AN OLD FASHIONED WOMEN’S GROUP WITH A TWIST: EMBRACING LOSSES AND EXPLORING INFINITE POSSIBILITIES PRE AND POST EMPTY NEST
EMBRACE THE NECESSARY LOSSES AND INFINITE POSSIBILITIES WHEN CHILDREN BEGIN TO LEAVE HOME: JOIN THIS AWESOME NEW WOMEN’S GROUP AND EXCEED ALL OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YOUR LIFE! REALIZE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL…IMAGINE THAT.
A FEE OF $30 PER MONTH ENTITLES YOU TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. FULL Membership in The Work Like a Mother NEXT CHAPTER community comprised of smart and thoughtful women striving to live their best life and grapple honestly with the many complex and often unspoken issues and challenges we share.
2. A Bi -Monthly Book Club – Featuring Classic Works on Relevant Women’s Issues AND Professional Transformation chosen to deepen your understanding of your own life and to learn from experts in the field of women’s development and personal and professional exploration. Books announced at interest meeting. Hint: The first book is THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE by Betty Friedan
3. Bi Monthly Seminars on Career and Life Issues Relevant to Professional Development and Personal Issues to validate you, teach you and move you into actionable strategies to build upon your professional and personal realities –
Books Will Be Assigned From This List After Each Book Group Meeting Women’s Development
Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan
Women’s Ways of Knowing – Mary Belenky
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Empty Nest and Validating Loss
Empty Nest-When Children Leave Home – Shelley Bovey
Necessary Losses – Judith Viorst
Growth and Overcoming Fears
Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
The Dance of Fear – Harriet Lerner
Mindset – Carol Dweck
The Confidence Code- Kay and Shipman
Spirituality and the Creating Authentic Meaning
A Return to Love – Mariane Williamson
The Power of Now – Eckhart Toile
A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
Topic Themes for Meetings
Who Am I Now? Building our Identity after Children Move Out
Building The Confidence We Need – Cognitive and Mindfulness Techniques
Vision Boarding – Setting the Path for our Life – Creativity and Goals
Life Roles Exploration as Children Leave and Parents Age –
Forging Meaningful and Authentic Connections in LIfe
Life and Career Mapping Across Our Lifespan
Self Care – Health and Nutrition
Building Healthy Relationships with Adult Children
MISSION STATEMENT FOR NEXT CHAPTER WOMEN’S INITIATIVE
Work Like a Mother strives to be transformative and authentic in assisting mother’s to once again thrive professionally after childrearing by tackling identity and confidence issues and systematically rebuilding mission and competence outside of parenting. Whether you are currently working and want more fulfillment or are in the process of re-building your professional life as children move out, this group is for you.
We normalize and learn strategies to cope and embrace the necessary losses and transitions women experience across the lifespan. We articulate the language in a society that omits it, to label and validate mother’s complex feelings and sacrifices they make as they shift roles from professional to mother , mother to empty nester and then the real struggle to get back to one’s own hopes and dreams professionally and personally , (hormones and all) . 2018 will be dedicated to diving into the complexities of women’s many roles, transitions, possibilities in thought provoking and supportive ways as we prepare and send children go off to college, to go out into the world and out of our homes (sometimes). This much needed understanding opens the gateway to build the personal and professional life you want and deserve. We hope you share this year long journey with us.
Bookings are closed for this event.