Retreats: What Are They and Why Make Them?

Retreats: What Are They and Why Make Them?

Over the years, I’ve led or been part of countless retreats: youth retreats, couples retreats, men’s retreats (never a woman’s retreat—surprise!), leadership retreats, strategic planning retreats, spiritual retreats. What I’ve learned is that there a lot of different...
How to Find Your Next Great Masterpiece

How to Find Your Next Great Masterpiece

A while back, my husband, Alan, and I spent the morning in San Juan Capistrano.  We had set aside a half day to spend time in solitude with God. We went our separate ways for a couple of hours and then rejoined each other for lunch and to share about our time. I’ve...
Solitude Just For Introverts?

Solitude Just For Introverts?

Many leaders consider themselves extroverts, even if only functionally, because of their work. Some leaders resist practices like solitude and silence because they assume those are only for introverts. I prefer not to position these practices in those terms. I believe...
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