HOW TO BE A BEGINNER (AGAIN!)
an 8 week inquiry group for midlife women
beginning March 9, 2023
JUST WHEN WE THINK WE'VE GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT AT MIDLIFE...
...we’re thrust back into the role of beginner, again!
Some beginner-ness is by choice, and fun. I’m finally focusing on cooking well for one, after years of cabinet-shopping every evening. (Oh, look! Popcorn!)
Some beginner-ness is the result of life evolutions we’ll all eventually experience – like that of a friend who lost her husband of 50 years and who is sifting through widowhood, moving to a new town, making new friends, and redefining family.
Some beginner-ness arrives with medical news – symptoms that become a chronic condition that must be managed, for life.
Beginners might be… starting a new career, empty nesting, freshly divorced, trying a new workout routine, reckoning with a new decade of life, attempting a new artistic medium, new to putting her priorities first…
And that might feel challenging, lonely, tasty, arduous, daunting, enlivening, exhausting… Or all of the above!
HOW ARE YOU A BEGINNER?
If you could wave a magic wand, what kind of support would help you thrive in your beginner-ness?
What if you could transform your beginner struggles into your next gleaming, favorite self?
What if, together, we could flatten these mountains we’re climbing, or at least have company on the way?
HOW TO BE A BEGINNER (AGAIN!) WILL
meet for weekly for 2 hours over 8 weeks in-person as a small group of beginners of all sorts.
We will gain skills to navigate beginner-ness with grace and humor,
and explore our beginner-ness through facilitated conversations, meditative prompts, and short walks.
Participants will emerge from this class with greater clarity, confidence, and perspective,
and as a valued member of a community of wise women.
I am currently a beginner at so many things.
One thing I’m not a beginner at? Working with beginners.
I became a health coach because I so loved working with beginner runners, and wanted to take those lessons to a wider audience.
Beginners need a safe space to explore, lots of support, accountability as they become their new favorite selves, and ideally, snacks along the way.
I’m so excited to sit in circles of women as we embrace our beginner-ness and forge forward together.
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me
what can i do
to make this mountain smaller
so the women after me
can see farther