An experience designed to get your group laughing, talking, wondering, reflecting + growing together.
Just gather your group, set a date + settle in!
Whether it's a book group, mom group, support group, neighborhood group, or brand new hand-picked group, you'll invite your gang + simply press play for a video-driven, interactive experience from home.
YOU host | WE facilitate
Season 1 Conversation Topic:
We’ve all got a thing.
Whether it’s conscious or subconscious, private or well-known, we all have a thing that’s hard. An aging parent, a troubled child, a secret dream, hints of loneliness, or bouts of shame.
Being human is complicated.
We invite you to digest a select sampling of content (a film, a book + a podcast) as a way to spark reflection about the things we feel vulnerable about at this stage in our lives.
BOOK: Bomb Shelter by Mary Laura Philpott
DOCUMENTARY: Introducing, Selma Blair directed by Rachel Fleit (accessed through the Discovery+ App)
PODCASTS: “Johann Hari on Essential Connections” on Kelly Corrigan Wonders; “Confession” on Make Some Noise with Andrea Owen (podcast formerly called Your Kick Ass Life)
TED TALK: "The Power of Vulnerability" by Brené Brown
Julie Flakstad is an entrepreneurial advisor, personal coach, speaker, writer, nature-seeker. She's also a wife, daughter + mom of (2) teenagers and (2) large Flatcoat Retrievers.
Lindsay Hurty is a self development teacher, writer + speaker, the co-founder of Everwell, a Certified Sparketype Advisor, and a multi-passionate mom.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does it work?
With your group, choose your host (they will be the main point of contact and register everyone in the group). Then pick your date to gather this fall or winter* and read, view or listen to as much of the inspired content as you want. You will receive a pre-gathering video (+gift) from us in your inbox to get you thinking and reflecting. From there you can look forward to thoughtful conversation with your circle of friends.
*The pre-recorded, facilitated video for this season's topic will be available October 15, 2022 - March 31, 2023.
Do I have to read | view | listen to all the inspired content?
It's totally up to you. Our Seasonal Circle is inspired by a variety of women's stories and experiences that are reflected in the content we've chosen. The conversation framework + guided prompts draw from this, but your presence and lived experience will be enough to have a fulfilling Seasonal Circle experience with your group.
How much does it cost?
There is a $25 patronage fee that the host pays upon registration. This covers the registration for your full group.
What is the ideal group size for a Seasonal Circle?
A gathering of about 8 people is a great size, as it allows everyone to share and listen to each others' thoughts, experiences + reflections without feeling rushed. But Seasonal Circles can work for groups of 3-15+.
How often do you change the topic?
We plan to offer (2) themes annually: Fall | Winter topic and Spring | Summer. Our hope is that once you've gathered with us, your group will be inspired to continue circling up for more meaningful conversations on topics + themes that are important for you!
Why a Seasonal Circle?
There is SO MUCH good content out there - books, podcasts, articles, films... But once we've digested them, we don't always have the chance to ask ourselves "so what?" What did I find interesting? What did I learn? How does this affect me?
Everwell's Seasonal Circle is about engaging in fulfilling CONVERSATIONS led by thoughtful facilitators; welcoming introspection, inviting meaningful CONNECTION and GROWTH.
Your group of women with scaffolding from us to keep the conversation flowing.
What is the difference between a Seasonal Circle and a book club?
Rather than a conversation focused on the various themes of ONE book (that folks may or may not have finished), a Seasonal Circle is designed to inspire free-flowing conversation around ONE relevant theme that speaks to the womanhood journey, inspired by multiple mediums that you can read, listen to or view. And a Seasonal Circle is moderated by trained facilitators to keep everyone engaged and curious.
What do I have to do as the host?
Email your group, inviting them to a conversation in your home (or designated gathering space). Choose a date that works for the group. Register on behalf of your group. You will be our primary point person for your group, and via email, we will walk you through the simple preparations leading up to your group's gathering. On the day of your gathering, prepare with the snacks + beverages of choice and create your gathering space to include access to a screen with adequate viewing size for the group. Once your group has gathered and settled in, you press play and we will take care of the rest.
What if my group does not meet in person but digitally?
Zoom (or a similar platform) totally works for a Seasonal Circle! Choose a host that is familiar with sharing a screen on the digital platform (and follow the hosting guidelines above). The only difference is that once you all gather and settle in digitally, the host will share their screen and press play.