A week ago, we stepped inside two wooden doors that led to Casa Luminaria. It would be our home for the next four days.
Photo by @emotionalnomad.
We didn’t realize the magic and inspiration that was waiting for us then. Fifteen women, mostly strangers, came with the intention to write, get away from the city and breathe, and heal their tired and wounded spirits.
It was the beginning of Write Away, the writing and life coaching retreat I crafted together with authors Samantha Sotto and Mina Esguerra. We wanted to provide the time and space to write, inspiring workshops, lots of pampering and life coaching and mentoring sessions.
But what came to pass was so much more beautiful than we had envisioned.
There was writing, of course.
Photo by @jamypye.
And lots of gifts.
There were workshops.
And stories shared (including the ones we had written) over wine and cheese.
Photo by @jeinsedai.
There was time for daydreaming and massage.
Photo by @samthing_strange.
Most special of all, there was the opening of our hearts, allowing ourselves to be seen and heard, to be vulnerable, to invite magic, to make new friends.
The combination of 15 women and their muses, the beautiful location, delicious food and open hearts made Write Away extraordinary. It was filled with moments we will not easily forget, lessons and laughter shared over wine, gifts that we didn’t expect.
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