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2016 Planning & Percolating

In the midst of winter’s gray chill, Jean and I get to fly off to memories of previous Lake Alpine retreats, and in our mind’s eye, begin to concoct the makings of the upcoming 2016 “Alpine Art Retreat: Celebrating Women’s … Continue reading

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Friday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the Ending

Our final day of the Retreat begins quiet, stillness surrounding our yoga with just the waves lapping between asanas. But shortly, frivolity skittered at the breakfast table. Our attentive Chef Kim had planned for us decadent French Toast topped with fresh … Continue reading

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Sierra Retreat ~ Welcoming Day

Our Women’s Journaling Sierra Retreat unfolds it’s wings this 9th day of September. The starting threesome, Jean (my tandem-teacher), Izzy (our amazing gourmet chef) and I, are up early.Jean and I have a teeny window of time to take a mornin’ walk arou…

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Arrival Day

Elaine Frenett Retreat 2012

This glorious Sunday, Jean and I had already acclimated ourselves to the rugged and beautiful surroundings. We’d driven up two days previous and wandered the area for spots best suiting our different outdoor processes. Just arranging the dining room table…

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Sunday at the 2011 Women’s Retreat ~ September 11th

Sunday morn, we all were up early, anxious to be ready and have everything in order for the arriving participants. But the “giving nature” of our precious Chef, Izzy Leas, began to show as she requested she make us breakfast this morning (even tho her…

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Packing Prep

The evening before I leave for my “Women’s Journaling Retreat” in the lovely Sierras. I’m dreaming of the wide spances of granite and glorious blue sky. I’m imagining five creative women loving the mountain air and each others company. The new ideas a…

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