37 Days and Personal Geographies - Experiential Retreats

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Aug 21, 2009 / 0 comments

Wandering Educators know that one of my VERY Favorite books is called Life is a Verb: 37 days to wake up, be mindful, and live intentionally, by Patti Digh. We've reviewed it here.

We've also featured the art from Life is a Verb for one of our Artists of the Month Features.

Here are some incredible, life-changing events coming up from our friend Patti.



Upcoming Retreats


Life Is A Verb Retreat

The Bend Of Ivy Lodge near Asheville, North Carolina

November 5 - 8, 2009

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -  James M. Barrie

If you had only 37 days to live, would you feel happy with the story you have lived thus far? How would you express that story, learn from it, leave it for others? Those are the fundamental questions behind Patti's book, Life Is A Verb, and the grounding for this unique, experiential weekend gathering focused on unmasking our personal stories to achieve greater creativity, healthier relationships, and fuller engagement in what poet Mary Oliver calls our "one wild and precious life."

"The LIAV retreat will inspire you not only to write your stories but to do so with a mindful and open heart. You will look at the world with new eyes and a startled awareness that you are living your stories this very minute. You'll laugh, you'll cry and make some fabulous new friends. Highly recommended. Two opposible thumbs up!" ~Elizabeth Bailey


We're opening this retreat to 12 participants. Go here to for more information and to register.



Place, Color and Word:
Creating Your Atlas of Experience

Orvieto, Italy
September 26 - October 2, 2010

Using the serene backdrop and sensory stimulation of Orvieto, Italy, this unique retreat will explore  personal geographies - how you participate in creating the landscape of your life, how you share that landscape with others, and where you want to map your future.

Go here for complete information and to enroll.

"An atlas never just shows you where you are, where you want to go and how to get there. It also fires the imagination. Maps which chart rivers, mountains, towns, countries, far-away regions, oceans, and continents can arouse intense feelings. An atlas combines reality and fantasy." Louise van Swaaij and Jean Klare, The Atlas of Experience

For more information, please see:

Inspiring Inclusion | Sparking Creativity | Unleashing Authentic Leadership
Patti Digh | 828-280-5766 (Asheville, NC office) | patti[at]thecircleproject.com
David Robinson | 206-853-8289 (Seattle, WA office) | david[at]thecircleproject.com