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SoulBeing Community Newsletter – October 2020

Oct 8, 2020 | General | 0 comments

Dear SoulBeing Wellness Community,

Fall is fully upon us, complete with turning leaves, cozy candle scents, and all things pumpkin. This is, admittedly, my favorite time of year in New England. My husband and I got married in October in the White Mountains, and the whole month inspires nostalgia from that magical weekend celebrating with family and friends – all of whom I am missing especially this year. I have a feeling 2021 is going to be full of some larger than life parties, and I cannot wait.

October also marks the beginning of Q4 for many of us who mark time with a fiscal calendar. That means we are each preparing to navigate the final push of the year, the homestretch toward achieving our goals. At SoulBeing, we are ecstatic to have successfully closed an additional round of funding in Q3, setting us up to finish the year at warp speed in team growth and execution of our technical and commercial strategies. For now, I will keep a level of suspense appropriate to the time of year around the specifics of these initiatives, but I will gladly share that the work we will be doing in these final three months of 2020 is foundational to sparking real change in how US healthcare consumers approach navigating their personal health journey.

This year has been far from glamorous for all of us. Many days have been spent drowning in frustration, stagnation, uncertainty, doubt, and fear. I hope that the change of seasons is inspiring new hope and fresh energy in your professional and personal pursuits. I hope we have each recalibrated enough to realize the importance of celebrating little wins, and most importantly, celebrating each other.

I, for one, am certainly not rushing through these last months of 2020. Rather, I hope to cherish and honor each moment; even the moments that challenge me to my core. If this year has taught me anything, it is that a commitment to purpose and service to others is what drives me everyday and pushes me to attempt to achieve that which seems impossible. Cheers to you, and your impossible dreams as well.

Wishing you well,
Colleen


As a reminder, and for those who may not have received our previous communications, please see below, and join our community, FREE OF CHARGE!

For the foreseeable future, we are suspending required payments for all health and wellness professionals who are currently members, and ANY of our colleagues who would like to join us now, can do so without charge.
That’s right. We are offering our services to YOU for FREE.

Whether you have been a member in the past or are brand new to SoulBeing – please join our community and take advantage of our services during this challenging time. We are here to help you promote your business and events, connect with peers and clients in the virtual environment (and in person, when we are able), and bolster your involvement in the community that you serve so selflessly.

If you are offering virtual services, please let us know, and we would be happy to promote them on our site, and when able, on social media. Also, feel free to reach out if you need support in setting up a profile. wellness@soulbeing.com

Here are some of the virtual events already being featured on our site: www.soulbeing.com/events/ reach out to your colleagues, and give them a follow and a share on social media!


Resources

Did you know that October 10 is World Mental Health Day? Learn all about this important initiative and find ample resources through the World Federation for Mental Health

How has meditation impacted your life? Learn about the one-question meditation technique employed by our CEO daily to keep her in a positive and productive mental state. It’s a five-minute read on our blog

Wondering whether your services qualify to be paid for by your clients’ Health Savings Accounts (HSA)? This easy guide provided by Wage Works is a good place to start. We have also become experts about HSAs at SoulBeing and would be happy to help! Email us at clientservices@soulbeing.com with any questions!

Feature of the Month: Julia Durgee, Digital Strategy

Julia Durgee is a social media marketing consultant and Consumer Analytics Manager who has been working with the Soul Being team on digital marketing strategy and design since June 2020. Julia has an apparel design degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. During her career, she strengthened the e-commerce design of EILEEN FISHER, Inc., marketed the magic of Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, and earned L.L.Bean’s “Bean’s Best” award for bringing Facebook & Instagram advertising management in-house.

Julia consults with non-profits, art galleries, start-ups, e-commerce companies, and the global strategic foresight community on how to reach new audiences and drive engagement or repeat purchases from current audiences. She also is an accomplished illustrator and fine artist. (www.juliadurgee.com) Julia is so grateful to those in her life who have influenced her own well-being efforts: eating local produce, running, meditation & mental health counseling, and repetitive stress injury prevention. We are thrilled to have her on board!


Announcements:

Calling for CONTENT!
Would you like to publish an article on your area of expertise? We are seeking article submissions for the SoulBeing website that educate both your fellow professionals and prospective clients regarding a particular topic on health, preventative medicine, or general wellness. This is a great way to promote your practice and raise awareness in the community!Please send questions or submissions to: blog@soulbeing.com

We want to promote your EVENTS!
We would love to get your events, whether it’d be online or in-person, to our community! Simply send us a short write-up about any upcoming educational or promotional events. Please include information on the date, time, and location of the event, as well as a sentence or two on the subject matter, and whether there is any fee to attend.Please send questions or submissions to: clientsuccess@soulbeing.com

Interested in becoming a Featured Member?
Submit a nomination for yourself or a peer to be considered to appear as our Featured Member! Featured members enjoy perks such as extra visibility on our website, exposure via our social media accounts, and access to speaking and leadership opportunities within our community. Please send questions or submissions to: wellness@soulbeing.com



“Whether this moment is happy or not depends on you. It`s you who makes the moment happy, not the moment that makes you happy. With mindfulness, concentration, and insight, any moment can become a happy moment.” 

― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Living

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