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January 2019
Your Resolution is Doomed
The 5 Reasons 92% of us will fail

Sorry to break it to you, but New Year's resolutions don't work. In fact, 92% of them fail. If you don't believe us, think back to any of your last resolutions. Did you want to eat healthier, read more, or get more sleep? How long did you make it?... Not long, I know-us too...
Einstein once said, "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." By Einstein's standards, we should all put on a straight-jacket before making this year's resolutions. It's time we break the cycle.
First, we must study our enemy. Why do our resolutions fail? What is so fundamentally flawed with setting goals on January 1st? Only once we have these answers can we give ourselves a fighting chance of success. Learn the top 5 reasons your resolutions are destined to fail and how you can change your approach to dramatically improve your goal setting this year.

Women's Adventure in Ecuador
Take That Leap -  Feb 12-16

Womens Retreat Ecuador
Have you ever heard the saying, "Leap and the net will appear?" While this paints a pretty picture, it's unfortunately not true.

In 2015, I took a leap and uprooted my entire life, catapulting myself straight into a nomadic life as a solo female traveler. In adapting to my new reality, I wandered the world, wondering more than once when my proverbial "net" would appear. Many months later, I realized no one and no thing was going to catch me. I had taken control of my life when I made the decision to take my leap, and likewise, it was my own responsibility to catch myself.

The truth is that when we make changes or "take leaps" in our lives, it's up to us to support ourselves with our own nets. If we know how to catch ourselves, we can take any leap we're faced with, no matter how big or small.

Together in Ecuador, we'll explore what it looks like for each of us to create our "nets" and prepare for any leap, whether it be a change of career, relationship, personal goals, living situation, family situation, or otherwise. Group discussion and workshop topics include various writing practices, manifesting, gratitude, self-care, and more.

As we dig inwardly, we will also challenge ourselves outwardly. Each day, in between group discussions and home-cooked hacienda meals, we'll participate in outdoor adventure activities including horseback riding, hiking, a ropes course, easy mountain biking, and a cooking class.

We're going to the highlands of Ecuador because I want to offer you a well-designed opportunity to show you the edge of your comfort zone. International travel expedites the personal development journey, and you'll be in a safe, guided environment the entire time. I want to help you see that you can take a courageous leap and catch yourself too, even if it starts with traveling to Ecuador.

Price $1,995 per person for double occupancy (shared room). Single occupancy available with surcharge. Women only. All meals, lodging, and activities are included for 5 days/4 nights, including group transportation to and from Quito on first and last days. We're staying at a family-owned and operated highland hacienda with cozy fireplaces, communal dining room, spa on site, and Wi-Fi in common areas. 

Five Day Scientific Fasting
Reclaim Clarity & Rebuild Immune System

Fasting Retreat
Can you get dramatic health benefits from a modest adjustment in how you eat? A clinically-proven regimen that mimics fasting with a low-calorie, low-protein and low-fat diet for 5 days every 4 months says yes. Over 20 years of research at USC has shown this simple, 3-times-a-year, regimen to be superior to ongoing calorie restriction, 1 or 2 day intermittent fasting, or extended fasts. Besides reduced waist size, the 5 day fasting diet activates longevity genes and regenerative cells, reduces inflammation, and improves a variety of bio-markers for both healthy individuals and those challenged by illness.  The 5 day regimen is not austere. The meals are savory and satisfying. For the rest of the month, you can eat as usual. However, we strongly suggest a 6 month plant-based diet in addition to a fasting regimen, as meat protein is acidic and fish is unavoidably polluted. 

Program starts January 6, 13, 20 and 27.

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