Begin It Now Virtual Retreat

Virtual New Year’s Day Retreat
January 1, 2017, Noon ~ 4pm

Theredawning‘s something that you really want to do with your life, isn’t there?  There’s something that you really want to make, right?  There’s something that you want to change, something that you want to embark upon, something that you want to fix, something that you want to learn,
something you want to begin?

What if you began it today?
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s obvious, right?

Why wouldn’t you want to begin today?  Rather than next week?  Rather than January 1, 2018?

As Don Shula famously said: “The start is what stops most people,” and he’s right on.  It is that stepping off point, walking into a new way, into endless possibilities that is the road less taken.  It is intimidating.  It can be scary and it might be filled with the boogey man we worried about as children.

In truth, our childhood boogey man really lives in our own mind . . . in all of the what ifs that keep us from taking steps toward a more meaningful, authentic life.

Beginnings are difficult because they demand “a radical internal simplification” (David Whyte). They demand that you do an internal housecleaning . . . tossing outdated ideas, mindless clutter, limiting thoughts . . . so you can begin anew.

It is time for the adventure of being alive, truly and totally alive to your own life!

If you’re saying, YES, but have no idea where to begin, then begin right here, right now!

If you’ve tried housecleaning before and it didn’t work, then try again!
If you’re tired of your same old story . . . I’m too old.  It’s too late for me.  I’m afraid of change.  I’m too fat, too unorganized, too tired . . . too, too too . . . then what you need is a new story.

And the new story is simply and profoundly, “I will begin it now.”

If you’re ready . . . or think you might be ready . . . or know you should be dawn-2ready . . . then join me and a community of like-minded women for the dawning of a new day with a   unique New Year’s Day afternoon of sharing, reimagining, recreating and making a plan to live the life you were born to live.

You’ll join us at noon on a conference line for 4 hours of insightful exercises, joyful sharing, and cheering each other on.  No need to travel, no need to get out of your jammies, no need to buy anything . . . only a desire to say, “no more of the old way.”


Karen is a speaker, facilitator, mentor and author who inspires audiences of women of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to live to their full potential.  Karen-ElyShe is the founder and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute (originally A Woman’s Way), one of the country’s premier women’s programs, which has offered hundreds of programs and touched thousands of women’s lives all over the world since its inception in 2003.  Karen is also the author of five well-received books, including:  Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself, A Retreat of My Own, Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul, 21 Days of Gratitude and 21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life. A Safe Place to Stand will be published in 2017.

Karen’s commitment to issues affecting women has been a lifelong passion. It has led her through a vibrant 30-year nonprofit career—from domestic violence and sexual assault to drug prevention and welfare-to-work—that has assisted tens of thousands of women through difficult life transitions. Karen is an experienced facilitator with a commitment to assisting women in creating and living authentic lives of passion and joy.

If this program speaks to you, then join us!


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