What happens at Changing Sky Retreat?

Since becoming the steward of the retreat, 11 years ago, I have had the opportunity to host many people on the land.  And I have had the honor and privilege to witness the profound change that occurs as they settle in to the retreat. It begins when they reach the top of the mesa, step out of their cars and …

An Interview with Frank Thompson, Arizona Rhythm Connection

I recently met with Frank Thompson of Arizona Rhythm Connection to talk about the vision and plan for Changing Sky Retreat.  Frank is a phenomenal rhythm arts instructor, event facilitator, and adjunct instructor at Arizona State University and a great mentor.  I began taking djembe drumming lessons from Frank in 2010 and then he inspired me to become a Health …

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Embracing Change

The topic of “change” is big right now and everyone has their own perspective of what is “good” versus “bad” change which is informed by their personal situations and experiences. Over the last three years, I have experienced what most would believe to be “bad” change with the loss of my best friend and then my mother, to cancer. Many …

Thresholds in Nature

As we near the winter solstice, the transition from autumn to winter, I have been thinking a lot about thresholds and the role they play in our development and growth as humans.  By definition, a threshold is a point of entry, a start, a beginning. We often describe is as being on the brink, verge, or cusp of something new. …

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Why “Changing Sky Retreat”?

In 2005, when we first set foot on the land at Changing Sky Retreat, we knew that something special was going to happen there one day. Not only did we have the unmistakable feeling of déjà vu, that intuitive sense of having been there before, we also couldn’t take our eyes off the immense horizon that lay before us. We …