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It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Finding Strength, Direction and Serenity while Navigating Through Difficult Times   All great changes are preceded by chaos. ~ Deepak Chopra   Big changes, especially ones that we did not anticipate can be overwhelming and even frightening. A concerning diagnosis. A relationship that seems no longer sustainable. Financial and professional setbacks. The empty nest. Losing…Continue >>>

I Am (an Older) Woman. Hear Me Roar!

I Am (an Older) Woman. Hear Me Roar!

AND it is definitely OUR TIME to roar! The photo above comes from one of the 60 & Beyond retreats I offered several years ago.  They attracted so many women who were searching for meaning and vitality as they moved into their 60s and beyond and I know that many of you are searching for…Continue >>>

WHO LOVED YOU INTO BEING?

WHO LOVED YOU INTO BEING?

All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are . . . ten seconds of silence. ~ Fred Rogers Last night four friends and I had the life-enhancing privilege of spending two hours…Continue >>>

Becoming . . . you!

Becoming . . . you!

Virtual Retreats in the Comfort of Your Own Home     Imagine creating a life you don’t need a vacation from Imagine letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be in order to become the woman you were BORN to be   WELCOME to a unique opportunity . . . a retreat experiences…Continue >>>

The Peace and Joy of Being You

The Peace and Joy of Being You

A 3-Day Journey of Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Embracing the Woman You Were Born to Be Sedona, Arizona  ~ March 20-23, 2020   Nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that I’m standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the…Continue >>>

A Walk to the End of the World

A Walk to the End of the World

Camino de Santiago Women’s Retreat Santiago, Spain – Finesterre/Muxia, Spain May 16 -24, 2020  People walk the Camino for a variety of reasons . . . to be part of an ancient tradition . . . to feel close to nature . . . to search for meaning, authenticity, a rekindled sense of wonder .…Continue >>>

Preface to A Safe Place to Stand

Preface to A Safe Place to Stand

by Karen Carlisle Ely   What seemed like a normal dinner invitation from a new acquaintance and colleague would prove to be anything but normal. That evening, A Friday in October of 1991, turned out to be a cataclysmic event that changed my life forever. Having spent my adult life following the path of my…Continue >>>

Introduction to A Safe Place to Stand

Introduction to A Safe Place to Stand

by Karen Carlisle Ely   Writing A Safe Place to Stand has been a labor of love. First, because at its core, it holds the teachings of my spiritual mentor and dear friend, Bobby Brooks. Second, because it has taken me eight years to complete it, often requiring more commitment and patience than I knew…Continue >>>

A Safe Place to Stand

A Safe Place to Stand

How I Became the Woman I Was Born to Be and How You Can Too! by Karen Carlisle Ely Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~ Søren Kierkegaard   In the past fourteen years I have written six books and self-published five of them:  Daring to Dream: Reflections on…Continue >>>

Grand Teton National Park Retreat

Grand Teton National Park Retreat

Jackson, Wyoming September 6 – 11, 2020  Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away like autumn leaves. ~ John Muir   Grand Teton National…Continue >>>

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