"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
~ E.E. Cummings

In crisis? Get support now.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255.

Text the Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741

Worldwide, visit www.befrienders.org.

 

Support Through Difficult Transitions & Grief

When we are grieving, it can feel like the world has turned upside down -- like we've forgotten who we are and where we belong.  And while resilience skills can be built over time, we need support and a safe space in which we can honestly acknowledge our losses.

Unwelcome transitions are devastating and disorienting; affecting every aspect of your life - mind, body, spirit, relationships, work, finances, and faith.

While grief is the normal and natural response to loss, many people require professional support when the burden of emotions and responsibilities feels like too much to bear.

If you are considering suicide or self-harm, please get help. There are professionals ready to support you. You do not have to do this alone. Again,  the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255.

 

Coaching

What is coaching?

Coaching emerged as an approach to help people maximize their potential. It’s a partnership in which a coach taps into their client’s resourcefulness, values, talents, and beliefs to help them overcome obstacles and generate compelling action plans to meet their goals.

Can't anyone call themselves a coach? 

Unfortunately. And "coaches" with minimal or no training sometimes give the rest of us a bad rap.  That's why you should ask if your coach is an International Coach Federation Member and/or Certified.  If they are, that means they adhere to proven coaching methodologies, have taken Accredited Coaching Training Programs, abide by the highest code of professional ethics and accountability, and have mentor coaching and supervision.

What qualifies you as a coach? 

Apart from having coached dozens of clients and colleagues over the past few years, I have over 300 hours of formal training in Applied Positive Psychology, Coaching Psychology, Transition Management, and Grief Support.  I've had mentor coaching and supervision and continue my professional development and education through active participation in the Connecticut Chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Why do people hire a coach?

My clients come to me because they want to create more:

  • Vitality, happiness, and well-being
  • Rewarding relationships: personally and professionally
  • Prosperous and purposeful work
  • Opportunities to create, innovate, and impact the world
  • Tools, systems, and support to help them live more wholeheartedly

How is coaching different than therapy?

Therapy, AKA counseling or psychotherapy, is a long-term process in which a licensed clinician works with patients to diagnose illnesses and pathologies and to help patients resolve problems, behaviors, relationship issues, and any corresponding physical and emotional responses that affect well-being. Many people who seek out a therapist do not have mental health challenges, though some do.  Oftentimes therapists focus on the subconscious mind and how past experiences and behaviors are influencing current well-being. Energy and attention is devoted to why certain beliefs, behaviors, and emotions are arising, with the goal of changing beliefs, behaviors, and patterns of response in the present.

Although both therapy and coaching work to enable clients to make positive changes and become more productive, coaching is a distinct discipline. It is not therapy in disguise.

Coaching tends to be future-oriented and focuses on how to work towards goals. Results can be measured with key performance metrics and specific outcomes.  The coaching relationship can be long-term or short-term. Coaches are not healthcare professionals, though they can contribute to greater well-being by helping clients achieve their goals and find greater meaning, purpose, and vitality in life.

Coaches  also help patients cultivate self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-care and to create better habits and more empowering beliefs that support their dreams and goals for a better future.

A coach is not qualified to diagnose or treat psychological problems and should refer clients who are struggling with such issues to a therapist.

Therapy is often very helpful for people who are experiencing depression, phobia, trauma, addiction, and destructive behavior. It often helps people move from a place of floundering to one of functioning again.

Coaching and therapy often offer complementary approaches to helping clients move from an existence of merely functioning to one of truly flourishing. Many of my clients also see therapists when dealing with grief and unresolved pain from the past.

What does a coach do?

When we think about coaching, the first thing that comes to mind is an athletic coach – someone who targets specific areas for growth, fosters self-awareness and motivation, taps into the power of the mind and visualization to strengthen the mind-body connection, and provides accountability. Life coaches do much of the same work, but with a focus on whatever area of life a client wants to see changes: relationships, finances, career, health, learning, play/leisure, contribution to the community, etc.

As a coach, I’m trained to listen intuitively, to ask insightful questions, to help clients uncover, articulate and live from their deepest values, to use their skills/gifts to create more joy and meaning, and to identify conflicting beliefs or priorities that are preventing true happiness.

Through mindful awareness and deliberate action plans, I help clients set meaningful, achievable goals to live a more healthy, balanced, joyful, and integrated life.

I provide accountability and support so clients experience new self-awareness, new ways of thinking, heightened motivation, and pathways to long-term fulfillment and contribution.

How does a coaching session work?

Prior to our sessions, my clients fill out a Strategy Session Form. This sets the agenda for what we plan to accomplish so by the end of our time together, you have an action plan to meet your goal. A goal might be something practical like planning a career change, life transition, or crafting a time-management strategy; or a goal might something more abstract, like how to overcome limiting beliefs or mind-chatter, or how to cultivate self-discipline and make more empowering life choices.  Oftentimes, people have ambitious goals that simply need to be broken down into actionable steps.

During client sessions, we then work together to identify habits, beliefs, and behaviors that are no longer serving you and we develop new patterns of thought and being that support your passions and vision for your life.

For clients who are interested in learning more about the science of well-being, I integrate practices and principles from the field of applied positive psychology whenever it’s appropriate and helpful to your growth and personal progress. I often reference videos, recommended readings, and provide reflective exercises as “homework”.

As a resilience coach, I work with clients who are in transition to help shift their mindset, manage anxiety, overcome overwhelm, and start re-imagining a future in which they can truly flourish.

What is expected of clients?

I ask my clients to:

  • Show up to each session at our scheduled time (even when it has been a tough week)
  • Approach the work with courage, curiosity, and whole-heartedness
  • Keep a journal of ideas, questions, goals, and accomplishments
  • Take ownership and responsibility for growth and progress
  • Commit to taking action steps (doing homework) based on your goals
  • Rescheduling sessions within the same month when we’ve missed sessions for any reason

What can clients expect from me, as their coach?

A relationship where you will feel deeply seen, heard, understood and recognized for your gifts, strengths and ambitions.

A judgement-free zone that doesn’t dwell on weaknesses and past mistakes, but fosters your strengths and cultivates a fresh orientation, new direction, and lays the groundwork for life-long learning, growth, and continued transformation.

Accountability, support, and evidence-based tools to help you build a life you love.

A safe space where confidentiality, curiosity, and creativity are honored.

What is the cost of coaching?

My rates for three-month to six-month packages can be found here (the cost per session decreases when you book more sessions).

Why a three-month commitment?

I ask my clients to make at least a three-month commitment since it takes time and action to see results and to embrace positive changes. Change is inherently challenging and uncomfortable, even when we want it!

Developing new habits and new ways of thinking takes time and energy and focus. Commitment and perseverance are necessary.

You wouldn’t sign-up for a weight loss program, tutor, or personal training and expect results in a month. The same is true for coaching.

We can talk weekly, every other week, or once each month, based on your goals, availability, and budget.  The important thing is to make a commitment to progressive growth.

What happens if we don’t use all the sessions within a three-month  or six-month period?  

If sessions need to be rescheduled due to illness, vacation, or other circumstances, we will aim to reschedule within the same calendar month. However, for clients who do not use all their sessions within the agreed upon coaching period, the duration of the coaching agreement can be extended up to one additional month.

Programs for Kids, Educators, Families - Grief, GoZen & GoStrengths

What grief support do you offer kids?

I offer a program entitled, When Children Grieve, that is designed for parents and caregivers to attend. Although children do not attend this program, it provides tools and information that empowers adults to help kids navigate grief, adversity, and transition in healthy and holistic ways.

Do you have other programs just for kids? 

Yes. The GoZen! program for anxiety relief and the GoStrengths! program for greater happiness and well-being are taught as group courses.

In an ideal world, parents, caregivers or teachers would be present too so the learning and application can continue beyond the series.

What age range are the GoZen! and GoStrengths! programs suitable for?

Programming was originally created for children ages 7-15ish. However there are youth from ages 4-25 using the Go programs right now because these life skills are universal.

Will it work for my child?

GoZen! provides informational videos, followed up by facilitated conversations to teach kids research-based coping, resilience, and happiness skills.

I am not a medical professional, so we always recommend seeing your doctor about any condition you believe your child may be experiencing. That said, the skills kids learn in the programs can be applied in a variety of domains–they are life skills. By using videos and following up with conversations, the information is provided in an engaging format and a lot of kids respond to it because it’s relatable and easy to understand.

Did you design the Go programs? 

Nope! Renee Jain, one of the nation’s most respected childhood happiness and resilience experts, is the founder and Chief Storyteller at GoZen!

Why sign up for the Go programs through The Flourishing Space? 

You'll have a personal facilitator who has in-depth knowledge about positive psychology and the practices and principles that inform our ability to flourish.

Plus, you'll get to connect in a group setting, ask questions in real time, and enjoy a customized program to meet the unique needs of each group.

What academic research supports the Go! programs?

Research for the Go programs is pulled from several scientific disciplines. Please find a non-exhaustive list of academic references here as well as a fun video about positive psychology.

What’s the difference between GoZen! and GoStrengths!?

GoZen! focuses on anxiety relief for children. If your child is experiencing anxiety, then GoZen! is the recommended program.

GoStrengths! is a comprehensive social and emotional learning program.

 How long does it take to go through GoZen!?

It’s a six-module series. Sometimes we meet once a week for six weeks. Sometimes the sessions are spread out a little more than that.

 What's the point of GoStrengths!?

In order to raise thriving, productive, and engaged youth, we must go beyond disease and help them cultivate habits of true happiness. Sound hokey? Think you don't have time to teach your kids happiness because you need them to get good grades and be successful? No problem. Success and happiness go hand in hand. In fact...

Here are just a handful of scientifically researched benefits of happiness:

  • Happier people earn more money over their lifetime
  • Happier people are more productive and creative at work
  • Happier people are better negotiators
  • Happier people are more likely to get married
  • Happier people enjoy better relationships and longer marriages
  • Happier people cultivate more friendships
  • Happier people are more pro-social or volunteer more
  • Happier people cope better with stress and trauma
  • Happier people have greater protection against heart disease and stroke
  • Happier people live longer

Please note: Any copy, trademarks, and images in this section about the Go programs were used with the express permission of GoZen!

Consulting

What industries do you work with?

I work with healthcare, education, hospitality, and human development organizations including community and nonprofit organizations.

That said, the practices and principles of applied positive psychology span across all industries and human endeavors.

When do organizations typically solicit your services? 

I typically work with organizations who are navigating transitions and making critical decisions about how to invest time, money and energy in the pursuit of their purpose, vision, and values.

I can work with educators to maximize student wellbeing and corresponding performance; helping them to manage anxiety, build resilience and cultivate character strengths.

I also provide services as a leadership coach or consultant.

What's the difference between a coach and consultant? 

The difference between a coach and consultant is essentially one of expertise. A coach draws out the client's expertise; whereas a consultant may have added industry experience or human development insight to recommend and/or facilitate changes.

How do employees benefit from programs? What's the ROI for employers?

For employees, I offer programs that help to strengthen relationships, engender deeper engagement, and foster more enjoyment at work by introducing evidence-based interventions towards greater inspiration, innovation, and investment in the greater good.

Most organizations that work with me see tremendous potential in their products, services, and team. They are willing to work hard. They take their mission seriously. And they don't believe a culture of cut-throat competition, shady business practices, or employee burn-out serves the greater good.

Instead they want to serve people by bringing products, services, and experiences that actually have value in the world.

They want to cultivate a work environment that is so engaging, so energizing, and so innovative that it draws the best people into the work; people who want to craft and carry the vision forward.

Intuitively most of us know there is a better way… So, how do we find it?

Enter the field of applied positive psychology: a 21st century evidence-based body of knowledge that offers countless pathways to flourishing, both personally and professionally.

Research has shown that organizations can and do profit from the positive; creating more productive employees, happier customers and clients, and substantial business growth.

By introducing the practice and principles that are emerging from the study of human flourishing, 21st century business leaders can organically cultivate healthier and happier organizations.

Who wouldn’t admire and aspire to a new reality like that?

Speaking / Teaching

What topics do you speak about? 

I offer 20- to 60-minute talks, based on my interactive workshops, about the following:

  • Dare to Speak Grief (at work)
  • Creating a Culture of Connection
  • How to Profit from Positive Psychology
  • Growth Mindset
  • Leveraging Positivity
  • Finding Your Flow
  • Rethinking Relationships
  • Neuroscience & Personal Mastery
  • Start from Your Strengths
  • Working with Worry
  • Goalsetting for Growth
  • Mindfulness Matters
  • Leveraging Language
  • Energy & Innovation Workspace Tips
  • Habits & Happiness

I'm also happy to design a talk and/or workshop based on your businesses unique needs. Please contact me with details about what you're looking for at info@theflourishingspace.com.

Grief Support

I am seeing a therapist. Why would I need more grief support?

Maybe you don't. You're the only one who knows. Many of my clients see therapists and I encourage them to continue.  Some choose to  participate in my programs also because they offer a different vantage point, a sense of community (in groups), and a focused way of exploring a topic that is messy and unpredictable.

There's something powerful about working through a method/program each week with an agenda and learning outcomes.

Whether you're interested in the Wholehearted Healing Programs or the Grief Recovery Method, we offer limited-duration programs so that you can measure your progress and walk away seeing, feeling, and experiencing the world in a new way.

I can't afford your grief support programs. What options do I have? 

I offer two scholarships for each Grief Recovery Series I facilitate. Email me a little about your loss, your need, and why you think this series would be helpful for you. I still require scholarship recipients to purchase the book and to make an investment in your healing  by donating money to the scholarship fund, as you're able.

If all the scholarships are spoken for, consider asking family or friends to support your healing so you can attend a group. I've had clients set up GoFundMe pages for this purpose.

I also offer free grief support groups twice a year. Email me for details.

I'm working to develop more free and low-cost resources also, so please keep checking back on the website. While I would love to do this work completely pro bono, I do have three boys to feed, water, and educate... so... please bear with me while I get my act together!

Privacy Policy
State of Connecticut Rev. 133C579
PRIVACY POLICY

THE FLOURISHING SPACE

Version Date: July 19, 2017

GENERAL

Choose2Flourish, LLC (“Company” or “we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of its users (“user” or “you”) that use our website located at www.theflourishingspace.com, including other media forms, media channels, mobile website or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Website”). The following Company privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you, as a user of the Website, about the types of information that Company may gather about or collect from you in connection with your use of the Website. It also is intended to explain the conditions under which Company uses and discloses that information, and your rights in relation to that information. Changes to this Privacy Policy are discussed at the end of this document. Each time you use the Website, however, the current version of this Privacy Policy will apply. Accordingly, each time you use the Website you should check the date of this Privacy Policy (which appears at the beginning of this document) and review any changes since the last time you used the Website.

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We may share aggregated and Non-Personally Identifying Information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties and our affiliate companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on the Website and on websites of third parties. We may combine Non-Personally Identifying Information we collect with additional Non-Personally Identifying Information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to the Website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any Personally-Identifying Information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.

 

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We may provide you the option to connect your account on the Website to your account on some social networking sites for the purpose of logging in, uploading information or enabling certain features on the Website. When logging in using your social network credentials, we may collect the Personally-Identifying Information you have made publicly available on the social networking site, such as your name, profile picture, cover photo, username, gender, friends network, age range, locale, friend list and any other information you have made public. Once connected, other users may also be able to see information about your social network, such as the size of your network and your friends, including common friends. By connecting your account on the Website to your account on any social networking site, you hereby consent to the continuous release of information about you to us. We will not send any of your account information to the connected social networking site without first disclosing that to you. Each social network may further allow you to set privacy controls around your information on their system, and our collection of information will always follow such controls and permissions. This feature is subject to continuous change and improvement by us and each social networking site involved, and therefore the available features and shared information are subject to change without notice to you.

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As defined above, Personally-Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person. Company may collect a range of Personally-Identifying Information from and about Website users. Much of the Personally-Identifying Information collected by Company about users is information provided by users themselves when (1) registering for our service, (2) logging in with social network credentials, (3) participating in polls, contests, surveys or other features of our service, or responding to offers or advertisements, (4) communicating with us, (5) creating a public profile or (6) signing up to receive newsletters. That information may include each user’s name, address, email address and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender, age, date of birth, username, hometown and other demographic or relevant information as determined by Company from time to time. Users of the Website are under no obligation to provide Company with Personally-Identifying Information of any kind, with the caveat that a user’s refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain Website features.

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Certain Personally-Identifying Information collected from users may be disclosed as a matter of course as a result of your use of the Website. We may provide areas on the Website where you can post reviews and other information relating to your activities on the Website. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. USERS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM THEIR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.

 

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Company will disclose Personally-Identifying Information under the following circumstances:

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  •   Marketing Communications.Unless users opt-out from receiving Company marketing materials upon registration, Company may email users about products and services that Company believes may be of interest to them. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from Company, you may do so by following the unsubscribe link in the email communications, by going to your account settings (if applicable) or contacting us using the contact information below.
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  •  Business Transfers; Bankruptcy. Company reserves the right to transfer all Personally-Identifying Information in its possession to a successor organization in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of Company’s assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personally-Identifying Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy if you are given notice of that new privacy policy and are given an opportunity to affirmatively opt-out of it. Personally-Identifying Information submitted or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor organization.

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You may at any time review or change your Personally-Identifying Information by going to your account settings (if applicable) or contacting us using the contact information below.  Upon your request, we will deactivate or delete your account and contact information from our active databases. Such information will be deactivated or deleted as soon as practicable based on your account activity and accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law. To make this request, either go to your account settings (if applicable) or contact us as provided below. We will retain in our files some Personally-Identifying Information to prevent fraud, to troubleshoot problems, to assist with any investigations, to enforce our Terms of Use and to comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all your Personally-Identifying Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. Additionally, we keep a history of changed information to investigate suspected fraud with your account.

General Use

Company uses the Personally-Identifying Information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Website (1) to deliver the products and services that you have requested; (2) to manage your account and provide you with customer support; (3) to communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us, our affiliate companies or other third parties; (4) to develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on the Website and other sites; (5) to resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems; (6) to measure consumer interest in our services; (7) to inform you of updates; (8) to customize your experience; (9) to detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; (10) to enforce our Terms of Use; and (11) to do as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems. In particular, we may examine your Personally-Identifying Information to identify users using multiple user IDs or aliases. We may compare and review your Personally-Identifying Information for accuracy and to detect errors and omissions. We may use financial information or payment method to process payment for any purchases made on the Website, enroll you in the discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions and otherwise as needed to manage our business.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES GENERALLY

Company contractually prohibits its contractors, affiliates, vendors and suppliers from disclosing Personally-Identifying Information received from Company, other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy with respect to Personally-Identifying Information that users provide directly to those third parties, or that those third parties collect for themselves. These third parties include advertisers, providers of games, utilities, widgets and a variety of other third-party applications accessible through the Website. Company neither owns nor controls the third-party websites and applications accessible through the Website. Thus, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to or gathered by the third parties that operate them. Before visiting a third party, or using a third-party application, whether by means of a link on the Website, directly through the Website or otherwise, and before providing any Personally-Identifying Information to any such third party, users should inform themselves of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website or application, and should take those steps necessary to, in those users’ discretion, protect their privacy.

SECURITY

We take the security of your Personally-Identifying Information seriously and use reasonable electronic, personnel and physical measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration or misuse.  However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third-party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.

We are dedicated to protect all information on the Website as is necessary. However, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Personally-Identifying Information by keeping your password confidential. You should change your password immediately if you believe someone has gained unauthorized access to it or your account. If you lose control of your account, you should notify us immediately.

 

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Company may, in its sole discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes to Company’s Privacy Policy will be reflected on this page and the date new versions are posted will be stated at the top of this Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. Users should regularly check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. Company will always post new versions of the Privacy Policy on the Website. However, Company may, as determined in its discretion, decide to notify users of changes made to this Privacy Policy via email or otherwise. Accordingly, it is important that users always maintain and update their contact information.

CHILDREN

 

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally-Identifying Information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personally-Identifying Information through the Website represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that Personally-Identifying Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the Website, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a member of the Website or has otherwise transferred Personally-Identifying Information to the Website, please contact Company using our contact information below to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.

 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

 

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about the Personally-Identifying Information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of the Personally-Identifying Information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared Personally-Identifying Information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to our privacy officer as listed below.

DO-NOT-TRACK POLICY

 

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, the Website currently does not respond to DNT browser signals or mechanisms.

CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at:

Choose2Flourish, LLC

Attn: Privacy Officer

P.O. Box 1147

Orange, CT 06477

Email: info@theflourishingspace.com

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GENERAL INSTRUCTION

WHAT IS A PRIVACY POLICY?

A Privacy Policy is a document or statement that describes how a company gathers, uses, manages, and releases the information of customers or visitors to its website. By accessing the company’s website, users accept to have to having their information collected and disclosed in accordance with the company’s Privacy Policy.

WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED?

A simple Privacy Policy will identify the following basic elements:

•  Company: The name of the company that owns the website collecting information from its users.

•  Website: The URL address of the company’s website that the user will be browsing and accessing.

•  User’s Information: A description of the type of information that the website collects and discloses.

•  Collection, Use, and Disclosure: What information the company will collect , how they will collect and use the information, and when and to whom they will disclose the information.

WHEN IS IT NEEDED?

While there is no federal law in the United States requiring that websites establish a Privacy Policy, many states and most other countries do require a website that collects and stores any personal information from its users to have one.

In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates laws and policies regarding the privacy practices of businesses and the protection of their customers’ personal information. The FTC also helps to enforce federal laws concerning the privacy of customers’ information, including the following:

•  Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which limits how companies can obtain and use a customer’s credit and background reports.

•  Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which requires financial institutions to clearly explain their

  information sharing practices and also restricts the sharing and use of specific financial information.

•  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) created a “Privacy Rule” that establishes a national set of standards of how health care service providers can use an individual’s protected health information.

•  Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), requires websites that target and/or collect information from children under the age of 13 to post a Privacy Policy that complies with the COPPA requirements, and also implements certain parental notice and consent requirements.

Even if your company or website is not in a jurisdiction that requires a privacy policy, the reach of your website may subject it to the laws of other states and countries. For example, California, has enacted the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CALOPPA) which requires any website collecting personal information to have a Privacy Policy posted on its website that is easily accessible to its users. Even if your website is not run from California, CALOPPA applies to any website that collects personal information from a California resident. Therefore it is likely that your website will be subject to the CALOPPA regulations.

The European Union has more established laws regarding privacy protection, including the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and the E-Privacy Directive (2002/58/EC). These directives state that personal information of European Union residents can only be transferred to countries outside of the European Union that have policies with an adequate level of protection.

Therefore, if you are a website that gathers, stores, or uses personal information and data from clients and users, you should have a Privacy Policy for your website. You also need to make sure that you adhere to the promises and disclosures set forth in that policy.

OTHER NAMES

A Privacy Policy may also be called:

Privacy Statement, Internet Privacy Policy, Website Privacy Policy, Privacy Notice, Privacy Page, Privacy Information Policy

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Resilience coach, speaker, and grief support specialist, Rachel E. Roth, has been studying grief and post-traumatic growth since her husband Noah died in 2012.

Rachel is known for her authentic and integrated approach to wholehearted living.  Although her work is focused on navigating transition, loss, and adversity, her goal is to help people live with greater connection, conviction, and character.  Her work offers pathways of hope and possibility for people who are navigating life’s seasons of joy and hardship, and learning to embrace the beauty and complexity of wholehearted living.

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Terms & Conditions of Use

Please respect the hard work, effort, and good intentions that go into creating a business to serve people.

Welcome to theflourishingspace.com website, owned and administered by Choose2Flourish LLC. This website is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for a skilled therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, substance abuse support program, or emergency services.

Rachel E. Roth offers evidence-based education, information, coaching, and tools to support well-being.  Although she is a certified coach, certified grief recovery specialist, and certified positive psychology practitioner, she is not a licensed therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, clinician or counselor and does not provide associated services.  Furthermore, she is not trained to diagnose or treat mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association.

Accordingly, the content, courses, and comments available throughout theflourishingspace.com and Choose2Flourish LLC programs, online and offline, are NOT designed to replace professional, compassionate, in-person support that may be available in your local network or community. This site is for educational, informational, and  personal development purposes only.

By participating in a Choose2Flourish LLC course or online community, readers and attendees acknowledge that the courses and support groups are NOT therapy.   Further, any comments, encouragement, suggestions, or reflections online or in person are NOT intended or implied as an alternative to clinical care from a licensed practitioner.

By visiting theflourishingspace.com and participating in programs of Choose2Flourish LLC, you:

  • Acknowledge you are fully responsible for your own well-being and it is up to you to make healthy, empowering, and life-affirming choices.
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TheFlourishingSpace.com, Choose2Flourish LLC, and Rachel E. Roth are NOT responsible for the actions of those visiting this site or their physical, mental and emotional health or the decisions made when they consume the content herein or at in-person events and support groups; whether written, audio, video, or otherwise.

 

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By posting comments and participating in The Flourishing Space courses, coaching, and communities, both online and offline you:

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Visitors to theflourishingspace.com agree to indemnify and hold harmless Choose2Flourish LLC, Rachel E. Roth, and our representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, and partners, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, that may be filed by any third party arising out of visitor's conduct in connection with theflourishingspace.com, visitor’s provision of information online, and visitor’s violation of the Terms & Conditions of Use herein, or visitor’s violation of the rights of someone else.

 

Choose2Flourish LLC reserves the right to revoke any membership/products/ services accessed through the site without refund or recourse for anyone caught violating the Terms & Conditions of Use, including copyright infringement.

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As an educational and informational website, theflourishingspace.com contains intellectual property owned by Choose2Flourish LLC and Rachel E. Roth, including trademarks, copyrights, and proprietary programs.

Please feel free to spread the word about theflourishingspace.com with other people who would benefit from the resources here.  We invite you to share short quotes, not more than three sentences long without the express written consent of Rachel E. Roth, however we ask that proper attribution is always given and that online quotes are linked back to theflourishingspace.com or the original source of online publication (e.g. @TheFlourishingSpace on social media platforms).

Reproducing, recording, repurposing, performing, teaching, distributing, or displaying any of the material on theflourishingspace.com website or associated courses, in part or in whole (except for short quotes as identified above), for personal use or professional gain, without the written permission of Rachel E. Roth is strictly prohibited in any form or forum. Collaborations are welcome. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more.

You may not modify, adapt, publish, or create derivative works from the content herein without the express written consent of Rachel E. Roth. This includes, but is not limited to copy, graphics, manuscripts, audio resources, teaching resources, and videos.

Choose2Flourish LLC reserves the right to revoke any membership/products/ services accessed through the site without refund or recourse for anyone who violates the terms of Copyright.

By posting comments and participating in online communities, you:

  • Confirm that you are the original author/creator and/or that attribution is clearly given to the copyright holder or original author/creator.
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Choose2Flourish, Theflourishingspace.com and Rachel E. Roth are in no way liable for any copyright infringement or privacy concerns associated with readers’ or members’ comments or their participation on any platform – live, online, or offline – that is associated with the content shared and presented.