Vision your 2016!

There is one week left to sign up (still a few spots left) for the Vision your Year: Reimagine your Life event! As Jennifer and I continue to prepare for this event, we get more and more excited!  We believe that it is important to develop a vision for ourselves that is both challenging and possible to attain. As you prepare to come to the event, (sign up now, spots are filling up) we suggest that you give thought to your vision for the year before you attend.  We encourage you to give some thought to your year even if you can’t attend 😉


Your vision board is uniquely yours and can reflect your vision in any way that works for you – it can be  broad or specific or a combination of both. We have been pondering our own visions for 2016 and have found these prompts to be helpful.

What do I hope to achieve in 2016? Do I have specific goals in mind? What will life be like when I have met these goals?  What action will I need to take to meet these goals? How will I know that I am on track to meet these goals?

What does self care mean to me?
What behaviors am I doing when I am practicing self-care?

What are my hopes and dreams for the coming year?
Do I want to focus on a specific area of my life?
What words help me to identify, clarify and focus my future vision?

Are there specific things I want to do? Are there any specific things that I’d like to learn? Is there anything that I really want to achieve, acquire, or work towards?

It’s ok to put things like get a new car, make more money, learn french, go on a cruise on your vision board! After all, you will need to stay focused on your intention to accomplish these types of things.

Consider making a list of your thoughts and ideas as you think about what might make sense on your unique vision board.

At the workshop you will receive all the materials necessary to create a vision board that is unique to you.  You will also receive instruction and support in focusing and shaping your vision. We will discuss how you might move forward with clear intent and purpose in following the path that that you envision. You will also learn several mindfulness strategies and the corresponding skills that you can practice throughout the year.

We believe that use of the vision board as well as the skills and strategies you will learn can support you in staying positive, focused and in pursuing your vision for 2016 with intent and purpose.

Denise is a Masters level Social Worker with over 20 years experience in counseling individuals of all ages. Her emphasis is on increasing self awareness, self-advocacy and mindfulness to help individuals manage their lives and emotions with thoughtful purpose and intent. Jennifer is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with individuals of all ages . Her emphasis is supporting them in attaining and practicing the skills and strategies that will help them further their lives in the direction of their dreams. They will bring their combined years of experience to this workshop to support you in creating a unique piece of artwork that will be useful in supporting your pursuit of your vision for 2016.

Sign up now to attend!


2016 Adventures Scheduled!

Welcome to the “rough schedule” for 2016! We will be adding both details and events as the year progresses. We will also make events available in the Dirty Shop as details are clarified.
2016 Club Membership is available now as is our first event (Vision your Year! Life Re-imagined). We hope to see you and enjoy your company during 2016 and beyond!
· Vision your Year! Life Re-imagined
Create the life that you dream of with the aid of mindfulness and motivation from your one of a kind vision board. Join us for an afternoon of creative art – We will provide all of the instruction and supplies to help you create a one of a kind motivational vision board to guide you through 2016.
As a Social Worker and Occupational Therapist, Denise and Jennifer understand the power of using your creative spirit as well as the power of purposeful thought as we move forward in our lives. During this workshop, we will provide basic instruction in mindfulness and engage the group in discussion about what will support each of us as we create our vision boards for the this year’s adventures. We know that you will meet other participants who are interested in mindfully choosing positive and supportive experiences for 2016.
This event is on Sunday January 17th, 2106 from 2-5pm at Camp Curry. The cost is $40 and includes all supplies, instruction in both creation of the vision board and in basic mindfulnes strategies to use throughout the year, hot tea, cocoa and great Dirty Company! Oh!  There is also an included second session on June 18th, 2016.
· Eagle Hike
Saturday February 13th Check in at 12:30 Event from 1-4pm $30
Join us for a winter adventure! We will take you to see some nesting American Bald Eagles.
· 8 Miles of March Madness
Saturday March 5th Check in at 12:30 Event from 1-4pm $30
· 8 More Miles Saturday April 2nd Check in at 12:30 Event from 1-4pm $30
· Dirty Girls Get Away!
Friday April 29th – Sunday May 1st Relax at the Lied Lodge and Hike at Indian Cave
(Choose the inclusive package that fits your needs the best!) Friday/Saturday 2 person shared room Package $320 per person or Friday/Saturday Solo Package $420 (These packages include Friday lodging, Saturday breakfast, Saturday hike and lunch, Saturday lodging, dinner and art project, Sunday breakfast)
Saturday Double-shared Package $220 each or Saturday Solo Package $285
(These packages include Saturday hike, lunch, Saturday lodging, dinner and art project, Sunday dinner)
Saturday Day Package $50 (This package includes hike and lunch.)
· Down and Dirty Family Friendly 3 Mile
Saturday May 7th, $25 age 12 and under free!
· First Lake Yak!
Sunday May 22nd $30 kayak rental $20 club price $10 OYO $5 Club OYO
· River Run – 10 Miles on the Kaw
Saturday June 11th
Kayaks $40 rental, $30 club rental, $15 OYO, $10 club OYO
· Kaw River Run it again! – 10 more miles on the Kaw
Friday June 17th Kayaks $40 rental, $30 club rental, $15 OYO, $10 club OYO
· Mindful Miles
Tuesday June 21st $20
Prior to this short 2+mile hike, you will receive some coaching on active mindfulness. Then we will hike in silence to a gorgeous spot where we will have a short yoga class including some relaxation meditation then we will hike back refreshed.
· Up the River Run (We aren’t really paddling up river but we will be exploring a stretch of river we haven’t visited in the past!)
St George to Wamego July 16th
Kayaks: $50 rental, $40 club rental, $25 OYO, $15 club OYO
· Kaw Camp Out
July Friday 29th – Saturday 30th
Price TBD Includes dinner around the fire and breakfast with coffee and some morning YOGA – bring your own gear!
· August 4th Annual Ass Kicker Saturday 27th
Kayaks: Rental $50, Club rental $40, $25 OYO, $20 OYO
September Price TBD
· Overnight – Dirty Girl Camp Retreat (23rd) Saturday 24th and 25th
(Surprise location in Kansas!)
· ALL the WAY!
Early Bird Price $100 Deadline October 1st, includes lunch, dinner, lunch, camping and hike support! Saturday October 22nd and Sunday 23rd
· Bird Yak Saturday 5th Kayaks $30 kayak rental $20 club price $10 OYO $5 Club OYO
December End of Year Sunday 4th