Harmony Barn Renovation
There is nothing like both of us having a bout with Covid to make us retreat into our home - for days - and in the dead of winter. Can you say CABIN FEVER? This week there was not much going on but retreating. Work on the barn is minimal while the concrete cures. The barn's only visitor is our contractor Patrick who comes from Durango to change the propane tank for the heater that is keeping the barn warm.
And what about that word RETREAT? It can mean falling back after a failure, or it can be a withdraw to rest, recharge and maybe learn something new. One of the reasons we are renovating the barn is that we hope to host nature-oriented retreats. Or camps. Or gatherings. Or reunions. What the word is doesn't mean as much as the purpose or the intended result. And while we are on our self-imposed "health retreat," pondering the benefits of a real retreat (or whatever you want to call it), just feels good.
Here are a few reasons to consider a retreat in the warm (hopefully Covid-free) months ahead.
* Retreats have long term benefits because you bring a purpose and intent to them.
* Retreats provide a break from your daily routine.
* Nature can help you unwind.
* You are in the company of like-minded people with shared interests.
* You have access to professional guidance.
* You don't have to worry about planning.
I can think of more, but these are from Chopra.com if you want to learn more.
If you are interested in hosting a retreat (after June 2022) or would like to learn more about our retreat offerings in the future, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/18/2022 03:38:45 pm
Love the blog post Jody! We love seeing the process of the Harmony Barn renovation. You two are so creative, it is going to be a fabulous place for gatherings and retreats. How about a spa weekend retreat :)
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In January 2020, my husband and I bought a barn on 10 acres adjacent to our home property near Mancos, Colorado, and asked ourselves, "What do we do with it now? Since then we have renovated the top floor into a vacation rental and are in the process of renovating the bottom/main part of the barn into a gathering space. Join us on our journey!