Date(s) - 03/03/2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stepping Into Your Power:  6 Practices To Transform Your Life!
6 Months ~ 6 Practices ~ 5 Facilitators 
Jan 6 – June 2, 2014, 6pm MT

Make 2014 the year that you truly step into your light and live the life you were meant to live!

Beginning Monday, January 6 and continuing the first Monday of each month for six months (until June 2nd), we’re going to explore all aspects of the six practices to transform your life—silencing your lunatic roommate through journaling, reclaiming the present moment through mindfulness, soul-centered meditation, forgiveness and gratitude, discovering your voice, and envisioning the life of your dreams.  We’ll have fun together and become inspired, hopeful and transformed in the process. 

Stepping Into Your Power includes: 

  • Six-Month tele-workshop with five inspirational thought leaders:  Karen ElySarah McLean, Lori S. Rubenstein, Sarah Payne Naylor and April Ely presenting six transformational practices (see details below).
  • Two tele-conference calls each month for six months: 
    • The first Monday evening of each month from January 6th through June 2nd 2014 at 6:00pm MT (5pm Pacific, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern) you’ll “meet” on a conference call where that month’s facilitator (see schedule below) will present an experiential explanation of that month’s practice.  If you miss one, they’ll be recorded.
    • Three days later—the Thursday after each Monday evening’s call at 6pm MT (5pm Pacific, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern) that month’s facilitator will host a conference call Q & A to answer your questions on that month’s practice (which will also be recorded).  If you’re unable to join the Q & A call, you can e-mail your questions to and we’ll make sure the facilitator gets your question(s) for discussion that Thursday evening.

If you’re interested in learning new skills for transforming your life, then join A Woman’s Way founder, Karen Ely, and four other inspirational thought leaders for a six-month journey of self-discovering.  You’ll discover the peace and joy that’s possible when you begin to quiet your mind and open your heart to the brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous woman you already are.    

You can hear Lori and Karen talk about the class here:


January 6 at 6pm MT            SILENCE YOUR LUNATIC ROOMMATE                             Karen Ely

What a shock it was when Karen Ely discovered that she was not the voice in her head.  She was so much more; she was the listener.  And more than that, she discovered that the voice in her head was incredibly destructive, the ramblings of a “lunatic roommate” who never shared any good news.  Once that became clear, she searched for ways to silence this voice and found that the most profound tool was journaling.  She now uses her journal as a tool to quiet her mind and listen to her self, her soul’s voice.  She has been writing and listening to her own voice for over 20 years and credits it with delivering her the life she currently lives, an authentic one filled with joy and passion and peace.  During this tele-workshop session, Karen will explain the destructive energy of this lunatic roommate and the power that comes from silencing the roommate’s voice with the life-changing practice of daily journaling.  Karen will be available for a Q & A call on Thursday, January 9th at 6pm MT (see details above). 

Karen Ely is the founder and director of A Woman’s Way, one of the country’s premier women’s retreat and workshop program located in Sedona, Arizona.  Karen is the author of:  Daring to Dream:  Reflections on the Year I Found Myself published in 2006, which chronicles the end of her 32-year marriage; A Retreat of My Own, a women’s personal retreat guide published in 2008; and Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul published in 2011.   Karen is currently publishing A Safe Place to Stand, the personal story of her 27-year spiritual journey.  Karen is an experienced facilitator with a commitment to assisting women in creating and living authentic lives of passion and joy.  For information on Karen and A Woman’s Way, please visit

February 3 at 6pm MT           MINDFULNESS:  RECLAIMING THE PRESENT MOMENT            April Ely

In April Ely’s work as a psychotherapist she is always looking for tools to support her client’s path to a healthier, more joyful life.  In her search, she discovered Mindfulness—a secular practice which uses simple, universal techniques as a powerful tool for decreasing stress, depression, and anxiety, and increasing health, well-being, and the ability to relate to others.  Through many years of study, personal practice, and work she has done with clients, April has observed that Mindfulness is a powerful practice for awakening to the everyday moments of your life, allowing you to live more fully and more joyfully.  During this tele-workshop session, April will explain the importance and power of Mindfulness and guide you through several Mindfulness practices that you can add to your daily life.  April will be available for a Q & A call on Thursday, February 6th 6pm MT (see details above). 

April Ely has worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years, providing individual, family and group counseling for children and adults in schools, outpatient clinics, and domestic violence shelters.  She currently has a private practice in Flagstaff, Arizona specializing in the area of trauma.  Her commitment to helping her clients lead full and healthy lives led her to the study of Mindfulness, a practice and way of living that helps individuals to live more fully present in their own lives.  Wanting to learn more about incorporating Mindfulness in her work with children, in 2011 April completed a teacher training course in “Mindfulness and Yoga for Children.”  Since that time, she has created Mindfulness curriculums to be utilized in the schools to help empower children to calm their minds and open their hearts, as well as, incorporating those same powerful tools into her work with individuals and families within her private practice.  For information on April and her work, please visit 

 March 3 at 6pm MT               SOUL CENTERED MEDITATION                                         Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean is the best-selling Hay House author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation.  She is an inspiring teacher who makes meditation accessible to everyone.  She’ll help you to discover the key to becoming more self-aware, more intuitive, and more compassionate through meditation.

Discover time-tested meditative practices and the latest scientific findings about how meditation can improve your brain and body and deepen your self-awareness.

  • ·        Learn the three requirements for a meditation practice
  • ·        Find out why meditation is essential for lasting transformation
  • ·        Integrate the five essentials of meditation into your meditation practice
  • ·        Find out how you can experience ease and joy regardless of circumstances

During this tele-workshop session, Sarah will guide you through meditation exercises so you can discover how to maintain your connection to your center point of peace, equanimity, and joy while becoming the master of your own attention.  You’ll be more confident at meditation and on the road to becoming even more authentic.   Sarah will be available for a Q & A call on Thursday, March 6th at 6pm MT (see details above). 

Twenty-five years ago Sarah fell in love with meditation and has been immersed in ancient and contemporary wisdom traditions ever since. She’s lived in an ashram in India and in a Zen Buddhist monastery; she’s worked with modern thought-leaders such as Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Byron Katie.  She loves to support those working toward fulfilling lives, better health, and inner peace.  Deepak Chopra recommends her work saying it’s “entertaining, informative, and inspiring for even the most experienced meditator.” Sarah has been invited to lead self-discovery retreats and programs all over the world and has been featured at Miraval Spa, Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Esalen Institute, and Enchantment resort’s Mii Amo Spa. She is the director for the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona, offering classes, retreats, and a teacher certification program.  Her newest book, Love & the Power of Attention (Hay House), will be available in May of 2014.  For more information on Sarah and her work, please visit  

 April 7 at 6pm MT                  FORGIVENESS & GRATITUDE                                Lori S. Rubenstein

Lori S. Rubenstein believes that forgiveness and gratitude are like bookends on a life well-lived.  Forgiveness helps clear the path and remove blocks that come with holding onto anger, hurt, frustration, guilt, and disappointment. Gratitude keeps you feeling aligned with the divine, positive, and able to regularly see the glass is really always full.  With gratitude in your corner, you learn how to build your forgiveness muscles so when life with all its twists and turns gets in the way, you can let go and release with more grace and less effort.  During this tele-workshop session, you will learn Lori’s “Living with Forgiveness Process” which will put you on the path towards joyful daily living.  Lori will be available for a Q & A call on Thursday, April 10th at 6pm MT (see details above). 

Lori S. Rubenstein (J.D, CPC) spent 18 years as a divorce attorney-mediator and quickly ascertained that the court system is not a healthy environment for families. Her passion for helping others led her down the path of relationship and divorce coaching, where she realized forgiveness was the cornerstone of all her work. As a forgiveness teacher, coach, author, inspirational speaker, and retreat facilitator, you will find Lori walks her talk.  Lori’s special gift is helping people to see new perspectives so they can step into a new, more empowering life.  She helps people see that what they call “tragedy” can in fact, be the soul’s greatest gift.  Lori is also the author of the well received book, Forgiveness: Healing Your Past and Finding the Peace YOU Deserve.  For more information on Lori and her work, please visit

 May 5 at 6pm MT                   DISCOVER YOUR VOICE                                                      Sarah Payne Naylor

Sarah Payne Naylor believes that we all come to a point in our life where we begin to question, “How do I find my own voice?  Not my parents voice, not my culture’s voice.  But one that is uniquely mine?” There is so much information available about finding your voice in business, in leadership, on the Internet, through books, music, art, and poetry.  But Sarah understands that it is rare to find information on where to begin and how to move forward on such an integral piece of authentic living.  What are the benefits of discovering your voice?  Confidence, security, integrity, honesty, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness, and standing in your own truth.  During this tele-workshop session, you will explore and gain tools that will open the door to discovering your unique voice in the world.  Sarah will be available for a Q & A call on Thursday, May 8th at 6pm MT (see details above). 

Sarah Payne Naylor is a life and career coach. Her work includes leadership development and executive coaching as an independent contractor for the Federal Government. She also brings experience in the business environment and non-profit sectors as well as state and national public policy advocacy. Sarah has been a partner in The Naylor Group since it was founded in 1995. Prior to this work she was an assistant director for public policy in the Lutheran Office of Governmental Affairs in Washington, D.C. As a member of the Board of Directors for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Sarah traveled to refugee camps around the world.  She is passionate about working with groups to facilitate spiritual and personal self-exploration and is the author of the well-received book, Crossing Rough Waters: Journey from Fear to Freedom.  For more information on Sarah and her work, please visit

 June 2 at 6pm MT                  ENVISION THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS                            Karen Ely      

Envisioning is a tool Karen created 15 years ago because she simply did not know what else to do.  She had just walked out of a 35-year relationship and was floundering, looking in every direction for a tool kit that might deliver her with the life she dreamed of living.  She spent endless hours envision her ideal life in minute detail in her journals: the view from her new bedroom, the look of the curtains in her new house, what her new friends and she would discuss, what she would eat, how she would dress . . . until the process seemed to be getting a bit obsessive.  But it surprised even her as she watched what she’d written in her journals slowly take form in her life.  Since then, Karen has learned that this process has been used and taught by prophets, seers, sages and philosophers throughout the world’s history—that we can create our own lives, with every thought and through everything we do every day.  That we, and we alone, hold the secret key to our dreams.  Karen will walk you through the process of envisioning, both in your journal and on a vision board, and send you on a process of personal envisioning.  Karen will be available for a Q & A call on Thursday, June 5th at 6pm MT (see details above).    

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