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My Past Doesn’t Define Who I Am


The Saprea Retreat saved me in so many ways. I can honestly say when I arrived at the Saprea Retreat I was truly scared. Not because of where I was, but the fear of what I was going to feel. I have numbed myself for years, not wanting to deal with my trauma. 

I learned it’s okay to have a past, but it does NOT define who I am. I am NOT a victim. I am a Survivor, a Warrior, I AM ENOUGH. On the last day, I was sad to leave, I had this inner peace inside me. It was the first time in a long time that I could feel again. I am forever thankful for what I learned, who I met, and finding myself–loving myself. 

-Patricia, Survivor