Recovery Retreat in Antigua, West Indies – a refreshing renewal of the mind, body & spirit

I just returned from yet another Recovery Retreat in Antigua, West Indies. Feeling refreshed, renewed and grateful for this opportunity to enrich my recovery journey that I thankfully gave to myself. I share with you my reflections from the impact of the magic that I received there.

What my Recovery Retreat means to me

Recovery Retreat in AntiguaI continue to be open to new experiences and meeting new people

I continue to learn and strengthen my recovery

I continue to provide self-care by coming to the beautiful island of Antigua

I continue to love myself

I continue to nurture and heal my inner child

I continue to embrace my present moment

I continue to savior my WOW black duck moments and thank the universe for presenting these gifts to me

I continue to breathe

Have you ever given yourself a Recovery Retreat? It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving!

Thank you Crossroads Centre Antigua for providing the space for me to grow and learn….until we meet again.


Recovery: here, there and everywhere

I recently gave myself a gift by going on a Recovery Retreat. My heart carried me there and my smile of gratitude carried me back home. I embraced every minute of every day with the willingness to learn how to heal some more of myself. It was an adventure to say the least filled with love and support all around me. Given the opportunity again I would return. I speak of Crossroads Centre 

During one of the lectures regarding mindfulness I was inspired to write a poem.

I share with you ~ The Black Duck Moments


Do you know what they are?

No, you don’t?

Let me tell you about mine

They come at the precise time when I need them

And they fill me with joy, calmness and hope

They also fuel my direction with great intention

Still don’t know what they are?

I’ll give you a clue – you won’t be feeling blue when they come

A shift happens within my mind, body and soul

Moments of distraction filled with complete satisfaction

No more pain to be felt

No more tears running down my face

A gift of a happy place that comes just when I need it

Now you may ask yourself – how can I have these black duck moments?

I will share this traveling secret that came to me

All I ask is that you share it with others

Are you ready? Here it goes

I open my heart

I receive the good of the universe around me

I hold on to it tightly – embracing these moments of bliss for as long as I can 

And I smile or sometimes even laugh

You think you can do it?

Believe that you can and you will

I have faith in you

And please remember our secret is meant to be shared with all peoples of the world

You were once a student and now you are a teacher


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