An Illumined Life ~ A Personal Yearly Retreat & Reflection Guide (E-book) – By Melanie McGhee, LCSW


An array of possibilities exists for how we spend the time we are given to live our lives. An Illumined Life gives you a map for exploring the possibilities while guiding you to a deeper and more fulfilling connection with yourself, others and God. With tremendous compassion and clarity, Melanie McGhee leads you on a journey of self-acceptance and self-discovery. By the end of your retreat, you will have a new view of your life. Clarity and purpose will shine in the intentions and goals you have set forth for yourself while on retreat.

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“Close to a formal retreat costing thousands”

I have used this wonderful guide to do a personal life retreat three times. If you are looking for guide for all areas of your life this is it. It was originally designed for women but guys can get the same benefit. This is as close as I have found to a formal retreat workshop costing thousands. It can be done solo or with a group of friends. It takes you step by step through setting up your retreat site and all the materials and resources. This is very well designed. And you will formula 3 months plans and goals at the conclusion. She allows 2 1/2 days to complete. Friday afternoon through all day and evening Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 10 pm. Breaks and self care activities are built in just like a formal retreat.
For me I really need 4 days to do an in-depth job. I think it can be done if you are super organized and can work quickly but I needed more time to think and work on the reading and exercises. I am sure she did this intentionally because most people can only spare a weekend from work and family. If you can allocate more time do it. The retreat is designed to be flexible to fit your needs. Final word, if you are really serious about examining where you have been, what to change, and putting in place a plan in all areas of your life then this is for you. A lot of detailed work but you will be rewarded for your effort. I wish you all the best on your life journey to peace, happiness, and fulfillment. ?

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“Wish I’d known about it sooner!!”

Best retreat I’ve ever done and I’ve done one a year for 16 years. I’ve used materials in this book daily since doing the retreat guided by this book. This book has propelled my life in a wonderfully unexpected and powerful way.

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“Creating Your Own Retreat”

I love this book! The pace seems just right; the exercises are in the perfect order to carry you forward into the life you want to have. The process Melanie takes you through comes from a place of self-acceptance–self-acceptance for wherever you are in the process of living YOUR life. That’s a nice change of pace from most self-help books!

What a special gift! I’m going to hold a retreat for myself using this process every single year.

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Michael Ginsburg

“An Amazing Journey”

The first time I used Melanie’s yearly journal was two years ago. I went to a retreat where we used this book and wrote out our goals/dreams for the year. I used the book for the year. It was truely amazing how my year developed, how the goals I wrote materialized in my life — things I had wanted to accomplish for YEARS were finally coming together in my life. I highly recommend this journal. Whether you use it by yourself without a group retreat or use it with a group, it can set you on your dream path and keep you from losing your way.

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