Bring on the JOY! – Janet Fouts
Nearly Mindful


(Bring on the JOY!)

May 28-31, 2020

We're sorry, this event is postponed

Due to restrictions put in place to keep us all safe from the spreading of COVID-19, the Santa Cruz retreat is cancelled until further notice. If you reserved your space you'll be contacted through email immediately. Use the subscribe box at the bottom of this page to join out mailing list and be updated as soon as the situation improves!

Cowabunga definition:/ˌkouəˈbəNGɡə/ used to express delight or satisfaction.” 

What better place than Santa Cruz California to find out what it means to you? Can you take the time to have more joy in your life? 

The question isn’t IF you can take time to recharge, reenergize and fill your cup with JOY. 
The question is: Why wouldn't you??

If you are like most of us in today’s busy world you know you need to take time to fill your own energy stores, but you feel guilty taking the time for yourself.

You know you could be doing better with juggling work and life and still have time for regeneration and fun.

You’re feeling out of balance, lacking the inspiration and energy to keep running on empty.

Imagine spending 3 days at the beach with a group of like-minded folk who are all seeking their own path to personal happiness. (Cowabunga baby!)

We all deserve to find JOY in our lives. It’s just that we don’t always know how to open the door to let it in.

Join us May 28-31, 2020 in Santa Cruz, Ca


This retreat is going to help you:

•End the cycle of self-sabotage and “I can’t be happy”

•Transform the conscious and unconscious barriers to allowing joy to flourish

•Learn how to rewire your brain to break negative patterns and link positive ones together

•Use positive psychology and neuroscience to see the games your mind plays and turn them around

•Create positively joyful relationships

•Understand how optimism, hope and kindness work for you

•Nurture your innate resilience to roll with life’s challenges

•Really love yourself without judgment or negative self-talk

•Shift your mood in an instant, with simple, doable habits

•Live from a place of resilience and strength

•Create lasting habits that create opportunities for happiness, even when things are tough

•4 step process to see how negative beliefs get “stuck” and reframe them

•Cultivate gratitude for everything, especially the lessons

•Embrace forgiveness to make room for more joy

•Learn to say YES to opportunity

•Own the confidence of knowing yourself

•Leave with a toolkit of skills to carry joy forward, and share it with others

•Embrace the pure joy of play and fun!


Register today, limited seats are available. 

Dream Inn

dream inn

This retreat will be hosted at the Dream Inn Hotel in beautiful Santa Cruz, Ca.
The stylish hotel is literally on the beach with stunning views of the surf and bay and just a short walk to the pier and historic boardwalk.

Imagine yourself there, listening to the waves on the beach, smelling the sea air, seeing the glow of the setting sun across the expanse of the beautiful Monterey bay.
Feeling happy already? Just wait!

Nearly Mindful has reserved a block of rooms at the Dream Inn at a great rate for this event. Register now before the summer rates hit! (Deposit required, cancellation policy on their site.)

About Janet and Nearly Mindful

Janet Fouts

Janet is the founder of Nearly Mindful a mindfulness training company. As a Human Potential Facilitator, uniquely qualified to help you make mindfulness and meditation part of your life, with a friendly, personal, and “no woo-woo” style that is refreshing and approachable.

Her journey combines 25 years as an entrepreneur blazing trails in tech and marketing with extensive training in mindfulness, compassion, emotional intelligence and positive psychology. She’s studied with  top teachers in these fields and combined the best of the modalities into her own programs.

Through her mindful approach to emotional intelligence she supports people with personal growth, happiness, and compassionate communication.

Whether you need help gaining traction with challenges in your life, career, or both, Janet creates customized programs for individuals and corporations. Janet is a best-selling author, with 7 books, including Mindful Social Marketing and When Life Hit the Fan.

Feedback from Previous Retreats

 I didn't know what to expect and I loved everyone.  Over 3 days, I was able to start implementing practices that I wasn't able to do on my own.
Tools/practices to take home - I've been home for 2 days and I'm using/doing several of the practices each day (so far)... and I feel like I will continue. ~L.S.

 Thank you! With much gratitude for making this happening and putting such heart into it!~C.L.

I can bring peace/joy into my life without spending a lot of time on it each day... and there are so many little things that can be done to bring those feelings into my daily life.~T.S.

This was a life changing event in Sedona with Janet & CJ this week. Meditations, yoga, thoughtful and insightful discussions with an amazing group. Had to focus on meditations and make changes for my personal growth and peace.  Thank you ~C.

Janet is a superb growth facilitator, with a knack for knowing when to slow down, when to break and when to pursue. Much like better orchestra conductors, her directives were gentle, clear but very aware, and quick to offer support to individuals, at the precise moment needed. ~D.

 EVERYTHING! Meditation and yoga I will practice consistently now, but the lessons and workbook activities were valuable  illustrations to complete the package. 

One on one conversations were the icing on the cake... talking to people about important things is my favorite past time. ~H.S.

The pacing of the retreat was perfect, each segment building on the last. As the days unfolded, deeper self-awareness arose. Tools to increase mindfulness were explained and demonstrated in simple, clear steps. ​

Janet has a nurturing personality that must be experienced in person to fully appreciate. She is a very wise, humble and helpful guide and, now, friend.~D.B.

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