May 10, 2016
“Inspiring, provoking, and nurturing.”
“This is incredibly well conceived. I was totally engaged and learned from my own responses and also from the other participants. I gained insights from every session.”
-Sag Harbor 2016 Retreat Participants
The setting was Jaye’s comfortable and lovely home in Sag Harbor, New York. It was a perfect place to gather to talk about one’s next chapter with others on the same quest, with the privacy of the newly leafy trees and yet with a big open deck and an open, inviting atmosphere that quickly turned to trust.
The early-spring beach was beguiling and inspirational, as participants walked in an exercise to envision their next chapter. With that as a first step, they proceeded through more discussions and exercises to put together many of the pieces, as well as questions, about their path and plan.
The skills exercise is always a reinforcing and eye- opening activity, and this time was no exception. These participants began to see skills and talents they didn’t even consider before. The changing world means new needs and new ways of doing things, so creativity and experience and strong personal qualities can lead to many opportunities.
The retreat was dedicated to our beloved partner and co-author Rita Foley, who passed away March 30, 2016. We all strongly felt her spirit and input throughout the weekend. We three (Cathy, Nancy, and Jaye) miss her very much and will continue to include Rita stories (and wisdom) in all our retreats and other activities.