Upon Grace


From The Velveteen Rabbit...

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse.  “It’s a thing that happens to you.  When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit”.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.  “When you are Real, you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse.  “You become.  It takes a long time.  That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.  But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real, you can’t be ugly, except to the people who don’t understand.”


In the spirit of keeping it real and deepening our learning inside community, please share your wisdom by telling your story.  We promise to love your shabby.

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What does Grace mean to you? How does she set you free?

Below, a selection
from our growing
collection of
from sisters
far and wide,
and wild.

“This experience provided the opportunity to create, with the guidance of two gifted facilitators, a presence that is rooted in deeper meaning and intentionality. The setting, content and rituals create a harmony in which your thoughts, actions, and intentions support your highest well-being, growth, and development. And yes, we created strategies and got clear on actions because we have important and meaningful shit to get done. If this kind of fierce soul reckoning speaks to you I invite you to say "yes". There is a unique and special alchemy to this experience that gets diminished as I try and put words to it; I was moved to tears, radiant with joy and found freedom as I offered grace to myself and to my fellow sisters.”

— Kimberly Bakken, Advocate for Human Potential

Grace is, for me, the moment when you stop striving so hard to be what you think you should be and start relaxing into the joy of being who you are. Robin created a thoughtful, intense, magical retreat where we were given permission to let go of what wasn't serving us and celebrate what does. The learnings, practices, open discussions and community we shared were the perfect way to help us each find out even more about ourselves, and be reconnected with and reminded of the love that exists everywhere. Hopefully if we are brave enough to embody our own grace, we remind others to do the same.

—Sarah Altman, Ignitor of All Things Good

"Grace means balancing what you have in a way that will make you shine and tell your truth with a courage that is unstoppable.  She sets you free by learning to accept who you are and showing you what to shed so that you can grow into your full potential. You are not alone in your journey . There is a whole group of sisters who have your back and help you when you need it. I recommend this journey to any woman who believes she needs to look inward to be able to grow and become her authentic self.  Grace is a life changing, mind blowing experience . The best gift that a woman can give to herself. I promise you will leave the Sisterhood Circle stronger, clearer, more determined and full of love and compassion."

— Funda Erdin, Soulful Tech Leader

"I entered this experience open to where Robin would take this adventure and what was accomplished was nothing less than a magical and extraordinary awakening. The curriculum was well planned and the progression of our journey was near perfect. The community we all wanted was built by Robin and Anahata, and the amazing women in the circle. I also thought the venues, both inside and on the land were a perfect match for these sessions. Sedona as the backdrop, with it's magical and healing powers, makes this is an experience worthy of all your energy, time and presence of mind."  

—Stephanie Cocumelli, Badass Retail Visionary

"Robin and Anahata created an extraordinarily deep, enriching and thoughtful experience. Sedona was magical as were the women that surrounded the retreat. Grace emerged from each individual and from the group as a whole as a result of the beautiful space holding that Robin and Ahahata brought to our circle. What a gift and an honor to be a part of such an inspiring few days. I am still processing what I learned there and imagine I will be for years to come. Deep gratitude and grace continues to flow through me as I think back on my time."

— Laura Mansfield, Leadership Cultivator