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Thriving in a Noisy World  - May 2-3, 2020

Saturday (8:30 am - 6:30 pm) 

Sunday (8:30 am to 2:00 pm)

Group size 6-10 participants

Dunedin, FL - 

Directing our attention with intention


“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” - Rumi

A world that is increasingly noisy, interconnected and complex calls for new ways of being and working.  

With the omnipresence of smartphones, the constant media cycle of bad news, and noise within and without, we are more distracted and inundated with the thoughts and expectations of others than ever. Without intentionally creating space for tuning within, we can miss out on our inner resourcefulness.

Thriving in a Noisy World  labs explore the power of mindfulness and solitude in supportive community and simple practices for cultivating inner clarity, deep connection, and creativity in our lives.  

During a lab, our time together is typically filled with self-reflection, deep listening, generous questions, individual and small group activities, solitude, and silence. We explore practices and tools and design concrete ways to integrate intentional solitude and mindfulness into our life and work.

The Focus: 

Unplugging & Self-Awareness: Exploring the connection between solitude and mindfulness and being effective and resilient in the digital age;

Community: Connecting with other purpose-driven individuals who seek to live with intention and tap into the power of their quiet strengths and competencies;

Practices and Tools: Explore simple tools and practices to embed solitude and mindfulness into our work and life;

Taking Action: Identifying and committing to 1-3 actions for integrating mindfulness into our work and life.

We return to our workplaces and communities with new ideas, practices, and relationships to extend in the spirit of thriving and   leading in a noisy world. After the lab/retreat, we also have opportunities to continue to support and connect with each other and the growing Thriving in a Noisy World community.

Living with intention is an ongoing practice, and it’s hard to do it alone

Your Investment:

The cost of the 2-day lab experience is $450. The early bird rate is $425. The experience includes facilitation, pre-lab communication, a workbook, materials, and delicious and nutritious plant-based food (2 light breakfasts, 2 full lunches, and snacks).  Some free housing for Friday and Saturday nights is available on a first come, first request basis.  Low cost housing is available as space allows for the days following the lab.

Facilitator and Other Details:

The lab is facilitated by Sarah-Marie Hopf . Read more about her at (    All activities will be held in the home of Pamela Skyrme who will host the event.  Dunedin, FL ( is a fabulous place to visit with many wonderful restaurants, breweries, parks, events, and the #1 beach in Florida.  


Click on the link below and complete the survey to express interest or ask for more information.  Since space is extremely limited inclusion will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Registration notices will be sent to those who express interest only.  Early-bird registration has been extended to March 15, 2020.  All payments will be due by April 1, 2020 to hold your spot.  

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