National Board Certified Counselor
Saying I Do to You is a practice of self commitment
Notice yourself with compassion
Accept yourself unconditionally
Trust yourself completely
Because when we do, we are home!
Learn to love the tired, hurt parts of you as much as you love the bright, shiny parts.
My 'I Do' Story:
This video, recorded on an iPhone, is the first time I told my story. I chose to leave the video as-is, to honor the power of speaking, as well as, acknowledge the women who listened and later shared.
...so forgive the quality and enjoy the message. I would love to hear how my story moves you!
When you say “I Do” you focus on who, and how, you are in your life…what works and what doesn’t. This is a non-judgmental exploration. Self compassion is the ability to love all of us, warts and all.
Saying “ I Do” is NOT selfish! We are often concerned that if we love ourselves first, we won’t love others enough. Actually that couldn’t be further from the truth. Research tells us that we have enough love to go around; that self-compassionate increases compassion to others.
Do you often criticize yourself?
Do you keep quiet for fear of being judged or feeling different?
Do you want to feel more courageous in your life?
As a member of the Inner Circle you join a group of like-hearted women who value self-discovery, and self-acceptance. This is a unique opportunity to
EXPLORE, UNDERSTAND, and TRUST YOU.
This monthly group focuses on the top 12 issues relevant to women's lives and hearts.
Devote this time to simply loving yourself!
Say I Do to You Gatherings ignite your curiosity, challenge your long-held habits and inspire self-love and commitment!
Gatherings are designed for either a small group of friends in your home or a lecture style event to many.
When a group of women get curious, you never know what interesting conversation will ensue.
THE 5 REASONS WE DON’T PICK OURSELVES
CURIOSITY DID NOT KILL THE CAT
LOVING AN IMPERFECT YOU
CHOICE CHANGES EVERYTHING
Got something else in mind? Let me design a gathering to fit your groups interest.
Do you avoid making others unhappy or angry with you?
Do you feel like there is never time enough for YOU?
Do you want to trust yourself more?
Say I Do to You Coaching is an online, intentional conversation, focused on teaching you to treat yourself with loving kindness. So you can...
Speak your truth Trust your unique gifts Commit yourself to your life
The world needs you!
Say I DO To You Journal Cards
Say I Do to You Journal Cards™ provide a pathway into self-understanding, self-acceptance and self-love, allowing all of your complications, contradictions and clarity to exist as valuable facets of who you truly are. There are no right or wrong ways to be, only the opportunity to accept and love all of you!
Each card offers a unique question, or experimental behavior, inviting you to CHOOSE YOU, to claim WHO you are by noticing HOW you are. Offering your time, your attention, and your heart, to yourself is incredibly powerful. When you Say I DO to You, you cherish yourself, just as you are!
Women who attend Say I Do to You workshops understand that personal freedom is the ability to sit gently with yourself, regardless of what is happening in your life or inside of yourself. Participants learn how to approach themselves and their days with curiosity - developing personal intimacy. Our commitment is to Love, Honor and Trust ourselves.
Well Loved Workshops Topics
A Woman’s Way of Knowing
Say I Do to You Weekend Workshop
Gems for the journey
A way to Hide?
Or your Super Power?
Tybee Ga Weekend Retreat in the Spring
Each morning we gather to explore how we hide. When we need to and when we don’t.
NOTICING our learned, habituated patterns that support us and undermine us.
Get Away Retreats
Dating myself changed me. I felt daring! Excited! Alive! I began to remember parts of myself I had ignored or given away. I challenged old patterns and beliefs. I met a woman I enjoyed spending time with, listening to and learning from. She was me.
So, I asked myself, “What if I spent the next year devoted to me? And what if that devotion held the archetype of marriage? Did I love myself enough to marry me?”
I proposed. I said, “Yes.”
Found a ring.
Wrote my vows.
And under a full moon I married me!
I promise to love, honor and cherish me in my triumphs and failures, in my brightness and darkness, in my wisdom and ignorance, in my inadequacies and arrogance. I will be gentle with my heart and soul. I commit to appreciating my body in all ways, in all times of sickness and health. I trust my experiences as gifts of my souls wisdom in all ways, in all times of richer and poorer. I am faithful to myself, forsaking all others to live in my truth. I promise to honor and obey my guidance till death I do part.
I hope my journey inspires you to also fall in love, commit, and marry yourself too! Cuz when we are in love we are open hearted. Powerful. Engaged.
The world needs women in love!
This is MY WHY!
Say I DO to YOU
Saying I Do to You is a practice of noticing you, taking time to be curious
about what makes you, YOU. It is compassionately understanding you.
Being genuinely interested in you. Imagine getting to know yourself in the
same way you get to know a love interest. This is Saying I Do to You.
When we practice Saying I Do we are focused on who and how we
are…what works in our loves and what doesn’t. As we notice this we have
the power to make choices as what to keep and what to let go. This is a
non-judgmental exploration, accepting our unloved parts as well as our
loved parts is the soul of Saying I Do to yourself.
Saying I Do to You is NOT a method of self-improvement because you are
already good enough! Trust me on this. You are!
Another thing Saying I Do to You is NOT is it is not being selfish! We are so
afraid that if we love ourselves first, we won’t love others enough. Actually
that couldn’t be further from what happens.
When you Say I Do to You, you begin to notice you in a new way.
Practicing acceptance in who you meet builds trust in yourself. And
ultimately, when we trust ourselves with ourselves, we are home.
Saying “I DO” to you will change your life.
women share their wisdom
..self love and commitment has been framed before as selfish, prideful or even a waste of time...Why not love me, wouldn’t God want me to love me
It blew my mind that I may not be enough but that is okay
...giving myself permission to be flawed feels liberating.
personal trainer and professional
singer / songwriter
...this workshop opened my intuitive doors and allowed me to make some difficult but necessary changes in my life….all of which I am still grateful for. I have taken a lot of workshops, but this one affected me like no other. Thanks, Patricia.
When we say “I DO” we are making a choice, a commitment to cherish the person standing before us.
What if that person was you?