Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Come with me to Omega Institute this summer!

I'm so pleased to announce that I'll be leading a Bonjour, Happiness! weekend workshop this summer at the famous Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Please join me from July 20-22, to learn how to live like a Frenchwoman and rediscover your natural joie de vivre!

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And here's a description of the workshop:

Join Bonjour, Happiness! author, Jamie Cat Callan, to learn the French secrets to “joie de vivre,” the joy of living.
Together we create a supportive group that encourages you to discover your truest, most natural self, while we add a dash of something mysterious—something “très française”—to help you map out your journey to happiness.
Through fun visualization exercises, group discussions, and journaling, we create a vision of how to clear out and rearrange our life to enjoy the simple pleasures. We also:
  • Discover how a “femme d’un certain âge” knows no bounds in sensuality or style
  • Let go of the idea that we are good or bad and learn to live in the mysterious “middle ground”
  • Learn to enjoy the occasional indulgence—and then move on
  • Find out how to throw a great dinner party
  • Explore how to dress “à la français”
  • Discuss how walking can change the world for the better
This workshop is for women only. Bring a notebook and three pictures that make you feel happy. Recommended reading, Callan, Bonjour, Happiness!


  1. That's great!
    It's one interesting place.
    I started attending Omega workshops
    long before it settled in Rhinebeck.
    It's always unique, and sometimes
    it's downright magical.

    1. Oh, yes, me too! I love it there. I took a Spalding Grey monologue workshop there a few years ago. An unforgettable experience--and of course I'm so honored to have studied with him. I also met good friends that I am still in touch with after all these years. It is a magical place! I agree!

  2. Chere Jamie, how fun this would be!!
    I am still holding on to the hope that you may visit Minneapolis :)))
    A girl can dream!
    - Irina

  3. I submitted my scholarship application for this course, and I want to include a portion of what I wrote to give you feedback from a reader in her early 20's:

    "If you want to know why I want to attend Omega Institute's "Bonjour Happiness!" course, look no further than my dog-eared copy of Jamie Cat Callan's book by the same name. Each page has text that is underlined and highlighted, with notes scribbled in the margins and clearly, reader appreciation written all over the page. That is because Jamie Cat Callan's work has truly inspired me as a young woman and aspiring author, and has taught me that love and life, are like dark chocolate--our moments are most delicious when cultivated for quality and slowly enjoyed, rather than rushed through because it is "easier."" Merci Jamie!

  4. Oh, Mina! Merci beaucoup for your sweet and generous comments and for letting me know you applied for a scholarship for the Bonjour, Happiness! weekend. I hope you get a scholarship! You certainly deserve one! I look forward to meeting you. a bientot, Jamie

  5. Bonjour, Irina--I too hope to get to Minnesota! I know I will and it'll be great to meet you! xo Jamie

  6. So looking forward to that, Jamie!
    Have a wonderful week...
    - Irina

  7. Blessings at Easter to you, dear Jamie!
    Love and light,
    - Irina

  8. Sorry I'm late, Irina! I hope your Easter was lovely too! xo


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