retreat!

Yes I Want In On The Virtual Retreat

Free to sign up and attend virtually! A weekend of meditation, healing, creativity and yoga.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit