Candis, 2016 Journey Retreat/Weekend participant

I have never seen a group bond so quickly in my life. Amazing. It was life-changing. As with the other two participants in my small group, we dropped so much hurt and sorrow and anger and mourning and relationship issues that we were carrying.  So good for the soul, all that green, and all those trees and all those birds singing amazing songs and the beautifully manicured lawns and the statues — O! And um … the river …  Appreciated the box of things in the bathroom. Added a homey touch in the institutional bathroom.  Felt like a monk, which is exactly how I wanted to feel; totally focused. Even liked the fact there was no Wi-Fi in the room for that reason – away from the day-to-day world.