What transformative power might you discover if you followed your heart’s longings while opening your life to the needs crying out in the world today? Perhaps you already have and wish to be encouraged. Perhaps you have just recently heard your heart speak and are wondering how to begin. Perhaps, in the noise of the times and the busyness of your life, you find it difficult to hear your heart’s soft voice at all. In this weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha), facilitator Karen Hering will help us use guided writing, conversation, gentle movement, and activities both playful and contemplative to listen for the wisdom rising from our own lives and bodies. We will consider how the world’s needs today can help us understand our own longings more deeply and clearly. And we’ll join in community, encouraging one another and discovering the transformative power of belonging to our longings in troubled times. This retreat is for writers and non-writers alike. The cost of this weekend retreat is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.