"From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow." Aeschylus
That was “us”, on the “set” of our launch just two years ago, on January 13, 2019! We launched with our Community Connects series featuring three guests from Smyrna, Georgia that shared their personal health and fitness journeys. We introduced The Four Seeds of Self-Care through conversations with our guests as they shared their stories of challenge and triumph, which by the way, is an ongoing process! Their stories gave us a chance to connect with members of our community and learn that we are not alone in our self-care struggles! With each story came the opportunity to affirm that despite the struggle, consistently eating well, exercising, meditating, and getting good sleep positively impacts our well-being helping us to achieve our personal goals, foster more meaningful relationships, and reconnect to our community.
What started as a tiny seedling is growing and flourishing! Since our launch two years ago, we have hosted nine Community Connects episodes, seven ConnectEd Workshops (both online and in-person), and six ReConnect Retreats. We facilitated three Self-Centered Women groups, Lunch & Learn events, as well as two Power In Truth conferences for hundreds of middle and high school students and three online Self-Care Challenges. We attended numerous College & Career fairs and expos, conducted Zoom workshops for schools and other groups, and organized Smyrna Unites a special community event! We were even awarded a $9,000 small business grant by the Cobb Chamber! During this global pandemic, we stood fast to sharing the message of the importance of self-care. The feedback that we have received from our clients confirms that it is needed more than EVER BEFORE!
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
With this in mind, we want to know what YOU want to see from ReConnectEd To Life as we continue to branch out within our community and beyond! We have included a short, five-question survey to help us help you! Please take a moment to complete our survey.
As we continue to spread our roots and grow we want to offer more opportunities to share and connect with as many people as possible to have these very important conversations about self-care. We want to help more people move forward in taking control of their health.
What’s ahead for ReConnectEd To Life is exciting indeed! Supporting you in being the best version of you is what we are PASSIONATE about! Supporting you in guiding you back to the TRUTH of who you are is what we do! “Be Self-Centered” is not just a catchy tag-line! It is a WAY OF LIFE! It is something that we not only teach others but something that WE constantly work on ourselves. We know because we know, not because we know better! We are imperfect and messy, but we are vulnerable, authentic, and genuine in our endeavor to help you find balance and joy in this precious life!
We are asking for your help, not only in completing the survey but in taking a moment to think about who you know that needs support in their own self-care journey and sharing our message with them! If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and subscribe to our newsletter we’d love for you to invite others to do the same! The next time you are having a conversation with someone who shares their struggles with self-care, invite them to follow ReConnectEd To Life so that we can become a self-care sidekick for you and for them! We are here to be your accountability partner in self-care! We are here to give you permission to take care of yourself, even when you forget!
So, yes there will be more retreats, women’s groups, online workshops, and the like, but STAY TUNED as we expand even further to help more people BE SELF-CENTERED!
With love and gratitude,
Kinda and Rachel