Stacey Meredith Cohen
An educator, a teacher, a spiritual speaker, retreat facilitator
She is an adventurer and always says YES!
Encourage women 38 and above to tap into the adventure within themselves.
She is from Princeton New Jersey. She bought a one way ticket to CA when she was 20
because her home town wasn’t filling her up. She met her first husband and she got pregnant. She went for it! She listened to her gut. She was with him for 11 years. She had to
finish college now. She was a women’s studies major. She was running towards the dreams
she had put on hold. She has the ability to filter out fear.
Is there a secret sauce? She knew how to manage her mind. She trusted herself. Yes there
is fear but she knew she would do this well.
I was taught to trust myself. Her father would always ask her questions that made her think about her experience. She developed a lot about who she was through these conversations. He would say, “I can’t bring you around the world, but I can bring the world to you.” Her father exposed her to different cultures through taking her to restaurants in New York City. She had a great foundation. He sparked her sense of adventure. He passed away right after she gave birth to her daughter.
Tune in to what is effervescent for YOU. What do you want to do? Once our kids get older, we are kind of left with time for ourselves and now we may have the time to focus on ourselves. It is a sense of freedom and also a void but not in a negative way.
She always wanted to be a teacher. She was a Waldorf teacher which focuses on Anthropocentric which is the study of human beings. She got burned out teaching kindergarten.
Someone led her to being a dean of students. She got hired in admissions and she help built a school in Sonoma County and eventually became the dean of students.
She listened to a friend and it resonated with her. She leaned WAY in. A nugget of wisdom. Follow that thread in your life. Create a pattern when you are interested in something, lean in more. Tuning in and leaning in are synonymous.
She was let go from her dream job and she has been on a four year journey to take personal accountability of her mistakes. She wanted to blame Sonoma Academy for letting
her go but it was really her mistakes that led up to it. Her goal was to send her daughter to college debt free. She was a workaholic. She took personal responsibility. Her hand
print was on everything and it was difficult to go back to the school after she was let go. She was on a vision quest for the last four years which allowed her to really focus on
herself. She took another job in Hawaii and that is where she met her second husband. I gave myself permission to fall in love. She is on a path of self discovery.
She turned a negative into a positive. And it takes time to rebuild!
Open yourself up to possibility in the world. You must take time to process. It is all rooted in self love. It is not a quick process. The good news is that once you start processing you don’t stop and you have this gift for the rest of your life. When we get older, it is harder to get through things. Allow yourself the time.
Michael had a brain tumor. It was benign and treatable, It has been a powerful relationship. We went on the healing journey together. We are now on the other side. He goes
She began to do parenting coaching but it wasn’t her passion. She found herself telling women to be courageous and adventurous. Women are like perennial flowers, they just
keep blooming every year! Her passion was in travel, experience and impact. She wanted to show people across the bridge. Stacy is going back to her childhood where her Dad
inspired her to travel. She built lots of travel for teenagers to expand their awareness of what happens on this planet. This is what she loves to do the most. How many ways are
there to be and experience the planet together in immersement in style and adventure.
People that travel have more gratitude than others. There are different layers. Especially where there are more differences. For example she sees people that have much less
than us and they are happy! We try to integrate a sense of joy of what we have. Colleen shared a story about travel and an example of this that she encountered in Africa. Integrate what you experience when you get home and don’t complain about the laundry!
Harness the takeaway!
What does the retreat look like? Unpack this for us what the journey looks like.
It starts when you say YES. She wants people to pay for it in advance. Pay in installments. There will be zoom calls to educate people about what they want in the trip.
Creating a container for the trip which is in October to India. There will be intentions set, journaling, discussions etc. There will be time spent with locals and all of the great
things there are to experience in India. It will be a sensory experience and have an opportunity to grow.
What does adventure mean to you?
It means impact. When we say yes to the things that whisper to our hearts, you are making an impact by sharing yourself with others. You are saying yes to being more
vulnerable. It is how we make people feel and why sharing is so important. We are more together! Adventure means getting outside of your comfort zone. In the end, you
learn about yourself.
What kind of excuses do you hear and how do you deal with it? Stacy tells people to lean in. You can have security and freedom. Do it even if it is uncomfortable.
Bene Brown talks about this is all of her books. It isn’t easy but the gifts will help ease the fear.
Choose courage over comfort!
We have a continual rebirth where we have this phase of our lives to be more than we have ever been. When our kids go onto the next chapter of their lives, it gives us the
opportunity to explore our lives. This an exciting time! It is important for our children to see us doing it! Do what you are passionate about!
Thank you Stacy for lifting women up!
iSoulify listeners get $500 off on the price of the trip! So generous.
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