Thank you, thank you, thank you! for teaching me how to go home and nourish myself with healthy, vibrant foods - combined in such a way as to bring great joy in eating! Your great effort and creativity is so appreciated.


Just wanted to thank you for your time, energy and love. Coming from a family who did not always take care to avoid lots of processed foods, it always amazes me to experience such WONDERFUL, flavorful food on retreat. Lots of my learning and growth on retreats is often around food and eating. I struggle with being self-nurturing, so these healthy & delicious meals become a way for me to receive from you and give to/allow myself. I deeply appreciate you and your creativity & caring. Thank you, Carrie W.



By the by... Lunch today was off the hook! You make “not eating meat” effortless -- and my body (energy levels) are rather vibrant. You are an artist & an awesome chef! xxooxxx


I want to express my gratitude for all of the beautiful, creative and nourishing food that you made for us! This experience of food has been especially healing for me because I am pregnant, and in my first trimester I have had a lot of difficulty around food. Thank you again for helping me heal my relationship with food. Many blessings! A



I have been homeless in my lifetime, not sure where the next meal would come from, ending up on food assistance that had to stretch a month for four people. I just need you to know how very incredibly overwhelmingly grateful I am to all of you. This week I feel like a queen on a wealthy island. I feel like I’m tasting food again for the first time in a long time. If I had a million dollars to put in Dana for you, I would. Given I don’t, I leave a million billion thank yous <3


I am an alcoholic. I drink every day. With drinking, you often find yourself also abusing your body with the wrong kinds of foods as well. I hope you understand how the food you are preparing here, HEALS. Had it not been for the beautiful, healthy food you all prepared lovingly - I don’t know if I could have made it through this week. It took me 3 days of withdrawl to move through this retreat. It was the food you prepared that sustained the first 7 days of sobriety I’ve had in 20 years. Metta