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The Beautiful Life Collective - care for yourself so you can care for our world

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The Beautiful Life Collective

A Cooperative of Women Leaders Caring for Themselves So They Can Care for The World
 

What Is The Collective?

A self-care community providing inspiration, accountability, resources, and the opportunity to invest in your most important asset: your ability to care for yourself, other people and the world as a whole.

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”  - E.B. White

 

The Beautiful Life Collective Is For You If…

  • You feel compelled to act and show up for vulnerable communities, but are not sure how or where to start.

  • You sense that only through self care can you be the change you wish to see in the world.

  • You know that caring for yourself without caring for the world and examining power and privilege is incomplete.

In The Beautiful Life Collective, we see social activism as an essential form of self-care and understand that the only way to show up for others consistently is to show up for our self-care. Authentically caring for ourselves, working compassionately with our fears, and being part of a supportive community is the recipe to equip us to create change we know is possible in our lives and in broader cultural issues.  

I advocate that every woman be a part of a circle … a group of people, women - smart, wise, can-do women - who are in the world doing their work, and you need to meet with them as often as you can, so that they can see what you’re doing, and who you are, and you can see the same. …. It is crucial for our psychological health and our spiritual growth – it’s essential.  - Alice Walker

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How Do I Sign Up?  

Right now, registration is closed for the Beautiful Life Collective. However we will reopen in 2019! Join our VIP waitlist and be the first to hear when we are accepting new members. (And shhh…maybe receive a little discount too!)

How to Disappoint Others and Still Excel Professionally

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Learning to disappoint others is an essential skill for career success — but that doesn’t make it easy. Follow these 5 tips to get better at saying NO.

I grew up a people-pleaser, thinking that if I could take care of everyone else, then I would be granted total life success. This was partially true; people-pleasing has really helped me. I’ve always been a great student and have excelled professionally. I’ve even been called charming. Still, being overly accommodating has also hurt me professionally. My fear of disappointing others has made me sacrifice my own honest opinions in order to be likeable. I’ve gotten so worried about coming off well in a meeting that I’ve overlooked important details in projects. And when I’m not expressing myself fully, I become increasingly passive-aggressive, which can block progress and hurt professional relationships.

It has taken me years of rigorous self-examination, but I’ve learned that disappointing others is often an essential step to success in my career. This doesn’t make it easy. Each time I have to disappoint someone or challenge a majority opinion, I need a big internal pep talk. But I do it in order to thrive as a professional — and as a human being. Here are my five strategies to help you wisely disappoint other people.

 

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