getting things done doesn't have to suck

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Mara Glatzel

You are an ambitious human who is, also, relentlessly needy.

Hot damn do I love that about you.

You easily convince yourself that you will be better at taking care of yourself once you "just get XYZ done." That next week caring for yourself will feel easier. Inspired even. So you plug away, head down and working as hard as possible… only to end up more exhausted and overwhelmed than ever.

You have tried every planner and productivity hack, but you aren’t any closer to having a real, sustainable plan for showing up for the things that matter to you without sacrificing your needs and self-care.

You want "it" (gestures around wildly) to feel... better. But you can't help but wonder if this is just the way life is and everyone else is just better at making it through than you are.

Lovingly, no and no.

In this life, you can do anything, but you cannot do everything

I know, it breaks my heart too. Alas, here we are.

You start each day with the best of intentions. Your coffee is strong and your to-do list is formidable.

But, then you open up social media. And you get lost in the 5000 tabs open on your computer. And before you know it you are inundated by self-doubt and exhaustion as you slog uphill to try to get everything done that you have on your plate.

You are spread so thin, you never seem to get anything done.

With time, you stop believing in your capacity to get things done. Never quite living up to your own expectations, you relentlessly compare yourself to other people and beat yourself up for your many imperfections.

And how could you not? All evidence points in that direction.

You need a whole new way of doing things.

What if you were able to know what you want to do and then... do it?

What if you were able to trust yourself to follow through without sacrificing yourself in the process?

What if you could change your life just by changing the way you protect, maintain, and replenish your energy?

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Wanting your life to feel better isn’t frivolous.

You are human. You are not a robot. Your energy is cyclical like the seasons. It ebbs and flows just like the tide. It is not meant to be constant all year long.

If you are going to live a rich, satisfying life that you were put on this planet to live, you need to stop working ON yourself and start working WITH yourself.

And, if you you are going to contribute to the world around you in the way that only you can, your care must become non-negotiable.

Through seasonal virtual retreats and a dynamic community, Cycle will teach you how to create a sustainable plan forward that is specific to YOU, helping you get shit done while also cultivating the essential self-care rituals and practices that support you. This is your invitation to learn how to manage your expectations, make real resolutions, and prioritize your vision for your life in a way that helps you thrive -- for real this time.

Cycle is about saying yes to yourself. Yes to the human beneath the many hats you wear each day. Yes to the practices and rituals that sustain you. Yes to your grand plans. Yes to receiving what you ache for. Yes to setting boundaries that protect your energy. Yes to living your life to the fullest.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. YES.


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Praise for Tend

You won't regret giving yourself the gift of this program! Cycle encourages you to become the expert and steward of your own life. It has helped me develop so much self-knowledge and compassion. I highly recommend it to anyone considering it.
- Helen K.

When you sign up for Cycle, you're going to get allll of this...

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SEASONAL VIRTUAL RETREATS

Our group will gather together four times a year for a weekend of virtual workshops, rituals, and practices to support your growth. With a high-speed internet connection, you can join the video call and circle with our group no matter where you are.

Each weekend retreat includes: two+ hours of gathering live with our Cycle community and coaching with me, journal prompts before we meet & curated self-care rituals to help you tend to yourself after we wrap up. These live retreat workshops are filled to the brim with communal celebration, sharing intentions with one another, and borrowing from our collective brilliance to brainstorm what's next for you.

When you sign up for Cycle, you will receive immediate access to the recording of our Winter retreat!

2021 workshops will take place: March 20, June 19, September 25

LIVE MONTHLY NEW MOON GATHERINGS

These live gatherings are magnificent opportunities to reconnect with yourself, tend to your larger vision for what you are creating in your life, update your priorities, and cultivate moon cycle based practices that support you in showing up for what you care about most. These rituals and practices are guaranteed to bring you megawatt clarity and resource you so that you are able to follow through. (Finally and amen.)

THE SESSIONS

In addition to live New Moon Gathering, you will be invited to a second live gathering per month that I've been affectionately referring to as the "How The F*ck It Actually Works" Sessions. These sessions will be opportunities to gather live, ask questions, and practice the Cycle principles together. The truth is, it's all well and good to have a beautifully crafted intention but if you aren't incorporating care, inspired action, and gentle discipline into your daily life.... you're still not going to get much done.

The first session of the year will be one of my most beloved workshops, The To-Do List Makeover.

These calls will be a combo of live teaching and communal co-working time to tend to the things on your list that you've been avoiding. We will be covering topics like knowing when enough is enough, self-talk and self-trust, dismantling toxic ambition and accountability, honoring the cycle of rest (and tending to the guilt that shows up when we slow down), reimagining productivity, and boundaries.

THE DIGITAL CYCLE PLANNER

Each quarter, you will receive a mega workbook & planner from me, with ample space for doing all of our work together at the retreats, new moon gatherings, and session calls. This resource will be invaluable to you this year AND as a metric for planning your life in years to come. The exercises that we do within Cycle enable us to collect so much delicious data about ourselves that makes a HUGE difference in how we plan and care for ourselves in moving forward.

Print it out, color it in, make it yours -- the Cycle Workbook & Planner will hold your hand as we walk through 2021 together.

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Praise for Tend

Holy Shit! I think I can break my life into two parts now: pre-Mara and post-Mara. This work has been life-changing for this serial procrastinator!
- Lindsay M.

Say Yes to Yourself

Join Cycle to cultivate deliciously doable goals, map out your seasonally specific self-care protocol, nourish your ambition & stay connected with your vision for your life all year long!

Sign up for a YEAR of Cycle

$1000

BEST value! Get 2 months of Cycle free when you sign up for the year & commit deeply to tending to your vision throughout 2021

Join Cycle Monthly

$100/month

Your on-going monthly membership will include all of the Cycle deliciousness we have going on from month to month through 2021

Please note: When you sign-up for the payment plan, you will be automatically charged each month on the day you enroll for a total of 12 months. If you would like you end your Cycle membership early, email support@maraglatzel.com.

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Let's talk results, because I know that's what you really want to know about.

Over the last four years, we have had Cycle participants who… 

Created a consistent movement practice (finally!), grieved a loved one, started a home daycare, moved across the country, got sober, committed to their mental health, cleared significant debt, created seasonal self-care rituals, grew and birthed a baby, wrote a book, got a promotion, renegotiated relationships, created brand new holiday traditions, and stopped trying to do everything in order to focus on what matters most (after figuring out what matters most). 

This is a community for brave-hearted doers who are ambitious AND human. 

Our goals are as different as we are from one another. 

There is room for you in our community whether you want to create healthy boundaries in your business, sew something new once a month, learn how to bake bread, finish your dissertation without losing your mind, or learn to show up more authentically in your relationships.

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Praise for Tend

Cycle helps me focus on the reality that I may only have time for one or two projects a season, and while that realization can be frustration, it also helps me actually do the thing. Instead of fantasizing about ALL THE THINGS I could be doing, Cycle asks me to choose the one thing and get to work on it. It's also been an amazing way to review and recap all that I have done, even if the main project I meant to work on that season didn't move forward. I've gained more assurance in my own process, my energy levels and most importantly, I feel more and more (with practice) I am doing enough.  - Justine T.

Ok... but how?

Because I've tried everything and 2020 has been A YEAR and I don't know how much more I can take.

The Cycle way:

What is your big vision for your life?

What do you want to create? What are you working towards? What do you need? What are you aching for? What do you want to see in the world that you are ready, able, and willing to show up to co-create?

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What is your priority right now?

In Cycle we cull our dreams and prioritize fiercely, knowing that doing so is the thing that stands between "kind of doing a ton of things & none of them very well or to completion" and "holy wow I am FINALLY getting things done that I have been wanting to do for YEARS." Cycle will walk you through The To-Do List Makeover, a delicious and simple system to figure out what your priority is right now -- and how to keep the rest of your dreams cozy and safe until you are ready for them.

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How can you take action in a way that is sustainable and kind?

Because frankly, in Cycle, we are unwilling to compromise. Our aim is always to show up for what matters most in a way that is pro-human, anti-hustle, and remarkably DOABLE. This consistent and compassionate action is the kind that we are able to take over the entiiiiiiirety of our lives.

During Cycle you will be invited to free yourself from the all-or-nothing way of doing things that has routinely left you broken down and exhausted, because you and your needs are taken into account every step of the way.

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What do YOU need?

You are the vessel for your energy and magic. If you aren't in good working order, nothing in your life is. Each and every one of us has a unique capacity and set of needs, and our work together in Cycle is all about becoming the president of your fan club and devoting yourself to self-support, nourishment, and honoring whatever it is that you personally require in order to show up for the things you care about most.

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A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE

This feels somewhere on the scale from overwhelming to impossible right now because you are out of practice and RIGHTLY anxious you won't be able to find the time to show up for this based on your lived experience. Part of the what we do differently in Cycle is commit to doing all of our work together on the call. There is no homework, because I know that "homework" means "have the best of intentions, but, yeah no, that's not going to get done."

When you sign up for Cycle, all you have to do is join the calls live or dedicate yourself to watching the recording. Every bit of planning, strategizing, prioritizing, and honoring your brilliant and unique make-up will happen there.

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Hey there — I’m Mara.

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I'm an intuitive coach, writer, and Needy podcast host who helps humans like you radically reclaim their needs in order to cultivate lives rich with sustenance and deep purpose. 

I'm also a queer, femme wife and mother of two, recovering control freak, and a human who deeply understands the impulse to relegate my needs to the bottom of a very long to-do list in an attempt to prove my worth.

These days, I take really good care of myself as often as I am able.

I believe that the ultimate act of self-care is rebuilding the chasm in your relationship with yourself so that you can feel seen, heard, and adored, no matter what. I want you to know that you don’t have to over-deliver, minimize your needs, or suffer to earn your space in the world. You can create a relationship with yourself filled with radiant trust and gentle discipline by taking your daily choices off of autopilot.

My intuitive coaching style is supported by skills gleaned from a Masters in Clinical Social Work with trauma specialization, energy healing tools acquired through working with the Crystalline Consciousness Technique (CCT), and Reiki. 

Deeper than that, I have a knack for paying particular attention to where people around me are struggling and delivering information in a way that they are most easily able to receive it. I've run sold out programs and live retreats around the country for years, having supported thousands of people in taking up space and getting their needs met.

I’m pro-human and anti-hustle. When I’m not coaching, writing, or recording, you can find me walking through the woods, watching Frozen for the millionth time (because, 4 year old), drinking the most perfect and delicious cup of coffee while pretending the characters on my favorite TV shows are my real life friends, or taking part in my own favorite form of self-care: detailing my car. 

I created Cycle because I am hell-bent on figuring out how to show up for everything I care about without sacrificing my own care.

I created cycle because I was hungry for a system that harnessed my innate energy rhythms so that I could get more done without so much inner turmoil. I KNEW I needed a plan to manage my energy proactively instead of constantly trying to triage the trash fire that my life had become. And, I could see the benefit to finding a way to track my big dreams so that I could get them out of my head and into the world while holding myself accountable to the practices that supported me.

Cycle was born out of my own trial and error as I've navigated pregnancies, book writing, toddler wrangling, running a six figure business, working from home through the pandemic with my children screaming in the background, podcast launching, meal planning, DJing impromptu family dance parties, and managing to keep own care on my list through it all. 

I am on this journey with you. I haven’t arrived. No one does. 

I hope you’ll join me.

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Praise for Tend

I love the ongoing support and connection Cycle provides. I joined because I was drawn to a yearlong community and it was rewarding to grow together all year long! Cycle helped me find more space on my calendar - way ahead of time. Now, I plan ahead and give myself time for tending BEFORE I am worn down. - Aly S.

Say Yes to Yourself

Join Cycle to cultivate deliciously doable goals, map out your seasonally specific self-care protocol, nourish your ambition & stay connected with your vision for your life all year long!

Sign up for a YEAR of Cycle

$1000

BEST value! Get 2 months of Cycle free when you sign up for the year & commit deeply to tending to your vision throughout 2021

Join Cycle Monthly

$100/month

Your on-going monthly membership will include all of the Cycle deliciousness we have going on from month to month through 2021

Please note: When you sign-up for the payment plan, you will be automatically charged each month on the day you enroll for a total of 12 months. If you would like you end your Cycle membership early, email support@maraglatzel.com.

Still have questions? I’m here to help:

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Big Love from Humans Who've Said Yes to Cycle:


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Praise for Tend

I signed up for Cycle because I needed something for ME. Yes, I was interested in how it might apply to my business, but more than that, I needed a space for me: for permission to honor and respect my rhythms more.  I loved that Cycle wasn't overwhelming. Cycle was nourishing, permission-giving, and spacious. - Kara K.


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Praise for Tend

Cycle was the perfect way to rest, take stock of what I’ve achieved and set peaceful wishes (I hate the word goals) for the next season.
- Kate Bacon

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Praise for Tend

Cycle is a sweet and gentle class. The time and the space given to us is just what I was looking for. I feel held in 'retreat' hands when we have our virtual weekends together, even when I'm just in my normal home life.  It is wonderful to see that 'retreat' can happen within my ordinary old life.  The ordinary becomes so infused with magic that way. - Kate B.


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Praise for Tend

At the end of Cycle, I am so much better at creating ritual space for myself. I am so aware of season changes, changes in my body, and to take the time to feel into and recognize those cycles and changes. I feel much more aware and connected to myself.
- Laura Y.

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Praise for Tend

Cycle is different than other programs because it's not about fixing myself or fitting into a "solution" that works for someone else. It's special because it's about honoring myself and working with what is for me. My favorite part of Cycle is how it opens me to seeing my own rhythms, to finding ways to work with my cycles of energy and interest. And, doing the program in community helps me see that I am not alone in having variation throughout the days, weeks, and seasons, but also that my cycle is uniquely my own. I feel safe and comfortable and supported to own that. Cycle helps me to plan better, to let go of things that aren't working for me, to experiment, to make connections between my soul and my goals and my body's needs and my energetic self.  - Kathryn S.


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Praise for Tend

I loved participating in Cycle for two years, and found both years incredibly valuable and illuminating. Mara has an amazing way of holding space for emotions and gently guiding us to listen to our inner wisdom. In particular, I appreciated the seasonal reminders to check in with my needs, wants, and desires based on what makes me feel excited, curious, and energetic in the present moment. I learned to recognize plans that no longer suit the person I currently am, and to be willing to close the door, either temporarily or permanently, on old goals to make space for what's emerging right now.
- Kim D.


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Praise for Tend

I love the sense of ritual that Cycle provides - it's a beautiful way of marking the entry to a new season. I love celebrating the successes and wins of the past (because I'll usually overlook those) and the process of getting clear about priorities for the coming season. I love approaching work and life in a seasonal, cyclical way, and having dedicated time to do this with other kindred spirits felt perfect. I'm proud of having let go of a lot of unrealistic/unreasonable expectations of myself! And of having greater trust that things in my life really are happening at exactly the right speed, even if that speed is SLOOOOOOW right now.  -Elizabeth Bechard

Say Yes to Yourself

Join Cycle to cultivate deliciously doable goals, map out your seasonally specific self-care protocol, nourish your ambition & stay connected with your vision for your life all year long!

Sign up for a YEAR of Cycle

$1000

BEST value! Get 2 months of Cycle free when you sign up for the year & commit deeply to tending to your vision throughout 2021

Join Cycle Monthly

$100/month

Your on-going monthly membership will include all of the Cycle deliciousness we have going on from month to month through 2021

Please note: When you sign-up for the payment plan, you will be automatically charged each month on the day you enroll for a total of 12 months. If you would like you end your Cycle membership early, email support@maraglatzel.com.

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