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February 2018 : Event Details
Fri, Feb 16 - 5:30pm
Sun, Feb 18 - 1:00pm
Paul and Tina DuBois
Radical Gratitude Retreat: Get Real, Be Connected
Spend Valentine's weekend working on your life-giving relationships
Tina & Paul DuBois

Engage with gratitude, the ultimate language of love! Spend the weekend at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) learning to identify, teach and perpetuate your core values through authenticity resulting in powerful connectedness. Learn to overcome the current climate of selfishness and vitriol through the habit of reflecting and articulating what you appreciate. Discover how to reframe your thoughts positively in a genuine and authentic way through the process of expressing gratitude.

This retreat is intended for couples, parents and individuals seeking stronger connections to those who matter in their lives through the power of gratitude. Lodging at Prairiewoods is recommended due to the intensity of the content and schedule. The retreat takes place on Valentine’s Day weekend, and there will be a special dinner on Friday as part of the introductory activities. There will be a family-focused activity on Sunday, and additional information will be requested after registration.

Facilitators Paul and Tina DuBois have been parenting 10 years, married 14 and together since 1995. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in communication and 15 years’ experience teaching adult leadership skills and emotional competency. Tina has a bachelor’s in psychology and elementary education and a master’s in social work. Tina is on a journey to make the world a more positive place, and Paul is still figuring out how to get it right 50% of the time.

The cost of this weekend retreat is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch). The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. And bring a friend and receive a huge discount! For just $275, you and a friend or family member get sessions, double-occupancy lodging and all meals. (Please call 319-395-6700 to receive this discount.)

A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at registration. (Full payment is required to register online. If you prefer to pay the $25 registration fee now and the balance when you arrive, please call 319-395-6700.) If you want to stay in a Hermitage, you also will need to register by phone. If you have dietary restrictions that affect your health, please call or send an email to

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Regular Registration Fees
$180.00 Commuter
$230.00 Single w/ Shared Bath
Program Code: 18PGR10583
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