Take Yourself on a Silent Walk this Week

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Last week, as part of our monthly CRAVEfuels, we went on a few silent walks. 
 
“A great reminder that answers are all around us and to consciously take notice and ask questions. Taking time for yourself to be silent was a beautiful thing, especially with like-minded feminine energy.” – Margaret Sung
 
Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.42.02 PMOn this silent walk, we asked the present ‘fuellers’ to think about the next 6 months of their lives. How do you want to impact the world? Or, in the words of our Vancouver SpeakerJulie Lynn, “how can you be of service?”
 
The actual walk only lasted about 30 minutes, but we discovered that you can get a lot of solid thinking done in that time. 
 

Want a Challenge?

Set aside some time this week to go on your own silent walk. Leave your phone at home. Think about what you want for yourself (and those around you) over the next 6 months, and don’t plan your answer. Give yourself the opportunity to dream, imagine, and potentially even discover something new. 
 

Check out what others had to say about the experience:

 
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“Last night’s event was a gorgeous and rich opportunity to go deeper into exactly what I’ve been experiencing this past month. And doing it with such a remarkable and beautiful group of women made it even more profound. Thank you for the opportunity to learn, feel, and be more. xo” – Janine Karlsen
 
solitary“I felt like a wave of calm come over me and the gift of opening my body, thoughts, feelings, and playful spirit to clarity and awe. To remember that each step is precious and I could sense so much more around me in a dimension of wonder.” – Sommer Albertsen
 
“I didn’t know what to expect out of a silent walk. Silence doesn’t come easily to me. It was a really transformative experience, though – Exactly what I need in the middle of the chaos of my life right now. I have done two more walks on my own since the event last week. This has been really powerful for me and my mental game right now!” – Sara Dean – Sync Fitness 
 
 

P.P.S. Our Seattle Urban Campfire is coming up on August 16th! Learn more.
 

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“Our daughter taught us how to stay strong” – an interview with financial advisor April Wilson

April is one of the featured speakers at our upcoming Urban Campfire.

Early on in her career, one of the things that held her back was her age. Because she was only 21 when she started, she feared that maybe her clients didn’t take her advice seriously. This was one of many thoughts that she had to let go of to bring her to where she is today. 

Let’s get to know her a little better….

What are your top CRAVES?

1. Empowering women on finances through education and connection.

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2. Health and wellness through my training for triathlons, and fundraising for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

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3. The way that my husband looks at me – it let’s me know I have his support in anything I do.

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4. The unconditional love that I have for my kids and that they have for me. It melts my heart.

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5. That special connection with good friends.

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What has been one of your most memorable adventures?

Having my daughter Zoe.  

She was 2 months premature and I was on bed rest for a month prior to her birth.  My plan was to work until the day I gave birth, but she had other plans.  I learned that regardless of how well we plan that it isn’t always up to us. She tried to stay in her happy home (my belly) for as long as she could.  

She had a rough start in life (we almost lost her the day she was born), but she is a fighter and she chose to fight.

She won.

She taught us how to stay strong and surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you. And most importantly, she taught us about unconditional love!

I am so blessed to have my two amazing kids.

I know there are more adventures to come.  

What are your thoughts on ‘letting go?’

I got into the financial services industry when I was 21 years old. I was fortunate to work with two experienced Financial Advisors for the first several years of my career. Early on when I started as a Financial Advisor I let my age dictate how I thought others perceived my advice instead of my knowledge.

Once I let that go I truly became an Advisor to my clients.


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April PhotoApril is the expert eyes for her clients and an advocate for empowerment through education.

She heads a Women’s Resource Group that reaches the community through educational seminars and speaking events, educating women on making better financial decisions and understanding areas of financial planning that are relevant to their everyday lives. When April isn’t working she enjoys snow skiing, golfing, boating, biking, and wine tasting.

Visit her at her website: www.aprilwilsonfinancial.com

 


Are You Coming to Urban Campfire in Seattle?

Urban Campfire LogoWe all have a story. We all have a vision for our life. How do the two collide? Well, the truth is they usually collide in breakdown… and then merge during breakthrough.

This year, we’ve asked female thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the country to share a story about a moment in their life when everything changed in a big way.

Learn more about what we have planned this year.

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“It’s only when you have nothing to lose, that you finally have something to gain” – an Interview with Cordila Jochim

Cordila is one of the featured speakers at our upcoming Urban Campfire and she’s got quite the story.

During a season of profound loss that rendered her speechless, Cordila collected wisdom and insight from friends and family in what is now a collection of 21 journal in the course of a year.

Let’s get to know her a little better….

What are your top CRAVES?

1. BIG, Sexy Love

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2. Girlfriends: Wise and Wild

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3. Health: Stable, Able and Strong.

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4. A chance to love, a chance to be, a chance to change.

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5. Adventures to plan, a place of acceptance, a purpose to follow, and a life that feels fully and completely alive. 

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What has been one of your most memorable adventures?

Nature wows me daily. Particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

And I like surprises. Mix the two and it’s magic.

I just got back from a few weeks in New York. Mother Nature has been palpable in the heat and humidity she blanketed over the city. One sunny day, from seemingly nowhere, it started to pour monsoon style rain! Everyone on the sidewalks took cover and in an instant, we went from a city of strangers all living our own independent and oh-so-important lives to a huddled mass of humanity squished together under an awning laughing and talking and having a collective experience.

It happened in an instant! 

What are your thoughts on ‘letting go?’

I’ve been in a season – a decade really – where I have been asked to give up everything I believe about myself (and who I was), and everything I “have.”  I honestly thought I couldn’t do it.  

I thought I wouldn’t survive.

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But as those final pieces slipped from my fingers, I realized that it’s only when you have nothing to lose, that you finally have something to gain.

This notion of things belonging to us is such a fallacy.

We have nothing. We own nothing. We are nothing more than this very moment and in that way we are absolutely everything! And when you stand in that space, what you actually have is freedom, contentment, peace, and joy.

And that is all you’ll ever need. 


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Cordila PhotoCordila applies brand strategy to pretty much everything on the planet – person, place or thing.

Corporate Superwoman by day and Startup Junkie by night. Cor was once an award-winning luxury bag designer (Thickskin), actor and producer.

Cor speaks to women in leadership, corporate executives, and fellow start-up junkies on telling and claiming your story through the power of personal branding. 

Visit her at her website: www.corhouse.com

And capture, style and share your favorite quotes with her Oprah approved app: Quollective


Are You Coming to Urban Campfire in Seattle?

Urban Campfire LogoWe all have a story. We all have a vision for our life. How do the two collide? Well, the truth is they usually collide in breakdown… and then merge during breakthrough.

This year, we’ve asked female thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the country to share a story about a moment in their life when everything changed in a big way.

Learn more about what we have planned this year.

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The Ultimate Urban Pre-funk. Prepare to be Silly.

We’ve been talking a lot about our upcoming Urban Campfire event in Seattle over the last several weeks, but did you know that we are also going to be holding a pre-funk the day before?

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Join Us on the Eve before our August 16th Urban Campfire

at Hotel Max at 7:30PM for

S’mores, Karaoke, and Synchronicity

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Let’s get real. 

We share one version of ourselves at fancy dinner parties/networking events, but what about the version that gets marshmallow and chocolate all over their face when biting into a GINORMOUS s’more. Or the version that sings a note ferociously out of tune, and loves it?

Our pre-funk is all about bonding over the silly. Come with your ‘inner child’ holding the reigns, and prepare to get ‘warmed up’ in style for our August 16th Main Event.

You’ll also have an opportunity to chat with some of the speakers and Melody (our founder), and get some fantastic Beyonce inspired metallic tattoos (courtesy of Luna). 

The pre-funk is included in your ticket, but you can buy a ticket to the pre-funk only for $29. 

Learn more about the main event by clicking here

Register

$129_ticket     $95_price     $29_price

 
> Register for our 6 week Online Program starting in September for our early bird price of $395 and get into Urban Campfire FREE (that’s a savings of $229!!)
 
> For More Details on the Online Program Click Here
 


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“Once you let go, you are open for new, for change, for anything!” – an interview with our Karaoke DJ Julie Armitage

Karaoke: The only place you will feel like a true rockstar!

Julie Armitage is the owner of the Experience Karaoke Project – the host of our Urban Campfire Pre-funk on July 15th. Meet her in person, and you’ll meet a beautiful listener. She’s an observer with a keen eye… for fun. 

Yes, there’s something brewing underneath Julie’s ‘quiet’ demeanor.

Let’s get to know her a little better….

What are your top 5 CRAVES?

1. Some type of creative outlet every day; music, dance, art, crafts, gardening, etc.

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2. Laughter, every day… mine, my family, strangers…

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3. Quiet, alone time; multi x’s a day…even 5 mins…in nature, outside

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4. Give. Everyday. To someone other than yourself (like through singing).

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5. My partner in business, life and crime: Alán

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What has been one of your most memorable adventures?

Singing/performing since 2003 with the Seattle Women’s Chorus and Sensible Shoes.

What are your thoughts on ‘letting go?’

I’ve had to let go of many things, people and situations in my life. Letting go is sometimes the hardest thing I will ever do. But it’s true. Once you let go, you are open for new, for change, for anything! I am now open to receive. All the good, all the love that I can take in. 

 


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Julia PhotoJulie Armitage is the brains and the soul behind the Experience Karaoke Project.

With top-of-the-line, professional audio equipment; props, lights, fog, lasers, disco balls; and one of the largest song list in Seattle, they are basically the best hosts ever. 

“We have everything you need to get you singing, whether you’re a home user or a beginning professional.” 

Bring your best singing voice to our Urban Campfire pre-funk on July 15th.

You can contact them about rates by visiting them on Facebook at Experience Karaoke Project

 


Are You Coming to Urban Campfire in Seattle?

Urban Campfire LogoWe all have a story. We all have a vision for our life. How do the two collide? Well, the truth is they usually collide in breakdown… and then merge during breakthrough.

This year, we’ve asked female thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the country to share a story about a moment in their life when everything changed in a big way.

Learn more about what we have planned this year.

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