Courageous Women, Fearless Living
Photographing an Annual Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer
Courageous Women, Fearless Living is an educational, non-profit organization which arranges a retreat each year at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. For three years in a row, I have had the privilege and honor of photographing a portion of this special event. As a volunteer in the program, I offer my services and images to these women. They exhibit inspiring courage and are filled with such kindness and love. The participants come together from all walks of life to be nurtured, educated and supported. The gifts I receive from this event far outweigh any of the gifts I can share.
“We will have an extraordinary team of experts who will share techniques in: Mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga sequences, traditional healing practices, integrative medicine and natural health and art therapy, movement, ritual, and more.”
If you know of anyone who might benefit from this retreat, I strongly recommend it. The participants are so inspired and grateful to be there. It’s truly an incredible support system for women touched by cancer.
“Your heart touches mine, again and again…through your photos, through your visible joy in doing what you do and especially through all your ‘soft’ spots. We are so incredibly lucky to have you and you have become such a part of what it is we are mourning, what it is we are touching or trying to, and what it is we are celebrating. You seem to capture it all and allow us to visit it again and again and again. Thank you for your incredible generosity, love, talent, good humor and sensitivity. I adore you.”
“Your pictures reveal so much about the program and also about your kind and generous heart connection! Thank you so much once again for being a part of this journey with us.”
“You wowed us again, didn’t you sweet friend? I love ALL of these!!! I am forever grateful for your generosity and your ability to capture the essence of this retreat as well as the courage, vulnerability, sorrow, and joy that abounds (sometimes through the lens of your own tears!). Much love to you…”