Stephanie Raffelock

Stephanie Raffelock, WholeHearted
Location: CA, US

WholeHearted offers retreats to provide opportunities for individuals to find nourishing rest and to wake up to their gifts and passions. Through study, quiet reflection, creative practices and dynamic conversations, retreat participants can transform ordinary time into a time of deep renewal. A refreshing sense of joy is possible when we take time away from our routines and recharge our internal power-packs! Join us.

Stephanie, in her own words:
"Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Naropa University’s Writing and Poetics program, I embrace writing as a daily discipline, a creative passion and my teacher in life. Through various community outreach programs I’ve been blessed to share my education by teaching creative writing in half-way houses and jails. The message that I impart is that writing is not only a doorway into our personal stories, it can usher us into our fanciful imaginings as well as our intuition. For me, writing is a practice of authenticity that expands perceptions and point of view, deepening the understanding of the human condition.

For the past five years I have created and produced retreats, bringing notable facilitators such as Joan Borysenko , Reverend Cynthia James and James Finley into my community. I have become a greater part of those retreats by teaching a writing component for the participants.

I am an observer of life and a collector of the stories that connect us all. I have been published sporadically in magazines and newspapers and I write a blog at: