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June

Bodies Beautiful

Our bodies are pretty darn magnificent. They grow, change, heal, birth life, bring us pleasure. Our bodies are beautiful, but our relationship to our bodies well, it’s complicated.
This month we’re talking all things body. Shape, size, health and societal influence. Everything from our curves, scars and stretchmarks to why body positivity picked up mainstream momentum, but body acceptance, it can be so dang hard! The way societies portray ideal body images and appearance influences how we perceive our own. Against the backdrop of a world that engages in body policing to mutilation to sending a barrage of messages that some bodies are better than others, that some shapes, colors and curves are more ideal, how might you accept, love and believe, truly believe, your own body is beautiful? Join us for this month’s class and start falling in love with your body again — one conversation at a time.

July

Bolstering Our Boundaries

Ever say “yes” when you really want to say “no?” In this class, we’re talking all things boundaries. Those invisible lines that separate us physically, mentally and emotionally. Boundaries affect every aspect of our lives. They create order. They protect us. They define and promote our identity. They keep our dignity intact. They are a highly effective communication skill, and it’s time to talk about setting them even more effectively. Need a little assistance with boundary setting? Join us for a lively class & conversation!

August

The Art & Acts of Aging

Aging is a woman’s secret super-power. [But not if you believe all the ads you see when you’re scrolling online.] Scientific data proves that as we age we actually get happier, despite those occasional cranky menopausal moments. In this class, we’re diving into all things aging: myth, reality, science, botox, beliefs, ageism, social challenges, shifting mindsets, and above all else, how to do it on your own terms. Join us for what promises to be a provocative, intense and fun-filled class as we debunk the noise and nonsense around “appropriate aging” and discover how to embrace the individual art & acts of aging with self-acceptance and grace.

September

Self-Forgiveness & Letting Go

You’re a brilliant woman. Full stop. But have you ever made a “not-so-brilliant” decision? Ever wish you could go back in time for a quick do-over? Still beating yourself up about something you said or did years ago? You’re not alone. In this class we explore HOW to forgive ourselves and let go, really let go. Self-forgiveness is a tough thing to do and a really important and needed step in the healing process. We’ll explore the questions no one ever taught us to ask, let alone answer, so we can move forward sans guilt and with more ease and inner amity. Need a little more peace and self-compassion? You’re gonna love this class and all the brilliant tools I’m sharing!

October

Emotionally Enlightened: Feeling all the Feels

Most of us were taught that there are only three emotions: mad, sad, glad. While those are definitely feelings we all experience, thinking there are only three states of being is woefully limiting, completely inaccurate and it truncates your emotional intelligence. The #1 differentiator between good leaders and incredibly brilliant [and wildly profitable] ones is Emotional Intelligence. The research is staggering on how a high EQ improves everything from self-awareness to relationships to our levels of productivity and joy. So we’re going “back-to-school” with a class in EQ skills. Emotional literacy, empathy and emotional intelligence are foundationally about communication and connection. In this class I’m sharing how an expanded emotional vocabulary expands your ability to communicate, connect, collaborate and lead. Yourself and others. I’m also sharing the questions you can ask a wide range of emotions or states so you can learn from them. We’ll take a closer look at anger, apathy, guilt, shame, fear, confusion, anxiety and envy, to name a few, so you can learn how to work through them and benefit from them rather than repress them. All of which helps you build better relationships, advance your problem-solving skills, make better decisions, be a better leader and experience more contentment. Join me and become an Emotionally Enlightened leader.

November

Life in Art & Art in Life

What role do the Arts play in your life? It might be even bigger than you imagined. The Arts give meaning to our lives and help us understand our world. The Arts can reflect a deeper understanding of our own emotions and the experiences and emotions of another. Art, in a myriad of forms, from creative writing, to painting, to composing, to sculpting, to film, to dance and more, encourages us to be open to new ideas and perspectives, and when we emotionally and viscerally connect with art, we are ultimately connecting with our inner and higher Self. Art enables us to look within and listen. This month in Life in Art and Art in Life, we’re exploring how art influences the individual as well as societies by shaping opinions, translating experiences across space and time, and changing the tone and tenor of a conversation. Whether your stick figures are straight are crooked, I invite you to join us and explore how the Arts impact and influence you, how your artistic expressions impact and influence the world, and what the Arts can teach you about yourself.