UPDATE: Hand to Heart is currently closed to new members. Thank you so much for your interest in the group.
My deepest wish for you is that you remember
you don’t have to go it alone.
And this is why I've changed my Hand to Heart subscription program to a FREE ongoing offering.
Hand to Heart is a community of kindred women who are exploring soul care practices and connection. My hope is that Hand to Heart will be come a companion for your journey. It’s a soft place to land on the tough days. It’s a safe space to practice connection. It’s an invitation to listen and remember what you know.
Together, we stand tall in the defiant act of seeking beauty even in the midst of the hard, messy times. We practice bravery as we share the stories of how we hold grief in one hand and joy in the other. And we do this by just showing up as ourselves each day.
This is your invitation to set down
the "you are not enough" stories
and the "this is what life should look like" lists.
This is your invitation to start practicing what you know.
If you've arrived at this page because you're familiar with the group, have taken my ecourses or been to my retreats, or a friend has referred you, feel free to just scrool down to the "To Join" section below. If you are new here, please keep reading.
A few notes about how the group works:
We meet in a private Facebook group. At the beginning of each month, I invite you to set a self-care intention for yourself. Then throughout the month, I’ll extend simple invitations and check-ins about how your personal practice is going, inviting you to look at what you may need to shift or tweak, and so on. I'll also share ideas and share insight into my own practices.
It’s important to note that this isn’t a free ecourse, but instead a safe space to gather with like-minded souls to share about the soul care practices you are using and to learn from one another.
I will be part of the group. I’ll be holding space for the group and facilitating this safe space so we can all show up as ourselves. A couple of days a week, I’ll share inspiration, short meditations, and so on. I’ll also respond to posts and answer questions, but I won’t be teaching practices in-depth or offering a lot of one-on-one support.
If you’re thinking, “But I don’t really have a self-care or creative practice yet, so maybe I shouldn’t join,” I want you to know that you are welcome to join us. You probably already have some practices you are doing daily that actually are self-care practices and you don’t call them that. You will also pick up on the practices others use and that I use and teach as we go along. Additionally, you’ll receive a PDF about one of my favorite self-care practices when you join the group.
If you're looking for a deep one-on-one offering where we would dive into the self-care and mindfulness practices that would be support you right now, check out Back to the Basics.
Ready to come along?
Here are some things to think about:
Hand to Heart is for you if...
You are ready to create space for you in the middle of your day no matter what the day hands you.
You are ready to practice being present instead of just talking about how you should try that mindfulness stuff some day.
The idea of holding beauty in one hand and the messy, real stuff in the other and choosing to defiantly say, "I can feel all of this and still be whole" has you curious, nodding, and saying "Me too, me too."
You've taken my ecourses, been to my retreats, read my book Inner Excavation, or have been reading my blog and newsletters and want to join in an ongoing experience of practicing being present and connecting with a circle of like-minded souls.
Hand to Heart is not for you if...
You know if sign up you will feel overwhelmed by yet another group to check in with. I want this to be a support to your current soul care practices not an additional item on a to-do list that causes stress. However, note that you can still be a part of this experience by only checking in from time to time or just observing in the group. You don't need to check in daily or even weekly with the group to stay connected to your practice.
(Photo of my hands holding the hearts taken by Vivienne McMaster.)