We are delighted to both welcome and tell everyone about CoLab Campout and invite you to join its 3rd village building event coming up April 25-28 just an hour outside of Sacramento.
This is where the reflective & action oriented retreat meets the transformational festival. It’s multicultural, multigenerational, and designed to be regenerative on MANY levels.
The CoLab team has created a very unique 4 pillar hands-on experience consisting of InnerWork, OuterWork, Transformation, and Celebration. Their goal is to empower people to see and experience how powerful it is when we collaborate to build a regenerative future together.
The Heartland Collective is a beautiful 26 acre lake front property an hour from Sacramento CA. They also have a vision to bring this event model to intentional communities all over the world, and they are calling on US now to join in this CoLab experience this together. It’s a VERY affordable event, and you have been offered a sweet $20 discount plus your ticket purchase also creates a $20 donation to Empowerment Works if we use “ew” as the promo code. Let’s do this!
The last time I shared a personal note in the Inspired Citizen I had moved to Amman, Jordan, where I'd married a man I met while working in Nepal. This is how my marriage did not work out, the Summit in Jordan did, I kept the Cat, and life continues in unexpected and beautiful ways...
From October 2017 to February 2019, Jordan - at the cross-roads of every major Middle Eastern conflict known - was home.
For the first six months of this time I lived with the Palestinian parents of my former husband, him, and his two year old son, Laith who I fell harder in love than anyone and got a taste of motherhood from.
My mother and father in law, Fatima and Mohammad, like so many Jordanians, became so in fleeing the Israeli occupation almost two generations ago. Fatima being the eldest of 12 girls was supported by her Father to study abroad in Iraq where she was one of the first women to earn a pharmacy degree. She soon married Mohammed, a structural engineer, and with the help of their extended families in Amman they built a business and raised five children. By marrying Fatima's 3rd, not only did I have the good fortune of meeting her, I got to pierce stagnant western misconceptions of her world and see that mine was not so distant.
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