Our 2019 Parliament members enjoyed a well-deserved wellness retreat at the CIVANA Resort, Spa & Sanctuary, nestled in the Sonoran Desert just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.*

From dining at top restaurants, to spa day pampering and a scenic Jeep ride seeing the iconic Sedona Red Rocks, our 2019 Parliaments members were treated to an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to reward them for all of their hard work.

“I just spent the last four-and-a-half days with some of my best people, creating new relationships, opening my heart and unplugging. From the second we arrived, completely spoiled. But, more importantly, the laughs, love, tears, hugs, new experiences, conversation, food and friends…the pockets of time that I will tuck away forever in my heart and soul. This is Parliament.” – Melissa Davis, Senior Director

“These past few days were just what I needed. Time with old friends and time making new ones. Time to push my limits (I’m so freaking scared of heights) and time to meditate and reflect (something I never take the time to do). Time to laugh (like nearly the whole time) and time to shed a few tears (and y’all know I’m not a crier). This weekend was a great reminder to me to take care of myself in order to serve others better. We all need that reminder from time to time.” – Maggie Stephens, Executive Director

“Our Parliament Trip turned into a wellness retreat that was everything I didn’t know I needed. Sure, it was beautiful. And, we were spoiled with A LOT of jewelry and swag (so incredibly generous). I was also surrounded by a group of incredible leaders who I connected with in a BIG way. But, this trip was about way more than being spoiled by The Nest and our Founders for our hard work. Immense amounts of heart healing happened for me. Friendships and bonds were formed that will last forever. I came home feeling renewed, knowing I will not only be a better leader and Designer, but also a better wife and friend. We are all capable of far more than we think we are. BELIEVE you are capable; put in the work to make it happen and YOU will reap the rewards of the seeds you have planted.” – Courtney Butler, Senior Director

“When a hurricane comes in and ruins all the plans you don’t worry about it. The Nest and our AAAAAHHHHH-mazing Founders got us. And what a PERFECT Parliament Trip we had. From being picked up at the airport by one of them, lunch, dinners, Pink Jeep tours, Sedona, Spa and Sound healing yoga (amazing) to just being present with everyone. That’s what a Parliament retreat is really all about. Disconnecting and having time for our own selfcare (that all of us do NOT do enough of) so we can keep the spark that is our teams fanned and burning into the roaring fire they need.” – Sandi-Rose Smith, Director

Here are some photos from the trip:

Congratulations, again, to our 2019 Parliament Members!

Lizbeth Berlanga-Molina – Team iBelieve

Beth Blemaster – The Best Nest Team

Courtney Butler – Team Diamond

Amber Butts – Team Hootie Whoos

Denise Curran – Team Owlstar Cast

Melissa + Phoebe Davis – Team Goal Rushers

Katie DeVito – Team Owl-ology

LeahRose Gibson – Team Choose Joy

Melissa Ghane – Team Steamrollers

Michelle + Eric Levitt + Jaxon Danner – Team Hedwig

Jessica Lopez + Arturo Valenzuela Jr. – Team Owl-Rageous

Vicki Matzen – The Dream Team

Randy Mellon – The Believers &  Achievers Team

Mamie Miller – Team Owl-Rageous

Carla + Jaiden New – Team Lucky Charms

Julissa Schuster – Team Fancy Whooters

Kati Smith – Team Inspire

Sandi-Rose Smith – The Blessed OwlChicks Team

Maggie Stephens – The Home Team

Kristine, Sydney + Tanner Stevens – Team Shining Jewels

Rochelle Young – Team Whootie Ninjas

*Note: Due to Hurricane Dorian, and for everyone’s safety, the Parliament Trip was moved to Carefree and Sedona, Arizona.

Parliament Tip of the Month

LeahRose Gibson, Senior Team Manager

“Consistency. You MUST be confident in the process. Make a plan. Trust the plan. Adjust the plan. But, keep pressing forward. Surround yourself with those who support your plan. And do NOT quit!”

Get all the details on the 2019-2020 Parliament Program here.

Get all the details on the trip locations here.