Coming Soon: a (free) Monday Morning Work Group with me

I have spent months upon months thinking about how I would start this next thing. I want to work with people. I want to work on myself while I work with people. And, for all of the thousand ideas that I have had to get started on this path, the most obvious, the simplest – and the easiest – always seems to be the hardest to come to mind.

And when I share it, you’re going to think to yourself – “REALLY?? THIS is what you spent months upon months thinking about?!”

And the answer to that is no. I have a thousand other ideas. But none of them were the first step.

Because the very FIRST step, whenever you do anything – but especially if it’s something new, something scary, something that makes you put yourself out there, in the world, for everyone to see. The first step of that – is to just start.

It’s so obvious, right?

And, worse, it’s not even new. It’s an idea that I talked about months ago, when I was teaching about how to get comfortable taking pictures of yourself. The very first lesson of My Selfie Scrapbook was, ” just start.”

Monday Coffee Work Group with Julie Love Gagen

So my VERY BIG, but not SO big, announcement is that I’m starting a group. A free, let’s-all-gather-together and work-on-working-on-stuff, group. It’s called Monday Morning Coffee and it will run from September through December, 2015.

I’ll release full details in the coming week. But, for now, if you want to get in on this awesome little work group, just click here to request to join. And stay tuned for more to come!



Julie Love Gagen

After unexplained illness, with no diagnosis, forced me to take medical leave of absence in college, I chose yoga as a path towards healing. For me, it was a gentle way for me to get back into my body. And the experience, and practice, gave me the confidence I needed to believe I could heal. It worked. And it’s been magic ever since. In 2012, I chose to do a personal wellness challenge – 30 days of Hot Power Yoga – in celebration of my 30th birthday. The studio I picked was Baptiste Yoga in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The studio which, just a few years later, would be the inspiration and the setting for my RYT 200-hr Yoga Teacher training. The style of yoga I teach is a little different from what you’ve seen before. In my class, we focus on strengthening your core, elongating your spine, and finding the ideal position for each body, regardless of what it looks like.

(2) Comments

  1. I am intrigued by your new group, Monday Morning Coffee, and would like to combine that group with your next blog about meditation. I have recently been through domestic violence and a very long fight for disability. I am in the process of trying to reclaim “me”. And, quite frankly, figuring out who and what “me” is. I’m not sure if this fits your plan for Monday Morning Coffee, but part of discovering myself again is taking back my crafting. As part of the Week In The Life project, I have completed a scrapbook page for the first time in 2 1/2 years. I’ve also done a separate page for a sketch challenge this week. I want to dive in and make up for lost time and start sewing again (have sewn professionally for many years before Dec. 2012 and only small repairs since them), start doing needlework again (I have 3 grandbabies that are waiting for Christmas Stockings now). Please let me know if this fits with your group idea. I did request to join you on Facebook, but I will understand if this doesn’t really fit the outline/plan for your group. I have disabling migraines 20-25 days a month so progress for me is a slow thing, and may not allow me to work on my “project” in a linear fashion.

    Thanks so much for sharing your blog on the Week In The Life Facebook page! I am glad to have found you!

    • Joyce, I’ve already replied to your posts on the FB Group, but let me say once again that I admire how open you are and I am SO so happy to have you in our group!!

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