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Healing Retreats for Women Who Have Lost Their Mothers

led by acclaimed authors and experts Hope Edelman and Claire Bidwell Smith.

 

Did the death of your mother divide your life into a "before" and "after"?

Do you ever feel "stuck" at the age you were when your mother died? 

Do you often feel lost without a mother's guidance and care?

Would you like to share a weekend with a room full of women who understand?

If so, Motherless Daughters Retreats are for you.

Upcoming Retreats

January 19-22, 2017. Adult Mother Loss

January 19-22, 2017
Adult Mother Loss

For women ages 21 and older when their mothers died. This three-night retreat is for women who've experienced adult mother loss. Together, we'll explore the different roles our mothers played in our lives and examine our new identities as women without mothers.

January 19-22, 2017. Early Mother Loss

February 23-26, 2017
Early Mother Loss

For women who were children and teenagers when their mothers died. This three-night retreat at a private estate in Ojai, California is designed specifically for women who were 20 and younger at time of loss, using small and large group discussions, experiential work, and writing exercises.

January 19-22, 2017. Early Mother Loss

April 20-23, 2017
Early Mother Loss

For women who were children and teenagers when their mothes died. This three-night retreat at the Dahlonega Spa Resort, north of Atlanta, is for women who were 20 and younger at the time of loss, using small and large group discussions, experiential work, and writing exercises.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Motherless Daughter Retreat is a powerful and often life-changing event. We have compiled detailed information in this FAQ to answer some common questions participants have before and after registration. If you have a question that's not covered here, please contact us at mdretreats@gmail.com

 

Praise for Motherless Daughters

Intelligent, brave, consoling, and wise, Motherless Daughters is an essential and illuminating must-read for anyone who has lost a mother or loves someone who did.
— Cheryl Strayed, author of the New York Times bestseller Wild
This book has helped me heal my heart. Finding myself in the stories of other motherless daughters let me know I was not alone. If you have lost your mom—this book is essential.
— Rosie O'Donnell
With wisdom and grace, Claire Bidwell Smith navigates the mysteries of grief to show us that there is great meaning and even magic to be found in exploring the unknown.
— Maria Shriver, bestselling author of What's Heaven?
In this eloquent, smart, funny and deeply thoughtful book, Claire Bidwell Smith takes us on a powerful journey of discovery. She asks the most important questions about life, love, death, and what it means to be human, and does so with equal measures of skepticism and a broken-open heart. By doing so, she becomes an utterly trustworthy guide. Reader, follow her. You’ll be so glad you did.
— Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Still Writing
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Find the Motherless Daughters Retreat that's right for you.