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Turn Fear Into Excitement

Virtual Mini-Retreat  .  August 31, 2021  .   3pm – 5pm PT
with Tamara Misle


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.
When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love,
we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement & acceptance.
~ John Lennon


While the dictionary defines fear as “ the likelihood of something unwelcome happening; an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat,” fear can ALSO be an opportunity to step out of hoping and wanting and step into doing and being … in other words . . . an opportunity for excitement!

And with this awareness, you can begin to see that it is always your choice as to whether you want to choose Excitement rather than Fear . . . because the weight of fear is equal to the weight of the opportunity.

Join Tamara and a community of like-minded women for a two-hour virtual mini-retreat where you will begin to see fear as something you can manage. And you’ll learn that the more you work with fear, rather than trying to power through it or avoid or suppress it, is when you will begin to feel that thing you yearned for all along . . . Excitement!

In our time together you will learn to:

  • Understand the purpose of pausing
  • Reintroduce the importance of self-love & self-worth
  • Explore the reasons and methods to quiet your mind
  • Imagine yourself outside your old comfort zone and into a zone of joy.

The wound is where the light enters you.

~ Rumi


Tamara Misle became the owner and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute in April 2021.  She brings with her a multitude of skills and a passion for uplifting and empowering women.  Tamara combines her 30+ years of experience being a mother to three beautiful daughters as well as her coaching, facilitating, volunteering and experience running a wellness center.  She is a graduate of the Sedona Women’s Institute, Facilitator Training Program and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the Co-Active Training Institute. And has a BA in Education from The University of Nebraska.  For more information on Tamara, please click here.


TURN FEAR INTO EXCITEMENT will meet on Tuesday, July 27th from 3pm – 5pm PT (4pm ~ 6pm MT, 5pm – 7pm CT, 6pm – 8pm ET) on Zoom.  A day before the virtual retreat, you’ll receive an email invite with a link to join the retreat.  If Zoom is new to you and you’d like some support, please don’t hesitate to call us at 408-214-2811and we’ll walk you through the process.



Please note: If you cannot afford the registration fee due to current economic issues, please contact with a line of explanation in order to receive our discounted rate.




FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact us at or 408-214-2811.

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