conscious planning for women who want to get shit done without sacrificing their self-care

Are you tired of finding yourself at the bottom of a very long to-do list?

You have been told to do more in order to feel better work harder, take more classes, cultivate better habits, read THIS book, and listen to all the podcasts.

Yet, no amount of inbox zero hacks or self-help workshops has helped you achieve the gorgeous sense of unshakable, unflappable ease and confidence you've been looking for.

You're exhausted. Your self-care is abysmal. You cannot stomach facing another December feeling as though you didn't accomplish a single thing you set out to do in January.

You want more for yourself, but you aren't even sure to begin.

2020 can be different. It will be different if you want it to be.

You do not have to sacrifice your needs in order to get the things done.

You do not need to make yourself smaller and smaller in order to make everyone around you happy.

You do not need to continue feeling exhausted from constantly reacting to the onslaught of obligations and your disorganized life.

It is possible to create a life of substance and sustenance, even if that's something you've only dreamed about before.


Praise for Tend

I love the ongoing support and connection Cycle provides. I joined because I was drawn to a yearlong community of women 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. I'm also more attuned to the seasonal shifts, celebrations, and stressors in my life and I've learned to set boundaries and expectations with others well in advance of celebrations/activities. Cycle was nourishing and supportive. - Aly S.


What is Cycle, exactly?

Cycle is a yearlong course and community that will support you in structuring your life so that your needs can be met - sustainably, consistently, and peacefully.

Join me to learn how to manage your commitments, make your resolutions, and plan your time in a way that allows you to thrive in every facet of your life.

Cycle Includes...

Four virtual retreats

Our group will gather together seasonally for a weekend of virtual workshops, rituals, and practices to support your growth.

As long as you have a high-speed internet connection, you can join the webinar and circle with our group no matter where you are.

Each weekend retreat includes:

  • an email with journal prompts to get you revved up the week before we meet
  • Two+ hours of gathering live and coaching with me on Saturday
  • curated self-care rituals to help you tend to yourself on Sunday
Tune-Up Calls

To help us stay in touch with our dreams between retreats this year I have added 60-minute community check-in calls during the months of February, May, August, and November to share successes and clarify our intentions.

Call dates and time will be announced at the end of the retreat prior to it.

Access to the private FB group

Our online community to include weekly prompts and conversation starters to keep you connected the moon's phases, seasonal cycles, and one another between live retreats.

Plus, once a month you will have the opportunity to ask me anything in a private live Q&A.

New Moon mail

These monthly emails will be delivered to your inbox each month on the New Moon and are chock full of intuitive guidance, group energy work, and practices to tune into the lunar cycle.


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.

Make a habit out of feeling nourished, rested & lit up

Cycle will help you cultivate your intentions, map out your seasonally specific self-care protocol, and stay connected with your vision for your life all year long!

Join the waitlist for Cycle 2020 to be first to know when doors open!


Why I Created Cycle

I am obsessed with helping women create the things you were put on this planet to create with greater ease and am hell-bent on finding that sweet, elusive balance between work and play.

But, if I am totally honest, I initially created Cycle for myself.

After spending years chugging coffee and trying to be everything to everyone around me, I found myself completely burned out.

I had just had my first baby, my business was limping along, and my relationship was struggling. I couldn't find myself anywhere beneath the chaotic, exhausting mess that my life had become. I didn't have a scrap of extra energy to figure it out, but I knew I needed to.

One morning I asked myself, what do you need?

The answer arrived: A different way of living. A different method for structuring my time. A fresh start. A plan that actually works for ME and instead of the perfectionistic woman who lives in my head and writes my to do lists.

The problem wasn’t anyone else or their expectations. It was me.

It was my own internalized pressure and desire to be seen as perfect that was running me ragged.

It was my fear of not making enough money to support my family.

It was an old story that I had to be the first and best in order to matter and a belief that if I worked hard enough, I could earn the external validation I desperately wanted.

That, underneath it all, doing more might to protect me from being left behind, abandoned, or forgotten about.

I needed a completely new system for doing things.

A system that harnessed my innate energy rhythms so that I could get more done without so much inner turmoil.

A plan to manage my energy proactively instead of constantly trying to triage the trash fire that my life had become.

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.

I needed Cycle.

And, if you are here because you want to feel clear, grounded, peaceful, and accomplished...

If you want to look at your calendar without shuddering and deftly organize your time based on your personal priorities and values...

if you want to know yourself better so that you can plan your life better...

I created Cycle just for you. 


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


Your Questions, Answered

Can I give Cycle as a gift?

Of course you can, you generous thing you! Email me at to set this up.

Do you offer refunds if Cycle isn't a good fit for me?

There are limited seats in our Cycle community and this offering sells out every year. Thus, I do not offer refunds for Cycle, nor can you cancel your payment plan part way throughout the year. When you sign-up for the payment plan, you are committing to making the twelve monthly payments. Please be mindful of this when you choose to join us.

If you are joining us for the first time, please feel free to ask me anything about the structure or my approach by emailing I'm happy to answer any question you might have to make sure it is a good fit for you.

Do I have time for this? What is the time commitment?

As a participant in Cycle, you will have access to the virtual retreat materials four times over the course of the year. Each weekend’s programming will include journaling prompts to complete before we gather, two 60-minute virtual gatherings on Saturday, and a care ritual to nourish and replenish yourself on Sunday.

All of these prompts can be completed in your own timing and fit into your schedule in a way that is supportive for you. Anticipate that participating in Cycle fully will take 1-3 hours a month, but feel free to tailor this to your needs.

What will I need to participate?

All that you need in order to participate in Cycle is access to a high-speed internet connection and email address.

What if I can’t make one of the virtual retreats?

Each virtual retreat will be recorded and emailed to you after we wrap up.  This way you will be able to watch and benefit from our live circles even if you have to miss one of the retreats or something comes up.

What if I’m located in the Southern hemisphere? Will I still get a lot out of planning by the seasons?

Great question! Cycle is based on the Northern Hemisphere’s seasons. However, if you are living in the Southern Hemisphere and want to circle with us, you are absolutely invited. You will still benefit from cultivating a self-care plan to support yourself as you move throughout your seasons and opportunities to track your wishes and intentions over the course of the year.


Praise for Tend

Participating in Cycle allowed me to get real with myself and go to deeper places than I would have been able to on my own.
- Helen K.


Do you feel exhausted just looking at your calendar?

What if you were able to get in front of your burnout by recognizing it on the horizon instead of waiting until it has you in its clutches?

What if you felt grounded and confident in your ability to have your own back so that you could stop spinning your wheels and devote yourself more fully to your dreams?

Here’s the thing: In this life, you can do anything, but you cannot do everything.

(I know you wish you could. I wish I could too. Alas, here we are.)

You are human. 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 do the work that you were put on this planet to do with greater ease, you need clarity, focus, and a plan to honor your natural energy cycle.

You need a sustainable way to weave your needs into the fabric of your daily life so that you feel well supported and well tended to - every single day. 

Cycle provides you with seasonal opportunities to reconnect, restore, and recalibrate so that you can move through your year with greater awareness and motivation. When you create a sustainable plan that is specific to YOU (and your needs for the season ahead), you are inspired to get shit done without sacrificing the essential self-care rituals and practices that support you.

Wanting your life to feel better isn’t a frivolous endeavor. It's a lifeline.

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

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Make a habit out of feeling nourished, rested & lit up

Cycle will help you cultivate your intentions, map out your seasonally specific self-care protocol, and stay connected with your vision for your life all year long!

Join the waitlist for Cycle 2020 to be first to know when doors open!


Big love for Cycle


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. I've been part of some monthly, ongoing programs where I just felt BEHIND on everything because I couldn't keep up with the content and do what I needed to in the rest of my life. The pace and format of Cycle was lovely and just right for me. It felt nourishing, permission-giving, and spacious. - Kara K.


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.


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


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.