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.