During this weekend, give yourself permission to pause from the daily demands and energy it takes to grieve; take a break from putting on a "happy face" or feeling like you have to "be strong" for the rest of the world; and instead allow yourself to be supported by others in a peaceful, safe and nurturing environment.
You will have the opporutnity to meet and connect with other mothers who are bereaved. Through shared activities and time to rest you will have the opportunity to replenish your energy in spaces and nooks for reading or resting.
This care and comfort retreat has been designed to support you by being nurtured by others who, like you, have travelled the road of grief and loss. As the weekend unfolds you will create your own personalized "pampering kit" to take home with you.
From the moment you arrive, you will be taken care of and not have to lift a finger! No dishes to do, no floors to sweep, no phones to answer, and no one else to take care of ..... it is a time of receiving.
When you are ready, I look forward to supporting you,
Until then, safe journeys,
The weekend begins on Friday at 1:00, with fresh fruit and vegetable tray and refreshments, and concludes on Sunday at 12:00 noon.
Many comfort and wholesome meals are available all weekend. All meals are prepared and served by volunteers, who are also bereaved moms. Mid morning and afternoon specially selected teas and snacks are served each day. The retreat kitchen is always open and stocked with a variety of goodies and nutritious food for a midnight or early morning snack. Microwave, stove, fridge, toaster and coffee maker are available. Please let Kimberly know if you have special diet needs.
Kimberly Ryan is a bereaved mother. Her son Matthew died suddenly in August 2009 at the age of 27 as a result of complications from addictions. Kimberly had been involved in meditation and alternative health modalities long before the tragic loss of her son, and now uses her knowledge and wellness background to offer a place for other moms who are bereaved. Please contact Kimberly at:
Phone: +1 519 909 9644
The next retreat is scheduled for the last weekend in September 29th, 30th, Oct. 1st, 2017.
Please contact Kimberly to register as space is limited.
Welcome ALL mothers who are bereaved. There is no time frame on our grief., if your loss was longer ago or recent. Each of us has experienced the death of a child. We gather together to support, gain strength and provide comfort. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat and learn more about who I am, what this is all about, and discuss if this is good timing for you.