A Courage & Renewal Retreat™ for the Work-Weary

Everybody wins when spirits are high and life is flowing, but demanding schedules, workplace conflict, and unrelenting pressures for change, can crush our spirits and overturn the order of our souls. When this happens, we need to step back, regroup, and reconnect with what matters most: to re-discover our passion and zest for life; to find a new perspective, define a new chapter, or maybe even break free entirely to take the road less traveled by.

Our Work-Weary retreat is meant to help you come home to yourself; to reconnect soul and role, and to awaken your courageous heart through self-discovery, rejuvenation, and new ways of seeing.

Your journey should be a meaningful one, honoring deep truths as well as excitement and enlightenment. Come discover what that looks like for you.

Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center, MD, USA

Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center, MD, USA

Making the Most of Your One Wild and Precious Life

All too often we look to family, friends, and sometimes professionals to help us find answers on what will give meaning and purpose to our lives. If we are very lucky we recognized our true path early and began the lifelong journey of growing and unfolding into our best life. For most of us though, the path was not so clear. We know there is more we need to discover about who we are deep down in side and what will satisfy our inner-most wants, needs and potentials. We have been searching for a long time, and we are weary.

Congruence between our inner lives and outer actions is what our soul longs for and whenever we live out of alignment with our inner voice our spirit suffers, and stress abounds. What our soul yearns for is wholeness - genuine embracing of our weaknesses as well as our strengths, our shadows as well as our light, our needs as well as our potentials. To make the most of our one wild and precious life we need to understand where our greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need. Then can we know fulfillment.

In this retreat we will explore questions of passion, potential, purpose, and propensities to help us choose directions that will allow us to live in alignment with our deepest values and act with integrity and authenticity in our daily lives. This retreat will promote learning, reflection, clarity, and insight in a safe, quiet, nurturing, and confidential environment. We will explore both outside-in and inside-out views of ourselves, and allow the insights to be gained from exploring poetry, music, artwork, and readings from the great wisdom traditions to help us extend our knowing both inward and outward. We will enjoy periods of quiet self-reflection, large and small group sharing, as well as much laughter and lightness on this journey of discovery. 

Clearness Committees, a 400+ year old Quaker process of discernment is the capstone of this retreat (www.couragerenewal.org/clearnesscommittee), offering individuals the gift of honest, open questions to deepen personal inquiry.

Who should participate:

This retreat welcomes individuals who are seeking to deepen connection with true self and bring greater alignment and wholeness to their lives.


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