Karen Ely

Karen Ely

Karen Ely
is the founding director of A Woman’s Way, one of the country’s premiere women’s retreat programs, and the author of Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself, A Retreat of My Own, Breathing Space, and A Safe Place to Stand (forthcoming).

Born to Be Me: Creating an Authentic Life of Passion and Purpose for Women

Jan 03 - 08, 2016 Begins in 1 month
with Karen Ely

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What are my dreams—or, did I ever have any?” or “What do I really want to do with the rest of my life?” then you are not alone. After a lifetime of being everything to everyone else, there is always a point where we poke our head out of the hole of our sleepwalking life and begin to ask ourselves, “Who am I besides the roles I play?”



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