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Breitenbush Retreat: Advancing Forward In Peace

 

breitenbush retreat

 

Tell a conservative baby boomer man about a Breitenbush Retreat and expect to hear:

 

  1. Yeah, sure, we did it all back in college.
  2. Sure, it’s all about whatever.
  3. What? Oh sure.

 

The idea of a retreat is foreign to them now that they’ve hit the years that aren’t so kind.

 

You might even hear, “We thought about going to a nude beach once, but turned around once we got a good look.”

 

Are they missing the point of a Breitenbush Retreat? Completely.

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