Why Hanging Out With Wiser Women Has Been Good for My Soul

Nearly two years ago, I apprehensively joined a women’s writing group. The group, actually part of a faith-based ministry, was meant to be an outlet for women to explore soul-conscious topics together. I was invited by a friend and mentor who knew my love for writing and deep thinking; and also knew it wasn’t being fulfilled. At first, I was the youngest member by nearly two decades, the eldest member being 45 years my senior. I feared we might have little in common. I wondered if they would take me seriously, that I would have trouble being vulnerable and writing from my heart. The truth is, I've always been an old soul, so the Universe could not have brought me into a better group of wise, caring women.

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My Top 3 To-Dos after Gabby Bernstein’s “A Way Through Every Block”

If you’ve meandered through my blog much, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m a big admirer of Gabby Bernstein and her work. So, when she announced her 2016 Summer Retreat, A Way Through Every Block, I was among the first Spirit Junkies to register. This three-day event took place at the end of July at the beautiful Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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My Transformational Journey - The Beginning

In the Fall of 2013, I was going through a pretty rough time. I had just experienced an important breakup and was pouring my heart into a job where I felt overworked and under-appreciated. I felt lost. 

I looked for answers as hard as I knew how at the time. I visited my therapist, poured my heart out to friends and drank too much on the weekends.

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