The Schedule

As a writer and author, I reserve the right to tweak this itinerary and which could shift because of Mother Nature’s plans before or during the retreat.

Hours of Group & Solo Writing

Synergistic hours of group time where you’ll learn and practice the Divine Dialogue Writing System ™, reflect, and read out loud. Listening skills and an empowering feedback process are taught and practiced. The intention is for you to feel more inspired to write. This feedback process also mirrors what’s best about your writing so that you continue growing as a messenger. The rich diversity of writing will enhance your retreat experiences as word wisdom is shared from the heart.

Unplug to Plug In Time

Unplug to plug in for ME time inside or outside our paradise home. You’re sure to discover your sacred envelope for writing. Follow the whisper of your Intuition to try out new places and ways of writing in the silence that’s cell phone free.

Rest & ReNew Time

Rest & ReNew time is anytime you need! This retreat week is all about YOU. Please honor this time by practicing sacred self-care regardless of the schedule. Each day’s itinerary includes a balance of activities for doing and being.

Yummilicious Meals & Snacks

Breakfast: Five continental buffets with a breakfast dish .

Healthy snacks like nuts and energy bars provided during the group writing times.

Two Lunches: Book Swap Lunch & Artists’ Date Field Trip

Two Receptions & Dinners: Welcome to Paradise Dinner & Farewell Dinner

Other meals are on your own, just steps away from the inn.

Sunday, October 29 * Welcome Mermaid-Writing Sisters!

Please arrive and check-in between 2:00 – 4:00 pm. This gives you time to start renewing your body and creative soul. Breathe in Boca Ciega Bay, survey paradise, unpack or freshen up.

5:00 pm Welcome to Paradise Reception, Back Patio & Terrace Garden, Historic Peninsula Inn

6:30 pm Welcome to Paradise Dinner, Garden Room, Historic Peninsula Inn

8-9:00 pm Overview & Orientation

Angel & Writing Altar, Treasure Island Beach Writer’s Retreat

Monday, October 30 * Let’s Get Started!

Archangel Gabriel’s Day

7 am Coffee & tea ready

8:00 – 10 am Continental Breakfast

Promptly at 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Gather for your first Divine Dialogue Writing ™ Circle. Start learning and practicing the three steps of this transforming writing system using creative prompts. To UNPLUG to PLUG IN, this is a cell phone-free time until 3:00 pm. Movement and stretching included.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch is served with a Book Swap. To pamper your mind, bring a favorite book or one of your published books to swap.

1:30-3:30 pm “Unblock Your Creative Soul: Learn to Ride the Wave of Possibilities with ThetaHealing™” with expert guest presenter.

3:30 – 5:30 pm Free, recharge time for individual writing and doing whatever your Intuition whispers (Scheduled Theta Healing sessions; not included in retreat investment)

5:30 pm Dinner on your own. Gather for dinner in the lobby with new BFFs.

6:00 pm Dinner reservations for small groups at my favorite restaurants will be made for you!

Tuesday, October 31 * Happy Halloween!

Costumes encouraged! Prizes for best costumes!

7 am Coffee & tea ready

8:00 – 10 am Continental Breakfast

9 am – 3pm Gulfport Fresh Market right outside the inn’s front door

Promptly at 9:00 am-10:30 pm Gather for the Divine Dialogue Writing ™ Circle

10:30 – 12:30 “Storytelling: From Page to Stage” with an expert guest presenter; movement & stretching included.

12:30 – 2:30 pm Lunch on your own & enjoy the Gulfport Fresh Market

2:30 – 5:30 pm Free, recharge time for individual writing and doing whatever your Intuition whispers. (Massages to be scheduled; Not included in the retreat investment.)

5:30 pm Dinner on your own. Gather for dinner in the lobby with mermaid-writing sisters.

6:00 pm Dinner reservations for small groups at Isabelle’s or other restaurants can be made for you!

7:30 pm Best Costume Prizes

Wednesday, November 1 * Artists’ Date & All Soul’s Day

7 am Coffee & tea ready

8:00 – 10 am Continental Breakfast

Promptly at 9:00 am Gather to leave for your Artist’s Date at the Duncan McClellan Gallery. “Nestled in the heart of the Warehouse Art District, the 7,800 square foot gallery features rotating exhibitions of the work of talented nationally and internationally recognized artists. The focus is on glass. This former tomato and fish packing plant, is a meeting place for artists, visiting dignitaries, and the community.

9:30 am– Gallery and gardens tour with the Hot Shop where glass is blown. 

10:15 -11:00 – Individual Divine Dialogue Writing ™ with an art piece, sculpture, or even a plant that inspired you in this oasis of creativity!

11- 12 noon Empowering feedback for your writing

12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch served al fresco

1:30 Gather to return to the Historic Peninsula Inn

2:00 – 7:00 This is your single, largest block of free, solo writing and recharge time! 

5:30ish Dinner on your own or whenever –or gather in the lobby for dinner with mermaid-writing sisters

7:30 -9:30 Almost-Full Moon Private Ceremony & Concert with Faerie Elaine in the Back Patio, Historic Peninsula Inn

9:30 Free time to write, pack, connect, or hang out

Thursday, November 2 * Farewell to Paradise Dinner

7 am Coffee & tea ready 

8:00 – 10 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 -10:30 Divine Dialogue Writing ™ Circle gathers.

10:30 – 12:30 pm Memoir writing with an expert guest presenter; Movement and stretching included

12:30 Lunch on your own

Until 5:00 It’s free time for solo writing and doing whatever your intuition whispers. Get dressed in your LBD –Little Black Dress– for our farewell dinner.

5-6:30 pm Gratitude Circle of Happy Hour, Back Patio & Terrace Garden 

6:30 Farewell to Paradise Reception & Dinner

Friday, November 3 * To be continued…

7 am Coffee & tea ready

8:00  Special Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:30 am: Gather for Farewell to Paradise Ceremony!

By noon Check-out time from paradise! You can store luggage in the lobby, hang out, or head to Beach Drive for lunch before departing.