Comfort and Joy

What’s in a name? So much, friends, so much. Just ask anyone who attempts to spell mine! Though many new business owners use their given name as their web address, I named mine Soulitude U for so many reasons! One reason being…I find myself on my own, quite a bit, and tend to try things by myself, before asking for the help of others – even when I need it.

So much is in a name, that I specifically name each retreat and workshop I plan. My very first one, at which I was helped by my dear sister…who knew I’d swirl down the drain of “over-thinking” if I didn’t just “pick a date and do it!” We called it “A Petite Retreat”, as it was a small group, all of whom took a piece of their day to “get away from it all” and enjoy some peaceful crafty time with others.

…and the name was just right. They made “truth cards”, and laughed, and drank tea from my Grandma’s china tea cups…we all enjoyed our afternoon.

…and then everybody returned home.

Some time later,  I had my first meet ups to make Soul Books .   I didn’t name those gatherings, but will likely do so in the future.  Most recently, I hosted my first full retreat, which was named:featuring Soul Restoration , a curriculum by Brave-Living founder, Melody Ross. (You can read more about them by clicking the blue words, as you probably figured out already.). As the name suggested, they gave me Grace, and I gave them Peace. (In the form of a hand towel..monogrammed with the word “Peace.”). I have an idea that they left with more than that, though…and wonderful connections were made, as we all made discoveries……through conversation, journaling, relatively simple crafting….good food, warm hospitality, and multimedia presentations, with a few quotes and poems thrown in for good measure…we all left with newly discovered comfort and joy.  And there you have it! The name of my next retreat!

Comfort and Joy. February 15-19, 2018. Evansville, Indiana.

Now, you go “Be the Light”!  XOXOECPC

Published by Soulitude U, LLC

Nutshell version: I pray a lot and play with art supplies. Big nut version: Still a kid inside, who sees cool things and photographs them. Often, those cool things are my own relatives, friends, and random smiling faces; sometimes, architectural details, repetitious design patterns, and my own collection of creative chaos and joy. A life of relocation and travel, sights and gatherings became a life of quiet solitude upon my early retirement from the airline industry. The transition opened my eyes to new discoveries, through introspection, observation and brave steps into the world of supportive connections through creativity. I was not "soul searching" when I happened upon "Brave Girl University" - I had found a class offered there, called "Life Restoration", which was about goal setting, and directing one's own steps. I enjoyed it so well, that I then took the online "Legacy Soul Restoration", though I didn't actually know what it was about. Before I even finished, I had emailed them to ask if they'd be certifying teachers - because the content needed to be passed on to others. The irony that they were in the midst of certifying their first group of instructors is not lost on me. Nor is the fact that I'd never taught anything before, yet felt so compelled to do this. So...I went to Brave Girl Camp...one of the last ones at which Soul Restoration was taught - and then I went to Certified Instructor Training...and now, it is we "CI's" who teach Soul Restoration Live, and I still feel purpose-driven to share the goodness of it, through my own business of retreats and workshops, called...you guessed it: Soulitude U, LLC or "Soulitude U".

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