CIJ HAS GIVEN ME HOPE AND GUIDANCE
When I showed up to my first CIJ class, I had no idea what to expect. I thought Inés would talk throughout the class, and I would listen and take notes. Little did I know that this class would help change my life, help me dig deeper into areas of my life that were challenging me, and help me find a greater appreciation for my life.
CIJ has taught me to become more compassionate, to be able to “single-task” yet get so much more done, to not judge others so quickly as everyone walks a different path in life, and to ask more meaningful questions to myself and others in order to build better relationships. CIJ has given me hope and guidance to help improve certain relationships in my life, such as with my husband and living with mother in law.
Inés has a contagious personality that draws you in and makes you feel so comfortable. I love how interactive the weekly classes are and that I am able to be myself around others that are dealing with many of the same questions and concerns about family, life, love, career, health, etc. I truly enjoyed the last eight weeks of this class and look forward to using the tools I have learned in CIJ moving forward. I’d recommend taking Inés’ CIJourney class in a heartbeat!
-Devi Patel, Assistant Project Manager
AN EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE!
CIJourney has truly been an eye-opening experience for me! I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the class would impact me, but I can honestly say that I’ve been able to learn and grow as a person. Throughout the class, I was able to change certain aspects of my life and in return, I found more peace. CIJ has shown me that it is perfectly okay to have a career change and that everyday is an opportunity to change, to grow, and to let go of the past.
Being present is something that I had always found challenging but because of CIJ, I have been able to apply living in the present more frequently and find myself happier and enjoying life more!
I truly enjoyed the weekly peer calls where we were able to discuss the different tools and how to apply them each week. It was nice opening up to others and discovering similarities with the struggles I’ve faced. The calls were honest, liberating, and free of judgment.
I am grateful to have said, “yes!” to joining this class and be able to grow emotionally and mentally with the tools and strategies that Inés taught us. Inés is kind, intelligent, and a great motivator and communicator. She puts her heart into what she teaches and the information she delivers is powerful and will stay with me forever.
I happily look forward to the next chapters in my life, and I know that what is in store can only be what is best for me!
-Vanessa Rojas, MPH (Master of Public Health) Student