When my daughter was a baby, she slept poorly, nursed frequently and cried mightily from repeated ear aches. I was exhausted. Beyond exhausted. I was doing a poor job at everything and felt emotionally thin as a sheet.
I went on a weekend retreat to an ashram, or spiritual community. I was able to withdraw from my exhaustion and stress. I chanted. I meditated. I practiced yoga. I spent time in nature. I retreated from all that was causing me stress – just for 2 days. I went through the profound and transformative process of withdrawal into my Self.
I was refreshed and renewed by the retreat, and able to step back into motherhood with more joy, fortitude and patience.
I offer a similar retreat to you. Whatever it is that is stressing you or making you feel emotionally thin: a newborn, a job, care taking, teenagers or a loss, or simply the desire to get away from it all, come for the weekend of August 2-4 to Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY, and join me in the process of moving back into your Self.
Registration is open. Space is limited and filling fast. Details are here.