Self Care September
Recently, in a community that I participate in, someone asked the women there to share their Self Care Plan. There were three things that caught my attention, but didn't surprise me:
The post didn't get very many responses.
Those who did respond mentioned spa-like activities like getting a manicure, massage, or facial.
Most hadn't even considered the idea of creating a whole plan that went beyond the spa, to take care of their physical, emotional and spiritual health.
While I wasn't surprised by the response, I was immediately inspired to help. In my work as a coach for small business owners, a strategist for Cultural Shiftmakers, and even in my day job as Operations Manager for a spiritual community, I have a front-row seat to the stress, dis-ease, and emotional burnout that is the result of our tendency to take care of people around us, but such poor care for ourselves. I have sensed how it makes us less productive in our jobs, less effective in our businesses, less present for our families, and less open to all that the universe has in store for us.
For others, we are #TeamDoTooMuch, but for ourselves - we are barely hanging on.
Because this is so crucial, and so many women shortchange themselves, I decided to help. For the entire month of September, I am committed to helping 50 women create a holistic plan to care for themselves in a more intentional way.
What is a self-care plan, anyway?
A self-care plan isn't just some new age, hippie, spiritual gimmick. It's more than just going to the spa. In fact, for people in helping professions, like therapists and social workers, self-care can be an ethical requirement within their industry. We've all seen it in pretty images on Instagram: You can't pour from an empty cup.
A holistic self-care plan helps you to set an intention for the activities, beliefs, boundaries, and practices that will nourish you on a day to day basis. You can also plan for how you'll respond to the inevitable crises/emergencies that arise. Whether it's a tight deadline at work, a friend that occasionally zaps your energy, a coworker who tap dances on your very last nerve...If you plan for these things in advance, you will respond differently in the moment, which can make a huge difference in how those situations play out.
How will I help?
I am offering sessions on a Pay-What-You-Can basis to look at all the different areas of your life and decide what you can do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to engage in self-care. As a certified life coach for 6 years, I have honed a talent for being a mirror into the souls of my clients, extracting what lies beneath and showing it back to you in a way that makes sense, feels good and opens you to new possibilities in your life.
We'll talk for 45 minutes, I'll ask lots of questions, you'll be the center of attention and you'll walk away feeling supported, encouraged and ready to take on the world (or at least your corner of it).
Who is this offer open to?
My sweet spot is working with folks who are running solo businesses, building brands, involved in creative arts or shifting the culture through written or spoken word. One of the reasons I'm offering this as PWYC is that I want so much to see YOUR work out in the world. My entire coaching practice exists for that reason, and these sessions are just one small way that I am pouring into the global community, by removing a barrier to the great work of your life.
Help Me, Help You
Click the link below and let's get to it. After we talk, you'll get an email with a recap of our discussion, a recording (if you want that) and a link to make a payment in the amount of your choice.
To be clear: This is NOT a sales call. I won't be pitching my coaching services or anything else. Just holding space in service to you and your sense of personal peace.
How much does it cost?
Simple. You name the price. I sometimes refer to this as donation based or Pay What You Can. My past clients pay $125 or more for one session with me, but I wouldn't be offended if you only gave $10 or $20.
I want to reach people who may be skeptical about investing in themselves with things like coaching and self-care.
I believe in karma yoga - offering unselfish service without attachment to the fruits of that labor.
It's fun. Coaching is LIFE for me. Helping other is what pours into my spirit.
Have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.