One of the biggest reasons we started this blog was to feature all the life things we love that have helped us on our journey.

And I say “us” because whatever work and self care is done on myself helps US: how I relate with every area of my life including one of the biggest ones; my relationship with Evan.

Today I am sharing Nine Retreat, which is a dynamic retreat for women that I have been attending for a few years (I attended the very first one in 2014!)

It’s hard to put into words all the amazing life changing moments and experiences I’ve had with Nine but I’ll try:

I like to describe Nine like my favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz:

  • Take a magical adventure to a beautiful place
  • Meet your best friends
  • Realize gifts you’ve been searching for are all within

One of the most incredible things about this retreat is the connection between women. It can be so intimidating to walk into a room full of women and feel like they might be judging you. That doesn’t happen at Nine because everyone is instantly in it together. There are no outsiders.

Nine Retreat, A dynamic retreat for women
Nine Retreat, A dynamic retreat for women

Last fall the retreat was held in Montana and I photographed it. This year will be held in Pennsylvania.

Nine Retreat, A dynamic retreat for women

Nine’s Core Values:

Nine Retreat, A dynamic retreat for women

If you feel called, please don’t hesitate to join us in September! You are in for an amazing life changing experience. Click the Nine website to sign up. If you use my code “Dana” when you register, you get $200 off!

If you want more information and you’re in the OC/LA area, we are hosting a discussion about Nine in Upland on July 31 at 7pm and we’d love to have you!

Hope to see you!

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Some of the topics that will be covered in this year’s 2019 Fall Retreat:

  • 9 Archetypes of the Whole Woman: Reclaim Who You Are
  • Thriving After Surviving an Unhealthy Childhood
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Finding Your Passionate Focus
  • Parenting
  • Meditation and Energy Clearing
  • The Power of Improv
  • Creating Space to Create Change: Diversity + Equality
  • Tools for PTSD and Anxiety
  • Plan, Prep and Protect Your Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Time Management for Self Compassion
  • Financial Freedom
  • Simplify Your Life: Reduce Mental and Physical Clutter

Some of the images from 2018 in Montana by me:


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