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Small Business Snapshot: Sedona Soul Adventures

Small Business Snapshot: Sedona Soul Adventures Credit: Mark Short for Sedona Soul Adventures

Our Small Business Snapshot series features photos that represent, in just one image, what the small businesses we feature are all about. Debra Stangl, founder and CEO of Sedona Soul Adventures and author of "The Journey to Happy" (Abundant Press, 2016), explains how this image represents her business.

The above picture is of me meditating in the vortex energy of Sedona, Arizona. It represents everything about my life and my business – transformation, connection, and how real change is possible.

Coming to Sedona for the first time in 1999 completely transformed my life. I went from being a stressed out divorce attorney who was 40 pounds overweight and $50,000 in debt to $50,000 dropping out of the sky (two weeks later), losing 40 pounds (in 5 weeks without diet or exercise), and going from hating my work to doing the work of my dreams with Sedona Soul Adventures.

I found a way out of the misery and unhappiness, and I now help others do the same. By utilizing the unique transformational energies of Sedona and the amazing healers who are drawn here from all over the world to do their work, people's lives can be completely transformed.

At Sedona Soul Adventures we do private retreats that are custom designed for each individual or couple. We spend a lot of time connecting with each person before they arrive to get at the heart of what’s going on with them and what they want to achieve. Then we create the perfect retreat consisting of private one-on-one sessions utilizing over 40 of Sedona’s most amazing practitioners.

After 14 years of helping thousands of people, I'm still amazed at what happens in just a few short days. The biggest challenge I face right now is helping people understand that real, lasting change is possible. Real happiness is within your reach and it's easier than you might think.

Edited for brevity and clarity by Nicole Taylor.