Okay, friend... you’re here for a reason, because this spoke to you! I get it, because it is speaking to me too…
So, let’s just get right to it. I’m going to give you the nitty gritty basics of this revolutionary experience and then you can say HECK YES or HECK NO. For me, this is a GIANT HECK YES, but if this isn’t the time for you, I totally get it. If it is a HECK YES…you can keep reading!
Here’s the idea:
REBOOTING!! By simplifying and eliminating the things that cause the most stress, making time for soulful activities and experiences and opening life up to new possibilities.
And the whole group of us worldwide will be doing it together.
So how are we doing it, you ask?
A 90 day connection experience to reboot, recalibrate and reinvent your life using everything you’ve already built, bought, created and gathered… implementing a better way to be alive. Starts 1-11-2018, but you can join anytime!
A 90 day spending freeze
90 days without buying anything unnecessary - clothes, accessories, makeup, hobby supplies (for me, that will be clothes, makeup and art supplies) - with a tiny weekly budget for a drink or something special… $5 a week.
A 90 day pared down wardrobe
90 days with a pared down wardrobe…we will each choose a 5-10 tops, 3-5 bottoms and a few pairs of shoes each month and put the rest of our clothes in storage during the 90 days. We can rotate out our clothes when the month ends. When the 90 days is over, we decide what we want to bring back in our life.
A 90 day pared down menu
For 90 days, we will choose a few basic foods to eat each week and only buy those foods, knowing exactly what we are going to eat for every meal.
90 days of daily gentle decluttering activities
90 days of daily connection activities where we check in with each other in a Facebook group, talking about how it’s going, posting photos and joining in on challenges.
90 days of adventure challenges… because you’ll have a lot more time on your hands to do fun stuff once you’re not spending all of your time managing, washing, folding, dusting, cooking, fretting, deciding and shopping!!
(Please know that you can choose to do all of these things, or some of these things, or a modified version of all of these things. I’m just going to ask you to do what your soul is yearning for most.)
Have you spent a long while feeling... asleep? It's time to wake up.
So what are we doing again?
90 days of not buying more stuff. 90 days of simplifying wardrobe down to a few things. 90 days of very simple food choices. 90 days of gentle decluttering. To make space and preserve energy and brain space for rebooting, recalibrating and reinventing your life in a way that feels right for you… that feels good and light and free.
Then, every week for 13 weeks, we will focus on EXPERIENCING a new part of our lives. There will be a podcast lesson to listen so you’re not stuck to a screen, videos to watch to show you how I’m doing it, fun assignments to get you out of your rut and into experiencing your life, and beautiful connection challenges to get you back into the human family. We are going to do this all together, because life has separated us way too much.
We will be focusing on gently and soulfully rebooting, recalibrating, reorganizing and re-experiencing these parts of our lives, simply by opening our eyes to them.
Each week will bring a short, simple, easy and fun assignment in the following categories:
Week One - Experiencing YOUR LIFE
Week Two - Experiencing your life as a SOUL
Week Three - Experiencing your BODY
Week Four - Experiencing your YOUR LIVING SPACES
Week Five - Experiencing your YOUR BELONGINGS
Week Six - Experiencing your FOOD
Week Seven - Experiencing TECHNOLOGY
Week Eight - Experiencing your WORK
Week Nine - Experiencing LOVE RELATIONSHIPS
Week Ten - Experiencing FAMILY
Week Eleven - Experiencing FRIENDSHIP
Week Twelve - Experiencing your TALENTS & PURPOSE
Week Thirteen - Experiencing YOUR LIFE DREAMS
Let's get out from under the needless stuff, the worry, the numbness... let's step back into our lives and truly experience what it is to be human.
Ahhh, I weep a little bit as I write this all out. I want this so badly… I want to do this with you, too. I can’t wait to get started because it’s everything my soul has been longing for.
Have you been feeling it too? Let’s do this, friend.
I want to make this as simple and easy as possible for you. So… I’ve made a workbook for you, (for us!) I’ve made 3 sets of cards for our activities and challenges and I’ve got it all planned out by the week. I’ve made it fun, simple and achievable at any level. You just need to be able to commit at least 15 minutes a day to it and you’re good to go. I will tell you upfront that I will be spending much more than 15 minutes a day because I’ve been planning for this for such a long time, but you really can join us and play along if that’s all you’ve got. We want you to be with us!
So… what do you need to do? This is the part where we gotta talk about the investment. As with everything we do, we wish we could give it away to everyone.
So we did our best to make this as affordable as possible, so that everyone can join in. Even though it’s extremely affordable, you can count on it still being a first class experience because that’s just how we do things around here!
Here are the sign up details.
The classroom opens and the course begins January 11th, 2018!
If you are already a member of Brave Girl University, access to this class is included in your membership! We highly encourage you to invest in the kit for this course (which you can order at a discounted price as a subscriber of BGU!) as it contains tools that we will be using every day. However, there will be a PDF download in the BGU classroom as always and instructions for making your own kit. Either way, you’ll have a wonderful experience!
If you’re not a member of BGU, you can join at any time for $25 per month--no contract; you can cancel after the course is finished, if you want (but we think you'll see the hundreds of other incredible courses available and stick around)!
As a member of BGU, you can also do this course with anyone in your household, and you can order kits for anyone who wants to join you at the same BGU price.
If you don’t want to join BGU and just want this awesome course, you can purchase the course and materials for $200. That includes your $50 class materials kit, which we will mail to you (added shipping cost will be minimal) and 13 weeks of lessons, activities and membership in the FB group where we will be connecting. You will then have lifetime access to the course and the group and you’ll be able to download it to your computer.
Both options are awesome! Just choose the one that’s best for you.
What’s included in the $50 class materials kit?
- a beautiful 60 page workbook with all assignments, journaling prompts and lessons
- a deck of 13 full color lesson cards
- 90 adventure experience photo prompt cards (one for each day!)
- a cotton drawstring bag to hold photo prompt cards
- 92 intention words flashcards
- a cotton drawstring bag to hold flashcards
- A daily encouraging text message from melody (optional)
Choose $25/month for a BGU membership with access to Soul Shaker and all other BGU classes, or $200 for lifetime access to Soul Shaker, along with its beautifully-printed workbook and curriculum materials. Pick which is right for you!
So, you see my friends, you can join in on this amazing experience for a minimal investment that has the potential to completely reboot and recalibrate your life to the point of reinventing your whole life experience.
Worth it? You bet.
I promise that it will be worth everything it takes for you to join us… and I beg you to join us. It really is going to be an epic experience, and I will be right alongside you digging in.
I can’t wait! I hope to see you in the classroom and I hope you’ll see that workbook in your mailbox soon soon soon! Let’s do this together!
Let’s make 2018 a better way to live. We can do it!
Sending you love,
In case you’re wondering who the heck I am and why you’d want to do this course with me… allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Melody Ross. I am the cofounder of Brave Living and Brave Girls Club, where we make tools for living a meaningful life. Before that, I was the founder and owner of Chatterbox, a company focused on documenting your life. I’m 46 years old and I’ve done a whole lot of living, good stuff and hard stuff, which means I’ve acquired a whole lot of stuff and I’m ready to reboot my life!
My husband and I have 5 children and 3 grandchildren, and have been married 27 years. Almost all of it has been wonderful. I host women’s retreats and he hosts men’s retreats here at our beautiful little ranch in Idaho.
I am an artist, a writer and an author. I’ve written tons of books and designed hundreds of products and written loads of life courses. I just started a podcast too! I love what I do. My biggest goal in life is to remind the human family that we are actually all just souls living in human bodies, and that being a human is freaking hard so that’s why it’s almost always messy. I spend my career creating tools to help us to heal so that we can go on to help each other. Healing and helping, that’s where the good stuff is. I also love to be in the mountains, I love funny people and I love crushed ice.
So… that’s me… I’d love to know you too!