Join me on a 30-day safari of quirky to rediscover the joy in being you.
We are all unique. Yet, there is something different about "quirky people." Quirky people accept their quirks, and even enjoy them.
To shine in life, the first step is to embrace who we are. The second is to share it with the world. We can be supported by recognizing the quirky all around us: in pop culture and in our family and friends.
The best and worst part of being quirky is that . . . well, you're not like everyone else.
Sometimes that feels isolating and you start to disown your quirkiness.
When your spark inside fizzles, daily life starts to lose its magic and you start to feel less alive. You lose touch with the unique gifts you have to offer the world.
Are you wondering where your quirky went?
It's time to find it again.
Quirky is you, at your most natural. Quirky lights you up. When you get quirky, worries about "where you should be in life" fade away. And that's when the best, most surprising things happen.
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Get Quirky is a 30-day online course where we are going to get quirky together. I will guide you on a journey to celebrate the quirky in you and in the world around you. As opposed to most personal growth courses, the emphasis here is on fun and playful self-exploration.
A month of quirky is going to spark up your life. There will be ripple effects wherever quirkiness most needs to show up in your life: in your social life, creativity, work, and in your relationship to yourself and others.
Identify the creative spark you want to follow. Play in the rain. Ask that stranger out. Laugh at your mismatched socks. Plan that trip that has been on your list forever. Write a haiku. Spend time alone nurturing your inner introvert.
Through Get Quirky we will form a tribe. You'll get support and inspiration along your journey. Our private Facebook group is a safe space to share your quirkyness by posting your creative challenges. It's not just about embracing your quirky, it's about learning to let others see it. Initially they will be strangers, but they will be friendly strangers and soon they will be your compatriots.
Every day I will email you challenges to get loose, creative, and out of your comfort zone. You also get questions to spark reflection. Through our shared journey, you will become more comfortable letting your unique self shine.
I'll share Quirky Lessons learned through writing and quick videos to watch. There will be intimate stories I haven't shared elsewhere. The reflections will be on singleness, relationships, fear, sex, creativity, and more.
We'll create a tribe together. You'll have access to this group when the course is over.
There will be weekly live phone calls where we'll talk about the theme of the course and you can ask me questions. You'll get access to audio recordings that you can listen to later while you are doing the dishes or taking a walk.
You will be matched with a quirky buddy if you want one for accountability and support. You can also choose to sign up with a friend and that person could be your buddy. This would be a fun, rich journey to take with a friend or family member: a trip without leaving home!
Begin a safari of quirkiness through your own life through writing, taking photos, and other creative challenges. Start looking at yourself in new ways and having fun being quirky.
Get in touch with your intuition and yourself at a deep level—what you want in your life.
Explore how to loosen up to let quirkiness be a full-body experience. Enjoying having a body is an important part of being quirky.
Learn about quirkyalone and what it means to prefer to be single rather than settle. Look at the quirkytogether, a way of bringing the best parts of being single into a relationship with you.
I've made a career about of being quirky and supporting that light in others. My books are Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us. I've talked to Anderson Cooper on CNN about being quirky. I love to identify that little spark inside each person that brings him or her alive.
I founded the quirkyalone movement, which puts a positive spin on being single and is all about celebrating people who prefer to be single rather than settle. I also started International Quirkyalone Day, an alternative holiday on February 14.
I've taught Quirky Camp at holistic retreat centers Omega and Hollyhock and writing for MediaBistro. I coach people on what they want in life and how to get it. I did my life coach training at an organization based on the female orgasm. How much more quirky can you get?
My love for tango brought me to Buenos Aires in late 2012 to live here for six months. I traveled alone in South America for all of 2010. My life has been an adventure because I follow my own unique curiosities and intuition. If you want to open up to the quirky I'm your girl.
When I embrace my quirky, life flows. I'm more confident, courageous, creative and generous. Getting quirky is more powerful if we do it together. That's why I want to Get Quirky with you.
This course is about discovering yourself through playful fun. It will include deep reflection on self-acceptance, but it is not therapy. This is about trying on a new way of seeing yourself within a supportive community.
Plan on spending 10-20 minutes a day getting quirky after you get an email with me with your challenge or question for the day.
You will receive an email from me five days a week with a challenge or question to reflect on. Once a week you will get a Quirky Lesson in a video message from me. Your private Facebook group will be the place to share your responses and get feedback. I'll be on the private Facebook group inspiring you to open up and show the quirky parts of yourself. There will be a welcome and closing group call to open our journey and celebrate the completion of the journey.
A computer with Internet connection. Pen. Camera. Phone. Quirky heart. Open mind. Commitment to growing and having fun.
No. You can participate from anywhere in a way that works with your schedule. I suggest you stay in the flow and keep up with the questions and challenges as much as possible. There will be an energy that builds throughout 30 days.
Nope. You are welcome to share at a level that feels comfortable to you. Some people are more private and that's fine too.
Get Quirky is for everybody. It's about cultivating your own spark and sharing it with the world.
Yes! My books, events and coaching have always attracted both men and women. Get Quirky is open to both genders.
Cagen is up to something that could be as important for women (and men) as The Feminine Mystique was years ago: We aren't just halves of couples; we are distinct individuals—as complete and potentially happy alone as we are with our families and lovers."
veteran muckraker and author best known for Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
"Before working with Sasha I was working in a job that I no longer wanted. After our sessions I was more in touch with what sparks me as a person and took steps toward surrounding myself with something I love (dance) and opened a dance studio.
"Sasha helped me get unstuck so that I could pursue the adventures that were pulling at my heart."
formerly a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department, now working with trauma patients in Guatemala
"For me quirkyness is first about the acceptance of the things we perceive in ourselves that are different and unique. It's then about owning and seeing those parts as equal and vital pieces of the community and world we live in. Sasha helped me see this, and since then I have uncovered a vibrant and exciting path that had been waiting for me to claim."
Listening Skills Expert and Trainer, Partner, Leading Leaders Inc.
"If you're on the fence about the quirky course, I urge you to go for it. Spending time in Sasha's world will wake you up to new possibilities. She's curious, deep, thoughtful and magical."
co-founder and executive director, Reinvention Circle
"Sasha Cagen is one of the most creative thinkers I've ever met, with an immense gift for encouraging expression. At Quirky Camp, we explored nonconformist ideas about ourselves and how we relate to the world. I came away with a joyful sense of connection and possibility."
—Miriam E. Tucker
"Quirkyalone liberated me from my own judgment about not being partnered."
"Meeting Sasha was such a breath of fresh air. She helped me see the poetry of the quirky road less traveled. If you want to learn to celebrate the uniqueness of your self and your life . . . the wonderfully quirky parts, let Sasha help you see it all from a whole new perspective."
advisor to Exceptional Leaders and lover of the quirky in us all!
"I always have been quirky! Meeting others who share these wonderful original features at Sasha's Quirky Camp at Hollyhock was inspiring. I now laugh and enjoy life more confidently. I met my wife motor-biking and she loves all my little quirks!"
Quirky Camper at Hollyhock
"Sasha is able in a very short time to speak out loudly that what you are not able to vocalize yourself. With a new perspective. That's what I'd call a shortcut out of the maze. If you are seeking a change or in a transition, I'd certainly recommend talking to Sasha, that'll help you speed up your process."
Quirky is the gateway to all the good things in life. And it's full of surprises. You never know what this experience might spark for you or where your life might go as a result.
Can't wait to get quirky with you.