Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. -Henry David Thoreau
Karen Ely believes that in today’s hectic, time-starved world it is even more important to find time for renewal, time to step back and assess where we’ve come from and who we are after a lifetime of being everything to everybody. “We must find a space to dream,” she writes. “A space to let go of all the wouldas, shouldas, and couldas in order to make room for a new way of being, one that’s firmly based in our authentic selves, one filled with joy and passion.” Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself is Karen’s personal story of rebirth following the end of her thirty-two-year marriage. It chronicles coming to grips with a life that she could no longer live, and walking toward a self that she no longer knew. Throughout the workshop, Karen will share her personal story and the tools that supported her on a magical journey back to herself.
Through large and small group exercises, quiet, music, joyful playing, and journaling, participants will be taken on a quiet journey back to themselves, and given the opportunity to leave with a passion and plan for the rest of their lives.