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Days of Reflection and Wellness for Female Veterans
“Coming Home, Becoming Whole” 

Facilitators: Maria DiBello, RSM and Cathy Maguire, RSM
Cost: FREE (includes lunch)

Women veterans face unique challenges when returning from combat, often carrying stress, grief, numbness, and anxiety in their spirits and bodies. These days of reflection, healing and wellness offer opportunities to come together in a supportive environment with others who have shared similar experiences. We invite you to come to Cranaleith to tend to your soul-wounds of war; rekindle hope and compassion and reconnect to the wisdom of your own heart.

Winter Stillness: “Stillness is the flower of winter, all hope waits beneath a blanket of white.”
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spring into New Life: “Spring reminds us of how beautiful change can be.”
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Summer Relaxation Retreat: “Summer is the fullness of light within and without.”
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Music With HMS Band
4:00 pm
  Contemplative Music With HMS Band  Join us for small bites and BYOB to relax and listen to the unique, quiet, and contemplative folk music of the HMS Band. HMS (Steve Hart, Ed McTague and...
Day of Reflection for Female Veterans: Spring into New Life
10:00 am
Women veterans face unique challenges when returning from combat, often carrying stress, grief, numbness, and anxiety in their spirits and bodies. This day of reflection, healing and wellness is an opportunity to come together in...
Day of Reflection for Female Veterans: Summer Relaxation
10:00 am
Women veterans face unique challenges when returning from combat, often carrying stress, grief, numbness, and anxiety in their spirits and bodies. This day of reflection, healing and wellness is an opportunity to come together in...

Aronda Smith-Benson

Stories of Transformation

Aronda Smith-Benson is a member of Cranaleith’s board and a decorated Army veteran. “Safety, reverence, and gentle guidance welcome those who come to Cranaleith’s retreat days for women vets,” says Aronda. Women can tell their stories from an honest place, and be invited to find hope, resilience, and courage within themselves. I see enormous possibilities for Cranaleith to connect to service-providers, and offer something essential to healing the wounds so many carry.”