Have you ever experienced heading down the highway of life full steam ahead and everything is going just fine . . . and then you hit a detour? However, to your amazement that detour leads you to beautiful new scenery with endless possibilities.
This is exactly what happened to us here at the Center for Better Bones. We had been giving our in-person Love Your Bones, Love Your Life retreats for several years and having a wonderful time with small groups of motivated individuals. Participants learned an immense amount about how to care for and strengthen their bones, and being together created a supportive community that still exists today. Each retreat was amazing, heart-felt, and inspirational for all of us.
Then came COVID, making our in-person retreat impossible. So we decided to go online. That was the detour that led to new vistas, new horizons, and even greater possibilities. In June we gave our first Love Your Bones, Love Your Life virtual retreat. It was a four-day event and a resounding success. Most of our Better Bones team was there and participants got to know and interact with all seven of them. And my team got to know the participants as well. It became clear that not only the content, but the spirit of the Better Bones, Better Body Program could be shared through a “high-tech” online retreat.
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The “high tech” component that my staff developed even surprised me! Most particularly, we were able to move smoothly between lectures, videos, and breakout groups. These frequent breakout groups were fantastic and served to create a true sense of community, a community that continues to grow through our strong Better Bones Facebook community, blogs, videos, and social media postings.
This fortuitous detour into the land of virtual retreats has led me to refine my mission and the scope of my work. For years I have shared my expertise with individual clients and in small retreat groups. Now my horizon has expanded. I realize that the Better Bones Team can help any interested individual, any place in the world to learn at a low cost how to sort osteoporosis fact from fiction and build life-long bone strength. We can help everyone learn how to live stronger, longer, and happier lives.
It is now my mission to ensure that every interested woman or man has access to everything I have learned over a lifetime of research. To this end my team and I will offer another virtual Love Your Bones, Love Your Life Retreat. If you have been waiting for a sign, this is it. . . .
The next retreat will be September 23 to 26, 2021
Now it’s time to take action! No one cares about your health as much as you do, and no one can alter your health trajectory more than you. I look forward to seeing each one of you on September 23.