life{dot}next V

i wrote last year about the life{dot}next retreat i attend annually. well we just wrapped up another successful extended weekend and are all now working on our re-entry to the real world. it can be hard to come away from a weekend of feeling propped up and full of hope and ambition to then re-enter the everyday landscape of obstacles, schedules and valid constraints.

i feel this last weekend was very sacred to me. last year i wrote a pretty gushy post and even though i still feel that way, i feel like keeping this last experience closer and intimate. i had an absolutely wonderful time. i know i owe a good deal of my growth to these retreats. i would like to share a few pictures from the retreat to highlight some very good times with some incredible women:

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^^^ a goddess welcome to Anahata Spa & Resort in Desert Hot Springs ^^^
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^^^ and rainbow blessings, too ^^^
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^^^ set up for a calligraphy exercise ^^^
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^^^ calligraphy invocation ^^^
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^^^ stereotypical southwestern karaoke bar, complete with fried food and champagne bucket ^^^
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^^^ the lovely lady-blur of 25 females enjoying themselves at dinner ^^^
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^^^ our only sunny opening circle of the retreat ^^^
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^^^ saying good-bye to a view that left me feeling majestic and charged all weekend ^^^

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