We offer beautifully curated retreats for professional women striving to balance home and work. We focus on the cultivation of grit and grace by providing tools to tap into passion (i.e. what gets you fired up) and ways to persevere (i.e. how to summon and maintain strength to overcome setbacks over the long haul). Tapping into passion is a critical component for doing great work, but tuning into grace provides the tools to move through adversity and setbacks in a different, more balanced way; this is relevant to employees, employers and any and all individuals.Your inner gritty badass is waiting to emerge, you may just need the right fire, the right tools or community to help get you started. We’re ready for you.
We’ve been on quite a journey since our inception. Started in 2011, Live It Active offered stress management seminars and Zumba classes (Morgan loves getting people out of their comfort zone and shaking their tail feathers). In 2012, Morgan took a leap of faith and moved out west to start her career in workplace mental health and thus, Live It Active took a few years off. During that time, Morgan continued to travel across Canada and speak to the importance of mental health and it got her wondering, “is there a market for this?” (of course there is).
After maternity leave numero uno, Morgan re-launched Live It Active and ran the first Rejuvenation Retreat, a retreat for women of all ages and stages to find pause, rest, calm and new tools to explore well-being. Morgan continued to speak to workplaces on mental health and resilience (and will still do so happily), but realized she wanted to dive in, give her retreatants more, to give them the tools to get grittier and explore the dark abyss of the heart.
The Rejuvenation Retreat: Cultivating Grace & Grit provides the space, workbook, conversation, community, and post-retreat support to facilitate the development of grit and grace. It’s not just a day of rest, it’s a day to ask big questions, explore worth and compassion with the ultimate goal of writing your Personal Manifesto: a declaration to the world of your life’s work; your overarching passion; the macro goal that drives all micro goals. It isn’t easy work, but it’s imperative (in Morgan’s opinion) to live a wholehearted, courageous life.
We are focusing on the individual right now, but we’re planning on entering the workplace. We know there is a need for this work in the corporate space. We know there is more we can offer in terms of in-person and online support. We’re coming for you (in a good way).
Are you an individual looking for something different? Check out our retreats here.
Are you an employer and want to book us? Email Morgan at email@example.com to find out how we can support you.
Morgan Craig-Broadwith, Chief Wellness Officer
Live It Active is owned and operated by Morgan Craig-Broadwith, a health and wellness specialist with a genuine passion for helping individuals become gritty badasses while ensuring they remain compassionate to themselves along the way (we can’t soldier on if we aren’t well, right?).
Her personal and professional journey compelled her to develop the Rejuvenation Retreat – she believes we need and crave greater connection to our work, our family, our community and our selves. She believe writing a Personal Manifesto is a key ingredient to leading a wholehearted life: a life of vulnerability, openness and courage. She lives by these principles and has excelled in her professional sphere – in fact, she believes it a key ingredient to her success in the corporate and entrepreneurial world.
Morgan’s background is psychology and exercise physiology, with a specific focus on psychological health. Throughout her career thus far, she has developed and implemented countless workplace psychological and physical health programs, initiatives and education sessions / workshops. She loves challenging the status quo, asking the big questions and incorporating the odd high kick into her presentations.
Morgan lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, daughter and son. She received her M.Sc., Exercise Physiology and B.A. (Honours), Psychology from Queen’s University. In addition to Live It Active, she works full-time in oil and gas leading the diversity and inclusion portfolio. As an Albertan from Ontario, Morgan spends as much time in the mountains as possible – hiking, meditating and exploring the great beyond.
Photograph taken by Jenny Thompson.