Five Scientific Reasons to Be in Nature

For some people, it can be hard to get into the spiritual divine part of nature. It just isn’t appealing for what they’re looking. However, nature can also be grounded, pun intended. There are many scientifically proven phenomenon that occurs when spending time in nature. Here are just a few:        

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  • September 3, 2018

How to Plan A Weekend Retreat

As an organizer, you are responsible to manage everything such as selecting and booking a venue, marketing the event, managing enrollment and a lot more. In order to make things easier for you to enjoy the time with your friends, we’ve brought you the best ways to plan a weekend retreat.        

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  • June 21, 2018

What Is Stopping You?

By the age of 65, 98% of the population is dead or dead broke. It’s sad but true. The majority of people never realize their dreams. This begs the question of why? I believe it can be attributed to 3 things. Commitment – Most people say what they want, make a plan (or not), start […]

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  • June 7, 2018

Why go on a Retreat?

Jade and I took our second annual Sacred Grove business retreat the first week of November. We went to the same cabin on Oak Island that we stayed in last year. This was a cabin that allows dogs, so we took Murphy and Max with us. While there, we were reminded of the importance of […]

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  • February 9, 2018

Are You Caught up in the Doing-ness of Life?

A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with a life shortening disease. This has really been a wake-up call for me. More and more, it seems I see postings on Facebook of unexpected deaths of family members and loved ones. My personal belief system is that we sign up for our time on this earth […]

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  • February 1, 2018


Commitment Reflecting back on this year, I have so much to be grateful for. Much of it has to do with one word: Commitment. These are my lessons, experiences, and the fulfilling sense of reward that have come with…commitment. Be committed to relationships. I have two dear friends, both named Nancy, who have been dealing […]

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  • December 30, 2017

A 30-Day Gratitude Challenge

On October 30, 2015, the month of November was declared to be National Gratitude Month in both the US and Canada. In my musings this month, I will reflect on the three people with whom I spend a lot of time with each week. I want to let them know how grateful I am to […]

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  • November 15, 2017

The History of Sacred Grove

I thought I’d give a brief history of the Grove for newcomers. The Dedication The prior owners, Marilyn and Karl Wienand, bought the land in 1988. They planted four crystals on the corners of the land and dedicated it to doing spiritual work. Creation of the Retreat Center In the mid to late 1990s, they […]

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  • April 12, 2017