A Happy Heart in Gratitude – Women’s Retreat

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - November 12 @ 11:30 am




Start: November 10 @ 4:00 pm

End: November 12 @ 11:30 am

Cost: $275

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Presenter: Paula Jilanis

Only a few reservations are left for this popular retreat! Please call 410-442-3120 to make your reservation. Thank you.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. . .” 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Deeply rooted in scripture, we are called to always be thankful. The psalms are filled with words of thanksgiving. Using scripture and the book Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass, we will spend time looking at our attitudes toward gratitude. We will learn what science shows about how being grateful affects our bodies and how to use a variety of gratitude practices to deepen our relationship with ourselves and with God. This retreat focuses on women’s experiences which we will examine through discussion, meditation, self-reflection, and sharing. There will also be time for private reflection included in the weekend.

This is a women’s retreat, guided by Paula Jilanis. Check-in begins at 4pm and the retreat will start after dinner.

Paula Jilanis, MA, LMT, has facilitated retreats and workshops since 1995 and at our Center since 2009. Her intention always is to create a safe space where others can explore their inner world. Paula has a masters of applied science in integrative health and bachelors in psychology and religious studies. As a Licensed Massage Therapist and a life coach, Paula works holistically to bring people more deeply into their spiritual journey. She is the author of A Guide to Creating Your Wellness Center.

This retreat is being held very soon!

Please call our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 to see if there is still a space available or for suggestions on other retreats you may enjoy.

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