“Flight Plan For Life”


I yearn to be with women, like myself, who have seen heartbreak and love, confusion and clarity; who’ve fallen down and then found a way to get back up; women who have known darkness and still found the light; who’ve felt deep disappointment, exhaustion and emptiness and have clawed, fought and cried their way to discover their own strength…a strength stronger and more beautiful than any ocean.” Author unknown

FLIGHT PLAN FOR LIFE is a 5 day, 4 night retreat for women lead by award winning author, speaker and all around inspirational woman, Mary Carwile. As a retired flight attendant, Mary will serve as your personal escort on this spiritual flight inward. Using airline metaphors, props (pun intended) and the three phases of flight (take off, flight/turbulence and landing), Mary takes you skyward on a path–a flight plan–for your life.

Girl, if you want to fly you have to give up the baggage that weighs you down!

While others may be near you and supporting you, this is a journey and flight that you will take inwardly, by yourself. Nobody else can do it for you. You’ll discover how to turn your “can not” into “can do”, find your own wings, and ultimately, find yourself.

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself;

The challenge is to silence the mind.

Join us as we head down south to sunny Mexico…to beautiful Akumal on the incomparable Riviera Maya.. A charming village about an hour south of Cancun, Akumal is unquestionably a world apart. You’ll leave your cares behind and be welcomed by miles of sugar-white sandy beaches and the most unbelievably turquoise water you’ll see anywhere. Step away from your busy life and just breathe it in. Bring a friend or your sister; perhaps your mom, a favorite aunt or your daughter. Age has nothing to do with this flight. It’s never too early nor too late!

Space is limited because we want you to experience a meaningful, intimate, safe and comfortable immersion.

We’ve left plenty of time for reflection, journaling, chatting at the beach. You’ll relax and take a lazy snooze in the hammock just outside the door of your condo and a few steps from the beach.

How does an afternoon of snorkeling sound? Swimming in the pool or sea? Maybe kayaking is more your style? If getting a little Mexican sun with a cool drink in hand, or a book under a palapa fits your mood, we have it all.

Logistics & Schedule

The dates for our Flight Plan For Life retreat is April 25 through April 29, 2017. You’ll be met at the Cancun International Airport on April 25. After everyone is gathered, we’ll take comfortable, air conditioned vans that will drop you off at the door of your charming condo. Departure day is April 29, 2017.

The Flight Plan For Life course runs each morning from 9 until noon. You’ll be entertained, inspired and challenged. A Flight Log will be provided for you to take notes and journal your experience for reflection, growth and posterity.

Learn how important it is to be brave enough to take off; learn why sometimes you may need to make course adjustments, or divert to a unexpected new destination. Storms and sunny skies, delays and maintenance issues–these are all part of our lives. You’ll laugh, cry and discover things about yourself you very well may have kept deeply buried.

We’ll greet each morning with “Meditation in Motion” (Tai Chi Chaun…); breakfast will follow and then it’s off to your Flight Plan For Life session. Lunch and the afternoons are open for you. Choose from a number of charming restaurants for lunch or make your own snack in your fully furnished condo. An afternoon of snorkeling or kayaking is an option or of course, there’s the pool, for a dip and cool one.

This year we’re delighted to host a special guest speaker who will entertain and inspire you before dinner on two of the evenings. She adds the perfect blend of American and Mexican flavor to our conversations to poolside chitchat sessions as well. You may just go home with some colorful Spanish words in your vocabulary!

Our last evening we’ll offer a buffet dinner at the beautiful La Buena Vita Bar/Restaurant. This place is anything but typical. The floor is white sand and the bar stools…well they aren’t! They are rope swings! A beautiful ending to our retreat is guaranteed.

And then…..when we’re feeling the moment, perhaps we’ll dance under the stars!

We have made every effort to shave expenses without sacrificing one bit of luxury, comfort and valuable takeaway.

We’ve worked hard to present you this incredible value:

  • Round-trip airport van service
  • Welcome WINE, WOMAN AND CHOCOLATE gathering
  • All lodging, breakfast and dinner (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • FLIGHT PLAN FOR LIFE workshops
  • Guest speaker
  • An activity of your choice (mentioned above)

and a few surprises, as well…all covered in one cost of $795.00 per person.

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