August is a big month for us here at Vivid… it’s our anniversary month! One year ago on August 7th, 2015, we launched the Vivid brand into the world and recorded the very first Vivid Conversations Podcast. Its great to look back and see how our vision of “encouraging women to listen deep, to blossom and grow at midlife, to take wise and calculated risks, and to be authentic” has blossomed into so much beautiful work over the last year. Since last August…
We’ve had seventeen though-provoking, wisdom-filled vivid conversations with midlife women who are living creative, brave, wise, powerful vivid lives, through our podcast, Vivid Conversations.
We created an in-depth Menopause Mentor Training Program, and trained and certified thirteen Vivid Menopause Mentors to lead Vivid Menopause Circles worldwide.
We created and launched two powerful online programs to help women navigate the sometimes rough waters of menopause, and emerge from the transition wise, whole, and with greater self-knowledge and self-love…. Ten Days to an Empowered Menopause is a mini-course that gives you a juicy sampling of the rich work and play that happen in our in-depth signature course, the Vivid Menopause Online Journey, where we explore the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of menopause. We explore the deeper meaning, the gifts, and the awakening that comes with menopause. Dozens of women have already graduated from these programs, and we can’t wait to work with even more women in the coming year! (Registration is now open for both courses…)
We created and launched two additional – and equally powerful – online programs to help women of all ages nurture themselves more deeply through rituals of self-care and connection to natural cycles. In Rituals of Nourishment, Annagrace shared her gifts for creating sanctuary and meaning through the simple acts of our daily lives. In Moon Wisdom for Women Bronwyn shared traditional lunar lore and helped women connect to the profound and beautiful natural rhythms in which we are embedded. Both courses will return later this year; join our mailing list to be notified of when.
That’s not all, either. We’ve also reached out to and helped hundreds more women through our free online Vivid Community, writing on our busy Facebook page, our Vivid Reads online book club, live Facebook and Twitter Q&A’s, guest blogs and podcast appearances, and a free Empowered Menopause e-mail course that went out as a gift to all of our subscribers. Wow. Not bad for two women who are also managing rich and busy family and professional lives…
We’ve been able to do all of this because we are genuinely passionate about women’s stories, and we have a near-revolutionary zeal for making change in the way women’s lives, bodies, and experiences are viewed and honoured by our society.
We built Vivid to be sustainable… and sustaining. We are serious about listening to our body wisdom and our instincts first. We trust them. This means we may not be as big and busy and shiny on social media as some other lady businesses. We ebb and flow, respecting our inner wisdom. We take time to nourish and sustain ourselves and our homes and families so that when we give, here at Vivid, we are giving from deeply replenished, deeply nourished wells of creativity, compassion, and wisdom. We model what we want for you in your life – a profoundly nourished feminine soul.
As we ease into this warm and expansive month of August, we’ll be sharing some of what we’ve learned about sustaining ourselves through deep attention to our body wisdom, so come back and visit us, share your stories, share your wisdom, ask questions, be curious… we love to hear from you. Your story belongs.
Bronwyn & Annagrace