Honor Your Love Story

In a divorce, a couple chooses not to be together. But widowhood isn’t a choice. Widowhood happens TO you. That’s why how you honor the story of your love with your spouse is really important to your healing. In our society, we are given 3 days to heal....

Meet Our Nutrition Coach for the 3-Day Retreat: Cynthia Moore. You will not meet a more knowledgeable, experienced, and gentle nutritional coach than Cynthia Moore, MS, RDN, CDE, NBC-HWC.

Cynthia Moore is one fabulous woman. I first met Cynthia at a retreat and was immediately impressed by the gentleness of her spirit and the breadth of her knowledge. But it was when she started sharing information about how I could heal a digestive problem I was...

Refusing to be a Victim

The single most important choice a widow has to make is this: Do you want to be a victor or the 2nd victim of your spouse’s death? It sounds like an easy question, but it’s not. Because there is tremendous societal support for the victim mentality. AND,...

Thirsty for Understanding

There’s nothing like sharing stories over a cup of coffee. It’s done all over the world. In cafes, coffee houses, homes, and most especially, in retreat centers. The simplest things are often the best. Sitting with someone who understands your point of...

The Hardest Part is the Loneliness.

This 3-Day, All-Inclusive Retreat Will Help You Get Your Happy On! Here’s what my widowhood looked like: First 3 days – More calls than I could handleNext 3 years – When the phone rang, it was a telemarketer. I needed other people. But no one seemed...

Is It Time to Let Go?

It’s funny what we hold onto in the name of love. My husband died ten years ago. Some times that seems like yesterday and sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago. It just depends on the day. Part of my husband’s estate was his share of an old family farm....

Star-Gazing and Story-Swapping

A retreat with rocking chairs and fire-pits? I’m in. You can see the stars from here. I mean you can REALLY see the stars at the Blue Ridge Assembly. Because you are sitting in the middle of 1200 acres of mountain majesty. People have come to these beautiful...