Mary Ellen Harrington
Your Life By Design created an opportunity for me to open myself up to discovering my purpose and the courage to make decisions that really began my process of leading a more joyful, purposeful life. I discovered my purpose is to create beauty in everything I do. It was like a light going on! An obvious theme throughout my life finally put to words.
Without the opportunity to attend Your Life By Design, I would not have had the courage to commit to my process toward a more joyful fulfilled life. The monthly Community Connect calls with Sheila, Mary and Cindy create the support necessary to stay in community and continue the transition process.
The retreat was wonderful - working with Sheila, Cindy and Mary through a process of self-reflection and discovery and accompanied by a wonderful group of kindred souls, I could see, little by little, what I wanted to do with my life.
And returning to real life, I felt a sense of openness and possibility (where before it seemed all closed and limited) that has sustained itself! Thank you, and to a better life!
I am very grateful to have been a part of "Your Life By Design" workshop as it has helped me to clarify what I want out of life. Being a person that is full of ideas, the retreat helped me narrow down what it is that will bring me the most satisfying results by focusing on my strengths.
In addition, I was able to uncover the obstacles that are holding me from living up to my true potential. I especially liked that Cindy, Mary and Sheila each bring their own expertise and make the workshop a rich learning experience with their unique points of view.
Prior to the workshop with Sheila, Cindy and Mary I was so caught up in the self-imposed urgency of my life that I seemed to operate in a constant state of haste. I had become ungrounded.
The retreat made me start to remember what I find truly important and appreciate the vision I have for myself. The workshop was in a carefully selected environment within a community of people full of respect and openness - which made the experience deeply enriching.
After working with Sheila, Cindy and Mary the haste and urgency have been replaced by new feeling - everything seems sparkly and exciting again....
As a young professional I found it useful to spend some time reflecting on who I am, who I want to be and how I can get there by knowing myself better. I used it as an opportunity to establish my development and career plan for work.
As a recent grad suffering from the "what am I doing with my life?" syndrome, Sheila, Mary, and Cindy arrive at the perfect time. Most career resources in college are for those who know exactly what kind of job they want. Life by Design is for the rest of us.
I found it to be an almost therapeutic environment to slow down and give myself time to reflect on what makes me unique - strengths, purpose, values - and how to leverage this in my professional life. Returning to the world with a new vocabulary to better understand who I am and with the support of the women in the Life by Design community is empowering.