Community Drop In Group Week of 3/25/2019.
Last Saturday, we had our first annual organizational retreat for CCM. This is a time we intend each year to pause, reconsider our Mission and Vision, what we have done over the past year well, what were our challenges, what we would like to do moving forward— especially priorities. The meeting was deeply inspiring and re-affirming of our passion for this organization and its mission to share mindfulness as a healing resource.
In sharing about our retreat, I want to start with my recent spring break trip to New Mexico. I do this because I found the trip had surprisingly relevant insights for me in regards to our organizational retreat.
I lived for 3 years in Albuquerque, NM during my Family Practice medical residency, and I had not been back in 20+ yrs. I had no idea how important it would feel to me to go back. What made it so moving for me was the mountain— Sandia Crest a 10,000 ft mountain that rises straight up from the eastern edge of the city.