Slow Holidays

Ahh. The holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year, right?

Gathering with family and friends. Gift-giving. Twinkle lights. There is something magical about this time of year, no matter how old you are. But unfortunately for many of us, it can also be the most stressful time of the year.

This year, especially this year, I would like to guide you in creating a different holiday experience — for yourself, for your loved ones, and for our larger world community.

12/21/16 Update: We are winding down in Slow Holidays 2016, finishing up our final week, but we are all taking it at our pace and experiencing Slow Holidays in our own way, so you are absolutely welcome to still join in. I don’t have this automated (because I don’t yet know how to do that), so once I receive your registration, I will do my best to get you the most recent email, which contains links to all the previous emails, as quickly as I can. xoxo


greenlinePlease join me for:


What: A pay-what-you-can online retreat that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most to you this holiday season

When: November 28, 2016 to December 19, 2016 (or a little after)

Where: Anywhere you have Internet access – all content for this program will be delivered via email

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How it works:

On Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S., you will receive a Welcome Packet via email with an overview of the program and some reflection questions to help you get ready.

On Saturday, November 26, we will open the (optional) Private Facebook Group. And then on Monday, November 28th, we begin!

For three weeks, you will receive an email from me every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with inspiration, tools, reflection questions, resources and ideas to help you create the holiday experience you desire.

Week One: Setting Intentions | Week Two: Letting Go & Making Space | Week Three: Peace and Presence 

And I’ve invited three amazing guides, who will all be part of our Private Facebook Group, to join me in sharing their thoughts, reflections and recipes for a less stressful, more soulful holiday season.


Michelle from Find Your BalanceMichelle Pfennighaus helps high-achieving, Type-A women prioritize their own health so they can kick more ass with everything else. From moms getting dinner on the table to career women losing weight and taming anxiety, Michelle has helped thousands of clients around the world. Her life’s reinvention has been documented in the movie “Lemonade” and she’s been featured on ABC, NBC and NPR with her inspiring story.

Website | Instagram | Facebook



Rev. Hannah Grace

Rev. Hannah Grace is the owner of Grace Ceremonies, offering warm, personal and unforgettable custom ceremonies.  In addition to her work as an officiant, Hannah is an experienced Reiki practitioner, Hospice volunteer, and trained Psychosynthesis counselor (a spiritual psychology).  Ordained as an Interfaith minister in 2012 by the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies in New York, NY, Hannah lives in an old farmhouse in Western Massachusetts with her husband, Alexander, and their daughter, Bhramari, along with a kitten and four chickens (Oscar, Ginger, Scarlet, Nutmeg and Clover, in case you were wondering).

Website | Instagram | Facebook


Ruth Clark

Ruth Clark is a writer, designer, and world explorer, currently residing in Sydney, Australia.

Her work is inspired by deep connection, deep honesty, and deep love. (She’s a Scorpio, after all.)

She’s into: being real and writing constantly, full moons and early mornings, wandering the woods and hanging with her siblings, social justice and connected conversation.

Website | Instagram | Facebook



Friends, it’s going to be good. And gentle. And soul nurturing.

I hope you will join us.






 Register now

This is a Pay-What-You-Can* program. After you click the “add to cart” button on the next page, please choose an amount that works for you and enter it in the box that is highlighted yellow.

*Think of this as a community gathering where you add what you can to the basket by the door. Don’t stress about it. Really. Just offer what works for you.



Q: “What is the appropriate amount to pay for a “pay-what-you-can” offering? I don’t want to offend you by paying too little.” 
A: There is no such thing as too little and I promise you will not offend me. I am sincerely offering my Slow Holidays 2016 program as “pay-what-you-can” because I want it to be accessible to everyone who would like to participate. In my experience with similar offerings in the past, for many people offering somewhere around $20-30 works well for them. For others, who have followed my work for a long time and may be looking for an opportunity to offer support and say thank you, sometimes it is double or triple that. For other people, it is $3 or $5 or $10 — or $8.48 because that is the amount left in their PayPal account at the moment. And for other wonderful people, it is not offering any financial payment, but maybe inviting a friend or two (or 20!!) to join in with them, which is very much appreciated.
We’re all in different places on our journeys, friends. And I’d love for us to walk together for a few weeks with the intention of creating a more peaceful, less stressful holiday season. So please don’t worry about numbers, just join us in a way that works for you.
Q: How much time do I need to set aside for this? (Read: I’m really busy and I don’t want to ADD to my to-do list right now.)
A: This program is designed to be very gentle, flexible and nurturing as you go about your daily activities. I will be sending you three emails per week for three weeks with easily digestible nuggets of wisdom, inspiration and ideas to help you to create a more peaceful and less stressful holiday season. You may enjoy taking 10-20 minutes to receive each email, with invitations to dig a little deeper if you’d like, and opportunities to ask questions and engage with others, including myself and the three guest contributors, in our Private Facebook Group, if desired.
 Q: I don’t do Facebook, can I still participate in this program?
A: Yes! Some people will choose to experience Slow Holidays 2016 as a personal reflective experience or private family activity. While others might enjoy participating in our Private Facebook Group or using the hashtag  #slowholidays2016 on Instagram to connect with other people from around the world, who are also seeking to slow down, simplify and focus on what matters most to them this holiday season. All content for the program will be delivered via email. The Private Facebook Group is a place for connecting, reflecting, asking questions and socializing with others for those who want that.
I encourage you to participate in the way that feels best for you.
I hope this is helpful. Any other questions I can answer? Please ask. xo
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