July 29th-August 1st, 2018

Discover, claim, and preserve this important kind of autobiography for yourself or a cherished friend.

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In your own life- or in the life of a person whom you respect- are profound tales of transpersonal significance. Within each of us, especially those who have lived into a season of relative freedom from the daily demands of the world, is a hidden wealth of wisdom and insight. This can become a legacy every bit as valuable as personal property. What do you know? Whats gives your life meaning? Discover, learn how to share, and preserve this valuable material.


Weaving together a wonderful mix of writing technique, personal reflection, and outdoor experience, this workshop will bring you to a place of creativity and expression. Writing activities will focus on defining what spirituality is and means to you, writing techniques appropriate to this kind of project, and on sharing what you write. Optional outdoor activities will include exploring the beautiful Grand Lake area by boat, by foot, and perhaps by car (for wildlife viewing), plus time for relaxing either alone or together with new found friends. Come on this amazing journey with us!

Check out the schedule: The Gift of Story 2018


Perched above Grand Lake and nestled in the mountains on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, our cozy lodges provide private guest rooms with rustic charm. Look out over Grand Lake or the Shadowcliff campus in either Rempel Lodge or Cliffside Lodge. Both provide gender-specific shared bathrooms with private showers.




From dinner the night you arrive to breakfast the morning you check-out, our chef will lovingly prepare foods in our Compassionate Kitchen. Inspired by what’s available locally and in season, we serve delicious food focusing organic ingredients. All meals are served buffet style and include drinks. Special diets may be accommodated with notice.




Come experience this all-inclusive 4 day, 3 night getaway for:

  • $400/person double occupancy
  • $550/person single occupancy
  • $235/person with Local’s Tuition*

*Local’s Tuition is for Grand County residents only and is inclusive of all meals and programming and is exclusive of lodging. 

Your Guide

Laurie Gudim is a retired psychotherapist whose practice spanned over 30 years. With an M.A., in professional psychology extensive experience in lay leadership in the Episcopal Church, and training and experience in eliciting spiritual autobiographies from people of all faith traditions or none, Ms. Gudim has a deep reverence for the wisdom of individuals in relationship with that which is holy or spiritual to them.