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Resting in the Dark… Emerging in the Light

“As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it… All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.”

- Eckart Tolle

This is a day-long retreat for adults who have experienced a loss that has created a hurting heart. During this retreat day, participants will be invited to rest in this inner darkness, not to resist it or fear it, but to befriend it and welcome the penetrating glimpses of light that gives us hope and reason to go on so that we can emerge stronger and with deepened faith.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Cost of $55 includes $15 non-refundable deposit, handouts, and mid-day meal.


Melissa Minkley, MSW, CT, is the co-founder of Healing Life’s Losses Grief Support Services and is a social worker with 25 years of experience in psychosocial oncology and bereavement counseling. She has companioned adults and children in individual, support group, workshop and retreat settings focusing on enhancing ones holistic well-being.  Her personal experience of loss has given Melissa insight into the impact grief has on individuals, families and friends.

Ann Marie Uselmann, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience journeying with those who have significant health issues, as well as those in grief due to a variety of losses. She currently provides individual grief counseling at Ad Pacem—Toward Peace Counseling, in addition to working with individuals affected by cancer at Froedtert Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin.  She is humbled and honored to work with those struggling   to make sense of what life offers.

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Resting in the Dark 2020

$15.00 deposit required
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