Tag Archives: #folsomretreat

This Hiking thing is kinda cool!

When you are assisting seekers in a journey, there is an intense amount of focus on where they are and when they are ready to move forward or if they need a respite. Flexibility in schedules and events is a must. The evening following the Black Hole of Calcutta Trail hike, the house was a […]

Open Heart Hike/Folsom Lake Retreat Part 2.1

How do you know when you have moved through a challenge, a fear, a mind numbing phase, a sorrow, a sadness or a place where you feel someone else is responsible for your happiness? There is more than 1 answer to this question. There are actually many. Knowing is sometimes an end game we can’t […]

Open Heart Hike/Folsom Lake Retreat Part 2

Midway through our Findaway retreat, the Open Heart hike took place. 108 wooden hearts placed on the path and around it with intention and care earlier that morning were to bring me to a place of  effortless joy.  Each with a purpose of their own as well as together, just like the beautiful souls that […]

My new favorite foundation ( Jagged rocks and mossy stone)

Ernest Hemmingway once said ” The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to trust them.” I believe the this to be true about anything, not just someone else. Most importantly in reference to one self. Often, I speak of trusting the work. Trust the work. What does this mean to […]

Shake it up

Justification of self care

You dont need any. The proof is in the pudding. Your own self care reaps more benefits than just your time away. Self care, self love makes you better at everything you do. It benefits everyone around you. Be that example. Be that father, mother, child, co worker, who ever that is an example of […]

This is Kimberly

A beginning introduction to Kim Achelis Hoggan During our life we can choose how we receive information. We choose how we process information. As we move through our daily lives we can choose how the day will be received. There are also moments where our teacher chooses us…. and if we are not open to […]

Auburn days

This August, The Auburn portion of our retreat will be spent here After discovering the beauty and wonder of Black Hole falls, and the market in old town Auburn, the mountains cloak the existence of the busy world around us and feeds our souls while seemingly stopping time. The American river flows below as Kim […]

Coming soon to a heart in you, Folsom Lake Retreat…

6 weeks from now, I will be hosting Cognizant Reconstruction’s 1st retreat at Folsom Lake. For the theme: “Are you ready to meet yourself with an open heart?” there is no better place to be able to unwind and rejuvenate the heart mind and soul. You will experience such a variety of activities so close […]

Helpful waves

My son Vincent had always been an insightful, cognizant human from the time he was born. As he got old enough to eat, he wasn’t picky, he would try anything, but he only ate what his body wanted at the time. He was a vegetarian until he really started going through growth spurts and then […]