I Need Some Soul Comfort…Do You? (Giveaway)

The last two weeks have been quite an adjustment for my family. I accepted a new position with a company that requires me to work outside of my home. I’ve been working full-time for the last six years, but my office was based in my house which offered me a little more flexibility with scheduling.

Don’t get me wrong, there were challenges with working from home as well. I would find myself working almost all the time because I didn’t have a clear start and end to my work day. My kids complained that I was always on the computer and I often found myself working all hours of the night.

And I know I’m blessed. The company I’m working for now is wonderful. The people are so nice. The work is great.

But it’s still a change and change of any kind can be stressful. I feel guilty because I’m not at home as much with my kids. And finding time to work out and eating healthfully is definitely more challenging. The days seem shorter and my to-do list is longer.

I’m not unique. These are issues many parents struggles with.

Do you?

Brave girls soul comfort

I heard about a recent online class called Soul Comfort offered through an extraordinary organization called The Brave Girls Club and they’ve graciously given me free access to their class and the opportunity to share the news with you along with the opportunity for YOU to attend for free!

Soul Comfort is a fresh new concept using art and journaling as a means to relax and comfort yourself and to get grounded while dealing with the craziness of every-day living.

This course if full of beautiful projects to fuel your creativity in very simple and easy ways that are meditational and relaxing , beautiful comforting things that will have your soul infused into them so that you want to keep them forever.

The instructor, Melody, promises to teach you some new habits of creativity mixed with simplicity (I love, love, love to create…it’s so therapeutic!) and that all the supplies you will need will fit into one fabric tote bag so that you can take it with you where ever you go! You’ll learn new ways to journal and the process will be relaxing, fun and simple. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with other participants through a private Facebook page.

I can’t wait to attend! Here’s the down low:

  • Supply List – simple, inexpensive supplies
  • Register Here – tuition $99
  • Class begins September 24. Access the online classroom through January 2, 2014.
  • Divided into 4 segments, with a new one released every two weeks to give you lots of space to breathe

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A Giveaway!

Doesn’t this class sound wonderful? How would you like to attend for free? One lucky reader will get a pass to class at no-charge. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what is it about ‘Soul Comfort’ that makes you want to take this Brave Girl class?

That’s it…easy, peasy! I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at noon CST.

The Brave Girls Club and this class fits perfectly with my motto:

Be Brave, Be Fierce, Believe.

Remember my friends, you are awesome and deserve to make time for yourself and to follow your dreams. I believe in you!

I am so grateful to the Brave Girls Club to be given the opportunity to attend this class free-of-charge, share the details with you and offer a free class to one, lucky Still Living The Dream reader. 



  1. 1
    Allison says:

    I need to find the brave girl within AND to have my soul comforted. I recently married (for the first time and in my 40’s). I love my new life, but I’m having a hard time transitioning. I’m losing my sense of self. It’s time to right the ship and find a steadier course.

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    Jennifer says:

    Given that the word “chaotic” does not EVEN begin to describe my life right now, I could definitely use a new way to relax. I used to journal regularly and haven’t in far too long.

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    Autumne Horan says:

    I would like to take this class SO badly because I was in a trauma treatment centre for 12 weeks this past summer and the transition home has been really difficult. I think this class will help with the tough transition home and it will also help reinforce so many things that I learned at the treatment centre like self love, self care, art therapy, taking care of myself without feeling guilty, and continuing to get to know who I really am inside. I lost all of this through years of childhood abuse and I am just starting to get back to my roots and I am just starting to learn about who I am inside. I think this course will also help me learn skills to comfort myself when I am struggling instead of using the negative coping strategies I always revert back too. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

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    Jane Black says:

    First , let me thank you for offering this, I am about to take in m 11 year old niece next week, I’m not real
    sure how this is going to go , I pray that I can give everyone the attention and comforting they need and deserve, I most likely will need this as a time out for myself. Thank you again, Jane

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    Debi Minter says:

    First of all I really enjoyed hearing about your new job and the ups and downs of working at home and away from home.
    When I think of Soul Comfort, I think of that moment when I feel loved, protected, and at peace. Peace is seriously lacking right now. I would want to take this class to learn how to find a place of peace and rest among all the turmoil around me. Thank you for this opportunity to take this class. Winning this class would be the only way I could take it right now.

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    I really want to take this class because it sounds like it would offer me much needed peace and comfort during the busy holiday season. Thank you so much for the chance to win! Fingers crossed!!

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    I would love to take this class because I desperately need to carve some time out for me, even it it only a small amount of time. I have 2 college age kids, a toddler and a 2 month old, plus a full time job and wife to a farmer. I need things to be simple and know this class would fit the bill. Thanks for the chance!

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    Donna P says:

    I am tired and exhausted and don’t make time for me! I feel drained of all me resources and know I am not giving my best to those I love dearly.
    My soul is tired!

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    Tess says:

    Seems very interesting- i would love to give the class a try and meet other moms and women, i need something away from my kids- im lost and i feel unimportant and i dont give them 100% of my creativity and crafts that i know i can, b/c i need organization help and i need to find the brave inside of me too..
    tcogbill at live dot com

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    Ade says:

    Part of “Soul Comfort” that makes me want to take this class is reconnecting with and rediscovering myself. I disconnected from myself years ago without noticing until personal events a month ago brought it sharply and painfully to my attention.

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    Denise says:

    I have recently lost my job as an Oncology RN of 20 years and I feel so lost…so broken and unsure of what to do.
    With the help of very special friends in my life and special Brave Girl Sisters I have realized that what I really need is Soul Comfort of my own. I have given enough and fed enough souls for now without having my own soul fed. (I’m single, no children or spouse to feel love & comfort from daily)
    You can only give what you have.
    It is the time right now for me to feed my soul before I can journey on to what it is meant for me next. Thank you for providing this opportunity to those that need it most….good luck Braves and hope to meet you in Soul Comfort.

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    Samantha says:

    I would like to take this class because this past year has been a rollercoaster for me. My 21 year relationship has ended and I sometimes feel like my whole identity was tied up in that and I am not sure who I am anymore. I am finding my way back to peace. Trying to learn how to dream again. The one thing I do know is that everyday, simple pleasures mean the very most to me. Nothing is taken for granted. I would love to learn some guidelines from this class to carry with me on this new journey. Thank you for the chance!

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    Shannon Haubrich says:

    It sounds like a wonderful class! I hope you will share how it is effecting the brave new you that has been emerging over the last year. I am impressed regularly by your huge strides over the last year.

    The brave girl in me is heavily occupied with major health hurdles right now. I hope the person who wins will write a little something about the class too. It sounds like something I would like to pursue once things calm. 🙂

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    Pony says:

    I struggle with anxiety and have lately been introduced to some new techniques in dealing/coping with this disorder. I think this artsy creative journaling thing could fit right in with the new therapy. I’ve journaled for decades and I love scrapbooking so maybe???

    Thanks for letting us know about it…I’m gonna go investigate it some more = )

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    Anu Whitelocke says:

    For me, soul comfort is an opportunity to nourish and nurture the core of who I am and what I am to others, I am mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister….. In many if these role my job is to nurture and support others. As much as it is a blessing to be everything to everyone, it is very easy to lose who you are to yourself. I turn to comfort foods and items (I.e. a warm fuzzy bathrobe), I look for comfort in the arms of my partner and friends, in the security that my children are safely tucked in at night, but it is harder to turn to what truly feeds my soul…. Creativity, art, time to explore who I am irrespective of the other influences in my life. The opportunity to participate in the soul comfort e class will enable me to put myself first, if even for a little while. It offers the opportunity to be disciplined and inspired in the feeding of my creative spirit, who to me is truly the essence of who I am. Thank you for this opportunity.

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    Suzy Gray says:

    Well I’ve worked on soul and body restoration with BG. I am ready for some soul comfort… Simplicity peace and reaching for the stars to live my dreams

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    cristi says:

    it’s living and loving and creating! melody ross is one of the most inspirational and motivational women I know of.

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    Anita Haines says:

    We as women have a difficult time with self care because we are naturally the nurturers. We take care of everyone else but ourselves and even feel guilty when taking time and doing something for ourselves. We end up finding ourselves lost, tired and depleted, unable to give our best to ourselves and those we love. So taking this course would help me in getting down to the “soul comfort” of nurturing my own soul. I’m hoping this course can bring a calmness and peace that is so desired in my life.

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    Darlene says:

    I would like to take this class because this year has been a rough year. I want to add more art and journaling to my life. I need something to bring peace of mind and relaxation to my soul. I think that this class would be a perfect way to add some fun to my life show me a way that know matter how bad things seem I need to learn to take care of myself first. I know that God is with me every day.

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    Cassy says:

    This sounds wonderful. As a woman with a very busy life it is good to have reminders and tools to use when I need to stop and nourish myself.

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    Kay P says:

    I have always naturally felt the need to take care of my family first. I was an only child, took care of my parents as they aged, took care of my 6 children as a single parent. Taking care of myself is very foreign concept to me, even now as a senior person. Life is chaotic, even now, having peace and calm in my life would be a Comfort to my Soul. I think this holiday season will be no different unless I learn a way to simplify and create calm in my life.
    Thank you for this opportunity!

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    Denise Anderson says:

    Dear Jennifer,
    Hello, I wanted to thank you for gifting this wonderful ‘Soul Comfort’ eCourse to so many that were unable to afford it for any reason. I was excited to learn today that I was the recipient of the Soul Comfort eCourse on another Blog.
    I just want you to know how grateful I am to you that you are providing this to so many Braves and if you could please remove my entry from your drawing so it doesn’t interfere with anyone else winning I would be so appreciative.
    Gratitude and Blessings, Denise Anderson

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    I want to take this class because the BG classes are so life and soul changing! I would love to pair down and enjoy the simple things.

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    Juel says:

    Honestly I have had a rough couple of years of many things and I have really forgotten how to take care of me. Around the holidays it gets worse, as family usually calls a few days before saying we are coming to visit. This ends up sending me into a tail spin and who gets forgotten? Me, so I want to change that because it is what my soul needs.

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    Carey says:

    The permission to create, the portability, the nurturing–these are some of the reasons I would love to participate.

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    Stephanie Frisby says:

    Soul Comfort means being at peace with myself and my circumstances. It means quiet and relaxation. It means love and happiness. Melody gives the most wonderful classes and it’s time for me to step back and take a much needed break from the craziness of “everyday.” I look forward to taking her “Soul Comfort” class!!

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    Kathy says:

    After a very difficult year…it’s time to move out of grief and into the next phase of healing. The words Soul Comfort sound to me like a place I’d like to be within right now.

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    Pamela says:

    Soul comfort is to listen to your inner voice and to acknowledge your truth.

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    I am a fan of BGC classes and this one sounds divine! I am drawn to it especially for the simple and portable way she is presenting the projects. Feels very do-able in a busy life. And taking time to nourish your own soul is a very good thing. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Cindy says:

    The idea of being at peace with myself, the inner me is great. I know the class would be a great tool to get there!

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    Maggie M says:

    This is THE course I need right now! I am disabled and the primary caretaker for my parents (Dad has Alzheimers)-I have trouble planning anything just for me because I never know when I’ll be needed. I have a good soul, but it needs some comfort and relaxation. Currently, I use my art journals as my outlets, but this course sounds much deeper and rewarding. Thanks for the chance to win a place:)

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    Melissa G says:

    I’m finishing up the Soul Restoration class and would love to continue my art journal journey with Soul Comfort. I’ve come to love journaling and would welcome a chance to learn some simple, relaxing, comforting techniques to keep up with my journal during the upcoming busy season.

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    Kay P says:

    I have always naturally felt the need to nurture and take care of my family first. I was an only child and when my parents became older and needed care, I took care of them as well as my 6 children (as a single parent). Taking care of myself is very foreign concept to me, even now as a senior. Life is chaotic, even now, having peace and calm in my life would be a Comfort to my Soul. I think this holiday season will be no different unless I learn a way to simplify and create calm in my life.
    Thank you for this opportunity! Regards, Kay P.

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    Carolyn says:

    I would love to take this course to focus on me for a change. I really need to reassess where I am heading as I am at a crossroad in my life. I need space and sould food to replenish and help me make decisions which are right for me. Thanks for this chance.

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    Kathleen says:

    I want to take the Soul Comfort class to grow as a person and to bring more peace to myself, loved ones and put that peaceful energy back into the world.

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    Tracey says:

    My soul needs comfort in so many ways! I am ready to start this journey of more self discovery, conquering my daily anxiety and living fiercely! This course sounds heavenly .

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    Tracey says:

    I would really like to take this Brave Girl course for the soulful skills, art ideas and the ability to connect with the other students. The teaser photos are SO good looking and interesting – thanks for the chance to win!

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    Lori W says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!! I’ve never taken a Brave Girls course, but would love to!
    I think we get so caught up in taking care of everyone else, that our own care gets pushed to the back burner. Holidays are hard for me, since losing my mom to cancer in 2003. I think this course would be great to explore some new ways of expressing my feelings.

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