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A New Journal’s First Page ~ The Fires ~ August 30, 2013

I seem to have created this tradition for starting a new journal ~ inserting a PaperClay object. If you haven’t used this diverse product, I love that it’s just white cellulose, can air dry and can be painted with anything you choose. Found at most cra…

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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New Journal ~ Snow with Cozy Chair

I’ve come to a lil’ custom with each new journal. I search out a theme for where I am in my life or a goal at which I’m aiming and I craft a paperclay (see paperclay.com) item to stitch into this first page.For this entry I’m focusing on “home” and hav…

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Retreat’s Thursday flows into Saturday

elaine frenett

My Thursday at the Women’s Retreat just echoed another day in paradise, with no relief in sight! After arising early (yes, only the quiet fishermen we up on the lake at the same time), awareness-awakening yoga, and another amazing breakfast, I introduc…

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Thursday

Elaine Frenett 2012 Journaling Retreat, Lake Alpine, California

Our Thursday dawned just as another day in paradise. Mornin’ yoga glistened with silence only broken by a far off fishermen’s gliding boat. Once back to the cabins, Izzy had laid out a feast for our eyes as well as our … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Izzy’s Salmon Preparation

Later in the afternoon Tuesday, Izzy Leas (our incredible Culinary Coordinator) took to her task of preparing for our final retreat’s meal on Thursday, Roast Salmon. She’d purchased a fresh fish and needed to filet it out, separating skin from meat and divide up into appropriate proportions. I’d requested her to wait til I could be around to what her at work and record it.

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