000*CIRCLES*000

Let's hit 70!!!!

What is CIRCLES you might ask....

It's about questions and answers, sharing and listening and creating relationships out of being authentic.

The second CIRCLES event was a great success just like the first. We had an excellent turnout and everyone had a chance to  share and be heard. In fact, it was hard to quiet the girls down for the next question! We had lunch afterwards which gave everyone an opportunity to get to know each other even more. It was a lot of fun. Because of this, I decided to make it an every other month event. I'm hoping that everyone will just keep coming back for more!

Here's the thing about what CIRCLES is really about. Sometimes its just great for us to stop and turn off our brains in order to be fully present and really tune in. It's not about fixing each other, giving suggestions or adding our opinion. It is a process of witnessing each other. Please keep in mind that the only thing you have to do is do what feels right to you. One person might share their deepest childhood wounds and you might only want to share what it was like getting up today. ALL levels of life experience and vulnerability are welcome. For you shy girls, it is the best medicine to increasing your self esteem and come out of your shell a bit. Be brave...take a chance. You will all be welcomed with warmth and friendliness because that is the foundation of this group.

It gets really cool because we step aside after each round and then form brand new circles for the next question. By the end of the time, you will have had a chance to interact with each women present making it easier to make some wonderful new friends.

Between 1:30 & 2, we will stop and eat an amazing lunch from JT Schmids. We will have four delicious choices of entrees which are Mahi tacos, fish & chips, steak burger or Cobb Salad. If you are a vegetarian, adaptations can be made. I have reserved a beautiful, private room for us to get to gather in.

I would like to stay focused on the topics at hand during the actual activity so please arrive between 10:30 & 10:45 so you can order beverages and/or appetizers before we start. If you aren't planning to arrive early to eat appetizers, have enough food in your belly to hold out for the 1:30 - 2 mealtime.

Here is a tip for finding JT Schmids at the District. Come in the main entrance to The District from Barranca Pkwy. Keep going until you turn left on Park St. and then turn left into the first parking lot entrance. You will see JT Schmids on the left.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION, EVEN IF IT IS BEFORE 10 AM THAT MORNING. I WOULD LOVE AN ACCURATE COUNT. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, TRY TO BE ON TIME. I WILL BE DOING AN INTRODUCTION TALK THAT WILL SET THE STAGE FOR THE REST OF OUR TIME TOGETHER SO IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL MISS IT. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 10:30 AND 10:45 to allow time for beverages.

See you all there...can't wait.

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  • nancy

    Jody, you always host the Best Meetup!!! I had a great time and met so many wonderful ladies!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Jody

    I really appreciate the kudos everyone. It makes all the work well worth while! See you at the next one!

    January 20, 2014

  • K. S.

    I had a great time! Best meetup event I've been to so far.

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Paula

    Hi Ladies. Nice event. Jody did an amazing good job. Thanks Jody.

    3 · January 20, 2014

    • MiaMi

      I agree!

      January 20, 2014

  • MiaMi

    Thanks Jody for hosting such a great event. The conversation, food and the suprise dance show was nice.

    January 20, 2014

  • Laura H.

    Thank you Jody for organizing such a fun event. It was really a nice way to get to know others. You did such a wonderful job of keeping 50+ excited women focused! :)

    January 20, 2014

  • Debbie L.

    Thanks Jody for providing a forum such as the circles meet up. It always amazes me how many professional, outstanding, attractive and interesting women there are in our community. Ladies, let us keep reaching out to one another, connecting with one another, and building strong networks!

    5 · January 20, 2014

  • Mayra

    So much fun! Thank you Jody, this has become one of my favorite events

    2 · January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, not feeling well

    January 18, 2014

    • Debbie

      Lauri - we missed seeing you!! Hope you feel better!

      January 18, 2014

    • Jody

      Hope you are feeling better today Lauri...

      January 20, 2014

  • Elizabeth C

    My girl rocked it again with Circles! So proud of you Babe!

    4 · January 19, 2014

  • AquaNat

    Thank you so much Jody for an amazing day; setting the stage for all of us to engage on an intimate and authentic level. I had so much fun being with all of ladies and loving the connections we've made. Peace!

    3 · January 19, 2014

  • Nidia M.

    Thanks Jody for allowing me to dance for all the ladies...I can't wait for the ZUMBA classes to begin !

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Jessie

    The circles meetup is by far the best, most engaging meetup I have attended. The opportunity to network, meet other women with similar interests and professions is amazing. Very excited for the next one.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Susan P.

    It was so awesome to get to know everyone on such an intimate level. Very interesting. Thank you Jody for all you do.

    January 19, 2014

  • Yisraela (.

    That was a wonderful meet up. I had lots of fun and met some really lovely women. Thank you Jody for putting in all the hard work and effort to organizing this event. Looking forward to the next one!

    January 19, 2014

  • Donna

    Thanks Jody!!

    January 19, 2014

  • Joan Van W.

    A lot of fun. Thanks, Jody. I'm looking forward to doing this again.

    January 19, 2014

  • Sarah H.

    loved getting to meet so many interesting women! Thank you Jody!

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Mae

    Great questions, fabulous women! What more could you want? Thanks, Jody, for doing this.

    January 18, 2014

  • Debbie

    Even better than last time - how is that possible?? The larger number of women just raised the energy level and fun! Thanks Jody for continuing this awesome meetup!

    January 18, 2014

  • Melissa D.

    Had a great time :) Thank you Jody for a wonderful event with really fun ladies. I look forward to the next one!

    January 18, 2014

  • Kendra

    Traffic has me held up in LA...will be there ASAP...cant wait to see all of you!!!

    January 18, 2014

  • ana m.

    is gonna be dancing in the circles?

    January 17, 2014

  • Alicia

    ugh new job but ya new job!!

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Alicia

    i am extremely sad.... i cannot make it... but for good reason... my new job i now work weekends and all day at that... i really wanted to go!!! :-( next time maybe... i now have mon amd tues off and work the rest... will.miss everyone this weekends events

    January 17, 2014

  • Paula

    Darn! no dancing after....

    January 17, 2014

  • Sarah H.

    Not sure I can stay for lunch but would like to come for the circles portion!

    January 17, 2014

  • CR

    Sorry. Gotta take my dog to vet in morning. She seems to have cold.

    January 17, 2014

  • Toni S.

    will be late arriving... but will attend. thanks, T.

    January 17, 2014

  • becky r.

    Sorry, attending a memorial tomorrow:-(

    January 17, 2014

  • Shane

    Hi :)

    January 17, 2014

  • Nancy

    Sorry, I won't be able to attend - family calls. Family first!

    Hope to see you all soon.

    January 16, 2014

  • Mo T.

    I love forward to meeting everyone! :)

    January 16, 2014

  • Marjorie P

    Will try to make it, so mt RSVP is maybe. Had no option for it. Hugs

    December 5, 2013

    • Marjorie P

      Jody I can come but will have to skip lunch. Looking forward to the participate in the circles.

      January 16, 2014

  • Natalie

    Jody: it's seventy with me :-)

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Jody

      That was my magic number...a great goal! Glad it was you Natalie

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • ana m.

    im a maybe!!

    January 14, 2014

    • Alice

      Come Ana come!

      1 · January 15, 2014

  • AquaNat

    I'm excited to listen, learn, and share. See you soon! :)

    January 15, 2014

  • Paula

    This will be fun. Hope to listen and learn from many cool ladies....

    2 · January 13, 2014

  • Theresa C

    I have a class that morning so I will be late. I hope to make it by 12:30.

    January 12, 2014

  • Lisa K.

    This sounds wonderful! If our schedules permit, we will be there with bells on! I will wait a bit to see see how things are looking, Would love to see you and definitely be a part of this meet up! WOW!

    November 26, 2013

    • Lisa K.

      Sadly we are out of town for this 3 day weekend, but hope to make the next one :)

      December 30, 2013

    • Jody

      I'm disappointed...you got me all excited (at the thought of seeing you both that is)

      January 8, 2014

  • Dawne

    What is the cost for this event?

    January 7, 2014

    • Jody

      It's free. You just need money for drinks and lunch if you choose to eat and drink!

      January 8, 2014

  • Di y T.

    Hi all this sounds fantastic, this will be officially my 1st major event w/the group. I am estatic hopefully I don't have to work last minute.

    January 5, 2014

  • Ambit

    All right! On the strength of Jodi's recommendation to join this thing, I'm in!

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • mariesa

    See you ther

    December 18, 2013

  • Debbie

    Hi Jody - this is great to do again. I have already forwarded the meet up information to some friends with whom I was talking about last weekend. They were really interested in coming to something like this. Did you post the pictures from last Saturday yet?

    November 26, 2013

    • Jody

      believe it or not the disk that it was recording on has an error on it and I can't get the pictures off. I'm going to take it to photography store and see if they can help me

      December 4, 2013

    • Debbie

      Darn! Thanks for letting us know. I hope they can recover them. It was an awesome group of women.

      December 4, 2013

  • Cyndi B.

    Fun, Fun, Fun. Glad to read we will be doing it again.

    1 · November 26, 2013

    • Debbie

      Hi Cindy! It will be good to see you and Maryalice again! Have a great Thanksgiving!

      November 26, 2013

    • Cyndi B.

      Hi Debbie. We look forward to seeing you again at another meet up.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Jessie

    This event was such fun this past Saturday. Looking forward to another one.

    1 · November 26, 2013

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