It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Finding Strength, Direction and Serenity
When Navigating Through Difficult Times


Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the
believers and the thinkers, but most of all surround
yourself with those who see greatness within you,
even when you don’t see it yourself.
~ Edmund Lee


Oh so true!

And yet when we feel down in the dumps, overwhelmed or saddened by life, we often do just the opposite . . . we isolate and begin to run a self-defeating loop in our mind, “my life isn’t supposed to be this way!”

We’ve all been there at times.

However, there is a better way.  We can learn to shut down the self-defeating voices in our minds and adopted new ones that open us up and lift us up. And over time, the tools can give us the strength, direction and serenity to face life’s problems in a more peaceful, meaningful way.

Facilitator, Karen Ely, understands how unsettling it is to be navigating through 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 moving through these experiences with calm awareness, using tools that quiet your mind and enliven your spirit.

Whether you are currently experiencing challenging times or want to learn skills for finding your way through these times in a new, more transformative manner, then this retreat is for you.

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 can 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.

Join us for 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.


All great changes are preceded by chaos.
~ Deepak Chopra


You will receive:

• An 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)


Receive a 20% discount on this retreat by registering before February 1st.
If you’d like to register and receive this discount, please
call us at 928-254-1897.


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


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NOTE: Virtual retreats are limited to 8 women.


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