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Finding What You Didn't Lose

  • Kirkridge Retreat Center 2495 Fox Gap Road Bangor, PA, 18013 United States (map)
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Finding What You Didn't Lose

A Circle of Trust for Women at Mid-Life Who Seek to Let their Lives Speak with Integrity and Intention

You need only claim the events of your life to make them yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.
— Florida Scott Maxwell

A retreat at Kirkridge Retreat Center in the Pocono Mountain on the Appalachian Trail.

Of course, we haven't really lost anything... Not our hearts, our true selves, nor our sense of passion for our life and work. But, pressures, expectations, questions seem to be rising from within, and a shift, gradual or seismic, underway.

Questions often begin to emerge around and through a woman's 40's that may be some of the hardest we will face. They are persistent and disordering.

  • How does everything I've worked for matter?
  • Is this all there is?
  • What happened to my dreams?
  • What do I hold onto?

I am too old for x and too young for y - where does this leave me?

The same questions may re-appear for decades - as our lives try to speak to us over the noises of our inner and outer world. Frequently, this outer noise creates a sense of dis-orientation as the shifting of who we are masks as a loss of hope - a place of despair. Yet, from these places of deep uncertainty and questioning, with a willingness to embrace doubt with a deep and abiding faith that you are enough, this place of restlessness transforms into a cauldron of possibility to continue creating and telling the story of your life.

So you may be wondering, is this retreat for me? Am I at mid-life? Of course, we don't really know the answer to that until we die. But, as you ponder whether this retreat is right for you, think about mid-life not so much as an age - but as a stepping stone on the journey of life. If you find yourself in a place where you are thinking about transitions, questioning your life, and struggling to find your voice, than this retreat is for you!

The time to let your life speak is now!

Retreat leadership by Courage & Renewal Facilitators: Dr. Sally Z. Hare & Sarah Hescheles.

Cost $585.00 - includes program, materials, room, and meals.

Partial scholarships are available. Please email Sally or Sarah.

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Earlier Event: August 16
Courage to Lead
Later Event: November 8
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