Mar 31

The Art of Retreat

Making one positive change to your diet has the power to improve your health. Making many can change your life.


Scenes from Copper Beech Institute

Committing to a retreat is not about learning everything about the subject at hand, discovering definitives, or changing who you are and adapting a different way. It is about removing oneself from daily life just enough to slow down, look within, and discover the answers that are already inside of you. That is exactly what we did at my recent Clean Food and Sustainable Good Health retreat at Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Over the course of the weekend, we moved from setting intentions for the future, to looking within and mindfulness in each moment. We were nourished by each other’s support and wisdom; we stretched ourselves to consider a bounty of new foods and food combinations; we cooked together; and we shared much delicious and nutritious food. Together, we tapped into our inherent understanding and creativity and empowered each person, myself included, to better navigate the landscape of eating clean and living well.


(Clockwise from top left) Intentions, Greens, Produce, Blend-Your-Own Teas.


Student Creations – Chickpea Dip, Vegetable Soup with Indian Spices, Red Lentil Dip, Mango and Watercress Salad.

Copper Beech Institute offers a place of quite contemplation, beautiful grounds for connecting with nature, and a welcoming and supportive community for renewal, growth and transformation. Heartfelt thanks to all who participated and made this program such a success, and all who reached out requesting more similar programs. I will have more details on future events soon! In the meantime, I hope this glimpse into our Clean Food Retreat inspires you to make mindful, healthy choices and…

Eat clean live well!

Terry Walters


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