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Coming Home to Yourself

Week of November 16, 2019

Knowing Your Story: Who are you and how do you want to live?   Part of any journey towards wholeness includes an ongoing awareness of our true desires and then harnessing those desires so that we might live with greater joy, clarity, and purpose.  To this end, Jeannie invites participants to reflect on meaningful moments in their lives and to identify what is life-giving, as well as life-draining for them.  The content from these reflections provides the seeds for how to engage your story with expanded energy and authenticity.

Exploring The Mother-Daughter Relationship

A woman’s relationship with her mother is among the most profound in her life.  Jeannie explores the joys and challenges that mothers and daughters encounter as they yearn to be close and also struggle to be separate. Gain insight about the woman you’ve become by exploring your story with your mother.  Come to remember, reflect, learn, and laugh!

Tending the Fire: The Story of a Marriage

What makes love endure?  How do we keep the fire burning?  Jeannie answers these questions by sharing an intimate look inside her marriage as she and her husband grow through junctures both bumpy and beautiful. Explore the evolution of your own love, whether you’re with a longtime partner, on the precipice of new romance, or flying solo at the moment.  Consider the eternal truth: love’s journey is not just about the blaze in the beginning, but about finding ways to ignite the flame again and again.

The Spirituality of Aging 

Do you fear or embrace the aging process? While we live in a society which

extols youth and physical beauty, we are also living in an era where women in the second half of life have more possibilities than ever before.  We will explore the losses and opportunities which surface as we age and explore strategies and practices for how to make this phase of our lives the most generative and satisfying yet.



Jeannie DuBose, M.S. is an author, illustrator, and spiritual director.   As an experienced facilitator and retreat leader, Jeannie works with a variety of institutions and groups, including wellness centers, schools, faith communities, and prisons.   A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she received a master’s in counseling psychology from Georgia State University and a certificate in spiritual formation from Columbia Theological Seminary. Jeannie and her husband raised their three children in Atlanta; they currently make their home in Montreat, NC.  She has written and illustrated two memoirs: The Mother Daughter Dance and Tending the Fire: The Story of a Marriage. To learn more about Jeannie’s work, visit

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