Being an adult is hard. Being a Mom is hard. I think that sometimes we try to do to much ourselves and are afraid to reach out and ask for help. It is okay to admit you are not okay. Connection with others is the key and unlocking childhood traumas can release our anxieties of today. These are a few of the retreats happening locally in 2019 and 2020:
Location: Sunshine Valley, BC
Cost: $497 *Mention Modern Mama to receive $50 off booking.*
Dates: December 6th, 2019 at 5pm to December 8th, 2019 at 3pm
Information: The Peace of Mind workshop covers the disapproving voices we hear as children becomes the cruelest voice in own heads as we age. This weekend is about being vulnerable and healing, where you will get in touch with your guilt, blame and shame to start to heal from your past. The goal isn’t to improve ourselves or learn to behave differently, but practice self-forgiveness. Included in the weekend are 6 healthy meals and shared accommodation in a rustic cabin. Read about my previous experience here.
Location: Squamish, BC
Dates: Spring 2020
Information: When it comes to our kids, summer camp is an opportunity to learn, have new experiences and connect with new friends. Why should they get all the fun? Fitness classes, lifestyle workshops, and sessions with the experts. Throw in some relaxation, rejuvenation, great food and wine, and you have Mom Camp: The Camp. Everything is included – all accommodation, meals, wine, workshops, and activities. You don’t have to think about anything while you’re at camp, it’s all taken care of for you.
Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Cost: $318/plus tax
Dates: May 8th, 2019 to May 10th, 2020 and September 25th, 2020 to September 27th, 2020.
Information: This is for ages 9+. The Mother & Daughter Camp offers quality time for both to grow, all while doing crafts, horseback riding, scaling the climbing wall, doing archery and listening to inspirational Christian speakers together. Any combination of women and girls are welcome; it’s not just for mothers and daughters. The weekends begin at 7:30 p.m. (evening snack, but no dinner) on the first night and end at 1:00 p.m. on the last day.