I just had the experience of a lifetime at a Freedom from Food Retreat that
I wish to share. I went to the retreat anxiously, excited and not knowing
what to expect. I was immediately greeted with a welcoming beaming smile
The first night we had a bonfire after dinner. It was about 40 degrees
that night and I was sitting in front of the fire wondering why we were
doing this. Soon people started to share their names and stories and I
quickly forgot about the heat. I felt connected to everyone immediately.
It was a great way to start the weekend.
Saturday was a full day packed with information about food addiction and to
learn about ourselves. Sandra’s energy, stories and feedback was
inspiring. I fealt spiritually grounded and grateful to be part of such a
special retreat with some awesome individuals.
Every detail at the retreat was taken care of by Sandra. Before the meal
she provided us with the menu. She quided us with safe food options for
the upcoming meal. Now I know the importance of planning when it comes to
food. It was also great to share each meal with Sandra and the other
members. I truly felt part of the group and that I was gaining knowledge
about recovery from my food addiction.
The weekend was way more than just about food and getting to know people.
There was work to be done. And I was willing to listen, share and do the
necessary work. I am so grateful that I did. I gained so much from the
retreat. I now have a support network when I need help. I am inspired by
Sandra and the other members to do what is necessary to treat food as a
source of fuel not a drug.
The greatest gift I got from this retreat was forgiveness and love. I
experienced childhood challenges that I’ve been managing the effects of for
years. With Sandra’s help and guidance I learned to forgive and let go of
the pain. I could not tell you how freeing that was like. I now have love
and compassion for myself and the others. That was truly an unexpected
I was so inspired by the retreat that I made some necessary changes in my
life for long term success. I tend to eat and watch TV mindlessly. Never
knowing how much I eat or feeling full. I removed the TV from my dinning
area so I can eat more mindfully. Enjoying each bite and realizing when
I’m satisfied. I also created a warm space for reading or listening to
music. I’ve learned that recovering from food addiction is not just about
the food. It’s more about my behaviours with food.
I can’t express my gratitude enough towards Sandra and her Freedom from
Food retreat. This retreat was a beginning to my journey on food addiction
recovery and self acceptance. I would gladly recommend this retreat to
anyone who is suffering from food addiction. It’s a great place to start
Thank you Sandra