Behind the Scenes: January Kickoff Retreat for Life Editor Academy

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting a group of my clients in person at the January Kickoff Retreat for my Life Editor Academy mastermind group.

Sure, I “see” them all the time during our Skype video calls, but it’s different to see them “in 3D” (as one of my clients says).

And you know me, I’m a big hugger so it was a special treat to be able to wrap my arms around my amazing Life Editors. 🙂

Life Editor Academy is a 12-month group mastermind program for ambitious women who are ready to go after their goals, make tough choices about what they do and do not want in their lives, get real and raw, and push through every obstacle in their way.

There’s something magical about having a supportive group of sisters cheering you on for an entire year.

We spent the retreat planning out all our goals for 2016 and analyzing the Life Editing Process, our businesses, and our money mindsets. It was intense for everyone involved, but totally worth it!

Check out this video for a behind-the-scenes look at the retreat.

In This Video:

  • 0:50 What’s Life Editor Academy?
  • 1:35 Life Editing Sessions
  • 2:47 Gratitude Rocks
  • 3:12 The Food
  • 4:09 Vision Boards
  • 5:15 Morning Yoga
  • 5:52 Full Moon Releasing Ceremony
  • 8:23 Sage Face!
  • 8:39 Intention Setting Party
  • 9:29 Book Club

Here are a few more photos from the retreat.

Inside the vacation home.

Our schedule for one of the days.

Watching The Secret while making vision boards.

Our finished vision boards.

Yummy grilled tofu made by our personal chef, Heather Hardiman of Edible Adaptations.

The Four Tendencies as described by Gretchen Rubin in her fantastic book, Better Than Before. FYI, I’m an Upholder.

Click here for more information about Life Editor Academy.

What are your life editing goals for 2016?

In the comments below, share how you’ll be editing your life this year.


  1. Dacia Dyer on April 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Awww… remembering how much fun we had! Can’t wait for the next retreat!

  2. Erika Swafford on February 2, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    SageFace! Haha! I had so much fun at the retreat! Thank you and Heather for such a wonderful time. All of us got along so well. I know we’re going to have a great year!

    • Sage Grayson on February 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks, Erika! It was wonderful to finally see you in person. 🙂

  3. Danny on February 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Looks like terrific fun!
    Congratulations to the inaugural event!

    • Sage Grayson on February 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks, Danny. It was an amazing weekend!

  4. Cathy Colangelo on February 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I was honored to be part of the first Life Editor Academy retreat! It was amazing! I was able to find the “white space” I needed to completely focus on my business planning for 2016! I was also thrilled and honored to spend three awesome days with an amazing group of women who are ready and willing to step out of their comfort zones and make their dreams come true! I can’t wait to see what the year brings to all of us!

    Special thanks to Sage for bringing us all together and to Heather for the yummy food that kept us going!

    • Sage Grayson on February 3, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Woo hoo! I’m so proud of you, Cathy. I can’t wait to see what you achieve this year. 🙂