Scene: I'm sitting at the dining room table with my youngest sister, Kallie and her wife Kaitlyn. They moved out to Young Family Cabin in January and we call them our "landmates." We've all worked together to build them a tent home on our land which I will share more about below. I say, "Um ---- so I kinda want pudding." Kallie is so enthusiastic with her response...
I've got the Bali Shine on me and I want to rub some on you too!
Bali was the completion of a trinity for me, the third retreat and a return to where it all started (I first saw the vision of retreats while on a solo journey in Bali in 2014). The sense of completion is potent, and as I emerge from that space I feel brand new!
It's snowing at the cabin today which means our usual spotty internet has given up and snuggled in next to the fire so I'm sitting at Whole Foods enjoying good wifi and outstanding people watching. A couple in their 60's is dressed head-to-toe in yellow track suits (Big Bird yellow, they're utterly fabulous). They're taking turns giggling, talking and feeding each other. I want to hug them. I also reeeeeeeeeally want to take their picture...
Yesterday I launched Shift, The Workshop. This one has been swirling around in my heart and mind for some time. There are so many of you who have reached out saying that you want to attend a Shift Retreat but 7 - 10 days away with little ones at home is proving to be a challenge to organize. I noted your requests, treated them like little seeds and watered them until they grew into something I could recognize - workshops.
My friend and first coach, Anthony and his girlfriend Kristin (who is also a coach) visited over Christmas. We spent three days talking and going deep into what each of us believe, are working on and sharing our favorite tools for healing. It was QUALITY time. One of the topics that most resonated with me was Ideas vs. Knowing.
My dear friend Lindsey had a giving birthday party where she cooked dinner for all the friends that made her last year memorable. She made the most amazing menu carefully considering everyone's varied food needs. THIS soup is a forever keeper from that night.