During our community workshop a couple of weeks ago, a friend added the label “Costume Designer” to her bio. Before she did it she said, “I can’t do that. I’m not a professional Costume Designer. I just dabble.” But, we dared her to see what happens when she declares her dreams without permission from the world that she’s ready. So, she wrote “Costume Designer” right next to the thing she is known for, the thing that has sustained her but never sent her soaring. She still does that other thing. AND she is now officially a costume designer. She can’t know what will come from this yet, but it’s coming.
There are parts of you that have been quietly lurking in the background for decades.
Sometimes they sneak out when you feel super safe, but mostly only you know they’re who you really are.
What would happen if you started trying them on like a costume?
You can layer them on top of the other costumes that you’ve been wearing all along.
You can talk like that version of you, dress like that version of you, make plans like that version of you, and say yes or no like that version of you.
You don’t need it, but you have permission to go be all of it.
When you show up on May 17, I hope you’ll walk into the room as the fullest version of yourself because we want to know all of you: the you you’ve been and the you who you’re becoming. And if that’s sometimes hard to say out loud, you’ll be guided through a personal narrative storytelling workshop!
You’ll leave feeling energized, inspired, connected, tuned into your internal compass, and ready to do big things! Truly, it's going to be the best day ever!
As a Valentine’s gift to you, I’ve extended our early bird ticket prices for two more weeks. 💓 Check out the agenda and get info on tickets HERE.
Paid Subscriber Bonus
As we continue our series on loss and grief, we’re going to talk about why we Uplifters need to talk about dying. I’m thrilled to announce that our next Paid Subscriber bonus workshop will happen on February 15 at noon ET and feature Family Caregiver Consultant and End-of-Life Doula, Stefanie Elkins of Be Present Care, whom you will meet in next week’s episode of The Uplifters Podcast. Best of all, it’s a choose-your-own-adventure session. Vote for the topic below that most interests you. The winner will be the focus of our conversation!
More info on the sessions:
1. Embarking on a Compassionate Conversation: Your Health, Your Wishes*
Welcome to a conversation that revolves around you and the care that matters most – Advance Care Planning (ACP). We understand that discussing your healthcare goals and wishes can be a sensitive and emotional journey, and we're here to guide you with warmth and understanding.
In this session, we'll gently walk you through the essentials of having preventative conversations regarding an advance care directive. We acknowledge the emotional nature of this topic and aim to create a supportive space where you can reflect on what truly matters to you.
*If there are conversations you are having or need to have with your parent(s) this is also for you.
2. Sandwich Caregivers Unite: Navigating the Journey with Heart and Wisdom!
Are you mushed in the middle of the overwhelming layers of caring for both your kids and your parent(s)? We get it – being a sandwich caregiver comes with its own set of challenges and joys. Join us for a friendly, informative session where we'll sprinkle a little validation on this "adulting" journey together!
3.Caring for your Parent(s) or Family Members: A Warm Check-In Session
Are you on the dynamic yet challenging journey of caring for an aging family member? It's okay to feel a mix of emotions – and you're definitely not alone. Join us for a friendly and supportive session where we'll provide an overview of key areas to consider and leave you feeling empowered with some clarity on the next steps.
4. Hospice: A Compassionate Conversation About Comfort and Care
The word "hospice" often stirs a range of emotions, doesn't it? It's a term laden with questions and uncertainties. Join us for an open, friendly discussion as we demystify hospice, offering insights, support, and guidance on this comforting approach to medical care.
5. End-of-Life Options: Let's Have a Heart-to-Heart!
We will embark on a conversation that might be sensitive but is incredibly important – the various choices available at the end of life. Join us for a warm and welcoming session as we explore the spectrum of end-of-life care options, from life-sustaining measures to the nuanced topic of medical aid in dying.
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