Joan Borysenko’s Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, is a classic. I love it because she’s a straight-talker, and if you want to learn about how to get your emotional “house” in order — she’s your woman. She now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and recently announced a fall retreat.
Her most recent book, The Plant Plus Diet Solution is all about cutting through the mixed (and sometimes plain wrong!) information about nutrition out there and helping you find the foods that make you thrive. Remember she’s not only a psychologist, but a Harvard-trained cell biologist. This woman knows the body and, more importantly, how it can truly heal itself. This retreat brings together all the things that Borysenko seems to hold dear: accessible nutrition information, mind-body medicine, spirituality (Hello, Sante Fe!), community, and good food. Come prepared to learn, share, cook, and have fun in a gorgeous part of the world. Yoga and pretty fantastic hiking trails also to enjoy.
Location: The Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Retreat and Conference Center, which is minutes from downtown Sante Fe, with the Sangre de Cristos mountain peak as your backdrop. (Can you smell those Pinon pine trees yet?)
Dates: September 7-11, 2016
Cost: Commuter (no lodging) – $1,495; Single Occupancy – $1,795; Double Occupancy – $1,675
The Takeaway? You will create a Nutrition-For-Life Plan with Borysenko herself, meet fellow members of what I like to call your “global tribe of well-being seekers,” and soak up the je ne sais quoi that is Sante Fe. There is something very special about this place. Oh, and not to worry if folk art isn’t your thing. I hear you. Just take the time to explore. And don’t miss the Georgia O’Keeffe museum!
Find out more here: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, Joyful Eating