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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 loved ones. Those challenging times where we think my life “is not supposed to be this way.”

After all, we had a plan, right? Or at least a hope of what our life would look  like.

It can be challenging to find our way through these times. We find ourselves disappointed, disillusioned and overwhelming with life, wondering what to do, where to go and how to stay calm in the meantime. Or how our life will look when this is over, if it is ever over.

Facilitator, Karen Ely, understands how unsettling it is to feel stuck in difficult times. She has been there often in her 73 years. And through her own experiences, deep faith and the knowledge that there are immense gifts nestled in these difficult times, she knows that life can be transformed in wondrous ways by navigating these times in a peaceful, mindful way.

Karen invites you to join her for a day of radical discover where you will:

~ Learn that you are not alone.
~ Understand that difficult junctures contain life-enhancing gifts.
~ Recognize how expectations and attachments lead to unhappiness.
~ Gain clarity and skills for navigating these transitions with calm and awareness.
~ Return home with a toolbox that will serve you today and throughout your life.

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance
and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
~ Michael J. Fox

 

Facilitator, KAREN ELY, is a speaker, facilitator, mentor and author who inspires audiences of women of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to live to their full potential. She is the founder and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute (originally A Woman’s Way), one of the country’s premier women’s retreat programs, which has offered hundreds of programs and touched thousands of women 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 and 21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life. A Safe Place to Stand will be published in 2020.

If you would like to join us, then welcoming to a unique retreat opportunity filled with transformational possibilities. We will meet for a full-day virtual retreat experience ~ similar to our in-person retreats ~ in a safe space for exploring and sharing, and giving you the insights, tools and skills needed to live a more full, meaningful and peaceful life. All without leaving home.

 

RETREAT FEE: $195
You will receive:

• A full eight-hour virtual retreat experience (with a break for lunch)

• A copy of Karen Ely’s book, Breathing Space Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul

 

WE WILL MEET:  Saturday, February 15th, 8am – 4pm PT (9am-5pm MT, 10am-6pm CT, 11am-7pm ET)

 

NOTE: Virtual retreats are limited to 8 women.

 


PLEASE CLICK BELOW to register and pay for It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way virtual retreat:

 

OR call us at 928-254-1897.

 

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The Peace and Joy of Being You

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A Walk to the End of the World

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Grand Teton National Park Retreat

Grand Teton National Park Retreat

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Our Time

Our Time

60 & Beyond and Living Life to the Fullest January 1 ~ March 31, 2020 Contrary to the cultural scripts that say women are old and useless and in the way – diminished versions of their former selves – in reality older women are the happiest demographic in the country. ~ Mary Pipher   You…Continue Reading

Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

Women’s Adventure Retreat Flagstaff, AZ ~ Castle Valley, UT September 16 – 22, 2018    Someone said “Get a Life” so they did! All of the adventure . . . with a happy ending! Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Then join us for a thrilling, awe-inspiring, life-enhancing Thelma & Louise road…Continue Reading

From Sea to Shining Sea

From Sea to Shining Sea

Five Parks ~ Five Years Women’s Adventure Retreats Our steps are not measured in miles but in the amount of time we are pulled forward by awe.  This is another gift from our national parks, to be led by the vistas, to forget what nags us at home and remember what sustains us, the horizon.…Continue Reading

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