At every retreat, we ask our participants to write a letter to the Healing Odyssey donors who have made it possible for them to attend a Healing Odyssey retreat.  Here’s an example:

“Healing Odyssey is a well thought-out program and unlike any other program I know of.  They have fine-tuned and really figured out what tools you need to overcome fear, anxiety, crisis and how to put fun back in your life.  One of the best parts is you can’t scare any of these women with your story.  You can share anything and you are embraced, loved, supported and given tools to empower, permission to forgive, accept support, express your faith, love…and regain your joy.  How can you not feel gratitude???  At the retreat, I particularly loved the outdoor program.  It was not about ‘fun’ but about an experience.  We all made our declarations and proceeded with a purpose.  It was a very powerful and moving experience.  Later in the weekend during our Spirituality Workshop, we wrote letters to God, or some ladies chose to write them to someone who had died (Mother.Father or both).  We also wrote a response letter from God to us.  That was something I had never done before and it was a very personal and interesting experience.  The closing ceremony with the Empowerment Walk is something you just have to experience to understand.  Power, Love, Faith, Strength, Presence, Hope, Spirituality, Support, Movement, Confidence, Trust and Forgiveness are major steps in healing.

One of the reasons I was able to attend the retreat was because it was affordable.  Thank you for caring and supporting Healing Odyssey.  I assure you that the leaders of HO are good stewards of your money and have made the most of every minute of the retreat.  Before I close, one more thing I learned is to “be in the moment”.  That takes off so much stress and pressure, and really simplifies life.  With love and gratitude, I thank you for your support.”     Diane H.