Summer Workshops: Don’t forget your fur coat, diamonds and high heels!

Summer retreats are very popular here in the south of France and with good reason: The sun rises early and it is not fully dark until after ten o'clock in the evening. The days are long, warm and sun-drenched... Most of our guests remember to bring the essentials on a mindfulness meditation retreat at Les …

Meditation on the Mundane: Horse Shoes

What could be more mundane than an old, rusted and discarded horseshoe? Mundane it certainly is, but is it beautiful? The Mundane Monday Challenge is about taking pictures depicting the beauty of the mundane. This week I found a very old horseshoe on a nail in a fencepost. Someone must have picked it up and …

What is wrong with the south of France?

You must wonder why we decided to buy our farm here in the south of France where we host our Personal Empowerment Workshops, based on mindfulness meditation, because it is really not a very attractive region. The landscape is flat and uninteresting. Nothing much ever happens. The food is not particularly good. The people are quiet and …

If You need a Friend, be a Friend – Making Friends on a Meditation Retreat

One of the most rewarding things about running our Mindful Meditation Retreats here in the south of France, is the friends we make during the retreats. And not only us. Very often, our retreat participants make friends during the retreats that they keep for life. Our horses also make friends. Many of our guests become attached …