The (Lunar) New Year’s
Clarity Mini-Retreat

Discerning Your Values &
Priorities for the Year Ahead

10am – 3pm, EST, Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Live on Zoom. Recorded in case you cannot attend live.
+/- $75, choose the price that feels right to you

You’ve done a lot of work on yourself to stay true to yourself and honor your boundaries.

But no matter how much therapy, journaling, reading, or other self-help work we do, it can be hard to align with our priorities if we don’t articulate them first.

 

It gets much easier to intentionally create the life we want when we dedicate time to discerning our priorities, clarifying our vision for the time ahead, and committing to what matters most.

 

And, because our priorities change as we change, we must dedicate this time every so often (ideally, at least once a year).

 

But it can be hard to discern our principles by ourselves, especially when we’re overwhelmed.

 

The new year offers a powerful opportunity to reflect, recalibrate, and recommit to what matters most.

This was an amazing experience. I loved the combination of journaling prompts and centering practices.
 
I came away feeling grounded and confident in myself as I embark on what will be a very challenging and rewarding six months (and beyond as I pursue a new career).
 
It gave me a solid base to feel supported as I go through a big change in the new year.
 
-Rachel Sensenig

The (Lunar) New Year’s Clarity Mini-Retreat will support you to enter 2023 feeling clear, confident, and aligned with what matters most.

By the end of the day, you’ll have clarity to help you:

  •   Elevate your values above the fray of daily life.
  •   Intentionally choose how you spend your days.
  •   Devote space to what you most long for.
  •   Access the courage to make otherwise difficult decisions.
  •   Stay accountable, notice when you’ve gone astray, make amends, and get back on track.
  •   Say no to what does not support your priorities.
  •   Do your best to move toward what matters most, even in the midst of challenging circumstances.

Hi! I’m Katherine (she/her).

Over the past ten years, I’ve coached hundreds of changemakers to get clear about the work-lives they want, align with their values, and make their visions reality.

 

Throughout this time, I’ve discovered that when we articulate our values and commitments, they can become beacons that shine through the storms of life and help us navigate in a way that makes us proud.

 

Now, I’m excited to share the practices that have transformed my clients’ lives (and my own life) in a mini-retreat on January 22.

 

To learn more about me and my background, click here.

Five practices I’ll guide you through to help you get clear about the year ahead:

1. The Long View

In the Long View practice, we imagine several allies—a benevolent ancestor, our younger self, our ninety-year-old self, and a beloved descendent—and listen to the wisdom they have to share.

 

Whereas fear and doubt can easily cloud our everyday perceptual lenses, it can become much easier to clear the fog and identify what’s truly important when we take this different perspective.

2. Your Next Horizon Vision

Whereas many coaches might ask you to imagine yourself five years or one year from now, I’ve found it to be far more effective to envision your next horizon. Sometimes, you’re at the ocean and can see far; other times, you’re bushwhacking through the jungle.

 

Rather than pressuring yourself to see the entire puzzle of what you want in the rest of your life, in this practice, you name the puzzle pieces you’re able to see. You discover clarity you didn’t know you had.

3. Your Core Values

With so many important places to invest our energy, it’s hard not to feel torn between priorities. It can hurt to say no (to ourselves or others). So, too often, people say, “Sure! I’ll do that!” without reflecting on their capacity. Then, they wonder where their time has gone.

 

To stop living at the mercy of the outside world and focus on what matters most, we need to clearly articulate our core values and top priorities. When we hold them front and center, they become beacons that guide us toward the life we long for.

4. Embodying Commitment

An embodied commitment is a quick link to the heart of what matters most to you—a concise, easy-to-remember declaration of who you pledge to be or what you pledge to do.

 

The embodying commitment practice has two parts: First, you articulate your commitment. Then, you physically embody the posture of your commitment. This helps you live your commitment not just in your mind but in your body, too.

5. Your Ecosystem of Support

The self-made man is a myth. On no great journey does the adventurer go it alone.
 
Once we’re clear about our values, vision, and commitments, it’s time to identify the support we need and begin reaching out to allies, even when it’s scary or we think we should do it ourselves.

Doing these exercises helped me to tackle some really difficult stuff at my job at the beginning of the year. I am grateful.
 
-Meryl LeTronica

Frequently Asked Questions

Five hours is a lot of time to spend on Zoom. What’s the format of the day like?
I get that this might feel like a lot of Zoom time.
 
The point of the day isn’t for you to connect with Zoom. The point is to connect with yourself, supported by my gentle guidance.
 
Rather than asking you to look at the screen too much, most of the day will consist of me gently guiding you through self-reflection questions. Most people will journal with the questions, but you can also draw, sit, or practice mindful movement if you find that more helpful. In addition, the day will include screen-free mini-breaks every hour-ish and a lunch/digestion break.
 
I invite you to wear comfy sweats, get cozy under a blanket, brew a warm cup of tea, and tune in.
Do I receive anything in addition to the retreat?
Yes!
 
In addition to the guided reflections, partner sharing, and Q&A time in the live retreat, you’ll also receive an ebook guiding you through the central practices of our time together.
 
The ebook will help you repeat the practices at your leisure, and it offers additional questions to go even deeper in your reflection.
I’m having technical trouble signing up.
No problem. We can help. Email info@callingsandcourage.com, and we’ll get you all set up.
I’m just not sure.
Well, if you were my coaching client, I’d encourage you to do the following:
 

  • Check in with your body: In your mind’s eye, I invite you to imagine participating in the retreat. How does the idea feel in your body—good and exciting? Good but scary/exhilarating? Those are good signs.
  • Explore the cost: With nearly every choice we make, we must let go of something to say yes to another. Ask yourself: What is the cost of participating? What is the cost of not participating? Which is greater?
  • Turn toward your Voice of Doubt with love and kindness. Our Voice of Doubt is the part that says Yeah, but… and What if… when we get closer to making a decision. Do your best to turn toward your Voice of Doubt with love and kindness and ask what it needs. Then, get curious: How might you move forward in a way that meets your many needs?
  • Reflect: What are your intentions for the next phase of your life? Does participating in the retreat feel well aligned with your intentions, or not? What does your inner knowing say?

If your inner knowing says no or maybe, honor that.

And if your inner knowing says yes, I invite you to join us. I would be thrilled to share this time with you.

Katherine’s work is an important part of the medicine the world needs right now, especially for burned out change makers.
 
I loved the journaling prompts, the guided embodiment practices, and the opportunity to do this work in a group.
 
I plan to go back to the bonus recorded embodiment practices as a way to continue to dream and shape shift into who I want to be, what is supporting me and what is ahead.
 
-Emily Piper

How Solidarity Pricing Works

You pay what you can.

 

Solidarity Pricing is my way of making the course affordable to all who want to participate. Money will not be a barrier to participation.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

First, decide if you’ll join us. Let yourself imagine the possibilities of what the course might mean to you. If your body says yes, I invite you to trust that.

 

Second, if you decide “yes,” then decide how much feels right to you. Take time to think about the reality of your financial situation and sense into what number feels right to you.

 

Below are some guidelines for choosing how much to pay:

Solidarity.
$100

Sustain.
$75

Community.
$50

Support.
$25

  • $75 is my Sustainable Rate. This amount meets my needs and allows me to comfortably bring these teachings to more people without worrying about making ends meet.
  • $50 is the Community Rate. You might pay this rate if you’d struggle to pay the Sustain Rate; have moderate debt; and support children, elders, or other dependents.
  • $25 is the Support Rate. Please pay this rate if paying more would be a financial burden and any of the following apply to you:
    • Are Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian (APIDA), a person of color
    • Are trans or nonbinary
    • Have a disability
    • Have medical debt or uncovered medical expenses
    • Receive public assistance
    • Have a hard time finding work due to immigration or incarceration status
    • Recently experiencing housing instability
    • Primarily use a currency in a country that the Global North has historically exploited
  • And, food and shelter: If you are in a financial situation where spending $25 dollars puts you at risk of not being able to afford food or shelter, please choose an amount lower than $25. If this is your situation, I am serious about welcoming you.
  • If you have the means to do so, I welcome you to consider paying $100 or more. You might consider paying this amount if you belong to the managerial or owning classes (read this document to learn more). This helps balance the cost of folks who cannot pay the sustainable rate and helps me make my work accessible to more people.

Simply put, choose a payment that works for you. Whatever amount feels right for you works great for me, truly.

I wholeheartedly trust you to find a number that feels good, no less and no more, and I look forward to welcoming you!

(Lunar) New Year’s Clarity Retreat: Discerning Your Values & Priorities for the Year Ahead

10am – 3pm, EST, Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Live on Zoom. Recorded in case you cannot attend live.

+/- $75, choose the price that feels right to you.

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