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Brave Girls Club - Soul Comfort eCourse

Today I’m offering a giveaway here on my blog to a seat in the upcoming class Soul Comfort over at Brave Girls Club!

Wondering what is Soul Comfort all about? I’m so glad you asked!

To the tired, the exhausted, the overstretched…here’s an invitation…

Life can be simple.

What if we celebrated the brave act of….taking a break?
What if simplicity, comfort, and quiet were the goal?
What if there really was a way to quiet the chatter in our minds and let us recharge our body & soul?
And what if it was fun, too?

Soul Comfort is a fresh new concept using art and journaling as a means to relax and comfort yourself and to get grounded while dealing with the craziness of every-day living.

This course is full of beautiful projects to fuel your creativity in very simple and easy ways that are meditational and relaxing , beautiful comforting things that will have your soul infused into them so that you want to keep them forever.

Brave Girls Club - Melody RossMelody (course creator and teacher) says, “I want to teach you some new habits of creativity mixed with simplicity that I have learned over the years. Being a recovering hoarder of supplies and techniques, this is really a new way to give yourself permission to do things simply but beautifully.

One of the most wonderful things about this course is that everything fits into one fabric tote bag . . . I wanted to create a whole course where all of the supplies fit into a tiny space so that you could take it everywhere you go…so that you could do it sitting on your bed, on your couch, with your family, do it with your children, in the car, wherever your day takes you. It’s incredible. This has changed my life. This has been something that I have used on my own and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Brave Girls Club - Soul Comfort - Melody, Patrice, Kathy

You can count on this class to be . . .

  • enlightening, enjoyable, fun, & simple
  • customizable with many choices to fit your exact style
  • interactive, encouraging, and supportive with a private community on Facebook and weekly live chats
  • a beautiful experience that will help you relax, simplify, and enjoy your life 
  • a place to learn simple new ways to journal, plus the  ”Brave Girl” way to use stitching and such to create both beautiful things you’ll love AND peaceful relaxing moments
  • a place to learn exactly what nourishes YOUR body and soul, and how to fit comforting rituals into your day
  • something that you can finish without feeling overwhelmed
  • produced with the level of caring and  excellence and attention to detail that Brave Girls Club is known for

Brave Girls Club - Soul Comfort StitcheryWe’ve worked to narrow down things to quench the yearning of your soul…to be able to be creative but also to be sensitive to the mess that it makes and the time that it takes as well as the brain space it takes for complicated tools and  techniques. We will teach you fun ways to make beautiful things while relaxing yourself . . .and we’ll be participating in the class right along with you.

  • This will be relaxing, fun, and simple
  • You’ll be able to take it along with you, everywhere you go
  • Instead of overwhelming you with one  more thing to stress out about, this eCourse will help you relax, enjoy, and feel comfort and peace no matter what else is going on in your life.

Sounds fun, right?

Want to enter? Simply answer this question in the comments below.

Why do you think women have a hard time with self care? And how do you think this Brave Girl class might help you get through the holiday season?

*Registration is open from now until Midnight CST Monday September 16, 2013. Good Luck!!!

  1. Julie {Another Chance Ranch} says:

    Women are always trying to care for others, and rarely take time for themselves. We just don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to take care of ourselves as well. I think this class will help not only in the moment, by relaxing and taking a few minutes for yourself, but will also help during future holidays by being able to look back on what you have learned, and possibly change things.

  2. Lisa Ciaravino says:

    Women tend to be the “care giver”, putting everyone else’s needs before theirs. As myself I am guilty but being raised with an Italian Mother it was a given since they tend to overdue it when it comes to family and making everyone happy. I didn’t see my Mom take time for herself so I followed in her footsteps thinking when I have time I’ll take time for me. The part that stuck out to me in Melody’s class was the “how to fit comforting rituals into your day” which would be beneficial to get thru the holiday’s and any other day to have a bit of me time.

  3. arlsmom aka Lynda says:

    I think because we are innately unable to not care for others first. I just think as women and especially mothers we are wired to care first for everyone around you and then for yourself if there is anything left in the tank. I think this class is exactly what I need as the school season kicks in and I’m running my kids from every activity their little hearts desire…a little time to focus on me and give myself permission to do so. Thank you for the chance to win and the generous gift of the class to one lucky person!

  4. Jane Bell Lassiter says:

    We are raised to make sure everyone else is taken care of before out needs our met. With that mind set there is almost always someone that needs something and then we never rise to the top of the list!

    As I’m recuperating from surgery I believe this course will help me relax into the upcoming holidays and hopefully get a few gifts made.

  5. Beth Keele says:

    Women were created to be the nurturers, so it is hard for us to let go and let ourselves be nurtured. We are the care-givers, not the care-receivers. 🙂 I think Soul Comfort would help in getting through ANY season, from the description. It sounds like a wonderful class!

  6. Susan says:

    Women are nurturers and don’t generally take time to care for themselves, after always doing for others. This course sounds awesome. The holiday season is one of giving, so it would be. Great reminder that self care is okay too!

  7. Jen Woosley says:

    Women and self-care? Its my belief that we are ingrained from a very young age to be care-takers, and as we grow older gain more responsibilites – the pressure to maintain “it all” forces us to give up our own self-care to make time for everything “else”. This course will help me through the Holiday’s by giving me a reminder that self- care IS important – plus fun projects to take the focus off the “go-go-go” mentality of the season.
    Thank you!

  8. kandi says:

    So blessed to have a nurturing spirit for others…but it seems like their is not enough time left in the day to nurture ourselves. This class might help me put into perspective how important it is to take care of yourself first and learn not to feel guilty!

  9. Deneen says:

    Most women don’t think about their needs because they put everyone else’s above their own. I know for me I feel guilty taking time for myself. I am not sure how this class would help me but I sure would like to find out 🙂

  10. Kristen Conley says:

    I so wanted to take this class but don’t have the money for it right now. Hmm… there’s that whole self care guilt thingy… I totally have a hard time with self care guilt. I feel like I can do it after I’m done with everything else. And by then I’m just too tired to care. As for the holiday season goes, doesn’t getting rid of the excess (and chaos) and focusing on the sweet simple things just sounds amazing? Focusing on myself, and caring for myself… <3

  11. Victoria says:

    Women of my generation – the first wave of feminism – really had no models. It was an either /or situation. You could wear nail polish and get your hair done or you could be a force to be reckoned with. You could stitch and knit or you could be working for women’s rights for equality in the workplace. At the same time we had been raised to take care of our homes and husbands and be there to serve everyone else. We ended up wanting “it all” which left no time for self care. I lo e that so many women are now embracing the arts as a way to express their courage and individuality and as a way to bond with one another. I love the concept of this class and would love to be a part of the BG community by participating.@

  12. Heather (Warner) Ferguson says:

    I know sometimes I have a hard time with self care because I do not want to appear weak or unable to do something and will push down other stuff in order to not feel guilty by not getting things done for others. I was recently diagnosed with RA and Lupus and am having a hard time adjusting to needing to say no to everything and take time for myself. But I still feel guilty that I am sick and cannot do it all. The holidays this year will have to be much slower and thought out, but that is okay…. time to smell the roses (or Christmas trees) Thanks for the chance to write this out and am so glad I found the blog 🙂

  13. Fiona Allen says:

    Woman have a hard time with self care because we always put others first. We wear lots of hats. . Mother. .. aunty. . Caregiver. .. community worker. .. Co worker…friend. .. by the time everyone else is taken care of theres no time left for ourselves, and if there is we are too exhausted to do anything more. Plus. .. we are really taught in our society to prioritize care for our selves.
    Having the skills taught in soul comfort would help through one of the most stress filled parts of the year… the holidays! Maybe it might help also in teaching how to simplify so that more soul care can be had.
    I love BCG… Thank you for providing this opportunity to win this spectacular class! !
    Big love to you

  14. Julie Johnson says:

    As women it is so easy to fall into the jack of all trades, master of none roll…caregiving, mothering, nurturing, chauffering, volunteering…so many things to fill our days. I often feel guilty when I care for my own needs, and yet when I do take the time, I’m far more patient and kind to my family. Taking this class would teach me how to breathe throughout my so full days, finding time for snipits of comfort that would touch the very essence of my soul.

  15. Dionea says:

    I just saw this new class earlier this week and thought to myself every woman needs this. I think we are all tired and weary because we spend all of our time giving and caring for everyone else. If we do find some time for ourselves, we feel guilty because there is still a million other things that we need to be doing. BGC is amazing! This class appealed to me in that it teaches skills and ways to be creative no matter where you are. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity.

  16. Juel says:

    I was made to be a caregiver, it gives me joy to serve my family. I get caught up in making sure everyone’s needs are met. It makes me truly happy to do what I do. This class will help me to simplify in every area of my life I am certain. I want to focus on me so I can be soul happy and not the tired, stressed grumpy pants.

  17. Aprille Brewer says:

    Women have a hard time with self-care because they may feel selfish by taking NECESSARY time to nourish what they need. You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself first. It would help with the holiday season because they would be required to stop and create something for themselves during a very stressful time.

  18. Melanie G says:

    Women are always looking after everyone else – making sure they are happy, healthy and well. They overlook themselves to ensure everyone around them is doing ok. The holidays are always busy and hectic. This class would teach me to take a step back and take a deep breath. Thanks for the chance to enter 🙂

  19. Cynthia Hanna says:

    Women have a hard time with self care because caring for others not only seems to be hardwired into us but, culturally, we are taught in thousands of small ways that we are the nurturers, the givers, the caretakers. It can be so hard to grow into a place where self care can become as much a part of our lives as caring for others.
    Soul Comfort would not only help me get through the upcoming holidays, but will help me adjust to working again. With my fibromyalgia, self care is essential, and even more so now that I’m working again in social & mental health services. I think it would allow me to draw out my creative side and make the ‘space’ for my creativity again; to add to my ‘toolbox’ of stress reduction techniques – and connect me with a fantastic, warm and inspiring community!

  20. Amanda says:

    Women are nurturing by nature. Always putting others or other things before their own needs/wants. It’s so easy anymore to get caught up in our day to day activities and let’s not get started on cell phones! I’m constantly glued to mine. To be able to take part in this course would provide each of us with the chance to slow down, stop, reflect, and put our needs first, if only for an hour. Sometimes that’s all we need.And with the holiday season gearing up, it’s even easier to get “wrapped up” 😉 in the details and planning and whatnot. This Brave Girl class will definitely bring each of us back to our center and help us to refocus. <3

  21. Celeste Ledesma-Gregory says:

    I was lucky to be raised by the perfect parents, both were selfless and always made us the top priority. When I had children of my own I felt the responsibility to be as good of a parent as mine were. I completely put myself on hold and made them my everything. When they were old enough that I might have put myself into a priority role, my husband was diagnosed with cancer and later passed away. I don’t know how to put myself first, second or in any line of priority. With the loss of my husband and the pressure I put on myself to make the holidays perfect this class would be a life saver!

  22. Candice Schwark says:

    We need to give ourselves permission to take care of our bodies and souls. Melody’s course would encourage women to realize that they need to take care of themselves so that they are even more capable of taking care of others.

  23. Latisha says:

    By our very nature we are givers. So much so that we literally get lost in the giving. Taking time for self-care needs to be a deliberate act. And can feel so selfish and away from our nature.

    And how do you think this Brave Girl class might help you get through the holiday season?

    In my small family unit I’m good with self-care. When it comes to extended family, I struggle with boundaries because we see each other so infrequently. Yet, I still need to fill my buckets. I think this BGC will help me remember the little things that matter in these full family weeks to come.

  24. Annie says:

    Women tend to pack as much into every minute as they possibly can, leaving precious little time for themselves. Somehow a lot of us were raised with the false notion that taking care of ourselves is somehow selfish. I keep thinking that I so need this class, but struggle with time to get it all done. Did someone say the holidays are coming???

  25. Carrie L. says:

    I am not sure why women tend to feel it is selfish or greedy to spend time taking care of their own needs, but it is perfectly acceptable to take care of the others around them. I am glad that perspective is beginning to change! I think a class like this will be great to find those moments of peace and balance in life during the busy stressful holidays and help us remember to enjoy them

  26. tmconteTheresa Conte says:

    We learn from an early age to take care of other people. That ingrained idea makes us feel like we are being selfish when we take time to care for ourselves. I think this class will help me slow down and enjoy the holidays more.

  27. kristinakz says:

    Why do you think women have a hard time with self care? And how do you think this Brave Girl class might help you get through the holiday season?

    I think women have a hard time with self-care because we’re so emotionally driven. We try to help and take care of others because that’s in our natural instinct, but because of that we tend to forget about ourselves often. For me personally, i’m a full time nursing student. I work hard to be where i’m at and i’m often faced with many emotions all at once. Fear, anxiety, love, sadness, joy, and much more flood into my life when i least expect it or need it. A Brave Girls Class would be just what i need to rejuvenate and restore my tired, anxious, and overwhelmed heart. Before i did nursing i was a photography major and still to this day run my photography business capturing newborns and all their bitty details. It’s what i love to do, and i hope to some day be able to take a break from studying nursing and live in my creative cloud once more. I just miss it- and hope to one day be able to have an outlet to create in that’s simple and doable. That’s why i’ve been looking into Soul Comfort.

  28. Ginger m says:

    From the time we are small, we are taught that being A good girl means focusing on others, offering them what they need, at our expense. Really, finding ways to be good to ourselves is so difficult (the words “selfish” and “self centered” tend to come up . . . The holiday season magnifies this for me . . .

  29. chasity says:

    I think women feel guilty when they take time for themselves….
    This class would be a wonderful way to remember what is really important in life~
    at any time of the year:
    **Take care of yourself and you can better take care of those you love.**

  30. Bonnie Gale says:

    Women have issue with self care because they are caretakers and nurturers. Our is a profession of selfless serving.
    As a mother of 6 including a handicapped son, I have issues with this. A year and a half ago, my family moved from So Cal to Nor Csl to care for my grandfather whose health was failing. My whole life revolved around selfless service. my grandfather passed away in February. Since then, I have been in charge of taking care of his estate, settling and dispersing it. It has been a task of Herculean proportions. I would benefit of some refocusing and realigning of my priorities. Grief and a rigors of life have taken a toll on my mental well being. My grandfather raised me- he was my mother, father, grandfather and grandmother all in one person. I could benefit from some Soul Comfort.
    Thanks for giving women a chance to benefit from one of your classes. We all need to take a little time for self care.

  31. Nunya says:

    Women are nurturers, ‘birth-ers’, relational- everything is connected to each other in our lives. If we didn’t learn how to ‘fill our well’ growing up- it’s automatic not to make ourselves a priority as well.
    Our society/culture as a whole teaches that lack if self care- another layer is that we have soo much more to tend to- that’s expected of us- if we have a family- that’s a lot itself- then to add a career and outside involvement – helping with school activities etc and financial needs etc etc.
    as you can see I’m passionate about this.
    This course reads that it’s simple- created by women and it shares that they it’s designed to help relax and it’s portable – sounds like a beautiful class

  32. Anne Reid says:

    I think we are wired to nurture and nourish, and feel guilty taking time out for ourselves. I would see this course as a life-changing for me. I am retired, and feel I need some purpose and a goal in life. I haven’t got much to offer and would love something to do as a challenge to help me raise my self esteem. Thank you so much.

  33. Autumne Horan says:

    I think woman have a hard time with self care generally because we try to do so much for so many different people in our lives and we always put ourselves last. I need this to help me get through the holiday season because the holidays are always a very difficult time for me. My family abused me when I was little the they disowned me. I spent all summer in a trauma treatment centre and have been out for 6 weeks and am struggling with the transition of meeting my needs along with everyone else’s needs. It would help me out very much. Thank you

  34. jenniferpatrick398918248 says:

    It’s hard to make time to take care of yourself when you have so many other responsibilities including taking care of other people. I love my roll and my kids fiercely….but I am depleted right now. This season is my favorite time of year and I don’t want it to go by in a blink of an eye and find that I didn’t take time to soak in some of the beauty…enjoy some of the moments.

  35. Karen Lawson says:

    I think it is built into so many of us women to be caretakers, be it with children, husbands, parents, friends, etc…so we neglect to take time to care for ourselves. Add to that the pressure to be perfect, in looks, weight, juggling everything, that we feel guilty taking time for just us. This class would make me feel even closer to my mom, who we lost a year ago in June, so last Christmas was our first without her. She was someone who though there was very little money, could see the potential and or beauty in the simple things and turn them into beautiful gifts for those she loved. Now as we watch our dad slipping away from us, I know this holiday season will be even harder. I could sure use that safe place to land and feel my mom peeking over my shoulder, saying “I am so proud of you! You can do anything!”. (She helped me learn to sew, over the phone, from 700 miles away. I would call in tears and she would calm me and talk me through whatever the problem I was stuck on.

  36. Deborah says:

    I think we do what we have learned and watched our mothers and sisters do and that as a mother we have had to put our child’s needs first because their survival depended on it. It becomes a routine.
    I am going thru a stressful time right now and need “me time”. Having a break to relax and recharge will help me get thru the holidays.

  37. Katie says:

    I know I have a hard time with self-care because I think of all the other things I “should” be doing. It is overwhelming. I think this class would help me get through the holiday season (and regular life) because it would help me relax and just BE. I would like to be more present in life. With more relaxing and less worrying about other things that I should’ve, would’ve, could’ve done, then I know my soul would find more comfort.

  38. Bea Arreola says:

    We, as women, are taught to take care of others and put them first, before we take care of us. During the holidays, this class would help us to take a step back to nurture ourselves, to create even for 5 minutes everyday because the holidays get so hectic. This is the class to help us to keep it real and simplify, find peace, and carve out a little time for ourselves.

  39. 3littlebrds says:

    That’s easy – we put everyone else first. When you add kids to your life, you naturally put their care in front of your own and somehow you forget to add yourself back in when they get older. I am terrible at giving myself the time and space I need to recharge. By Christmas I am usually shot and my nerves require wine or a prescription to get through – how lousy is that??? This class would help me not get to that point. It would teach me to start noticing the signs of stress before I get there and avoid a melt down.

  40. Leslee says:

    Lots of us have gotten selfish and selfull confused. We forget that to truly care for others we must have something inside to give away. We must have an abundance from which to draw. A deep well fed by a spring of self respect. Creativity feeds the spring. To take some time apart heading into the holidays would help one to remain conscious.

  41. Christine says:

    I am not sure about all womwn but the reason I have a hard time with self care is that it always falls at the bottom of my very long to do list. I know it is important, I put it on the list but I rarely do it. I would love to take Melody’s class because it becomes so much easier to set aside time to really connect with my soul when I get the weekly videos from Melody. I love that everything that you need fits in one tote. I need simplicity right now. I love that Kathy and Patrice will be teaching also they are such wise souls.

  42. Nina says:

    I think they always have something else in their mind to do: something to clean, somewhere to be, a person to talk to, a meal to make, a child to comfort…and they put themselves last. I think it would help me put myself first and recognize everything else comes easier when I do.

  43. Cassy says:

    We women are good as so many things and, yes, we are nurturing sometimes to the point that we forget take a breath and nurture ourselves. I think this course will help to re-balance and comfort ourselves.

  44. Stephanie Engel says:

    We have a hard time with self-care because we think it’s selfish. Plus there are only so many hours in the day and a heck of a lot to get done! I think this Brave girl class could give me a boost of courage and sanity over the holidays. We have to tell my husband’s family that we can’t go on a Disney trip right now that everyone else is planning to attend. It just doesn’t work for us financially or timing-wise right now, but we are hesitating to tell them because it feels like an obligation rather than an invitation. I also need help dealing with my parents who are planning to visit for Thanksgiving. My dad has been verbally abusive to my mom for as long as I can remember, but somehow, when I’m not around them I forget about it. Then when I’m with them and it happens, I have a hard time staying out of their relationship and it hurts my heart. I need to learn to let go with loving kindness.

  45. Kirsten Varga says:

    We, as women, are amazing. We nurture, clean, organize, feed and enrich the lives of those around us. It’s incredible and exhausting. For some reason we lose perspective when it comes to caring for US. It seems selfish, expensive and frivolous. This class would help me keep perspective on the balance of nurturing myself as well as others. The simplicity of it rings true to my heart. It will help me create just for me and that fills up my soul more than anything.

  46. Ibelisse Sánchez says:

    I’ve been a caregiver for many years and I know how hard it is to do self-care when you’re constantly putting other’s needs before your own. I think that gulit sometimes plays a role. Thnking that it’s ok to take time for self-renewal is a challenge. Embracing the idea that a balanced life is a healthy life is key. I think that with Autumn just around the bend with the waning of summer, we’re reminded that seasons serve different functions. There is a season for sowing and one for reaping. I would liken self-care to a season of sowing into my soul.

  47. Kim Hine says:

    Why do you think women have a hard time with self care? * I think this is because we are selfless and put everyone else before our own needs, husbands, children, work, aging parents, house work all comes before anything I need to do.

    And how do you think this Brave Girl class might help you get through the holiday season?
    *I think a Brave Girls class would help me focus on something else besides the stresses of the Holiday sason, and maybe even dare I say it? Enjoy it! Relax, Unwind, destress!! I could also probably use some of the techniques to make gifts.

  48. Amy Davis King says:

    Not only are we, as women, often trained to be caregivers, but also often get the message that if we are not caring for others, somehow we are not enough. I have had some recent losses, and this will be the first holiday season of my life that I will be facing celebrating it without extended family. Participating in the Soul Restoration Class would remind me that me, and my little nuclear family, are enough. Thank you for the opportunity.

  49. Terri Gately says:

    Women have a hard time with self care as we are instinctively nurturers. We give, give, give of our time, talent, love, devotions and yet expect nothing in return. At some point, we become exhausted, depleted and hungry for something different. We yearn for our soul to be emotionally and spiritually nourished.

    The Brave Girl class would help me get through the holidays by giving me back some personal time to discover myself again. What makes me happy? What makes me peaceful and how can I get there. Fall is a time to slow down and be reminded of our blessings and gifts given to us by our creator. I’m ready to be empowered through a class of love by creating beautiful things that wake my heart back up <3

  50. Lori Sharon Lopez says:

    Women are nurturers by nature! We compromise ourselves without hesitation if it means protecting or satisfying others we love dearly. More often than not, we end up with deep voids from all the giving we do and the lack of taking we restrict ourselves to. The holidays are by social media and custom a time for “giving.” Thus, we are at high risk of losing ourselves even more with every holiday season! We must break these cycles and learn to give to ourselves without guilt or shame. This BRAVE GIRL class is right on time for me. I am on a journey to exit a toxic relationship of 10 heavily painful years and to end cycles which have placed me subject to such behaviors and decidion making. I am starving with a huge appetite to feast on all which will nurture me finally! Please choose this BRAVE GIRL!

  51. Anita Haines says:

    As many are mentioning… we are naturally the nurturers. We take care of everyone else but ourselves and even feel guilty when taking time and doing something for ourselves. We end up finding ourselves lost, tired and depleted, unable to give our best to ourselves and those we love. Taking this course would help in getting down to the simple care of nurturing our own soul during a time that can sometimes brings so much stress that we can’t enjoy it and wish it to hurry up and be over. I’m hoping this course can bring a calmness and peace that is so desired during the holidays.

  52. Tina Sawyers says:

    I believe I have a hard time with self care as a woman because I often feel fulfilled when I am taking care of others, especially my family. I feel selfish and unworthy when I “need” to take care of myself. My perception of worth is off balance, I am worthy when others are happy and well cared for. I do not know where this misconception stems from, but being aware of it allows me to see the truth in my worthiness, even if I am taking care of ME.

  53. Donna Peter says:

    It is in us to give ourselves to others before giving to our own selves. There are alot of demands on women, especially if we have kids, their needs always seem to come ahead of our own, right from the very start!! And it’s exhausting!!! So many times there is nothing left to give, not even to ourselves, and the cycle starts again the next day.
    I need to try to take better care of myself to be the best I can be for my family.
    The holidays is a very busy time for me and so many others, with Church activities, school events, birthday and of coarse Christmas and all that goes with that. I tend to get stressed and overwhelmed by all that has to get done. I am hoping that this will give me tools to sooth the soul when I am all worn out!!

    Thank you!!!

  54. Jennifer says:

    Women have a hard time with self care because we often put other people, things etc above ourselves, It can be hard to remember that taking care of us helps us take care of others. 🙂 A brave girl class would help me get through this holiday season because it would give me tools to slow down and do something for ME!

  55. Kelly Gustus says:

    Women have a hard time with self care because in our you ‘self’ related to selfish which in turn denoted a negative behavior. Because most of us are nurtures as we evolved from emulating our mothers and playing with our dolls as we grew in to leaders. Coupled with our natural intuition, we we become more ‘involved’ and typically over involved with others and lose our self. Society has created supposed images that are overwhelming impossible for the average woman to achieve and we avoid our ‘self’ and focus on others because it is natural and easy. I am happy to see that we are evolving in to a place where we can find healthy venues to express, find, redefine self and find that joy and peace that allows us to find our ‘self’ and truly care for our ‘self’ and make selfish a mostly redefine selfish to be a positive. Thank you BCG, I enjoy the daily reminder that helps me to stay focused and true and start thinking positive.

  56. patty says:

    We are taught to take care of others. And often put ourselves last. I’m trying to turn that around at the moment. But it’s a hard thing to do. My goal for the course would be a more peaceful holiday … and life.

  57. Dana St John says:

    I think it’s hard because we are by nature nurturing of everyone else.
    This would help me because I will have something to do for myself 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    xoxo

  58. cristi says:

    b/c we spend all of our time taking care of our children and/or pets and husbands and homes. brave girls classes are always an awesome way to relax and spend some “me time” – I think this one would be a great stress reliever in the winter/during the holiday season.

  59. Taryn says:

    I think women have a hard time with self care because some where along the way we began to believe that we aren’t good enough, or worth it. Perhaps part of it is due to the fact that as nurturers we are always giving and doing, and then when someone tries to give and do back we have difficulty accepting it. I think this course will help me over the holidays by showing me how to care for others as well as myself in ways that are gentle and kind. That spending money on hurrying around is less important than fostering relationships with those you love and hold dear. I would love to win!

  60. Tina Case says:

    We love our families and friends and as such, we take care of them first and put ourselves last. Through the class I would hope that we will learn to take better care of ourselves so that we can be healthier to take care of our families and not loose our minds through the Holidays.

  61. Cassie M says:

    For women these days, we wear many “hats” and tend to focus on the well being of others close to us and leave very little left for ourselves, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day for basic things, forget the luxuries! This online class sounds like the “something” I have definitely been looking for to get me motivated and jump start some positive and creative energy! I have been into art journaling for a few years and find the process to be so fun and therapeutic (It has been especially helpful in dealing with the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia!) I also believe this would be a great chance to share talents and learn from other fellow “brave girls” I have been a fan of how empowering this group is and would love to be a part of spreading the positivity and creativity! Thank you, Kelly!

  62. Regan Tomlin says:

    I think that women spend too much time focusing on everyone and everything else in their lives, and we leave us for last. I am learning firsthand just how unhealthy that is :/. I just learned that after 18 years of marriage, my husband has not been in love with me for the past five…..I have no idea what to do with this news, since I have devoted my life to making his and the kids the best it can be. Now I have to remember who I was all those years ago, and try and pick up the pieces and start over….now that the kids are almost out of the house. I am yearning to rediscover my creative center! I think that this course might be just the ticket. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. Kathy M says:

    I think women have a hard time taking care of themselves because as little girls we learned to pay attention to everyone else’s needs. That we are the last ones that we need to take care of. In my household I can remember running out to the ice cream truck with my quarter in hand, then my brother came up and I was told by my mom to let my brother go ahead first. This is just one example of way too many that has affected me for the rest of my life. I’ve spent a lot of time, and journaling trying to change my behavior. I feel this class will help me get through the holiday season by teaching me to make myself a priority, helping me to rewire my brain. Especially during the holidays, when everyone else seems more important than I am.

  64. natalie says:

    We spend so much time taking care of others, and now that I just have to take care of myself, I have to learn again how to do it. I would love to win soul comfort, to help me get through this Holiday Season without my husband… Sept 17 would have been his 52nd birthday…

  65. Stephanie Singleton says:

    I truly feel that women neglect many aspects of their “true self” because we get so wrapped up in our family. Of course, nurturing, comforting, and raising our family is a morher’s first priority, but in doing so, I feel we lose a part of our individuality. I honestly feel this course will give me the tools I need to get through the chaotic holiday season, and allow myself to have “me” time!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  66. craftysuz says:

    We are so busy taking care of everyone else and often feel guilty about taking care of ourselves. It started long ago in society and seems to have gotten worse as women strive to have it all with not enough hours in the day

  67. Dina Tabbert says:

    I think it is learned behavior for women to put everyone and everything else first before themselves! Quite often, if women are brave enough to step outside of this stereotype, they are judged and labeled selfish. It takes a brave woman to put herself first and be proud of it!

    This would be a great class to be involved in over Christmas because this is a journey I have been on and the “structure” of the class and new tools would help to stay on track during all of the hustle and bustle!

  68. Scottie Viall says:

    Self care is one of the hardest thing for us women to do for ourselves, cause we are constantly taking care of others. We want the perfect life the one that we are happy and have no problems, so we just keep moving in that direction. We forget we have to refresh our selves. We need to refresh, retstore and just breathe. We need to focus on ourselves from time to time to keep on the journey that we were always intended to be on. If our path was meant to be, who are you (us) to change that. Time to believe it. Unless we help ourselves to stay renewed in our mind, body and soul. We can not be Brave Girls we are just very tired Girls. It is okay to treat yourself as good as we treat others and we deserve that. Women must remember we can not nurture anyone else if we do not nurture our soul first.

  69. Suzanne McRae says:

    Women have a hard time with self-care because they are nurturing and mostly always put others needs ahead of their own. Taking this class no doubt would help me get to a place of being much more calm and at peace for the holidays. Thanks for this opportunity to win a spot. 🙂

  70. Wendy taylor says:

    We are caregivers on the whole. It is a natural to take care of everyone else generally putting ourselves last. I am trying to give myself the gift of self care by allowing myself to take the soul restoration workshop. Would love to do more!

  71. Kathy Lloyd says:

    DNA..there! I said it. Not all women are in this place! I have seen many women who have forgotten that marriage and motherhood is a commitment and a sacrifice. So I am thinking those of us who do have been smitten …or blessed…with the DNA that is responsible for holding families together, raising beautiful children, and doing good things for others are the hope for the next generation of women. Perhaps we should learn that the DNA (Don’t Need Anything,…but, thanks for asking) attitude needs re-inventing. I think the class needs to emphasize in little steps (because ditching this DNA could take a while) and exercises in how to do these things. Much like in the airplane where you are instructed to put on the oxygen mask first before you can help your child? Same concept! Taking care of me allows ME to take care of THEM.

  72. Kate Gadd says:

    By nature, we are caregivers…always seeking to alleviate the discomfort of others before addressing our own. I have been trying hard to find balance, to find time to relax and refresh. I love all artistic, creative endeavors. I would love this course. Thanks or th giveaway!

  73. Sheila Tekavec Magendantz says:

    Often, women first take care of everything and everyone else. At the end of the day, they are simply too tired to worry about themselves. So, they put it off. Again and again. I’ve thought about keeping journals, and started them many times. I was never able to stick with it. (no time?) I am fascinated by this creative approach. Taking time for the Soul Comfort class would help me express myself in a way that restores and reenergizes ~ enabling me to get through each day with so much more to offer those around me, without losing myself.

  74. Elizabeth says:

    I think a lot of women, myself included, forget about themselves in the commotion of every day. So many responsibilities are piled on with taking care of families and work, it can be difficult to find the time to think about yourself and your own needs. The Soul Comfort class would give me an opportunity to reflect and slow down and gain more appreciation for the things in my life.

  75. Melissa says:

    I think women have a hard time with self care because we are always making sure everyone else is taken care of first. I think this course would be a tremendous help as I am going through a particularly stressful time and would so love to reduce that stress to be able to enjoy the holidays with my family!

  76. Cindy Rippe says:

    Women are born to care. More emotional by nature and those emotions are tied deeply to the daily “to do” list that runs our lives sometimes. I’ve been the family care giver for most of my life. I’ve been working at self care and balancing the guilt feelings that go along with that for the last few years. It’s a very slow process but I don’t want to give up!.

    The class structure would be a blessed addition to my daily list and I look forward to the ME time! Thanks for the opportunity.

  77. Elizabeth says:

    Women are too busy taking care of everything and everyone. I know first hand how tired we get from nurturing everyone but ourselves. I am heading towards my 50th in December and making big changes. This would help me make those changes even during the holidays when I completely seem to lose myself.

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