A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Book from the Author of The Woman's Comfort Book
Do you yearn for time to rest, dream, listen, grieve, celebrate, stretch, or just be? Then you -- like most women today -- need to retreat: to make time to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself. With the wit, humor, and style that have made her Comfort Book series so popular, comfort queen and modern-day pioneer of women's well-being Jennifer Louden offers a practical and inspirational handbook -- the first to focus on the needs and stresses of women -- that walks you step-by-step through planning and savoring a self-led retreat. Easy-to-do practices and encouraging insights help you:
- Find the time to retreat whenever and wherever you are
- Decide whether to retreat at home or away, solo or with others
- Separate from daily concerns
- Counter fear, guilt, and boredom
- Reenter ordinary life renewed
A wise and useful sourcebook of ideas and inspiration, The Woman's Retreat Book can be turned to again and again, whenever you feel the need to retreat.
From the Author
Everybody needs to retreat. I wrote The Woman's Retreat Book because I thought going on a retreat meant going somewhere and being lead by someone else. But with a young child and a career, I couldn't do that. And while I was still taking time for myself, I often felt I wasn't going deep enough, wasn't gaining the peace and perspective I craved. And so I set out to discover what a retreat really was and how you could do one for yourself, even if all the time you have is ten minutes waiting in the car for your child to get out of soccer practice or a day by yourself in your home. I love this book -- I'm very proud of it. I think you might find it will help you discover the gifts of retreat in a simple, profound way.