Monthly Archives: September 2016

Art for Therapy at our Retreat

I am so happy to introduce Cathy Keech.

Cathy will spend some time with us on Saturday morning for Art as Therapy.

Cathy would like to share the following with you.

Growing up surrounded by the cold, wet and dripping pine forests of Oberon gave me the place and space for escape, for childhood play and for inspiration.
This is where my dreams were made.
My contact with the forest floor was my contact with the creative forces of Mother Nature and the vulnerability of each beautiful yet fragile component of my beloved forest.
Thirty five years later I have returned to the forest as my sacred space. Not the cold, wet forests of Oberon but the Sclerophyll rainforests of the Mid North Coast.
Once again my imagination is enraptured by the fragility of such a place and is the source of inspiration for my artworks. This place shows me the feminine side of creation, the movement of the female form and the struggles of the feminine to survive the tempests it has to endure.
Here, in this space, I can be me and dissolve into the surroundings allowing my shape and form to blend with the shapes and forms of the forest.
I close my eyes and allow the leaves to wash over me and then go to my art space and recall the images, the feelings, the sounds of my forest.
Letting nature surround and embrace me allows my art to becomes a healing tool – healing the heart, mind and deep within my soul.



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Come join us.

Peace and harmony to all

Lone Wolf


I know how to maintain my perfect body weight!

This is how – I ask myself these questions

  1.   Do I feel comfortable in my skin?
  2.   Am I eating, ONLY when I am physically hungry?
  3.   Am I being ACTIVE every day?

We ignore these simple questions because we are afraid of being overweight or unhealthy… And we end up overweight.

Instead, we think

  1. I have to be healthy, so I don’t get diabetes, or cancer or any other horrible disease.
  2. To be healthy, I have to make sure I have ‘so much of this, so much of that’ in my daily food consumption.
  3. And if I can’t get enough of ‘this or that’ I better take supplements.
  4. If I take supplements, I have to take them with food.

So we end up over eating, just to try to get “what THEY say, we SHOULD or are SUPPOSED TO”

A baby has the most incredible growth and development in the first 6 months of their lives… How do they possibly do that with only milk? Why don’t they need ‘this and that’?

I believe the answer is to learn to TRUST your body… It knows what it needs.

Try eating ONLY, when you are physically hungry and ONLY eat enough to satisfy that physical hunger, instead of overfilling your stomach.

Please remember though, if your Doctor has you on a diet for an underlying, diagnosed illness or issue, please maintain his diet.  I am not recommending any changes for you, if this is your situation.

Peace and harmony to all