The Wandering to Wonderful Project invites widowed women to attend the April 15th retreat designed to help find peace, purpose and power despite loss
March is Women’s History Month, an annual recognition of the often silenced contributions of women to society. The month encourages women to come together in solidarity and support for their triumphs but also their struggles. In honor of the month, The Wandering to Wonderful Project has opened free registration for their one-day retreat providing solidarity for women who are bonded through pain and purpose–widows. The event will be held on April 15 from 9-5 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024. Registration is open and all expenses are covered for widows in need.
There are 13.6 million widows in the United States according to the American Association of Retired Persons. Despite the large number affected, there are little resources available for this steadily-growing group. The Wandering To Wonderful retreat serves as a resource to help bridge that gap. The one-day retreat features a full day of activities and workshops designed to help widows facilitate the necessary transition to getting their lives back on track after their traumatic set back.
Wandering to Wonderful was founded by Jennise Beverly who, while serving as a top-level hospital executive, was hit with a devastating blow when her life partner was killed in a tragic accident in 2009. She spent the next two years wandering broken. Her “aha moment” came after reading a quote by Maya Angelou that said, “We may not be able to control what happens to us, but we can choose to not be reduced by it.” Beverly realized her true purpose in life would come from this tragedy and embarked on a mission to help others who had suffered a life-shattering circumstance find their way back to wholeness again.
“The Wandering to Wonderful Project Widow’s Retreat is a transformational event for widows,” Beverly said. “This all-expenses-paid retreat is sure to leave widows feeling empowered and inspired to reach their ‘sweet spot’ after suffering such a tremendous loss.”
The retreat consists of a full itinerary focusing on mind, body and soul activities, along with food, gifts and links to support services that may be utilized ongoing. The following workshops will be offered:
- Wandering To Wonderful: Navigating To Life’s Sweet Spot – Jennise Beverly– Author of Wandering to Wonderful and Unmended
- Widows Winning With Wealth – Ebony Thomas
- Widows Winning With Wellness – Mary Oppermann
- Pain to Paper- Journaling or Authoring For Healing- Sharon Jenkins- Author of Authorpreneurship
- The Art of Vision- Vision Boarding – Karen Pruitt-Sells
- Jennifer Hayes– Author of Bound By Memphis and Memphis Mae
- Khadija Ali- Author of The Unwelcome Committee, and Widowed Not Wounded
For more information or to register, visit: https://wanderingtowonderfulretreat.eventbrite.com
About Wandering to Wonderful
The Wandering to Wonderful Project is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to help grieving widows find respite, resources, and resilience. Founder Jennise Beverly is a widow who culled years of hospital administration experience and training to create proprietary programs that help people tap into their wealth of inner resources. The Project is geared towards widows in transition. Headquartered in Houston, TX, the organization offers services to women globally through online offerings and weekend retreats. Connect with them online via www.facebook.com/wanderingtowonderful.