anticipating greatness

as a team, words hold such power for us. many of our conversations center around a single word. it’s helps us define where we are at in our journey and lead us to a space of clarity. it challenges our heart, mind and spirit.

we have adventured across the country to attend a team-building conference and as we come together the night before we are embracing the word ANTICIPATION. for us it is the hope of all things to come… an open stance… the ability of our hearts to take on our journey regardless of struggle, celebration, failure or success.

with that in mind, here’s a look at what is on our mind and in our hearts as we approach tomorrow:

heather…
i am anticipating confirmation for arise&be and myself. i’m so excited about what we get to offer. i’m ready to be confirmed in what i offer and how we offer it as a team. i am opening myself to new vision. after intentionally moving out in new ways through the last five years, i’m so ready for what’s next.

sharon…

i am anticipating truth. i know that each participant was intentional about being here. i’m so looking forward to being in a room with truth-tellers and enjoying the moments of genuine connection. i’m also anticipating clarity as i keep moving forward on my journey.

michaela…
i’m walking into this experience with an open heart. i don’t know what to expect, but i have the faith that i will walk away having experienced awesomeness. i’m looking forward to meeting people with the same energy and spirit.

meredith…
i’m anticipating love and the gift of time. this is such a worthy investment. i know that we are all deserving of this experience and i am excited to see who i cross paths with. i know that i will walk into this and meet exactly the people i need to meet. i truly cherish the opportunity to honor others and their stories.

amber…
i am anticipating clarity. i’m in a place where i have done the hard work to build the foundation for my business and i’m looking forward to what’s next. i’m excited to meet other business people and learn about the process they’ve been through. i’ve also planned many events in the past, so i cannot wait to simply enjoy the next two days and release the responsibility of the details.

a big thank you to all of our loved ones holding down the fort at home. your faith in each of us is beautiful. wish us luck!!!

xoxo.
-mer

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Our Stories

We believe in the power behind telling our stories to foster relationships across time and space. It’s why we remember stories over the years, but often forget the 3 points of a seminar or the 5 tips for success…and it’s why we, at Arise&BE, challenge ourselves to share our story with you, and why we want to hear yours’.

As our world becomes increasingly digital, and the organizations we support no longer maintain a brick and mortar presence, we hope our blog will serve as a connecting thread, a reminder that behind every website, every organization is an individual or team trying to show up for their best life. Today we invite you into our world to share some of our stories with you…who we are…and why we started Arise&Be. Your comments, observations, and thoughts are also welcomed as a story only comes to life when it is shared.

Stories

My Story…..

I was 9 years old when I started the Daisy Club with my twin sister and our two best friends. We sewed daisies on our clothing, met on the big rock after school, created positions for the club, and kept a ‘daisy diary’ recording all the important stuff discussed at our meetings. Honestly, who knows what the purpose really was except that it was somehow very important that we form a club. Reflecting back, it was clear in my young mind the necessity of girls coming together. Even from a young age, I yearned for the empowerment, the joy, and the synergy that happens when girls come together.

Decades later, I still carry that same passion for bringing women together. I have started many “Daisy Clubs” over the years to connect women and support their overall growth in areas of intellect, spirit, and emotions. Some groups were formally created where we had a mission to accomplish…and some were informally created because I desperately needed to know that someone was in my corner, and that I was in theirs’.

Like a bee attracted to pollen…wherever I go, I find myself drawn to the stories of women. I honor women by collecting their stories, sharing their inspiration, their heartache, and their courage. I am inspired to live better. To offer more….and to share a rich community with those living inspirational stories. In beautiful community, I believe we write better stories for our life. I believe community empowers more faith in ourselves…and in the abilities we have to offer. We see who we really are reflected in the eyes of those who are FOR us. And we become stronger…more courageous…kinder…and more intentional about how we live.

I believe this is the WHY behind my many Daisy Clubs over the years. And I am amazed how the journey brought me here to Arise&Be. Here, I am at home with this team of women and those who are joining us. I find myself daring to believe in new possibilities…dreaming bigger…smiling more…enjoying the journey of writing a new story. Isn’t this what we all want? An inspiring story to live? Listen to our stories…share your own…and may we all find what we are looking for to give us the courage to live beautiful stories.

– Heather

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Hello & Welcome!

Greetings from the arise & be team! Thank you for visiting our blog! We’re excited to have you with us as we share our journey with you! This blog will be a place to authentically share our dreams and hopes, as well as the challenges of everyday life. You’ll hear the stories and perspectives from four unique women who are daring to step into their best life.

We are doing what we’re doing because we’re SO for women! We believe in women and the strengths they get to offer this world. We’re here to share our vulnerable strength through our stories in the hopes of inspiring one another to live bravely and believe in a life of abundance!

Step into your brave with us!

We are boldly taking a stance for love and truth.

We invite you to join in the conversation!
XOXO –

Sharon, Heather, Michaela & Meredith

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