Every day I get encouraging messages from my friends. I love the way women hold optimism and possible happiness in their hearts. I also love the way women share that optimism with each other. Veronica Cuevas in South America was the one today. She sent this message that you can send to eight of your friends, creating a web of support all over the globe. Try it! I dare you to believe every word of her message about yourself, for you are all that and more. As you send your message on to eight more women, the net of support will grow.
My life was enriched last week with a retreat at a very lovely, luxurious, beautiful site in the redwood forest just outside of San Francisco. My host, Cassie Schindler, had arranged with meticulous creativity a weekend of wellness for all the participants at Stillheart retreat center. And, the women who attended were the kind I want for lifelong friends. They came from all walks of life, in various states of wellness, and with open hearts as well as open minds and open wills. Such powerful women they were, each one in her own way being totally present for this event. Cassie’s theme was the Butterfly, emerging from the chrysalis. And, emerge they did! Many expert teachers were available, each one a leader in her field. These women offered energy healing and balancing, water aerobics instruction, yoga, drumming, Tarot reading, and even a session learning ballet. All these gentle classes along with organic food that was super delicious made it a weekend of pure delight. Stillheart, itself, was a great soothing healing experience. The grounds include a labyrinth and landscaping that was breathtaking. The fountain at the entry, huge pieces of great art, the giant crystals on display and an array of amethyst geodes (the largest and most beautiful I ever had seen) beds, pillows, and accommodations that were heavenly all made for a restful and spiritual weekend.