Rest, Reflect, Rejuvenate

October RetreatI believe birthdays should be one day of the year you get to do exactly what you want – so I made sure my 55th was just that. What brings me joy is women coming together to rest, reflect and rejuvenate and my birthday was filled with it.

This past weekend six women came to my home for a Fuzzy Red Socks Retreat. We laughed, we cried, and then we laughed some more while meditating, journaling, doing yoga, singing, creating, and even being pampered. When women gather to celebrate their lives, magical things happen. We let our hair down, we open up, and we allow ourselves to be more of who we really are. We share with each other our best light, our true selves. The magic comes from the willingness to be vulnerable, the acceptance of self, the trust to let go. I am so grateful to each of these extraordinary women who showed up in their most authentic selves.

It isn’t a complicated formula, these retreats. The time spent in retreat is loose and full of love. Creating a safe space to relax, rest and take some much needed “me” time is the most important aspect of the events. In just a few hours of focus on nothing but you, lots can come up. But within the sacred space of the feminine and surrounded by loving, generous women friends, it is amazing to watch what unfolds.

My heart is full of gratitude to those who were able to join us and to all those who were there in spirit. Yes, the best birthday is one you spend doing exactly what you love to do and my special day was just that – one filled with rest, reflection and rejuvenation.