Christy Cowgill

Christy Cowgill APRN, NC-BC, BCH Christy Cowgill is a seasoned nursing professional with a wealth of experience and expertise in practical mind-set tools. As a Board Certified Nurse Coach, Board Certified Hypnotist, and Certified Instructor of both Hypnosis and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), she brings a comprehensive approach to her work at Harmony Hill Faculty. [...]


Jackie Levin

Jackie Levin MS, RN, AWNC-BCJackie Levin MS, RN (she/her) is an advanced practice holistic nurse, health coach, published author, and national speaker with a mission that healthcare culture encourages our humanity and values each of our unique ways of healing. Her work of the last 30 years is to integrate mindfulness and other holistic health [...]


Beth Light, ARNP, Integrative Nurse Coach

Beth Light, ARNP, Integrative Nurse Coach Beth is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and an Integrative Nurse Coach who has held various clinical, educational, leadership and mentorship nursing roles for over 4 decades.  She currently facilitates healing circles and retreats incorporating mindful self-compassion to foster self-healing. Beth being a life-long learner herself, is curious, flexible, [...]


An untitled Poem by Kitty O’Meara

Dear Ones, this poem speaks volumes for the challenge of Covid-19. By Kitty O’Meara And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met [...]


Part 9 of 25: The Rest of the Story – by Gretchen Schodde

Greetings again on another wonderful spring day.  We just completed our 251st Cancer retreat and it was a stellar gathering!  In this blog, I’ll feature a special CR alum (Barbara Riefle) after sharing a little more about the early days of the campus as it began to unfold. In an earlier blog, I shared about the [...]


“I’m in Awe” – a Participant Reflection

ROOTED IN MISSION: Gretchen Schodde had a dream to create a retreat center where people could experience renewal and deep well-being. In 1986, Harmony Hill opened its doors as a nonprofit retreat facility focused on wellness. In 1994, the cancer program was added to support those affected by cancer. In 2004 the Board made the [...]


A Cancer Retreat Experience – Arrival

One 2017 retreat participant told the story of his arrival and experience at a cancer retreat: "There was a sense of peace as we drove up the driveway onto this beautiful property. Knowing that we were able to come here and do this together as a couple - not as 'one is the patient, one [...]


From the Harmony Hill Board of Directors

Harmony Hill is undergoing a transition in leadership. It is important that we inform you of actions taken during this time. Our Harmony Hill Board of Directors has appointed Tracy Merrifield as Director of Transition as we undergo a thorough search for our next Executive Director. Tracy is both a former Harmony Hill Development Director [...]


One Participant’s Journey – Anne Buck

To understand Anne’s journey leading her to Harmony Hill, you would have to understand her life before her cancer diagnosis. She had worked as a massage therapist and realized at one point she could no longer hold all of their emotions and stories she was hearing. Anne made the decision to attend seminary and pursue [...]


A Story of Hope & Light: Ann Loonam

"I first came to Harmony Hill in July of 2014. I was almost a year cancer free at that point. I was feeling scattered and also stressed to my breaking point. Besides my breast cancer I had lost both parents to cancer, my Mom about 4 months before my diagnosis. There was also other cancer [...]