“I loved that I felt safe in sharing. The group of women all brought amazing energy to the group. Jen and Stacy facilitated the purpose and direction really well. I experienced belonging, love and connectedness as well as creativity and self-expression.” ~ Debbie S
“I really loved the combination of meditation and writing. It was helpful both in getting settled before writing, and in accessing my interior space to feed the writing process.” ~ NB
“I left feeling energized. I had an awakening to the inner writer in me.” ~ Pat B.
“If you get a chance to attend a Cultivate retreat, do it, you deserve it. We live at a pace that doesn’t allow us to slow down and feel our feelings, notice our breathe, and our share our stories with each other. Jen and Stacy created such a warm and nourishing space for us to feel held and seen, and to explore and share our stories in an authentic and powerful way. I left feeling nourished and inspired to dive deeper into my writing and meditation practice. I went for the meditation practice and when the weekend was over, I realized that the writing practice was the missing link to deepening my meditation. Meditation itself, just being still and present in the moment, is an act of love and self-care, and adding a writing practice allowed me to put the sense of love and belonging I experience in meditation into action. Writing elevated my meditation practice and this was an unexpected gift from the retreat. You created such an powerful and engaging experience, a refuge from the daily grind, and it was exactly what I needed. I think I can safely say it was exactly what we all needed. There was a wide range of writing and meditation experience, and everyone seemed to share a similar experience of connection and heart opening transformation. This doesn’t just happen by accident, this was a result of the thoughtfulness and care you put into planning the retreat for us. So. Much. Love.” ~ Haley