Sunday, December 20, 2015

Retreat for Women who are Blind/Visually Impaired.

Daring to Own Your Story
A retreat for women
(who are blind, visually impaired, or have been diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition)

Why attend a retreat specifically for visually impaired women? At times when facing vision loss, many women may feel isolated because they often don't know anyone who shares their unique challenges. This retreat is an opportunity to connect and share stories with other women experiencing vision loss.  You will also leave with empowering tools and new insight through the Brene Brown,,  experiential activities. This retreat is an experience to truly own and celebrate who you are and your story. 

Becky Andrews, LCMHC and Nicole Wall, LCMHC will lead you on an amazing journey of connection, learning, growth, adventure and laughter. 

Becky Andrews, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and owner and clinical Director of Resilient Soltuions, Inc (blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa).

Nicole Wall, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Daring Way Candidate. Facilitates the Daring Way Course by Brene Brown. 

A special thank you to Joy and Jenelle at for their collaboration.  We look forward to sharing this experience together and grateful for their support.  You can visit their blog at and watch this amazing video that will give you further insight on our retreat:

Retreat size is limited to 12.  Early registration by March 1st,  $195.          .
If there is still availability after March 1,  $295.

When? Thursday June 9 5 PM – Sunday 11 AM June 12, 2016, We will also hold a getting acquainted call with everyone prior to the retreat! 

Where? Country Inn & Suites, Bountiful, Utah.  We will also be holding part of our retreat at Becky’s home and office in Bountiful and an afternoon/evening in Salt Lake City, Utah with an optional hike early Saturday morning.  All transportation while you are at the retreat will be provided.  Transporation from the airport to the hotel is available by requesting through the hotel prior to your stay ($15 charge).  Bountiful is 15 miles from the SLC Airport. 

Retreat Details  

Retreat Includes: Retreat Thursday 5 PM – Sunday 10 AM.
Meals included:  Thursday Dinner/ Friday & Saturday Lunch and Saturday dinner.  Breakfast will be included at the hotel each morning. Friday evening after activities in Salt Lake City, we will eat at City Creek together – Attendees will purchase their own meal for this evening.  Additional optional activities include:  temple square garden tour, Sephora make-up session, and a hike to Ensign Peak. 

To reserve your room, call the hotel, 801.292.8100 and indicate the Resilient Solutions rate.  The rate is $95/room and will be available Wed, June 8 – Monday, June 13.  Website:

You can have your own room or choose to share with another woman attending the retreat.  Indicate on your registration if you are looking to share a room. 

Airfare, travel expenses, and hotel are the responsibility of the attendees. 

We are so excited to share in this experience.  We will have a conference call and additional communication prior to the retreat.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Becky at

We are grateful for Resilient Solutions, Inc for lending their office space.

Please send check payable to Oasis Center for Hope, $195 before March 1st to RSI, Attn:  Becky 1355 N. Main, Ste.1, Bountiful, Utah and this form.  If you would prefer to pay by Credit Card, email the following information to Becky and she will call to get your credit card information.

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Resilient Solutions, Inc, Bountiful, Utah

Yesterday in the office amongst the pain, difficult life transitions, and loss our clients were experiencing; a message of patience was shared by many ...
Note to Self ...
Maybe the best thing you could do right now is just sit with it awhile.
Maybe the bravest thing you could do right now is just decide this will not defeat you.
Maybe the most productive thing you could do right now is just fold your hands in solitude.
Maybe the most sensible thing you could do right now is just laugh... laugh in the face of it all.
Maybe the most powerful thing you could do right now is just close your eyes and envision a positive outcome.
Maybe the most loving thing you could do right now is just give yourself room to breathe.
Maybe the best thing to do right now looks like nothing at all,
But it's not.
Because when you're gathering hope, it's patient.
Because when you're gathering strength, its quiet.
When you're gathering resilience, it's unnoticeable.
In the face of challenge and uncertainty,
Sometimes the best thing you can do right now is just hold on. --Rachel Macy Stafford,