My Recent “RUN” ins with YOGA, Can We Talk About YOGA – This is My Truth

Hello, My Friend, In this post, I am going to share my recent experiences with YOGA! The truth is I was afraid of YOGA and I did not realize why. I just smiled when someone mentioned going to a class or participating. The Universe finds a way to help us heal and work with our fears; fears we recognize and those we don’t. I now realize that I had a disconnect with YOGA! Some many years ago while on a journey seeking weight loss I visited a center for YOGA as a part of my program. I was so determined to avail myself of every aspect of the program. I was green/new to the form of YOGA. My experience that […]

My New Love, Rose Quartz

  Have you ever been drawn to something continuously and not really understood why or what was the significance? Have you been attracted to something over time and just past if off and then you find out what it’s meaning it and why it has so much meaning to you and where you are in that moment. Well, I have that story! At some point, in January of 2018, I began preparation for the new year and what I would focus my attention on for new ReFRESH offering and what I wanted for my life. I love JOY and I knew that JOY would always be at the forefront of my teachings and in my life. I was becoming so […]

My 3 Learnings from Love Beyond Limits Program at the CHOPRA Center I Hope Will Resonate With YOU!

Hello, ReFRESH community!  I will be thinking about a new name for the wonderful beings who have said YES to their own journey with other like SOULS!  Thank you for making your journey with ReFRESH.  If you are reading this blog and you have not made that commitment, we are here to support and be of service to you thru our offerings. So, let’s get to the heart of the matter!  I am still out in beautiful Carlsbad, California at the Omni Resort/La Costa which is the home to the CHOPRA Center.  The Chopra Center is the brainchild of Deepak Chopra and his team.  Many years ago, he began this center to offer Ayurveda training, offerings and events to serve […]


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MORE JOY IN YOUR LIFE? I have truly enjoyed my passionate study of JOY.  It seems so illusive to many and yet I can feel it even when I see the word, when I get quiet or when I see a baby, my own baby or a puppy.  In a flash these experiences illicit the automatic JOY filled emotional responses. Would you agree? What are the experiences, moments and memories that bring forward the same emotion of JOY for you? In our ReFRESH workshops we talk about what brings you JOY?  We spend 30 days documenting and journaling our joy filled activities.  We are in pursuit of JOY.  What are we pursuing?  We are in pursuit […]


Just twenty-eight days into the new year and guess what? Some are facing an inordinate amount of stress, fear, anxiety, self-loathing, doubt, and confusion.  Some (not any of us) have already given up and just can’t take any more.  The societal pressures of perfection, planning, goals, resolutions, and vision are just too much to bear.  Some are falling down the rabbit hole of comparison and questioning their self-worth.  How did we arrive here in just twenty-eight days? B R E A T H E! The good news is there is still a possibility of 337 days before we find ourselves vested in these same activities.  Let’s be grateful that we don’t have to have it all done by today or […]

#ReFreshJoy This Holiday Season

What YOU Focus on Expands ​​ Have you noticed that when you plant a thought in your mind, it expands! For example, if I become focused on a type of car, everywhere I look I find that car in my view. I was never focused on that car in the past and now I see it everywhere I go! Or perhaps a song gets in your head and you find yourself humming that tune or singing that tune or hearing that tune everywhere. Well it stands to reason that “what we focus on expands.” With that in mind I have a challenge for you! Together, let’s find JOY in all the places in our world. This holiday season, let’s set […]

Mom Moments

Facebook LIVE Presentation for The Innovative Mom Group during November “Self Care Month”. Blog Presented 11/8/17 by Helen I. Mitchell, CMP, MA Co Founder of The ReFRESH Experience and JOY Expert.   Mom Moments of Self Care Hello everyone – those watching live and those who will absorb this presentation when their schedules permit.  I am Helen Mitchell; JOY Expert and Co-Founder of the ReFRESH Experience – an amazing retreat experience where we focus on intentional and joyful living. I am a MOM. I am a wife. And I am consciously present for this time with each and every one of YOU! So, as I was thinking about my time with you today I realized something that is very simple […]

“Grandma’s Refreshing” by Thomasina Neely-Chandler at Refresh 2017

  I lift my hands in praise to you, For all the things You brought me through,   The good the bad, And for all I had, I lift my hands in praise to you.   You held me close Throughout my fears And through your love I felt God near,   Every day in my own way I lift my life in joy to you!   Grandma you have blessed me, Grandma you have blessed me, Grandma you have blessed me,   I lift my hands in praise to you, I lift my life in joy to you❤

Checkout Coach Trina Lewis in TWELVE Magazine!

See our very own ReFRESH Expert, Coach Trina Lewis, in the September edition of TWELVE Magazine! Get tips for “Living With Intention” and Mind-Body success. Read the full article at (click Magazine View) page 28-29!!! Photo @rayejacksonphotography. Location @portervalleycc. Creative Assistant @lisamartinahead