I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
~Edith Södergran

One-to-One Retreats

Do you need to take a time out? A respite? A rejuvenation? A change?
Do you need to look within and find possibilities again?
Do you need to create a game plan, a transition plan, a live-my-best-life plan?

What’s Possible?  Find out here!

Situated on the shores of Oldham Pond in Massachusetts, this is the perfect space for exploring, creating and making possibilities come alive.

Available for those in need of
inspiration, rejuvenation and direction.

Prior to your stay, we begin our conversation. You submit pre-work information that is essential in creating the best possible, customized experience while you are here — and the most pointed, engaging and complete outcome.

Your plan will include a grounded understanding of who you are, what you are doing and a focused, prioritized set of next steps.

In addition, we will determine your plan for accountability and follow-up to ensure you are supported on your journey.

Customized Programs

Customized programs include:

  • In-depth pre-work and preparation for your visit
  • Personalized program follows The Poet’s Way®
    — Start Authentically
    — Explore Creatively
    — Live Expressively
  • Use of certified assessment tools
  • Outdoor activities/local field trips
  • Meals and accommodations available


Costs are discussed and determined based on individual programs.

Put your life on pause.
Reignite your passion.
Discover the possibilities.

Come Play The Poet’s Way®




Learn how to apply the practices of The Poet's Way to think differently, work creatively, achieve more in your life and work.


  • It was the best decision I've made in a long time. Carolyn has a remarkable ability to see and help others connect with their authentic strengths, create a wellspring of possibilities, and leverage those strengths in the greatest service to the world. I crafted an authentic, creative, expressive plan for a critical transition in my life and had a blast doing it! I left with clarity of purpose, rejuvenated, and fully engaged in my chosen path. For anyone seeking this type of experience or embarking on an important creative endeavor, I highly recommend The Poet’s Way®.

    14 Dec 2013

    Patrick O’Neill