What is Xplorer Girls all about?
Headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, the intention of the Xplorer Girls is to not take life so seriously and to have some fun with exploration of the world outside, as well as within yourself. Explorations are crafted that are more than likely something that you have never tried or haven’t done in years. Participants are given only the location and no details as to what the excursion will entail. This concept of letting go, going with the flow and being present is a key principle of the Xplorer Girls. Whether it is learning to fly a kite again, taking a pottery class, learning how to cook a new cuisine…you leave the planning up to the experts here at Xplorer Girls. You just show up and enjoy the surprise.
Each exploration is created to dive into a different element of mind, body and spirit, calling upon different aspects of ourselves including the feminine side, spiritual, creative, playful, curious, adventurous…you get the picture…
What Xplorer Girls is not.
This is not Fear Factor, you won’t be eating bugs, skydiving or doing anything blindfolded. FUN not FEAR is the motto here at Xplorer Girls.
If you are curious about what all this cultivation of your “inner soil” is about sign up for one of our upcoming excursions.
￼A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER
My “Jerry Maguire” Moment
Yes, you know what I am talking about, I just had one of those “Jerry Maguire” moments where you realize that it matters immensely what you do with your life and your work. Don’t worry it won’t be a full 50 page manifesto...but the following does come from my heart.
I want women to wake up and stop living life on autopilot. That very simply put is what Xplorer Girls is all about...stirring things up to help women locate their essence again. I feel most women I know are surviving life versus living it, going from one item on a “to do” list to the next. Doing for everyone else and not taking proper care of themselves. And the scary part is that they do it without even thinking about it.
They don’t know what makes them happy.
They don’t remember who they are without their families and careers.
They use the words “I can’t” a lot.
As much as I want everyone to have fun on our excursions that isn’t what it is all about and I want to make sure everyone gets the BIG PICTURE. What I REALLY want is for women to find a little tiny piece of themselves that has been lost or discarded.
Xplorer Girls is more than just an occasional good time, I want it to be an integral part of life. I want women to see that taking time for themselves whether it is a self defense class, trying on bras or going to a Comedy Club, is just as important as a client meeting, Boy Scouts, yoga, doing the laundry or cleaning the house. I want it to be something that can’t be missed. It is recess for real life, allowing time to play, try new things, relax, breath and find yourself again....that is what Xplorer Girls is all about.
So I hope you will sign up for our next excursion (and the next and the next...) today. :)
Founder and Fellow Xplorer Girl