The Pre-Thanksgiving ENCHANT-A-THON!

Group Immaculata 1:
The Pre-Thanksgiving Enchant-a-Thon
(November 7th – November 21st, 2010)

This November, with the help of some of my creative friends and colleagues, I will be presenting the first ever “Group Immaculata Experience.”  Inspired by my personal 30-day Immaculata cleanse this past September, I will be encouraging people to join me in making some positive, healthy lifestyle changes for two weeks, while focusing on a creative project.  People from all around the world are encouraged to participate, and for those living in Los Angeles there will be some extracurricular activities planned as well.

The goal:

To go into the Thanksgiving holiday feeling amazeballs.
(Amazeballs = pretty good)

To participate in the Enchant-A-thon, I recommend committing to the following for the 2-week duration:
-No Alcohol
-No Drugs
-No Fast Food
-At least 20 minutes of exercise 10 of the 14 days.
-Commit to completing at least one creative project before the end of the 2 week period.

Optional
-You are welcome to add anything you’d like to the above list.  From quitting smoking, to eliminating sugar, to meditation or writing.  I encourage you to check out what I did last month for other ideas.  The main goal is to commit to making one or more positive changes and sticking to it for a two-week duration.  So even if you think taking on all of the above is too much, I encourage you to participate to the extent that you can.

Reasons to consider participating:
-To get a jump-start into making positive life changes.  Doing these things alone can be difficult.  Knowing you have a supportive community can make it awesome.
-To lose some weight before Thanksgiving, allowing for less guilty bingeing.  Because people like totally eat so much during the holidays, am I right?!
-To regain some mental clarity that is often lost when you engage in a lot of drinking or drugs.
-To try something new.
-To hang with old friends and meet some new, interesting people.
-To have fun, yo!

FAQ

Who should do this?
Everyone ever.

Who shouldn’t do this?
Infants.

Why is it called an Enchant-a-thon?
Because the goal is to create an experience that leaves people feeling that the world is an exciting and enchanting place.  And it sounds better than “THE NO DRINKING FOR 2 WEEKS FIESTA.”

Why no alcohol?
First off, eliminating alcohol as part of this isn’t to make any judgment on the act of drinking.  Drinking can be a lot of fun.  It can be delicious in your mouth.  It can make your problems temporarily go away.  It’s pretty much the most popular leisure activity ever in the history of the world.  But, in my own personal experience, I’ve found that taking a temporary break from it can be an enlightening experience that gets you back to your status quo.  It can be a challenge, but challenges are empowering.  And empowerment is great.

What if I want to everything except the drinking thing?
Like I said, you can do whatever you want, and it’s certainly better to take on a few of these things than none at all.  Do as you please, but I guess what I am trying to say is, if you are in LA, don’t show up to bowling night stanking of Old Grand Dad Whiskey because people will be jealous.

Why only 2 weeks?
Most science and my own personal experience tells me that 21 days or 30 days are ideal for creating new habits.  But I wanted to start with a 2 week program first to ease people (especially my liquor loving pals) into something like this, and to use this as kind of a “test run” as I hope to put together more of these in the coming months.

Tell me more about this “community” thing that you haven’t mentioned yet.
Ok, sure, man.  To keep people excited and engaged, I will be sending out a daily email.  I will be posting on Immaculatize.com.  I will be encouraging people to share their experiences.  I will create a Facebook Group Page.  And of course if you are in Los Angeles, there will be a few group events that you will have the opportunity to attend.

Ok, like what kind of events?
The final details are being worked out, and will be made available soon.  But I do know there will be a kick-off “party” on November 7th, and a “Let’s get drunk and eat cookies party on November 22nd.

What does this cost?”
Participating in Immaculata is free.

How can I get more involved?
First and foremost, spread the word!  If you know anyone who might be interested in participating, please have them get in touch.  Or if you have an idea for a group event or excursion, please let me know and I will send you more info.

How do I sign-up?
If you are interested in getting started, simply fill out the form below.  I will get back to you with all the details shortly.