it’s about you. sacred life.

by kelly

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photo credit: vivienne mcmaster (she’s a rock star)

up next! FEAST!
APRIL 10-14, 2013.

I want to tell you a little bit about why i retreat. Why i travel across the country to teach and frolic with new faces.
Why i spend a week away from my family and studio….

Because it ROCKS. that is why. Getting to gather, to giggle and to sit among others, watching them each open,
blossom and share. Yep, pretty stinkin’ amazing to witness.

I attended the first Be Present Retreat – UNEARTH and some of my dearest friends attended that retreat.
I was Liz’s loyal sidekick. The stories that stayed on the road to and from still make me giggle. My love for the
oregan coast grew there and several years later, I am still on the ticket and that makes me so very happy.
Why you might ask and i will simply say  - because…it’s all about inclusion. (the words below belong exclusively
to my girl Liz Lamoreux.)

It’s about inclusion.

It’s about creating space for people who are longing for a deeper connection with themselves and like-minded souls but don’t know where to begin to find this community, don’t have this community where they live, or simply want to connect in person in a small group environment.

It’s about working with teachers who are really collaborators who show up as mentors and guides open to new friendships. Then as the retreat begins they sit side by side with retreat participants sharing their stories, giving of their time, and inviting us all to remember we are not alone.

It’s about a safe space that invites you to sit in the quiet long enough that you can hear the whispers of truth that have been trying to get your attention for years.

It’s about being surrounded by others who say, “me too, me too” and invite you into their lives.

It’s not about needing to be cool enough or creative enough or courageous enough or skinny enough or funny enough.

It’s about beginning to trust
that you already are enough
when you show up as you.

In this moment, as you sit in your corner of the world, I want you to invite you to hear these words:

A community of kindreds is waiting for you.

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I am so ready for April where i get to mentor along side Liz and the amazing Hannah Marcotti. Liz sprinkling us each with words, Hannah spreading love and self care and me, well lets just say i will be sharing goofy giggles and color. lots of color.

I would love nothing more to see you walk through the door at Frog Creek Lodge. Do it. For you.