“Selfhood begins by taking yourself away.”
— Joan Anderson

Thousands of women write to me to say they are “on empty,” and as a result have lost their passion for their careers as well as their personal lives. Sociologist Ashely Montagu labels women “carriers of culture.” If indeed we are that, than it behooves us to retreat from time to time to listen to our very selves. “For if it is a woman’s nature to nurture,” said Anne Morrow Lindbergh, “then she must nourish herself.”

My six step process is all about retreating in order to retrieve lost strength, repair our inner selves, and then regroup by lightening our load, regenerating our spirits, and returning new to an old place. A weekend by the sea (and elsewhere) helps a woman rearrange her life in her own image.