ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR EFFORT
LET GO OF GUILT
MOVE INTO THE NEW YEAR
WITH CLEAR INTENTIONS
Thanksgiving is behind us and the winter holidays loom. Schools will soon close for the winter break and the working part of the year will be over.
PERHAPS WE DIDN’T GET AS MUCH DONE AS WE HOPED IN 2017
Maybe we’re kicking ourselves and thinking, I’ll do better next year.
THE NEW YEAR GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A FRESH START.
We make lists of what we want to get done next year, buy calendars, invest in courses to get organized. All useful, but we’re missing a few essential steps:
Acknowledging the effort we made this year
Examining the obstacles that kept us from meeting our goals
Forgiving ourselves if we didn’t quite make the mark.
I’ve dreamed up a day for us to get all that done, to clear the mind of debris, and get ready to hit the reset button for 2018.
We’ll spend time in meditation and writing practice, take a mini heroine’s journey in our notebooks, enjoy a light, nourishing lunch, and relax and reconnect with a sound bath, provided by my brilliant colleague at Sol Healing, Tracy King.
The day also includes short individual meetings with Saundra and time on your own in our co-working space and on the grounds of Sol Healing and Wellness Center.
At the end of the day, we’ll set an intention for 2018, a watchword to guide us through the obstacles that will surely come again next year.
FACTS AND INFORMATION
When: Thursday, December 7, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Sol Healing and Wellness Center
What: Meditation, Writing Practice, Individual Meetings, Free Time in Co-Working Space, Sound Bath by Tracy King, Intentions for the New Year
Investment in Yourself: $219. Includes lunch.
Registration: As I’m in my own transition, working my way from Creative Mix to Creative Sanctuary, registration for this event takes place individually through me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll send you an invoice. Your payment holds your place
Space is limited.
Praise for Saundra and Creative Mix:
I can’t even tell you what it has meant for me to have Saundra Goldman in my life. She is a wit, a brilliant teacher, a direct student of Natalie Goldberg, a badass feminist artist, an art historian, a writer a writer a writer, a mother, and so much more. I have been so deeply grateful to have found this person in my own community who takes a contemplative approach to writing and to living. Whose meditation and spiritual practices are fodder and guide for the writing practice. I love her goofy laugh. Her fierce grace. Her incisive insights and compassionate mentorship. With Saundra’s guidance I feel like I have finally begun the arduous, critically important process of retrieving my own creative soul, lost in the shuffle of motherhood, marriage, life and death, aging, life changes I’d never anticipated and changes I fought for. Imagine not only having the tour guide to lead you back.
— Liz Belile, Screenwriter, Poet, Yogi
“There is something important about sharing your story in a safe place that helps with healing, as well as the connection with the others in the group. Saundra is a firm and gentle guide, whom I trusted to shepherd us through the journey. When I stepped out on the other side, I felt it was all okay.”
–Sheree Scarborough, writer, oral historian, and founder of Tell Me Your Story
Saundra helped us to see where we had been and guided us on how to go from this point forward in pursuing our creative lives. Through the process I became aware of the importance of giving myself space to let creativity flow by planning time away to write and make Artist’s Dates for myself. In connecting with other writers and artists I began to understand how each person creates that space. After going through the Heroine’s Journey, I see the value of taking care of myself and creating conditions for the creative side of me to be unleashed.
– Joy Huebel, Educator