Bold and Caring Women Unite! Advance Your Bold Care at Cared Humanity’s BCLA, November 2nd 2014



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To put our art, our writing, our photography, our ideas out into the world with no assurance of acceptance or appreciation – that’s also vulnerability ~Brené Brown




Bold Care Life Advance


We can be strong and vulnerable both at the same time.

You are a vibrant, caring woman who deserves something remarkable to help you advance your goals and live out your dreams.

Driving others forward sometimes comes with a price, sacrificing something else that really matters.


At Bold Care Life Advance you will be surrounded by a diverse group of women who will support and encourage you to make bold moves in the way you care of yourself AND care for those you love.

This is your moment to be bold, with care. This is my moment to be bold, with care. The photographs in this post I took of my daughter, Maylah, one day this summer when we were out exploring our neighbourhood together. She inspires me to care and to be the kind of strong, bold, and brilliant woman I want her to grow up to be.  

Bold Care Life Advance 2014, the first Women’s Wellness event presented by Cared Humanity, is part of my quest to foster meaningful connections among women and ignite the sparks that transform our lives. Taking bold steps to enrich your life and creating community is what Bold Care Life Advance is all about – think “retreat” only more forward focused. BCLA will get you reflecting and realigning about how you invest your time, money, attention, and energy.

After months of visioning, planning, BFF conversations, nervous energy (and calling deep on my courage), I’m super excited to share the details about B0ld Care Life Advance (BCLA), November 2nd 2014. BCLA will involve a maximum of 30 participants, women (18+) in all seasons of life and at different points in their journey. I’m so happy things are all coming together that I’m offering an introductory, special “early bold” rate to Attendees who sign up before Saturday, October 4th 2014. Get your BCLA tickets here.

Bold Care Guides

The thread of collaboration and mutual benefit is intertwined throughout BCLA. I am grateful to be sharing the leadership role with some amazing insightful and innovative women, who are all graciously willing to share their talents and time with us.

My special featured guests include:

Self-Care and Stress Expert, Deepika Mitra, BSW, MSC, RSW of Opening Spaces.

Deepika’s work is based on the principles of Mind-Body Medicine. In work and in her life as a new mother she strives to fulfill her motto: “Today I took care of me.” She will help us to “tune-in,” as she explains in her 2012 TEDx talk.

Health and Wellness Entrepreneur, Jennifer Meszaros of Anurakti Tea Company.

Jennifer embodies the name of her Company. Anurakhi means love, passion, devotion. From yoga teacher to working mother, Jennifer’s life – like her tea – is all about energizing, comforting, uplifting, soothing, and healing.

Artist-Designer, Amanda Schutz, the resident illustrator, art director and all around adventure seeker for a passionate design firm, called Woodward Design.

Amanda loves to encourage and empower kids, adults, people who think positive to create meaningful creative work. Amanda will lead us from words to images and help us sketch our very own bold care map.

… and watch for other special guests joining us!


I’ll be featuring each of these lovely ladies on the blog in the coming weeks.

BCLA is a unique, shared experience designed to facilitate reflective conversations and stimulate inspired action about how we can prioritize caring for ourselves while also taking care of others. This event is an invitation for you to explore your relationship to self-care, reconnect with [or discover the truth of] who you are, learn more about what you are capable of, and gain new perspective on what really matters to you.

We will examine the significant value of holistic self-care and explore how being bold with care can bring more joy, compassion, and deeper meaning into our lives – plus ways to have fun!

Are you ready to advance your bold care?

I hope you will join us as we gather together at Pigeon Lake’s charming Village Creek Country Inn in a lovely space called Spruceview Diamondwillow for a day-long experience grounded in shared wisdom, women’s leadership, personal transformation, and making a difference. The resort location allows participants coming from Edmonton and surrounding area to travel the same day (click here for driving directions).

At BCLA you will find a friendly and fun atmosphere aimed at encouraging you to open your headspace and your heart-space and move your vision of what your life is all about forward in bold and caring directions.

At BCLA you will connect, learn, laugh, (cry), create, comfort, and give yourself a forward push to live your precious life with care and on your own terms. I’ve come to realize that not only is self-care not selfish, it is essential. After my TEDx talk, Just Care last year I’ve been practicing being bold with care.BeBold2

Our fascinating speakers, playful workshops, and introspective activities are designed for:

Bold caring: Together we will practice being bold with the way we care for ourselves, the people we care about, and in the world. You will reflect on what you are doing to meet your own multidimensional care needs. We’ll explore creating space for you in an otherwise hectic schedule amidst competing demands. 

Bold compassion: You will dig deep to articulate who you are and what really matters to you. You will engage in mindfulness practice and feel deeply in the area of self love.

Bold connection: You will hear and tell stories, share your worries and wisdom, and cultivate new friendships.

Your ticket* includes participation in all BLCA activities, a light breakfast, mid-morning coffee & tea break, delicious and nourishing catered lunch, plus a special care package of goodies! [Hello Women-run Edmonton businesses I am still looking for more treats for these ladies – please email me!]

Being bold with care could be a small daily practice you incorporate into your life and/or it could mean making a change to your mindset. Advancing your bold in the area of physical care and body may involve training for a race or taking a fitness class. In the creative realm a bold advance for you may be starting a blog, joining an art class, or journalling. Your bold may be going back to school, changing jobs, spending more (or less) time with your children, etc. It could be some quest that brings you more adventure and vitality.

I’m taking care of myself – why is this such a bold statement, especially for women?!

I hope BCLA is a place for you to inspire and be inspired.

If you are craving powerful connections and want to live with intention, compassion, and bold care, BCLA is for you. The focus is on you, the women around you, and sharing our collective energy and experiences. We will work together to show up, reveal our best (imperfect) selves in a caring space while we encourage each other to grow.

A little work and a little play combined together for a rewarding and life affirming day. You will leave with powerful insights and tools for taking your next bold step with care.

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Bold Care Life Advance Option: Make it your getaway and create an extended retreat weekend (FYI: we set the clocks back this weekend!)

The location of BCLA lends itself well to extending your Bold Care weekend by staying Saturday night prior to the event (at a reduced Cared Humanity Retreat rate) and/or enjoying some pamphering and self-care treatment at the Essentials Spa and Wellness. Please call the resort directly at 1-877-688-0006 to book your overnight stay and/or spa appointment.

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Once you have registered, please send me an email so we can get aquainted and I can make sure to BCLA is designed with you in mind.

~With Care,




“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.

~ Thoreau

*I value your participation and your investment. Please understand that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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