Testimonials:

“I can’t find the words to express how grateful I am, and how astounding this weekend was…it was above and beyond any experience I have ever had … this was a miraculous experience for me, full of new lessons, personal surprises(!), growth in creativity and confidence…along with the awesome bonus of gaining an entire Village of New Sisters! From all that was shared with me and seen just by simply quietly observing, everyone was profoundly touched, motivated and brought to another level of healing or peace… The creation of this weekend that you put together for us is a tremendous gift and will always be treasured.” Janelle P. (Scottsdale, AZ)

“I slept better last night than I have slept in quite awhile. It was wonderful to be with you and the women who made the appointment with themselves to relax, refresh, and remember just how amazing we truly are. I am so grateful for the friendship we share, and the love and support the two of you share, not only with me, but to each woman who needs a friend, mentor, guide. Thank you for a beautiful day.” Christine (Mesa, AZ)

“Your amazing retreat was truly such a treasure, and one that, I can assure you, will have a lasting impact on my life as I continue to reflect during my future days, sifting through the memories, the emotions, the support that was richly present this past Saturday. The intrinsic peace and trust that you established in your beautiful home from the very first moment (and that ceaselessly permeated the entire experience) provided a nurturing, healing, safe place for each of us. Your deeply compassionate nature was evident in every detail: the sequence of activities, the nourishing food, the tone of your voice, the peaceful music, the leadership of Dana…the forethought behind each moment was so unquestionably and so evidently motivated solely by a purely unconditional love for each of us…that it was unmistakable. We are all beyond fortunate to have been a part of it all.” Janelle (Scottsdale, AZ)

“Thank you so much for a very peaceful day.  It made me aware of many different layers of my spirit mind and body. Judy (Mesa, AZ) “What a wonderful afternoon. It was so peaceful to relax, reflect and take care of myself. Every women needs to learn to take care of themselves and spend an afternoon at a fuzzyredsock retreat – and, I love to wear my fuzzy red socks. Thanks for sharing yourself with us Carole.” – Dana  (Mesa, AZ) “Thank you, Carole, for a lovely afternoon among like minded souls. Your leadership and organization were appreciated: from our displayed names, red socks, and private space, to the tools and verbal explanations needed. Your guidance through the afternoon sequences was very professional with sincere, heart-warming touches. My gratitude to Harumi as well for her contributions to making this afternoon’s retreat a soft, yet meaningful, approach to interweaving restorative energy and calmness into our daily lives. A quote for you and Harumi: You being you is the blessing. You being you is the miracle. You being you is enough. You being you is your soul signature. —Penache Desai” – Lori (Scottsdale, AZ) “I really enjoyed the Fuzzy Red Socks workshop yesterday. A lovely experience and a lovely group of women.” – Christine (Mesa, AZ) “I really enjoyed the  workshop yesterday and got so much out of it.  Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge with us. Most of us are aware that we should/need to nurture ourselves, but don’t know how to do it.  Your approach is great and will serve as a valuable tool to me.  And my fuzzy red socks will be a reminder to me! Many thanks!” Nancy (Scottsdale, AZ) “Thank you for putting the Yoga/Meditation/SoulCollage event on yesterday.  It was a very nice break from the daily grind and really makes me realize how much of life I am not living because I work so much.  I love what I do, but I sure wish I had balance in my life.Thanks again for yesterday!  Let’s do it again soon…..” Debbie (Scottsdale, AZ) “I felt so good and was so relaxed when I came home from your wonderful retreat that when the next one came up my teenage daughter said, “You’ve got to go to that, Mom, I loved how you were in such a great mood for the rest of the weekend after the first one!”” – Carla (Pleasanton, CA) “The company was inviting, the exercises were thoughtful, the energy was lovely. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!” – Andrea (San Ramon, CA) “As soon as I walked through the door I felt my energy melt into a warm place of quietude.  Michelle and Carole have a special gift to facilitate an atmosphere of inspiration and reflection with thoughtful and creative activities.  I went home feeling empowered after sharing a beautiful day with a wonderful group of women.  Excellent first retreat for me, and I look forward to the next one from this dynamic duo!” – Mellissa (Walnut Creek, CA) “I had a great time at the retreat. It really tapped into my creative energy, I loved it.” – Gloria (Castro Valley, CA) “I felt refreshed and renewed after spending the day with like-minded women in an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement. I particularly loved how Michelle and Carole blended in ways to help me cement what I was learning about myself so I could take it back into my everyday life.” – Meg (Pacheco, CA) “My heart is filled with much gratitude for having discovered your Fuzzy Red Socks Retreat. It was an absolute gift to be a part of such a lovely event, surrounded by lovely people. From the moment I walked through the door, I felt warm and welcomed and embraced by all. This experience opened my heart, awakened my spirit, and allowed me to reconnect with a part of me that I had been disconnected from for so long. I walked away with countless gifts, some big and some small, but all meaningful in their own way. Thanks to you, I now carry with me a new mantra, “I will always allow me to be me”. And I have learned the profound truth that doing good things for ourselves is not an act of selfishness… it is an act of LOVE.  Thank you again for your kindness, your vibrant spirit, and your desire to share with others. There is much greatness left in this world, sometimes it takes the right people to remind us of that.”  – Misty (Livermore, CA) “I loved my retreat with Michelle and Carole.  They are both so warm and encouraging, they truly inspired me to slow down and appreciate myself. It just occurred to me that “balancing on noodles” was the perfect metaphor for gaining balance in one’s life.”   – Susan (Walnut Creek, CA) “I was honored to attend a fuzzy red socks retreat this past weekend. My demanding life needed a retreat; I almost did not go. But gentle persuasion from Carole got me there. It was the best 5 hours I have spent anywhere in a very long time! I was with other like minded, beautiful women willing to open our hearts; enjoy meditation, reflection , yoga, soul searching and vulnerability. I was able to make new friends and really embrace some inner peace and mindfulness. I learned new things about myself along with new ways to love myself! Thank you Carole for inviting me into your life & passions! I will treasure our retreat & friendship forever !” Love, Pam (San Ramon, CA) “Carole’s retreat was refreshing and rejuvenating, reminding me to take time to care for myself. The day was well-planned and directed completely on the comfort and well-being of her guests. The agenda was varied and a lot of fun to experience as well as thought-provoking. All-in-all, a wonderful time!”     Sandy (Dublin, CA) “Retreats don’t have to be long and complicated to be rejuvenating. This wonderful retreat was just 5 hours long. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful experience, Carole.” Joni (Corvallis, OR) “Thank you so much for the workshop last weekend.  What a lovely retreat!  I enjoyed it and truly appreciated the time and energy you and Sandy gave so graciously to us!”   Joan (Dublin, CA) “Thanks so much for blessing each of us with your wonderful talents and grace.” Jill Biggs, Hope Hospice Volunteer Coordinator (Dublin, CA)