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Meet Trailblazer Helen Mitchell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Helen Mitchell.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Helen. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
It all began with my getting a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica out in California. For two years, I commuted monthly to class. My classes and experience transformed my life and the life of those in my world. I felt present in my life and I felt that I was the captain of my ship. I learned the power of love and took away a toolbox that made positive changes in my life. I took on the challenge of our commencement speaker Ariana Huffington and I wrote and had published with Huffington Post, my very first article on becoming an empty nester. I then took some time to think about how I would use my knowledge and skills that I now possessed. I worked with my dear classmate to launch a brand, a community, and events related to sharing and serving those who were ready to realize a SHIFT in their own lives. Hence, the birth of The ReFRESH Experience. A baby that is now a passion and love of witnessing the life changes in its members and guests.

ReFRESH is a transformation resource. You choose to do the work and you will
co-create a life you desire. My expertise area, JOY, chose me. It was indeed the area that I needed to solidify in my own life, and thereby was positioned to share it with others. After the launch in 2016 with our first retreat, we have expanded to two yearly retreats, quarterly book chats with inspirational content, vision board workshops and a membership option. We are growing and expanding, watching as those who attend awake to the possibilities of their own lives. We partner with experts whose passions align with ours and we bring those gifts to our events. We blog, we video, we live chat, we utilize all platforms to reach a grateful audience looking for a new way to BE in their own lives. We are excited about our future for 2020 where we will be traveling to Cuba as our first Destination ReFRESH!

The future is shining radiantly on The ReFRESH Experience. I am excited and inspired every day with the beautiful testimonials of our ReFRESHERS.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I would say that anything new and different has curves in the road and challenges to navigate. In the big picture, ReFRESH has been a smooth experience. I believe that is true because we believe that just where we are is where we belong, and those who come are those who need to be present. Most importantly, we trust the process. When a struggle appears, it is an opportunity to surrender the situation and choose to pivot to the next step. We believe that we are co-creating and making choices for the good of all. It is a journey and not a quick destination. We are still learning, growing, and choosing to make a difference where we can. My advice is trust and believe in the process and always surrender to the highest good. Let it happen and enjoy the journey. When frustrations and challenges appear, STOP and get quiet, then seek the next steps and direction. I would advise to engage the powers of love, kindness, joy, and trust. You may not have all the answers in the present moment, but you always have the choice of free will and co-creation of what is desired. Dream big and take the lid off! Go for IT!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The ReFRESH Experience – what should we know?
ReFRESH delivers transformative experiences. I began my professional career as a meeting and event planner. I became certified in the field and established my own firm more than 20 years ago. It seemed so natural, and an easy fit, to combine my meeting and event planning with the new knowledge attained from my master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. As a planner, I was looking for the best way to share my education with the world, and I truly believe that my having been a planner for others; prepared me to do this for myself. ReFresh allows me to curate my own events experiences. These offerings are unique and reach souls in need. We provide tools that enrich the life experience. So, I live the life I teach and share. I coach those who need one-on-one support. I host and plan one of a kind experiences. I partner with likeminded and aligned experts. I work to keep ReFRESH fresh and new for all who participate. I share my education, knowledge, wisdom and proven heartfelt teachings with all who will extend themselves to do this amazing work. We transform lives with those who want to transform and live their best lives. I am most proud of the incredible stories and testimonials of those who have experienced ReFRESH. I am also proud of ReFRESH Reads which is our free offering where we have powerful discussions and deep shares from the topic of a book and much more. ReFRESH delivers one of a kind experiences. We are unique.

So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
Women are equipped to heal and nurture. Women have that inherent ability to make change and guide change. We have a deep innate ability to take something small and make it grand. We have power beyond belief. We ARE! Women in today’s world are saddled with high levels of stress. We hide our magnificent radiant light and seek to save everyone; sometimes losing ourselves. Women navigate rough waters and high seas. We have replaced self-care with self-denial. We are strong and courageous for everyone else. When we can’t be that for the world, we sometimes curl up and just cease to exist in the fullness of our lives. We can create opportunities. This is best accomplished when we have a clear mind and an open heart. Our self-care, belief in ourselves and a rich and supportive community surrounding us will allow us to thrive and impact change in any sector. This is the message ReFRESH shares. We can only give as much as we give ourselves. Self-care, joy, peace, and support opens us to all possibilities.

Pricing:

  • ReFRESH Reads Quarterly Offerings – FREE
  • Workshops and Retreats – $100-$350 based on length of days
  • Membership – One Year $150 – $250

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Image Credit:
Helen Mitchell, Kim Evens

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