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Cindy Stokes (she/her)

Business Witch & Coach for Introverted & Highly Sensitive Solopreneurs

On any given morning you’ll find me naturally rising from slumber when my body and mind are ready to face the day. As I begin to stir I head into the kitchen to brew a cup of Earl Grey tea and craft a London Fog Latte.

I sit in stillness in my comfy papasan and sip my tea as the sky begins to brighten, and I’m oftentimes accompanied by the sound of one of my many favorite podcasts about astrology, human design, true crime, witchcraft, or fan fiction.

I then head up to my office where I sit down at my altar and pull a tarot card for the day.

And sometimes I take a random ritual bath in the middle of the day.

This is what I love about being a solopreneur – I get to create the life that I want to live. Designing my perfect morning is just one of the many perks.

My journey to where I am now has not been linear, having moved through an undergrad in Business Management, many years of not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up, and a 10+ year experience of becoming a couples therapist and finally arriving in private practice.

Now I am most aligned and fulfilled in my work when I’m holding space for others to create their dream life and business within Forestmind, my mastermind program for introverted and highly sensitive solopreneurs.

If my experience as a solopreneur has taught me one thing - it’s this:

You don’t need another course, or workshop, or training in order to be successful and have the life and business you desire.

My business became more successful and my life became more fulfilling when I:

-slowed down, created space, became quiet, and listened to my intuition

-took risks in my business in order to fulfill my life’s purpose

-stopped looking for the answer to success and fulfillment outside of myself

-got really serious about boundaries and protecting my time

-started saying NO to everything that wasn’t in alignment with what I wanted to create

If growing an aligned and fulfilling business has taught me anything - it’s this:

WE are the ones that are standing in our own way of success.

You’re not missing something.

You are sorely misguided if you think that you just haven’t found the right training, or workshop, or book, or course, or marketing strategy yet.

Having a fulfilling business and life is an INSIDE OUT process.

You may think that you have found the answer to your business woes within a course, but if you haven’t worked on YOU and uncovered your blocks (we all have them), you’ll end up with a course completion certificate (that is, if you even got past the first module) and no more closer to your dream business.

I’m here to support and guide you in discovering your authentic self and your true passions. I’m here to help you connect to your intuition so that you can do the healing work that you were meant to be doing in this world.

Here’s how I support solopreneurs:

On my Instagram page @mountainpracticejourneys

Within Forestmind – my private, small-group mastermind

Through my Mountain Practice Journeys podcast

At my comfy, cozy Into The Forest Retreats

At any given time you may find me rollerskating with my crew on the sidewalks and in the parks of Asheville, North Carolina, or hiking with friends in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. And you’re just as likely to find me on my couch binge watching paranormal and true crime shows.

I love playing Dungeons & Dragons, and I can get lost in the fantasy worlds of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.

I’d love to get to know more about you. Click BEGIN. to schedule a Coffee & Connection session.

Episode 58: Time Management Strategies for Busy Business Owners (Part 1) with guest Jamey Schrier of Practice Freedom U

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 58 I chat with Jamey Schrier of Practice Freedom U about time management strategies for busy business owners. Here we go… *some links...

Episode 57: Why More Information Is Keeping You Stuck

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 57 I talk about why more information is keeping you stuck in your business and life. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes...

Episode 56: The SEO Strategy Of Link Building with guest Nick Fuller of iTherapy

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 55 I chat with Nick Fuller of iTherapy about the SEO strategy of link building. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be...

Episode 55: The Fundamentals Of SEO with guest Nick Fuller of iTherapy

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 55 I chat with Nick Fuller of iTherapy about the fundamentals of SEO. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be affiliate...

Episode 54: What Is A Deep Work & Rest Week?

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 54 I talk about my Deep Work & Rest Week, why you may want to consider it for yourself, and how it has positively impacted my...

Episode 53: Moment To Moment Self-Care Practices To Protect Against Burnout with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund from the Resourced Therapist

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 53 I chat with with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund of the Resourced Therapist, and we discuss moment to moment self-care...

Episode 52: Empathy vs. Compassion Fatigue: What Causes Burnout? with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund of the Resourced Therapist

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 52 I chat with with guests Sharon Gold-Steinberg & Carryn Lund of the Resourced Therapist, and we discuss the topic of Empathy vs....

Episode 51: Business Planning With The Moon Phases

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 51 I talk about business and life planning with the moon phases. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be affiliate links...

Episode 50: Grow Your Business By Repelling Customers

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 50 I share how you can grow your business by repelling customers. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be affiliate...

Episode 49: Telehealth: Creating Conditions For Self-Care (Part 2) with guest Raymond Barrett

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 49 I chat with Raymond Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute on how to create conditions for self-care as a telehealth...

Episode 48: Telehealth: Creating Conditions For Self-Care (Part 1) with guest Raymond Barrett

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 48 I chat with Raymond Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute on how to create conditions for self-care as a telehealth...

Episode 47: Losing Followers Is Good For Business

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 47 I talk about why losing followers and subscribers is good for your business. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be...

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” – Paulo Coelho

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