"Wanted to connect with you and let you know how the Fall Retreat helped me to find some peace. I have been continuing the practice of carving out time for meditation, and have let the events of this week sink in somewhat. I think the thing is, that I have spent the last year making hard decisions that I really didn't want to face. But alas this cup did not pass from me, and I needed to choose over and over again between bad or worse options. The beauty and grace of this retreat was that all of the details were handled for me and presented as a gift. I could just be in the moment and trust that the experiences that unfolded were in my best interest and offered with love. I only needed to accept and truly feel the emotions that resulted from them. The bond I deeply felt with all the women I shared the retreat with, the yoga and meditation that gently opened my heart and mind, the beauty of the island and lake, the thrill of riding a horse for the first time, each tapped into a yearning I had not realized was there. Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful healing journey possible. I will never forget it."