From Karen Beard, Executive Director, Morning Mist Retreats.
We have all felt a deep and lasting drought this year. For some it has been a drought in our finances or job, for others the loss of relationships or health, and for those affected by the fires – a loss of their home. These losses have created needs in our lives – a need for shelter, security, stability and protection, a need to belong and feel loved, a need for emotional or physical health, and a need to restore our self esteem.
To meet these needs Morning Mist Retreats extends an invitation to Empower Your Life – A Day Away to Return, Release and Renew on October 29, 2011. This day will offer encouragement and hope, a time to return to the present moment, release and heal the past, and renew your future to one of blessings, hope, and possibilities.
“This event provides an opportunity for the community to come together and support each other in planting the ‘Seeds of Change’ that let us know better times are on the way,” says Morning Mist Retreats Executive Director, Karen Beard.
“We are offering 50 scholarships to the event to area residents who have lost their homes in the recent fires. Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the event for their own personal growth and to support others in the community.”
Empower Your Life was originally planned for September 10 at McKinney Roughs Nature Park during the time of the Bastrop fires. Although the Park was surrounded by the wildfires to the north, south and east, it was miraculously spared and now serves as an oasis of green in the midst of the surrounding blackened land.
Empower Your Life will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will include one-hour sessions by area therapists, coaches, healing practitioners, and motivational speakers.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to area relief funds to help those who have lost their homes in the wildfire.
To participate in this event and support those attending you can
Attend Empower Your Life by registering at www.morningmistretreats.org or call 255-0075 (the $50 registration fee will be waived for those who have lost their home to the fire)
Donate a Silent Auction item or service
Provide a scholarship for those attending who have lost their homes
Purchase a raffle ticket to win the Seeds of Change painting designed for Empower Your Life
Volunteer to provide support to others throughout the day as a therapist, coach or practitioner
For more information about Morning Mists Retreats visit http://morningmistretreats.yolasite.com/ or contact Karen Beard at 512-255-0075. Morning Mist Retreats is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.